This is our thirty-next calendar year as KIZER & BENDER. 32 years of Retail Adventures, there is in no way a boring second close to right here!
We absolutely by no means considered that very first time we walked onstage in Boston, Massachusetts to give our incredibly 1st “Retail Adventures in the Genuine World” keynote presentation that it would be the beginning of matters to occur. For that matter who understood that “professional speaker” was a genuine task? Effectively, Loaded did for the reason that it was a lifelong aim for him, but it was all new to Georganne. We under no circumstances imagined we’d end up listed here, but right here we are.
Thirty-two years is a lengthy time. All those couple of periods we have been courageous plenty of to observe the video clip of that to start with seminar we see two people who glimpse form of acquainted. Georganne has some Large 90s hair, Significant shoulder pads, and big glasses. All the things was significant again then. And she’s putting on a red fit, her trademark and the very first of quite a few. Aside from the beard that he grew around 1993, Wealthy seems to be very a lot the very same. We’re blessed that he is flourishing considering that the two open up heart surgical procedures (two in two times, he’s an overachiever) he had in December of 2019. For Wealthy the pandemic shutdown was a reward because it gave him the time to recuperate that he never would have taken on his own.
We even now love this quote from former Craftrends columnists Linda Queen and Wanda Zeagler that reads: “Many of you don’t have partners. Which is high-quality if it works for you. You naturally are not among the ‘Shared Brain People’ who inhabit this Earth. We are and we are really snug, every of us, with our very own parts of our brains.” Some folks who read through that quotation do not recognize it, but we do, and that’s all that counts.
Partnership is a interesting factor. Just in situation you didn’t know, but were curious, we are married. Fortunately. Just not to each other, thank you very much. We get that “Are you married?” concern a whole lot still a thirty-two calendar year small business partnership is nothing to sneeze at. It is fairly amazing thinking about the Beatles only lasted eight years.
We’re polar opposites. Our present place of work is in a 170+ 12 months previous farmhouse which is loaded with character. (And a several spirits, but that is another story for a further day.) Rich’s perform room is a innovative mess Georganne’s appears to be neat as long as you don’t open up her desk drawers. Loaded is a Kind A identity who is generally thinking of our next massive transfer Georganne is all about the facts, figuring out how to make that “next significant thing” occur. Rich’s mind in no way turns off Georganne flips hers off like a light switch the 2nd she leaves the workplace. Rich reads enterprise books and publications like a madman, Georganne reads every little thing other than company guides. Prosperous prefers to emphasis on 1 factor at a time Georganne is the queen of multi-tasking.
We have performed the palace and we have played mad sites we’d definitely relatively forget about, and some of our favourite shows have been in the tiny back rooms of merchants. The trials and tribulations of our 32 yrs of daily life on the highway are priceless, and we actually wouldn’t adjust a solitary point. We are privileged to do the job in so a lot of industries. Our clients involve huge fellas like IBM, NCR, and SEARS, as perfectly as intensively innovative independents. And with funeral administrators, amazing people today who care for their shoppers in means that go considerably further than what is predicted.
Thank you for becoming a member of us on our continuing journey! We are grateful to all people who has helped us together the way, and we are thankful to all the folks who connect with us every single working day to share their stories or check with for tips. Our door is always open!
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