One of the goals I have for the future is to do speaking engagements on college campuses to inform student-athletes about what I wrote about in my book Same Name Different Game. After doing research, I decided to write to a selected number of agencies that represent public speakers. So far, I have only written to one because each one has different requests for such applications. The picture above is the rejection email I got back. You may think I am nuts, but I was pleased when I got it.
This is a full-circle moment for me. Why? Because in my book, I gave detailed instructions on what to do if you need to look for an agent. I also wrote that the reader should be ready to get rejected often. I was lucky enough when I played that I never had to search for an agent, so now being an unknown entity as a writer and public speaker, I am getting a dose of the same medicine I wrote about. Now I have to up my game, and grind until I convince one of these agencies to take a chance on me, just the same as I wrote about in my book! Time for me to take my own advice.
I was not expecting to get an acceptance letter. I know this is a part of the process and I will embrace whatever comes my way. I am in this for the long haul and when I put my mind to something I usually get the results I am looking for. It may not happen today or tomorrow, but eventually, my hard work will pay off. Time for me to get back to it!
Thank you for taking the time to read my words!