Inspirational day

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the second annual F.I.R.E. session at Brains on Fire, a branding and identity agency based in Greenville, S.C.  (Disclaimer: Brains on Fire is one of my PR clients). 

Scott Ginsberg, the “name tag guy,” and Richard Tait, one of the co-founders of the awesome game Cranium, spoke at the event, along with some of the leaders from Brains on Fire.  I didn’t come away with just one of those ‘Let’s Go Make a Difference!’ feelings.  I had that, but also a rejuvenation for what I do.  It’s fun to be around people who truly enjoy what they do for a living, and all of these people were living examples of folks who, for the most part, seem to like getting out of bed and going to work every day. 

I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I do.  My dad told me once, “The two most important decisions you’ll ever make in your life are who you marry, and what you choose as your career.”  I’ve taken that to heart (see Dad, I do listen every once in a while).  I think I married the best guy around, and I’ve tried to make career choices that inspire me and make me excited to go to work.  Ever since I started my own business last year, I’ve had sense of excitement.

Don’t get me wrong – there are good days and bad days, just like any career.  But after attending the F.I.R.E. session yesterday, I’m reminded why I do what I do, and why I think it’s fun.

I hope you’re doing something you think is fun, too.  Do it with purpose and make it count. 

Oh, and as a side note, I also attended Greenville’s TALK Magazine “Talk Live” luncheon yesterday, where Lauren Hutton was the keynote speaker.  Even at 64, this woman is a knock out!  Quite the character.  She was nice enough to have her picture taken with me.

Liza and Lauren Hutton mug for the camera.

I’m headed to NYC later today for a tradeshow and to meet with some great media outlets while I’m there.  I’ll report back if anything interesting happens!



  1. I would have skipped my session to meet her too 😉

  2. Ha! For what it’s worth, I heard most of Scott’s presentation and it was very “approachably-inspiring!” If you have no idea what that means, check Scott Ginsberg out (and his name tags) when you have time.

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