Dear Advisor Partners,
You’ve seen the hashtag, #ilovemyjob, you may have even used it yourself. Well this week, I believe I proved it. To illustrate this, I must first take you back to Thanksgiving Day in the US.
Around 2:30 pm November 25th, traveling with some amazing advisors, their clients, and a few of my personal mentors, my journey to Egypt began. Quite the dynamic and a possible blueprint for later trips (more on that in later blogs). I watched some football as I connected through Atlanta on my way to Cairo. The rest of the group arrived on the 27th and 28th. Our first group dinner was on November 29th, and that’s where it happened…I slipped on my bathroom floor, landing on my elbow, causing my shoulder to contort in ways I suspect it wasn’t meant to. A doctor would later confirm my fears of a dislocated shoulder and rotator cuff damage.
For about 30 seconds the thought entered my mind, Do I go back? Do I stay in Cairo? On the 31st second, those thoughts were vanquished. This adventure was 12 months in the planning and Big Five was exhibiting at ILTM Cannes right after. We didn’t come this far for a shoulder to derail it. So after setting a schedule for ibuprofen and with the helpful advice of those on tour with us, the adventure was completed. In epic fashion, I might add. A special thanks is due to all those in Egypt with me. Their advice and care made the pain tolerable and the journey unforgettable, no activity or excursion was missed thanks to their help.
Fast forward now to December 6th, I flew to Cannes through Paris. Thanks again to the quick help of one of my favorite advisors, the long lines were all skipped in Paris as I connected flights. I write this on December 9th in Cannes, the last of the group is leaving Egypt and I am at our booth, at ILTM Cannes, TT20. Last night, walking back from dinner, I felt compelled to record a video in front of the Palais because I was so happy to be back with all of you.
We spent last year building out Axus and Travefy into media hubs for you, building mini websites into each. We are fully streaming on both platforms and I love showing those off here in Cannes. So, busted shoulder or not, I love what I do, and I proved it (with the help of ibuprofen).