If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you should.
And if you follow my Instagram story, you already know what happened. Three hours into my flight from Dallas to Beijing, the plane had to turn around because of a “fuel problem”. Once back in Dallas, we waited 5 hours for a new plane and a new crew but, somehow, once everyone was ready to board, the flight was cancelled. I found myself a hotel room, got a few hours of sleep, and I’m back at the Dallas airport writing these lines.
A trusted colleague from China will run the first day of the event in my stead. I’ve known him for over 10 years and I’m grateful that he and I became “professional friends” along the way. We’ve shared many laughs, a few drinks, and a handful of candid conversations about our strengths and weaknesses. These are the relationships that foster mutual growth. They require a minimum investment but they yield huge dividends.
OK. Heading back to the gate.
Third time’s a charm?