There is a valuable lesson in this for everyone with aspirations. The adage of success is what you make of it might well sound like pretentious biz speak, but it is also true.
I just got back from my book signing at the Scotia Square Coles outlet – and it was a good signing and a bad one – and I’ll tell you why.
For starters, it was a fine and sunny day.
Unfortunately, that is NOT optimal book signing weather. For a good book signing you want to have somewhat gray weather. Drizzly is even better. Not pouring down hard enough to keep folks at home – but just dank and drizzly to make them itchy for the malls and – more important – for the bookstores.
So when I set out this morning I knew that it wasn’t going to be a good book signing.
Now I could have moped around and complained to whoever would listen – and how many people are out there in the world who really want to listen to some old fart writer moping and groaning…
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