I answer my phone.
So, where am I going with this little confessional? Due to a phone call that I just recently answered I am now headed out for a work assignment in Singapore.
Yes, you read that correct. I answered a client phone call, we chatted for a few quick minutes, and the rest is now documented in a round trip ticket with my name on it that will take me from Orlando to Dubai, then on to Singapore where I'll be working a client event before returning back home some ten days later. And yes, that was quite an interesting and unusual phone call, but heck, I do work in an interesting industry that does indeed involve a lot of travel. Not a week goes by that I don't get an interesting proposition of some sort, but even I was surprised at that one. And when I tell you the initial conversation didn't last more than 10 minutes I'm not kidding. Yes, there was necessary follow up to confirm everything but in the end, it all began with someone dialing my number and me being able - and willing - to answer the call. Would the client have left a message, or perhaps kept on dialing until they found another available planner? Lucky for me I don't have to contemplate the answer because I'm already too busy packing and getting ready for the journey ahead.
So, how about you? When your phone rings do you answer? Take it from me, it could be your next big adventure waiting on the other end of the phone!
NOTE TO MY READERS: I look forward to updating you on this trip and others in future posts, so stay tuned for 'life beyond the phone calls.'