I am a very persistent person. Probably to a point of annoyance for some, but it comes with determination. When I am focused on success, something or someone I believe in, or getting what I want, I won’t stop until I’ve achieved my goal. Don’t you hate it when you know you have a really good idea, but you give up because the people you need to believe in it don’t, and then you see it become a success by someone else? I can’t tell you how many times that has happen to me… It’s so annoying! I would rather be annoying than be annoyed.
I definitely didn’t plan to spend 80% of my 4th of July on an airplane, but I have big career goals I’m working on, not to mention various other projects. Those goals led me to fly off to Seattle in the wee hours on Tuesday morning. The Best Man returns to Vegas in less than two weeks. It’s the second year we search out the thirty-five best bachelors that compete to raise money for their favorite charities. We specifically choose men that are highly respected, professional, personable, and good looking; the man that women desire. Last year the program was a great success so I decided to expand the program to Seattle this fall. You may be thinking why, considering my struggles with the city, but Seattle and Vegas has some unique ties, especially in the Bellevue area. I also believe things happen for a reason so no matter what has happen to me personally, it always leads me to something bigger. Going into a new market has proven to be a small challenge, but that’s what drives me. There are a lot of successful men in the area that deserve to be recognized and honored. That is the best thing about the program; every man that gets nominated appreciates it and takes it seriously. I spent Tuesday running around all day, but it was worth it.
Once I finished with my work, it was time to play. I sat down at Blue Martini in Bellevue to visit a girlfriend that bartends there. After another martini, I was feeling a little tipsy. I thought it was best to get a quick nap in, or I would be done before I even got out. Around 10 p.m. I had some friends meet up in my room at the Hyatt, and I met the rest at the Suite. We walked over to Mirror Nightclub where I had a table waiting. Mirror recently remodeled and the new decor looks beautiful. Everyone pretty much showed up except for one of my friends. I was a little annoyed because when people come to Vegas, they expect me to drop everything and come out. If I’m in town for one night, I expect them to do the same.
I was introduced someone new that night. He was jaw dropping gorgeous, and it was hard for me to keep my confident composure. As we talked throughout the night, I learned he was successful, mature, kind, and kind. We exchanged numbers, and I have a feeling I’ll be seeing him again sooner than later. The night was really fun, and everyone had a great time. Mirror Nightclub took great care of us, and we stayed until the club closed. A few of us headed back to my room to continue the party. I was feeling great having a successful day and fun night.
I flew back yesterday and met up with my Vegas family at Bellina’s Beach. I was feeling extremely hung-over, and it was hard to get in the spirit of the night. LBC handed me a sparkler, “I want you to light this and wave it around like you’re having a great time.” I laughed and got up to join in the fun. They have an amazing view of the entire Southwest valley. We lined up along their back wall watching the fireworks going on off all over the city. It was beautiful. It made feel grateful to share the moment with the people I love. It also made me feel grateful for the friends I have in Seattle. I appreciated those who came out to see with me for one night. As I fulfill my goals I want in life, I will continue to be persistent, no matter who or what tries to stop me. Like Albert Einstein said,
“I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success.”