Sunday, January 15, 2012
You Are God's Best Idea! Daily Epigram for: January 15, 2012
"You are the star of the show. Isn't it time you used the
backstage pass for a meet and greet?"-Douglas Holzmeier
Typically - before or after every concert - something called a meet & greet is held. The concert’s headliner agrees to see a select number of people (VIPs) who get coveted backstage passes to meet the singer and have a photograph taken with the star. The persons who make it behind the curtain as it were - are usually people who have connections. They know someone at the venue; the record company; the area’s most significant record store (Do they exist anymore?); fan club presidents and radio contest winners - chaperoned by a personality or program director.
Backstage passes are gold for a radio station and its listeners! Anybody can buy or give tickets away to a show – but radio stations are among the precious few entities that can get all access passes and can make dreams come true. An artist performs for 20,000 people - but only 10 to 20 concert goers will get to hang out with the band after (or before) the show. Frankly – these behind-the-scene opportunities are really no more than drive-bys with quick salutations and a snapshot. But for the select few who experience them – it’s a moment they’ll never forget.
I found that the bigger the star – the more gracious they are. The Prima Donna behavior is more common from the act that is climbing fast who will find the backside of fame just as fleeting if they don’t begin practicing the Golden Rule. My most favorite backstage experiences were with Pat Benatar; Amy Grant; Celine Dion; Phil Collins; Bob Seger; Hall & Oates; Trisha Yearwood; the Righteous Brothers; Beach Boys; Chicago and Elton John. I won’t mention the negative experiences because none of those artists have had a hit in the past decade anyway! As you know – people rarely remember what you do but they ALWAYS remember how you made them feel. Don’t make people feel like a prop in your play when they really have a starring role – even if it’s to admire the star that you are.
The life coaching lesson today is that – since you are the star of the show that is known as YOU – you should treat yourself to a meet & greet. Meet the True YOU – the Divine you – and I promise – the part of you who is most closely related to God – will make you feel at home; will manifest all the pictures you can imagine and sign their name across your heart.
You are a VIP. You have connections. You are connected. Take yourself back – bring a few friends – it’ll be nice to see you again.
You Are God's Best Idea!
Author of You Are God's Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life! (Balboa Press/Hay House)
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