When I was in high school, I ran for student council eight times. I lost all eight times. I had to ask a bunch of boys to my senior prom before a gay friend agreed to go. I wasn’t what you would call, “one of the cool kids.” It took a long time for me to make friends in college. However, as I entered my career, I was fortunate enough to meet two mentors who would change my course forever. My evolution didn’t happen overnight. It happened through trial and error. It happened through maturity. It happened through meeting both the right and wrong people and learning about trust and honor. Most of all, it happened through learning how powerful kindness to other and helping can be.
Today, I am thrilled to say that my book Perfect Pairings: The Art of Connecting People is available for sale on both Amazon and directly through the official book website. This is my story. This is the story of others. This is a guide for helping people change their lives – both personal and professional by practicing the art of connecting people.
Writing a book is hard. I’m not going to lie. It’s hard. However, it is an incredible journey. As I spoke to so many master connectors throughout my journey, I learned so much. There are so many wonderful people in this world who make it a lifestyle of helping other people. The bigger lesson that I learned is how wonderful the network that I have grown is. The amount of support and love that I have felt over the last few month is truly overwhelming. It drives me each and every day to work harder and making the world that I live in a better place. I do this by understanding others needs and figuring out who can help them. Matchmaking. Connecting. Networking. Bringing other people together so that they can work together, share ideas, share resources and create friendships.
On Valentine’s Day in 1985 I threw my first event. A Valentine’s Day party. Today, 30 years later, I published a book.
Thank you to everyone in my life who has been there and who has helped me navigate this thing we call life. I am grateful for you every day.