For me the notion beganback in the year 2000. Around about the 11th of June. I had become Junior VP of The National Speakers Association of NZ, ( joyous moment ) !and the current President commended me on a piece of written communication I had done. Like she wrote a whole page! And so I kept it and then on the 26th June I received another from a speaking colleague Michelle Comeau. I kept that too! Then Genevieve Westcott ( International Newsreader and TV Journalist ) sent me one after she had interviewed me!
Then speakers bureaus started writing to me! It was at this point I started noticing the feel good factor about all this and put it in a folder. I began to have some compassion for where I had been and experience some joy for what was coming in. 12 months later I had over 1000 including mail from international professional speakers of great note from all over the world!
As I gathered these wonderful tomes they filled a hole for me ; a part of me torn apart by a series of losses, and I started to see my worth reflected in the feedback I received. My first mentor had on his first book cover an endorsement that said “Hutch rocks” And so I called my Legend Collection “Proof that Pat rocks!”
Hard to think back that I needed so much encouragement ….indeed…even coaching, before i found the courage to get the appt with him at the Saatchi and Saatchi Auckland office!!
So my invitation to you all is to begin your own collection. Oh…I hear you saying, You dont have any? As soon as you put yourself into a place of being a contribution people will be compelled to make responses of appreciation. And if you would like support to advance this, please do be in touch. I am up for a conversation about this big time!
You see it brings joy……for both parties!!
Last count there were 5000 and rising ! Phone 0487105785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org