Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Front Steps & Some Wisdom

My career transition coach, Dr. Helen Harkness at Career Design Associates is having an event on Saturday afternoon called "Wisdom and Wine Open House."  (Well, she's calling it a "Special Wisdom Event" but she's serving wine & cheese, so I've renamed

JOIN US this Saturday for an Open House     
Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 4 to 6 pm

Location: Career Design Office, 2818 South Country Club Road, Garland, TX 75043

RSVP Requested: Email

This event is Open to the Public at No Charge. This open house is a celebration of "Work Life Wisdom", my chapter in the book Words of Wisdom co-authored by Dr. John Gray, Brian Tracy and others.   

If you have any books or products to sell, etc... bring them with you. We have asked a few individuals to spend five minutes each to share their wisdom with all of us.

Be ready to introduce yourself with your one minute elevator pitch! 

Do read our "Wisdom Blog Post" which includes the countless bits of wisdom earlier shared by CDA clients. This was part of my research for my "Work Life Wisdom" chapter and inspired this Wisdom Open House Event.

RSVP Now, so we can have enough wine and cheese for all! "Share" the word with your friends! We would enjoy meeting them.

Email with questions. 

Dr. Helen Harkness

When I got the email invitation, I RSVP'd "yes" - I always try to attend any event she sponsors because I meet such a broad mix of people; I never know who might be there!  A few minutes later, however, I got a follow up email from Dr. Harkness asking me to be one of the individuals who speaks on wisdom for 5 minutes instead of 1 minute.  Me?  Wisdom?  I crawfished.  But in the end?  I'm doing it. (She has this way about her that makes it hard to say no...)  

But the point of telling you all of that is to say that Dr. Harkness wants ME to open MY house to folks so that they can see what I'm doing with my life.  And as a result, I thought steps to get into the house might not be a bad thing.  I know - that was a really long story to get to the point of this post: the tiniest set of steps you've ever seen...


I don't know what's up with my Vanna moves.  Weirdo.
I intentionally made the design very small and very utilitarian; they need to be easily stowed when I travel, and not too heavy to move single handedly.  Here's the end result:

They will blend in better when they are stained darker.  The top of the top step wedges nicely under the ramp bars on the trailer, sort of locking the steps in place.

More weird Vanna moves...
And then of course we had to get action shots of me trying them out - because everything that happens in or near my house these days is happening for the first time, and well, must be documented.  : )

Honestly, those three photos are almost too dorky to even post here, but at this point in the blog I'm pretty sure I have no shame. So there they are.  lol  If you're local and want to attend - c'mon down - get some wisdom & some wine, and try out my new front steps!


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