|Date:||July 29, 2016|
|Appearance:||Be Unoffendable – Segment on Fox 13s The Place|
|Location:||Salt Lake City, Utah|
I do not know these people and I don’t know how they found me, but I’m honored to be listed among the top 13 Small Business Influencers on Twitter (with Mail Chimp and Brian Moran). https://indigenous.io/…/13-small-business-twitter-influence… – Random lists for the win!
My father, James Salisbury, died in 2003 of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (better known as SARS) while living in China. He was one of the first Americans on record to die of the disease that took a hundred lives (over 3,000 cases reported). As a result, his death got a lot of media attention. As the nominated family spokesperson, I was interviewed by every local television station, many radio stations, and all the local newspapers. His death received national attention as well, and I did interviews for the Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, and Good Morning America, as well as the Harvard Crimson (my father received his Master’s degree at Harvard), and other random outlets. Needless to say, it was a whirlwind few days from the time of his death until his memorial service.
One reporter who interviewed me also attended the funeral and did a follow up story. After hearing my father was a member of the Peace Corps, taught English in China, and created a plan called “The Freedom Bomb” that would use literacy and education to liberate third world countries from poverty and oppression, the reporter called my father “loveably quixotic.”
I’m not going to lie, I had to look up quixotic in the dictionary, but it basically means exceedingly idealistic. It described my father completely. He believed in world peace and freedom for all. He believed in living in full expression of self, and encouraged his family, friends, and even complete strangers to live creatively and believe in a world where anything was possible. Living and thinking that way made my dad happy.
This world needs more lovably quixotic people. We need more dreamers. We need more people who believe that wrongs can be righted and sadnesses can turn happy. We need to turn idealistic thoughts into realistic thoughts, and then we need to act on them.
Don’t think small. Though you may not achieve all the dreams you set out to, you’ll likely find simply pursuing them brings you happiness. You’ll find a sense of fulfillment on your journey knowing your dreams aren’t sitting in a lonely box labeled “Someday.”
This experience taught me other things as well. I share my thoughts about why some ideas spread in the TEDx talk.
I wish I could say that I came up with vision boards. The truth is, I’m just grateful for them as a tool to help me with my New Year’s Planning. I’ve had some amazing successes with vision boards. Check out this “old school video”.
If you’re just getting started, here’s some tips I shared on Fox 13’s The Place
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: Provo Recreation Center THEATER ROOM
Michelle will share the 5 simple decisions that will help you crush it in life and business. You’ll learn how to operate at your prime so that you can accomplish more without sacrificing your most important priorities.
Whether you’re trying to tackle health or organizational goals or if you’re ready to take your business to the next level, this event is for you!
AND you’ll also make your own vision board! Today I shared why vision boards are such a great part of your New Years goal setting, and here’s your chance to make one. Join us on the 28th and ALL the supplies will be provided for you to create your 2016 vision.
In honor of my appearance on the place, tickets are only $16 (get it, 2016…) so snag your spot. Tickets go back up to $26 on Thursday, January 7th at 11:00 PM.
Bring a friend for this fun night!
Random press day! I found that I was listed on this site for my listing in the Top 100 Small Biz Influencers.