When I was in high school during the late 1980’s (egads – see picture to the right) I would spend an inordinate amount of time with the guidance counsellors.
My questions were infinite.
And so on.
Whenever the guidance counselors (I cycled through a few of them) became bored with my queries, out popped the ‘career aptitude test’, otherwise known as the CAT.
The funny thing is after three or four thousand CAT’s — replete with dot matrix printer outputs — one of the career options that always surfaced within the top five was ‘writer’.
Needless to say, my high school English teachers simply rolled their eyes in disgust claiming I had a propensity to make up words and bludgeon the grammar rules of the day.
Ain’t that a truthity.
Well, here I am, 20+ years later … a writer.
A very proud moment of mine was the book launch party for FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. It happened in March of 2013.
My infinitely better half (Denise Lamarche) put together an outstanding evening, and an even better tribute speech.
Three years later, Denise threw another launch party this time for THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization.
I’m a lucky guy.