Okay, I have to admit, I’m getting behind on my updates about ICRS. So much happened in so few Denver-days, I don’t know where to start! Of course, even more than that, I’m under deadline and I have to turn in my next manuscript in ten days. Yikes!
This year, my husband John went with me to the International Christian Retail Show. After seeing me in action with my booksignings, attending banquets and meetings, and touring the floor with THOUSANDS of Christian products, I asked John what impressed him most . . . He said it was how well-connected I was, and he pointed out that we couldn’t walk ten feet without me coming across someone I knew or had worked with. (Or someone who reads my blog!)
I had to laugh, well-connected? I love my husband, but that’s such a foreign word to me. A “corporate America” word. Instead, I like to think of myself as a good friend. I care about people. I strive to encourage them. I find people interesting and fun to get to know.
Personally, I think my love for people is a Gen X thing. As I learned while writing my soon-to-be-released book GENERATION NEXT PARENTING, the most important thing for Gen Xers is relationships . . . and believe it or not, corporate America is taking notice.
In fact, here’s a great article titled, GENERATION GAP SHAPES WORKPLACE CHOICES. You can read it here.
Of course, conventions like ICRS are simply a small aspect of my “workplace.” It’s with much joy I’m back in quiet Montana and at my desk that has fantastic views of the Rocky Mountains.
It’s hard being smart, pretty, and friendly in the midst of so many people!