We all gathered around the TV in the cafeteria to watch the B2 bombers begin Operation Shock and Awe.
It had been nearly 18 months since the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center.
And I remember thinking, it's about time we get these scumbags back.
Lunch was over and we had to get back to work.
I climbed on my eight foot ladder to continue working on the lighting.
Since we were at the airport, my supervisors said we couldn't turn off the power or people wouldn't be able to do their jobs.
I got distracted for a second when I dropped a screw and before I knew it I had 277 volts shooting through my body.
It blew me off my ladder and into the wall behind me.
Everything happened so fast I didn't even have a chance to react.
I was on the ground and my buddy was yelling, “Are you OK? Are you OK?”
But I didn't really understand what he was saying.
I smelled the smoke, my hands were burnt, but I was so confused I didn't know what happened.
From then on I had a healthy fear of electricity.
Being an electrician who is afraid of electricity isn't a good place to be.
Believe it or not I'm happy that happened.
Why? Because less than a year later I shed my blue collar for a new adventure.
It's too bad most people don't have the hazard of being blown out of their seats and landing on their butts dazed and confused.
Because if they did, it might motivate them enough to do whatever it takes to get away from the job they hate so much.
It sure motivated me.
I left electrical work behind to chase riches in real estate.
And I've got some great “war stories” about my time as a real estate agent too. But I'll save those for another day.
The point here is, sometimes you have to be jolted out of your seat to finally take the action you know you need to take.
If you're tired of watching your competitors raking in the cash selling inferior products or services just because people know them.
Then you're gonna want to get your hands on the next issue of my Podcast Mogul Newsletter.
Because inside I'll show you how you how to leverage the psychological powers of influence to build your authority, make people like you, and have them lining up wanting to work with you.
But you'd better hurry buckeroo – it goes to the printer in a few short days.
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