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September 2009


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I thought I’d write about a hilarious account of enthusiasm today. It’s fun to see what makes people enthusiastic and come alive. To help me serve my audiences better in my speaking and writing, please help me by taking a quick minute and completing this quick survey: ... It is anonymous, and will help me see what is exciting you, and what is frustrating you these days. Thank you very much, my friend, I truly appreciate your help.

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"Enthusiasm makes the difference"

By Erik Carlson

First of all, I’d like to thank those who made it to the live speaking event I emceed and spoke at last week with Eric Lofholm. Eric was fantastic, and the feedback from all in attendance was terrific. Many were inspired to take massive action in their businesses and lives. Talk about an enthusiastic crowd! Wow!!! I never tire of standing ovations!

But the enthusiasm story of the month goes hands down to a special group of individuals I had the pleasure performing comedy magic for at a private corporate engagement last week.

I was asked to entertain a group of about 60 senior citizens for a dinner event at a very nice restaurant. It was in one of those ‘back rooms’ that is set apart from the rest of the restaurant and, as I was later told, it was a sound-proof room…or was SUPPOSED to be a sound proof room (I’m smiling right now).

For those who have seen me ‘in action’, I take pride in getting the crowd going. This particular crowd even surprised me. I have a comedy bit that I do, that encourages the crowd to get excited, and to the most enthusiastic participant, I will give a prize…in this case it was a bottle of wine and some chocolates.

I don’t know if you can picture this, but try to envision 60 senior citizens; some in walkers, carrying on like a bunch of elementary kids vying for my attention. They all were waving their arms, shouting, gut-laughing, some were literally dancing in the aisles like they were competing for dancing with the stars. It was pandemonium. The shout and noise was so loud, I later found out by the head waiter, that the entire restaurant heard it through the supposedly sound proof walls.

I don’t know if these words can do justice with what I witnessed that night by a group of giddy seniors, but I drove home from the event telling myself “if they can get that excited, then I have NO excuse”. What are you enthusiastic about today? What do you need to get excited about to fast-track yourself to your dreams? For me, I’ve been convicted to get enthusiastic about taking on the little ‘mundane’ things that I need to tackle daily, so I can realize the bigger goals that lie ahead.

I’m truly grateful to all of you that keep encouraging me. Let’s make this next few weeks extra enthusiastic!

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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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