It’s quite something to wake up to the sound of waves crashing outside your window, rather than an alarm clock.  I think my body is now completely used to the time change, although it makes it more difficult to communicate with my family back home. My daughter texted me late last night telling me she was at Safeco Field for the Mariners game.  I asked how they were doing and she informed that the game hadn’t even started yet!  And I was ready for bed!

It has been a fabulous Million Dollar Consulting ® College and we are only 44% through.  I’ve made fantastic new friends and last night we all went out to dinner to an Italian place that Alan Weiss recommended.  The food was great, the company even better.  There is a camaraderie that develops in teams, military units, and workshop groups when you are all working toward a similar goal.  Even though we are all solo practitioner consultants in different fields, our goal for professional development and growth is the same.  In my experience, these friendships that you make with your peers in small groups become strong and lasting.  I’m sure this will be the case with us.  After all, once you’ve gone through role playing together with Alan, you become a kindred spirit!

I’ve decided that Newport is definitely a place to return with my family.  I’m sure they take great solace in the fact that I took the risk to reconnoiter the area first!  Based on the photos, I think they would fly out here now!

More to come…