July 29, 2010

The beat goes on (or When Kindness is Contagious)

I recently had the pleasure of doing business with Ken Canion of Greensboro, NC.

Canion is a former contestant on NBCs The Biggest Loser. He’s also a motivational speaker and the author of several books and audios. Doing business with him is an opportunity and a pleasure (we writers don’t often get BOTH at the same time).

I was introduced to Canion by another client, Eric Legette, author of the book “Closing the Curtain on Baby Mama Drama”.

I’d known Eric only since last fall when I interviewed him for a piece for Regal magazine (which was followed by my review of  his Baby Mama book). Since that time he and I remained on cordial terms, calling one another periodically to catch up, professionally speaking.

When Eric needed a press release a while back, I offered to do it for him at no cost. He’s a great guy with a great story to tell and I wanted to assist in any way I could.

He responded in kind.

A few months ago, Eric was to attend a function where Canion was speaking. He insisted that I send him some writing samples for Canion’s review – just in case he was looking for a writer. Turns out he was. Canion contacted me about a week later and we began working together.

About a month later Canion referred me to someone else…someone with ‘ever-after’ possibilities (professionally, I mean). In fact, in just a few weeks I’ll be writing all about this young lady and her new Web site (so stay tuned).

But here’s the strange thing: I have yet to meet any of these folks ‘in real life,’ having only spoken with them over the phone. But it just goes to show that what you throw out to others often is reciprocated.

And so the beat does go on…and on…and on. Indeed, kindness is contagious.


1 Comment »

  1. Good point. It’s always nice to “pay it forward”… often nicer when you are the one getting “paid”…lol! Keep doing it big, Juice!

    Comment by Von — July 30, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

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