Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Meeting with Someone Who Didn't want to Pick My Brain

This is awesome! @jillianvorce
Image: Me with Jillian Vorce

I just met with Jillian Vorce and had the best time. We met at 1:00 today at JP Licks for coffee. She paid. Thanks!

On my way home I glanced at the time and saw that it was 3:40!

We'd been together for 2 hours and 40 minutes!


The time flew by.

We'd met at the Seth Godin event in Boston last month and a few people stayed around after and chatted. That time, we stayed for about 2 hours after the event.

My time with Jillian was energizing. I'm an upbeat, positive person, and the combination of us together was amazing.

She wasn't there to ask me for anything.

She wasn't there to 'pick my brain.'

She wasn't there to promote her business.

Jillian just wanted to spend some time together.

How refreshing.

We talked about ONE MILLION THINGS.

Here are a few tweets I sent out to Jillian with links so she could learn more about some of the things I mentioned. If you haven't been following me for a while you might find them interesting. ;-)

The value of tweeting about what you had for lunch:

The first meeting of video bloggers in New York City:

The first episode of The Carol and Steve Show from 2005. We did 52 episodes:

My reports for Rocketboom, the first daily internet news video blog show:

One of my favorite reports. Watch the end when someone interrupts the report:

Books mentioned:

You have control over your emotions.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The power of introverts.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking


  1. I imagine it is nice to have a genuine lunch with no agenda. Can't imagine the volume of brain picking you experience in your travels... Truthfully, I am now feeling a little bad for briefly picking your brain when you came out to the dealership that day... .lol.

    1. When someone asks, "Can I Pick Your Brain?", I shut off. Close down. Become uninterested.

      Especially if we have never met.

      When I came out to see you, you asked, and we already knew each other, plus you were doing something for me, so it was not a problem. ;-)