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Thankful

I am thankful for team members who stay late to stuff bags and get up early to work registration.

 

I am thankful for the CSM who spends hours making sure my event will run smoothly.

 

I am thankful for the sales rep who negotiates a little extra on my behalf to get a contract pushed through.

 

I am thankful for the endless amount of banquet staff who have set my tables and chairs, changed my table linens, and picked up trash after my attendees.

 

I am thankful for CVB reps who spend days taking me around to venues with no guarantee of a contract.

 

I am thankful for coffee shops that open before 6am so I can get something before my morning starts.

 

I am thankful for the hotel bartenders who pour a little extra into my glass.

 

I am thankful to the room service attendant who made me a grilled cheese sandwich even though it wasn’t on the menu.

 

I am thankful to the front desk agent who greeted me with kindness after a long day of traveling.

 

I am thankful for chefs who are willing to go off menu

 

I am thankful for general service contractors who get all of my stuff from point a to point b.

 

I am thankful for my designers who make everything I do better.

 

I am thankful for the AV team who makes my stage look amazing.

 

I am thankful for my producers who elevate and amplify my event.

 

I am thankful for planes which make my job possible.

 

I am thankful for travel buddies who make long hours and flight delays tolerable.

 

I am thankful for the colleague who makes a coffee run after the general session has kicked off.

 

I am thankful for my bosses who have given me a shot.

 

I am thankful for the teams I work with who make me laugh, keep me on track, and work with me to create something great.

 

I am thankful for the clients who keep pushing me to deliver my absolute best.

 

I am thankful for hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes and powdered greens and instant oatmeal and hotels that offer apples at check-in.

 

I am thankful for my friends who know when to listen and when to solve.

 

I am thankful for my wife who is understanding and supportive of my travel and long hours.

 

I am thankful for this weird, inspiring, exhausting job where I spend my entire year working on something that is only real for a short period of a few days.

 

I am thankful for the chance to bring people together in ways that can make a real impact on the world.

2 COMMENTS
  • Jaclyn
    December 2, 2019

    I am thankful for people like you who can make big dreams come to life by infusing intention into every small detail.

  • Charlie Jones
    November 30, 2019

    Thank you, Beth, excellent issue…I echo many of the things you list, including the bartender! 🙂
    My granny always said, gratitude is the key to happiness and longevity in our careers and life. Of course now many studies have proven it so. In any case, you have an abundance of it!!!
    For me, I’m grateful to know you and the people whom you have connected me to this past year!
    Wishing you and all the Otter Talk readers a wonderful Holiday Season!
    Charlie