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 Pardoning the Interruptions
Welcome the Unexpected

"I'm interested in discontinuities and interruptions, people having to rewrite the narrative of their lives because of sudden changes."
                                               -Lenny Abrahamson


Toys R Us declared bankruptcy before Christmas.  That surprised me since most retailers do at least 50% of their business during the holiday season.  A closer review shows that they failed in one area no large retailer can overlook in today’s market: the Internet. 


They weren’t selling enough products on their website. It meant that they couldn’t keep up with the demand of a consumer base that is doing more business online than any other place.


More people get their news off the World Wide Web than any other source today. Home Depot sells more appliances on their website than in their retail stores.  Amazon, the online giant, is looking for a second headquarters. Cities all over the country are spending millions of dollars trying to  make them move to their  towns.


The internet has interrupted many businesses. When I first got into speaking professionally, it was "advised" that I have a professionally polished website. Today you can’t be a professional speaker or consultant without an online presence that shows your demo videos, topics, clients, blog posts and books.


The internet is just one way many companies have been “interrupted” and forced them to change or go out of business forever. What is interrupting your industry? Do you see that as a nuisance or an opportunity to reinvent yourself or your business?

You cannot reinvent
unless you are open to interruptions.

Dr. Joel Hunter recently stepped down as pastor of one of the largest churches in the nation – Northland Church in Longwood, Florida (near Orlando). He was interrupted by the 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting massacre, according to a message he delivered to his congregation early last year.


He said at that he realized that although he was Senior Pastor of the largest church in the city, he didn’t personally know any victims or their family members. This cut him to the heart and he felt a need to connect better and work in the community. He reinvented himself as a community speaker.


Changing technology causes interruptions, as with Toys R Us, Borders, Circuit City and automakers like Saturn and Oldsmobile.  Competition interrupts companies by raising the bar so high they can’t compete or are bought out.


Examples are Abercrombie, Nextel, Netscape, Gateway and Compaq computers, Fox News (recently purchased by Disney, who also owns ABC and ESPN), and Steak and Ale restaurants.


Interruptions can come in the form of pride and mistakes in business. 




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*Nine Ways to Get Through Crisis in Business
Each business faces crisis...

   A Reinvention Story
These are ordinary people who used circumstances, skills or inspiration to change their lives and the world around them. Perhaps they will inspire your reinvention. Enjoy!

His first marriage ended in divorce and he found himself homeless, working occasional jobs in night clubs for little money in stand-up comedy. But forced to pay alimony and child support, he lived out of his Ford Tempo.


His career turnaround happened gradually. Through a performance on stage he landed a breakout performance on Showtime at the Apollo. It launched him into big time entertainment. In 1993 he became the host of the program and held the position for over seven years. He is famous for both comedy and encouragement.


Who said, "Don't hate the player; change the game."?
Reinvention Nation Blog

What You Can Learn from Lincoln

The greatest speech in American history took under three minutes to deliver. It moved the speaker who preceded it so much he asked for a personal hand-written copy.

Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" was short, succinct and can be summarized in three parts:

  • Here is what I know – This country was founded on the premise that “all men are created equal.”
  • Here is how I know it – Now we are involved in a great civil war to test that premise.
  • Here is what it means for you – It is for us to continue the fight to see whether this nation will endure.

When you give a presentation, you should remember Three Emphases...


Funny Quotes 
"A day with out sunshine is, you know, night."
-Steve Martin
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been mores specific."
-Lily Tomlin
"I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong."
"I can resist everything except temptation."
-Oscar Wilde
"A committee is a group that keeps minutes and losses hours."
-Milton Berle

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