Everybody has a voice!
“Why aren’t you working on big Concert Halls?” I was asked by an architectural client of mine one day as he watched me work on a model of an innovative new building concept I was developing for his company. He went on: “As I watch you develop this building, I can’t help but get visions of you designing ‘great performance halls’ where people would enjoy themselves and be changed by what is carried out on stage. Your vision and intuition in these things is wasted on this industrial building—there’s so much more to you than this. I know, because I’ve listened to your explanation of how this building will enhance my business and I’ve watched you as you work.”
He was serious. I was flabbergasted!
Many thoughts about it have crossed my mind over the last few years as I’ve continued with my architectural practice & as I’ve developed into a networking mentor. But, something struck me yesterday as this topic came up in a conversation I was having with my financial advisors. One of them said as we talked, “So Bob, you want to produce change in the world—have a lasting effect.” , he said. To which I replied, “Yes.” However, as it has worked in my head since yesterday, I’ve realized that’s not the real, or complete, intent.
I’ve realized: My concert hall is you, the individual, the inventor, the innovator, the one who cares about others. You cross many disciplines, many industries, many environments, and many networks.
Your life is the performance I like to see shine; your life is where performance is carried out. It’s not always pretty, but its life.
Your environment is your concert hall. My function and desire is to shape and fashion your concert hall into an environment that makes it easy and natural for you to shine. This environment can be a building or a mindset you develop–it’s what you operate in that matters.
Those are not just words—they are a declaration! My destiny is to help you see the beauty and challenges of your environment so we can develop that environment into a concert hall that supports your mission.
“How’s your Concert Hall?”
For one person, it has brought out Joy that’s going to have an effect on many people. That’s cool! (Hint: click the word ‘Joy’ for the story)
BONUS TIP: I’ve opened a 3-hour PRIMER of my in-progress ‘Networking Extravaganza’ for you to attend this next Wednesday (May 10th) at a much reduced price. It will open up this world I speak of above for you to get a glimpse of. These 3 hours are an appetizer for you to feast on. HERE are the details.
Hope to see you soon.
ONward, Bob Arnold
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