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February 2009

 

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Note From Erik:

Wow!  What an event… my live event last week was an amazing success.  Packed house, the 'buzz' was definitely in the air.  Thank you all who attended, and invited your friends.  Based on the feedback, I truly believe lives were impacted, as people learned to unwrap and experience their Greater Gift. 

Please enjoy the story I closed my event with, about my 6 year old son searching for a hidden prize. 

To Living Above the Line,

Erik

Above The Line Article:

"Enjoy the Journey

By Erik Carlson

That's right, I closed my event with an experiment I did with Christopher, my 6 year old son.  I wanted to play 'hot-cold' with him, and take an object he was extremely interested in, and hide it in a ridiculous place, to see if he would give up.

I took a dollar bill, which he really wanted, and I hid it in a stack of pancakes on a plate on our kitchen counter.  I folded it up, and crammed it deep in the syrup-soaked stack, and played the game.  I told him I could only say 'you're getting hot, cold, or warm'. 

After playing a bit, he finally came to the kitchen… "you're warmer"…He approached the plate… "your HOT!!!"  He picked up the plate… "SOOO HOTTTT",  He couldn't find the dollar, so he put the plate of pancakes down, and went to a drawer… "You're colder"…   "Daddy, is it in the drawer?"   "I can only say 'hot or cold', Christopher."

Frustrated, he went back to the plate… "Hottt, SOOO HOTT!!!!"  He was getting frustrated, but with that dollar in play, he was NOT about to give up.  Finally, I saw his wheels turning in his head.  He was thinking "there's no way it's in the pancakes…"  "Daddy, is it IN the pancakes?"  I couldn't help but smile at him… He DOVE into the pancakes, and began to GUT laugh as he found the buried dollar bill all sticky and icky in the syrupy pancakes.

My message to the full house at the beautiful, historic Vizcaya Mansion last week was this:   as you pursue your dreams, be childlike enough that you enjoy the game! Don't quit, or you will miss out.  You will miss out on a journey that will have its frustrations, but the gut-laughing joy that comes with such a worthy expedition, will far outweigh the frustrations.

It was wonderful for me to learn from my son.  He teaches me lesson's every day.  So let's make our dream chase a great adventure…together.

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About Erik Carlson:

Erik Carlson is a sought after speaker and entertainer. His keynote topics blend the experiences and wisdom from his successful business career, and couples it with side splitting comedy magic that will leave your audience astonished and inspired.

Erik is the author and creator of his pathfinder self study course which is a step-by-step roadmap to discovering true prosperity in your career.

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