It was an unusual interview. The interviewer explained she was writing an article for a national women’s magazine on clever ways to put more joy into the holidays.
In that I’ve written a book on the subject, she called hoping I would help her with the story. I knew that I could.
In my typical overly excited manner I proceeded to pitch to her one marvelous holiday cost-cutting idea after another—some of them principle-based, others uniquely practical.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that something wasn’t right. One after another, my ideas landed with a thud. She didn’t like them at all.
And that’s when she made a comment that effectively brought the interview to a screeching halt…