Rob, thanks for your comments. The copy I had was from what my coach put in his email, which he included in his in full. I can’t edit it. It’s in the public domain, just like you can take something I publish and comment upon it. I respect your point. This gentleman could care less about me or my business or my opinion, or Orvel Ray’s, I would bet money on it. I understand your point entirely. I would simply note there that if we’re going to put ourselves, our copy, our marketing and material out there, then the feedback it engenders is an opportunity to look long and hard at ourselves. That is in part the hard personal work here. We draw to ourselves that which we most need to look at, just as reading that ad was a very good challenge to me to wonder what it is that I put out in the public domain and the effect it has on others. That is the beauty of the mirror. He doesn’t have to agree with me at all. As you have the right to your opinion, I have the right to mine. We speakers become very public figures when we do this kind of work, and that means we draw people’s interest or their opinions. To be frank, it was this kind of thing that caused me to leave the NSA fold, fold up my tent and continue to work outside the organization, choosing instead to remain connected with the folks I felt demonstrated the kinds of behaviors that you describe. However you bring up a good point, and I will mull it over, with respect, and I may edit. I can’t at the moment as I am heading out the door. Still, food for thought, and I will honor your suggestions by giving it careful consideration. Thanks kindly for your story and your comments.

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