Yesterday, Carole and I were coaching one of Joint Program clients.
I change the wallpaper on my laptop often. Yesterday, it was a picture of Arnold Horshack (Ron Palillo) in his well known pose, hand over his head, because he wanted Mr. Kotter to call on him. Our client remembered the series, Welcome Back Kotter and we talked about Vinnie Barbarino, some of the quotes and the series. I asked our client if he could write a blog post about Vinnie Barbarino with a lesson. He said that he wasn't seeing a lesson. So, I told him that if he didn't write the article by 5 PM, I'd write it.
Here's the lesson.
If I had asked you yesterday who Ron Palillo was, would you have known? Probably not. If I had asked if you knew who Arnold Horshack was, you probably would have put your hand up in the air and started saying, Ooh! Ooh! Mista Kotta! Mista Kotta!
If I asked you if you knew who John Travolta, would you have answered Vinnie Barbarino from Welcome Back Kotter, Danny from Grease, Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever, Michael?
What are you remembered for? Is it what you want to be remembered for? Is it helping or hurting?
So, was it John Travolta? His talent? His drive? His agent?
Is that a lesson worth contemplating?
Why didn't our client see it?
BTW, will you be one of the 12 new participants in our February trial program?