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It’s not that important

Contrary to popular belief your work is not too important that you cannot take a break to go outside and bask in the glorious sunshine. Ok maybe if you’re a doctor and your scheduled for open heart surgery or something of the like. Yeah you should probably just wait to have your relaxing moment. Also, good for you. I’m sure that’s a very stressful thing to do and I would not want to switch places with you. But the rest of us who do not currently have a life hanging in the balance of our next decision, we should just take some time to enjoy the small things in life.

“But wait anonymous Turning Point author” you say, “I do not have the slightest idea of how to relax and surely I do not want to go have a beer whilst I’m working. What pray tell should I do?”

Fear not loyal reader for we have put together a small collection of things which bring us a zen-like feeling of peace and or excitement. You can check it out by clicking the word HERE.

We are curious what you do to unwind and take your mind of things. For example, back when I worked in a cubicle for a living I would sneak down and out the rear of the building and really just waste time watching people in their cars at the stop light on Golf Road and some street I cannot remember. Man it’s hysterical to see the performances people put on in their car. Dramatic sing alongs, the rear view mirror makeup application, unmentionable habits concerning ones nose-that really creeps me out. One of my favorites was to see multiple dudes (in different cars) checking out a pretty woman. You really get to see the various approaches to “inconspicuously looking”. And the inevitable “oh crap, she just caught me, act natural. la la la.”

So anyway, this was just a quick post to say “hey, enjoy yourself”. Keep on keepin’ on.

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What’s worse than being a guest at a lame party? Being the host.

Last year we had the privilege of working with one of the hippest bands around Chicago. Richie Davis from the Chicago Catz called us up and we talked for quite some time. These guys are the real deal, I thought to myself. The stories I heard, the places they had been, the people they had played alongside. Man, my head was spinning. Make no mistake, it wasn’t Richie doing some unsolicited name dropping, it was one honest answer to a question I asked that sparked me to ask a follow up question whose answer sparked another question and then another. You see where this is going right.

We’ve shot a couple of different gigs for the Chicago Catz and each time they simply owned the stage, owned the crowd, and owned the night. The passion for what they do and their talent just combines into this unstoppable energy that doesn’t quit until it creeps into your feet and hands forcing you to get down and dance. To cut loose and enjoy yourself. Now try to imagine staying focused long enough to shoot a video. It wasn’t easy.

Since our first conversation, Richie and I have became friends. We don’t go hang out every Tuesday on a bowling league, but our phone calls definitely do not follow the traditional client/service provider template. But then again, I guess neither one of us are exactly traditional. I can say that Richie is a stand up guy, someone who really cares about making people happy and making good music. If that’s not the guy you want in charge of the good times at your event, I don’t know who is. Check them out at www.ChicagoCatz.com.

 

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