The “Job” of a Lifetime!
It isn’t often in life that we are presented with an opportunity to do something and not only get paid for it, but also be able to get incredible satisfaction and more fulfillment than we ever thought possible. I was fortunate enough to have been given this opportunity just recently.
A few days ago I received an invitation to connect with a woman named Sylvia Ramsey on Linkedin who indicated that we worked together at The American Bladder Cancer Society. Now, I know that my memory is not as good as it used to be but I knew I would remember if I had worked there and I didn’t The email right below that one was the explanation. (I really shouldn’t read my emails from the top down anymore LOL). Sylvia wrote a book called “Traveling a Rocky Road with Love, Faith and Guts” (to be published in the very near future) and was looking for someone to create the video trailer for it. Aha, so now it made sense. I reached out to her and she hired me. This is rather interesting in that my Linkedin profile does not indicate that I actually do create videos for inspiration and other more personal messaging. Instead it focuses on business videos, however, that did not stop Sylvia from contacting me. We both find this interesting and she said she really doesn’t know why but she felt compelled to reach out to me.
Lesson number one here is use Linkedin. It is a great professional resource/networking site!
I was able to get a sneak preview of her book and read it in total amazement of how a woman, having gone through tragedy and hardship one after the other, over and over again, could not only be as uplifting and positive as she is, but also has dedicated her life to helping others with bladder cancer. I have met a woman who has truly inspired me and feel honored to have been able to create her book video trailer.
AND, she liked the video so much, she will be sharing my services with her HUGE network of authors who have already talked about needing a video book trailer. How’s that for Karma?