The Curse of Empty Promises

My friend, Shawn Rapier, one of the best guys in the whole world.  Check out the Latter Day Lives podcast we recently recorded, very fun. 


A friend of mine, Shawn Rapier, told me a sobering story recently.  An old friend reached out 2 months ago and invited him to her wedding.  It was 3 days away, and being out of town, he couldn’t make it.  Instead, Shawn said, “Let’s do this – How about I get a few of our former co-workers together and we can go celebrate with you at lunch?”  She said, “I’d like that”.

As Shawn put it, life got in the way and he spaced this invitation as it went to the back of his mind.  Sadly Friday was her funeral.  A life cut short too soon, leaving behind 2 young daughters and a newly-wed-husband, now widower.

Shawn expressed sorrow, his words, in the “Empty Promise he had made”, to get together and then they never did.

This story deeply touched me, and where it is yes, a very sad one, there is also a silver lining.  Because despite the empty promises we may have offered through our lifetime and realize we can’t return to fulfill, there is always keeping promises now, today, from this day forth.

Don’t live with the curse of empty promises, instead make promises that you intend to keep and watch every aspect of your life, joy, and fulfillment accelerate beyond any realm you can imagine.


~ jason

Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration.  Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys.  He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite.

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2 thoughts on “The Curse of Empty Promises”

  1. Jason ~

    Your theme of simply keeping promises — what promises really are — and what they have to do with what, and who, you really are — is profound. I remember experiencing your presentation for the first time. Wow. Subtle, powerful, life changing — and a ton of fun!

    You are the master.


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