Is that the picture I’ve created for you over the years?
Well, let me tell you about a day in my life…
This weekend, I’m heading out for another acupuncture conference. Today, all of us have been busily making sure everything is ready for me to go. Friday, I’ll get up really early and catch the first plane out of Boise. Then I’ll arrive at my destination.
What next? I won’t eat for 3 days…
Who needs food, right? When you’re SUPER busy, do you ever forget to eat…OR…are you ever so busy that you don’t have time to eat???
This happens to me EVERY time I go to an acupuncture convention.
Here’s the flow of a typical day:
- Morning mingle and breakfast time: I’m graphing practitioners.
- Morning seminar: I’m graphing practitioners who skip the seminar because I was so busy during their breakfast.
- Seminar lunch break: I’m still graphing practitioners.
- Afternoon seminar (when normal booths take their lunch break): I’m graphing those who skip the CEU event again–because I was so busy during their lunch.
- Evening mix/mingle/happy hour/dinner party: I’m graphing everyone who has been watching our busy booth all day long.
Okay, I’m exaggerating a little bit, but it IS really hard to find time to eat on these convention weekends! There just so little time and so many people to see and graph!
Don’t get me wrong… I LOVE demonstrating AcuGraph. I LOVE meeting practitioners from all around the world. AND–I LOVE my job!
I have the amazing opportunity to help practitioners change their lives by improving their practice. The adrenaline that keeps me going during these events sustains me. Some practitioners even stop by TWICE to get graphed within the same weekend.
Here is a great story:
Day ONE of Symposium (during the first CEU teaching session by the way…)
The practitioner hangs out at the booth until the crowd leaves and asks me if she can stay during her CEU class and get graphed. She wanted to be graphed during the break, but I was too busy graphing her colleagues. “Can I get some time now and ask a few questions.” Of course, my answer is YES.
After graphing her and discussing the options in AcuGraph, I print out a report for her to take home. In that report, I give her a list of the AcuGraph recommended points for her to treat at home. She is thrilled and gives me a hug.
Day TWO of the Symposium (again during the first teaching session…)
She returns AGAIN–during her CEU class the next day–and asks if I can re-graph her (because it has been 24 hours since her last graph.) This is what her graph looked like on day two.
Why did she get graphed twice?
The first time–she was intrigued. We had a huge crowd at our booth. She wanted to see why everyone was so excited. She went home that night and treated the AcuGraph recommended acupuncture points.
The second time–she wanted to see if her ‘AcuGraph suggested at home treatment’ could possibly changed the graph.
Did her graph change?
YES indeed. Quite drastically, actually.
Was she impressed?
You can clearly see why I love my job. I love all of you and I love how I can help improve our profession. AcuGraph changes practitioners lives. Practitioners then change patients lives. It’s a beautiful interaction of energy.
A week ago, I was in Florida at FSOMA.
Tomorrow I’ll be at the 10th Annual World Congress of Chinese Medicine in Santa Clara, CA.
I’ll be home for two days before I head out again the following
weekend to the Asian Integrative Medicine Symposium in Toronto, Canada.
Later in October, I’ll be at the Pacific Symposium in San Diego.
If you are at any of these events (or even in the area), please stop by the booth. I’d love to meet you, do an AcuGraph demo, and answer any of your questions about our products. And by the way… Don’t worry about whether or not I’ve eaten. It all works out in the end. Besides–I’ve been working on losing a few pounds anyway!
You can even call our office and arrange to have a personal meeting with me while I’m in town! One lovely practitioner in Florida, took me out for Sushi so she could have one-on-one time with me while discussing AcuGraph. You can see why it’s not hard to bribe me for personal time with food! She caught me on the last day of the weekend event–and I was HUNGRY!
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Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.