Sometimes you actually get to turn enduring memories into new dreams. Last night friends from far and wide came to share an evening at Bogie’s Bar & Lounge to hear Jim Cathcart rock out to songs we all know and love. Yes, CPAE, CSP, Cavett Award Winner and Speakers Roundtable speaker extraordinaire is also a lounge singer!
The smile on his face and the contagious joy in the room lets you know that riches don’t always come in a big pay check. They come in using one’s gift in a powerful way to bring simple pleasures to others. From the Beatles to Elvis and the Everly Brothers, we relived memories and made some new ones. We had the added treat of hearing Paula Cathcart join Jim in many wonderful duets.
You can enjoy this ten minute sample of the evening’s music and memories. In fact, after this success, he may be coming to a lounge near you. Probably not, but truth has it that Jim is bringing more of his music to his presentations and audiences are loving it. Maybe it is because music and memories are such positive tools to connect to our lives. Well, Jim sure knows how to connect.
There is a truth about optimism that Jim demonstrates so well. Optimism is a byproduct of one’s choices. Some sit and think about experiences they would like to do, but never do it. Some seize the moment and get to enjoy the results. Optimists have a bias for action and get to experience far more of life’s simple pleasures by doing that. In The Optimism Advantage, I quote John Wooden’s father, “Make each day your masterpiece.”
Thanks Jim for inviting us to your dream. It truly was a masterpiece. You ROCKED, and we are better for knowing you.