Podcast: Labor Day and 15 Minutes of Fame
Episode 107 –
Have you ever planned something fun or important and then decided not to follow through on your plans because of a change in circumstances?
Are you able to follow through and finish what you start even if the change in circumstances if very challenging?
Let me tell you another true story.
Many years ago, my friends and I decided to have a barbecue on a Labor Day Monday on Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bradford Beach is on Milwaukee’s east side lakefront on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
However, none of us bothered to check the weather. That was a big mistake. Overnight, a cold front came through with heavy rain, the temperature dropped into the 50’s with a northeast wind that was howling at about 25 miles-per-hour and creating very large waves at the beach and blowing sand with the intensity of a sandblaster.
Since none of us had anything better to do, we decided to have our barbecue in spite of the really nasty weather.
Since we were the only people on the beach for miles having a barbecue in heavy rain in 50 degree temperatures, the local reporters who worked for the ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates in Milwaukee all stopped to interview us to have us explain why we were still out on the beach having our barbecue.
That Labor Day, we made the local news we also used up all of our “15 minutes of fame.”
So how can you follow through and finish what you start when circumstances in your life change and things do not go as you planned them?
Having the ability to follow through in challenging circumstances will allow you to create a positive impact in your life and in the life of others and may even allow you to capture some of your own 15 minutes of fame.
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Stephen Lesavich, PhD
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