We hosted our favorite workshop on Saturday (11/3) and it was truly an amazing day.

However, I wasn’t expecting it to go as well as it did for one particular reason; Matt was unable to attend.

Leading up to the event and throughout the week, Matt had been complaining of abdominal pain and cramping that turned out to be appendicitis. Come Friday morning, he was in surgery to have his appendix removed.

I had presented this workshop several times, but not without Matt.

The entire layout now needed to change. My speaking presentation needed to change. We had too many people coming. What was I forgetting to prepare that Matt would remember?

Let’s just say that there was an aura of uncertainty that the workshop would run smoothly.

But you know what? The troops rallied and it turned out to be a huge success with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

When juggling things in life, I often worry about where things are going and whether or not I’m headed in the right direction.

Saturday reminded me that it’s not about the direction in which the proverbial “bus” is traveling, but instead who is on the “bus.”

Get the right people on the bus, kick off the wrong ones, and then decide where to drive it.

Great vision without great people is irrelevant. Saturday was a perfect illustration of this point.

Thanks to all those who attended. And to those who didn’t, see you next time.



p.s. – Matt is home and recovering well.