I’ve been thinking long and hard about this, I think it is time for me to move on. A select few in Toastmasters feel that I should not “earn money” offering my educational tools when I speak at Toastmasters. They also feel myself and the other World Champions get “too much” exposure so I’ve decided they are right and am choosing to retire from speaking even though I have loved it so much.It was a great run and a appreciate the enormous amount of Thank You e-mails and cards and letter from around the world from people who have been forever changed by the wisdom I have passed on to them from my own mentors.
As wonderful as the appreciation is, and as good as it makes me feel, and as many lives as I’ve had the honor of impacting I just can’t let go of a couple people who think what I’m doing is wrong. I don’t want anyone upset with me.It is just time for me to move on. My free articles and my e-newsletter will be taken down along with my website next month.
We all have secret passions. Since I’ve been still in the process of trying to attract “Mrs. Stage time” I’ve decided to follow me dream and see if I find here there. Moving to Las Vegas, I’ve been introduced by my friends Steve Pavlina, John Kinde, and Jim Jackson to the sport of Disc Golf. We’ve enjoyed playing on several courses here. (Steve usually wins, John and Jim a close second and I a distant last.) Being competitive I’m letting go of presentations and committing to disc golf.
In fact, I’ve been saving the millions of dollars I’ve made with my product through Toastmasters alone and I’m purchasing an island off the coast of Cape Cod (so I can be closer to my family). I’ve been designing a Disc Golf course of my own is will be named : Disc Time. My goal is to have it opened by this summer. I will be selling my remaining Educational CD/DVD inventory at the course’s Pro Shop.I’m off to finish designing the course off Cape Cod…wish you all the best in your presentations!Disc time, Disc time, Disc time,
P.S. Please look above and note date of this post. (April fools, don’t let anyone catch you!)
I am sincerely disappointed to hear
about your retirement… especially
after I did a Google search and found
a site that said you were the
“Best Toastmaster Ever” !
Best of luck in your new career!
I don’t know why I was thinking this but…
As I was cooking lunch today I thought, wouldn’t it be funny to post on the Edge that Darren LaCroix had given up professional speaking and comedy and had joined a monastery.
As I say I don’t know why I was thinking of you at that time but I was. You’d have been a helluva monk!
So does that mean the other rumors are true?
That Jim Key has been getting secret training from Lance Armstrong and is entering next year’s Tour de France?
That Ed Tate is taking over your mortgage in Vegas and opening a lounge act at the Bellagio?
That Craig Valentine, inspired by the underdog Davidson squad, is petitioning the NCAA for just one more year of eligibility?
That David Brooks is joining the revival of an old TV western. Yes he will be The Lone Ranger.
And that Patricia Fripp is joining her brother Robert as the new lead singer in King Crimson and they’re changing their big hit song to 21st Century Schizoid WOMAN?!?
Say it ain’t so!
Ha ha ha.
(Very) Late Breaking News.
Mark Brown announced yesterday a new service. It’s called Cool Talking.
It’s an accent ENHANCEMENT seminar. Yes, you 2 can learn to speak in that cool Jamaican style that everyone is ga-ga over.
He’s already signed up his first client, Toastmasters President, Chris Ford!
Guess people should read to the end before showing their true selves…know what I mean???? Miss you!
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