If you’ve read The Daily ReTORt during the past few months, it’s difficult to hide the fact that I’m a HUGE fan and supporter of author, blogger, podcaster and nationally-sought speaker – Michael Hyatt.
Michael is the former CEO and current board Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing – the seventh largest publishing house on the planet. Michael is also a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and an individual whom I deeply respect.
My friendship with Michael began from a series of guest blog posts I submitted for his site; joining the launch team for his bestselling book Platform; being added as a community leader on his web site and finally being invited to manage social media for his recent SCORRE and Launch Conferences.
This relationship has grown completely online. So imagine how thrilled I was to meet, eat and work along side Michael at the aforementioned conferences.
Additionally, I met and worked closely with Michael’s business partner at the conferences – Ken Davis, who is a bestselling author, comedian and founder of the Launch and SCORRE Conferences.
These training events attract the best and brightest communicators in the country. Here are some other folks I was able to meet namely: lead singer of the band Jars of Clay, Dan Haseltine; NYT bestselling author and President of Proverbs 31 Woman, Lysa Terkeurst; as well as coaching consultant and NYT bestselling author Dan Miller.
The amazing thing is that each of these connections are a direct result of this blog I started just more than two years ago – plus a healthy dose of divine favor that I have nothing to do with.
It’s both humbling and exciting to spend quality time with such amazing individuals, and I’m optimistic about working with them in the future – God willing.
Question: Have you ever had the chance to meet someone in person whom you deeply admire?