When Bob Urichuck wanted to expand his speaking engagements (and his influence) he began by faxing (this was before the internet) hotels in Singapore asking for a free two week stay in exchange for doing customer service training with the staff. Just one hotel faxed back. And one hotel was all he needed.
I’m not sure if even Bob knew at the time what a huge door he had just opened. And that’s the exciting thing about using your influence. You’re never quite sure where it will lead. When you combine a strong intention with a great opportunity, magic can happen. Once in Singapore, Bob did a fabulous job of staff training and in his free time, he hooked up with local business organizations. Taking this great big leap of faith paid off hugely. Bob ended up doing the majority of his work in Asian and middle Eastern countries over a period of years.
He continues to be an inspiration for many other speakers who find that they are much more appreciated in other countries than they are in their own.
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