I sometimes think Brunnell & I are like chalk and cheese.
The perfect example of opposites attracting, or my 'mix not match' interior theory, if it were applied to relationships.
A case in point? Our choice of reading material.
He left me a few 'goodies' to read while he is away.
I know what you're thinking!
No - not Fifty Shades of Grey.
His selections are carefully photocopied, and my name is highlighted in the corner, especially marked for my attention. See?
It's like homework!
Brunnell's selections are all in the interests of sales and marketing.
The gospel according to his gurus - Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, Michael Gerber, Tony Robbins et al.
(If I went through his book case we'd be here for a l-o-n-g, l-o-o-o-n-g time.)
He's photocopying me my own Sales 101 course. All in the interests of Small Acorns of course.
He'd really like me to have progressed beyond 101 by now, but I'm proving a challenge.
And it's not that I think I know everything, or that I don't appreciate his efforts, or even that I don't enjoy the (odd) photocopy. I do enjoy just the odd one. I have picked up a few ideas. I have done some of my homework. I know only almost everything!
It's just that, well, visually, these are a little on the dry side.
Why do they all seem to frown on a little visual inspiration?
Does the odd pretty picture harm?
Which is why I am alternating my course material with a few items from my bookcase.
My gurus - Tricia Guild, Sibella Court, Megan Morton, Terence Conran et al, and the combined efforts of all the team at Elle Deco, Inside Out & Living etc. Not to mention the blogworld.
I do believe in a well-rounded education!
So, I have another week to finish my homework, and then Brunnell will be back with what I'm sure will be some more interesting reading snippets for me.
Something he has gleaned while reclining on the beaches of Hawaii.
Oh yes, his round trip to India, managed to include some 'meetings' in Hawaii.
Sounds torrid doesn't it!
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