Hi My Friend.
This blog will be short and sweet.
Last Tuesday I had an event in Chicago that was awesome.
Tomorrow I leave my home at 4 AM to go to Indianapolis for my next event.
I have had those booked for quite a while now.
And then an opportunity came up that I couldn’t pass on, even if it would be physically nearly impossible to pull off.
A life insurance group in Malaysia called, having their event in the “Las Vegas of China”, a fancy place called Macau.
They needed me there on Friday as the Closing Keynote.
Usually someone would go to the other side of the world and spend some time checking things out.
However, I didn’t have time to do that, but realized I could make it work if I did the hardest turnaround of my career.
That would mean 80 hours of travel without a break. Truth is: I never went outside the hotel other than to grab the taxi to and from the airport!
Here’s the view from my window!
I returned home Tuesday night from Chicago, and left my home at 6 AM Wednesday for Seattle, then to Seoul, South Korea, then to Hong Kong, then to Macau.
30 hours one way.
Sadly, there was only an upgrade from SLC to Seattle. So, this was not a comfortable experience on the flights.
Landed, changed in the hotel, did sound check, did my 30 minute speech, took photos and signed autographs for about 4 hours, and went back to the airport to fly home.
I was in Macau for less than 18 hours.
And then 30 hours back to SLC.
I leave for the airport in 7 hours from this posting to head to Indy, and keep the Promise to my awesome client.
To say I’m grateful for what I’ve just gotten to do would be an understatement.
This is, in every way, the opposite of every challenge and opportunity I have had to deal with since 2019.
Remember, I was trapped in my home office doing events “virtual” for a year.
In Macau, there were thousands cheering, laughing, wanting to get a photo. It was incredible and felt like old times again.
I loved them and they loved me. It was awesome.
I am in physical pain, mostly back and hips, from sitting on planes.
But I am so so so grateful for this time of my career.
The Promise in this case was to show up, deliver on no sleep, and to show up for the next client as if I am at 100%.
Truth is: When the lights go on I AM AT 100% even if I don’t feel 100%.
Do you get me?
That’s why this blog is late today to your inbox, and it’s also a Promise kept to send you this on the very day of such a turnaround.
I’m off to bed now.
I’ll never forget my 80-hours to China and back.
And I am so excited for this coming week, speaking in Indy, SLC, and when I can hopefully catch up on some sleep later this month.
For now, back to the race track.
~ Jason Hewlett
Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker
- Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Coach & Mentor
- World’s Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to Create Legendary Leadership through the Power of Commitment
- Author of “The Promise To The One”