Jim Blasingame – The Small Business Advocate

I had a scheduled radio interview with The Small Business Advocate, Jim Blasingame this morning. He reminded his audience and me, that I’ve been part of his Brain Trust for 7 years now. It’s been over a year since I’ve been able to be on this show. We’ve gotten to know each other primarily by phone. Once, when he was in the city for a small business conference, he treated me to a lovely dinner, so we’ve met other than virtually too.

Before going live on the show this morning, he talks to the guest off-line. “How are you, Jim?” I asked. To which he always responds, “Better now!” And I always laugh. “It’s been awhile, Jane,” he noted before we went on the air. Here’s what knocked me out. His next question was, “How are Chloe and Owen doing?”

Those are my precious 4-year old and 2-year old grandchildren. My mouth dropped open and my heart got bigger.

It takes a very caring person to have that information at their fingertips. The best I could do was to ask after his grandchildren. I know he’s got a bunch of little boys that he’s crazy about, but I’ve never jotted down their names or anything.

“Oh, they’re great,” he said. “Hurricane, Tornado, Crash and Trainwreck. I had Crash over this weekend…” the story unfolded. You have to love a guy like this.

By the way, here’s the link to the interview where we covered crowd-sourcing and Mastermind Groups. I completed the yearlong intensive I’ve been leading last Friday, started a 7-session Creative Mastermind yesterday and will launch the next Intensive on October 2. I have the most wonderful women business owners who inspire me and each other to greater success.

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