For over eighteen years, I have held countless seminars, webinars and speaking presentations for Continuing Legal Education credits (not counting online on demand programs to most everywhere) to people all over North Carolina, but also to people in a number of other states, including, but not limited to, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and even in faraway places such as Kentucky, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arizona.
All of these presentations have had a similar theme of facing adversity and how to find out a way back as I have used my own experiences in life as the pretext for my ideas and thoughts. But I have learned much from everyone I have met along the way, and it is because of what you and many others have said and spoken at these events that I have been able to keep everything fresh and still, although the programs seem like some of the same stories, they are often done with a different take or twist.
This year is really the culmination of all these years. I remember reading and quoting the words of the French poet and author, Albert Camus, who won the Nobel Prize for literature when he was in his forties, that “in the midst of winter, I found within me there lay an invincible summer”. I have loved those words, as for me they have rung so true.
So what better new titles and programs than just that – An Invincible Summer – Parts 1 and 2! They include a visit to a dark place, but also the journey to a happier time made possible by kindness, perseverance, learning humility, unconditional friendship, laughter, a determination not to ever give up and much more. It is in learning and relearning these basic truths in our lives and careers that we all become more who we have always wanted to be.
I hope you will choose to join me this year for the best journey ever! An Invincible Summer (1) and (2).