The typical Monday blog post did not happen today.

There were a couple reasons for this. First, I had to spend much of the afternoon with a client of mine. I went beyond my normal role as a writer, editor, proofreader, speaker, or publisher and was, instead – wait for it – a videographer.

Not part of my normal skill set. But I think I did okay by her.

The funny part is that, right as I arrived at my client’s office, I received a text from another client. The client texting me is one I refer to in my head as “the big guy” – because he’s very important to me as a client and, also, he is literally a big guy!

As we approach the end of the third quarter of 2018 and enter Q4, I have some major changes headed my way. And the big guy is a big part of those changes.

Many of my readers and colleagues have heard or read my references to a client of mine who is “a retired NFL pro.” Because I’ve done a lot of work for him under an NDA, I haven’t told people who he is, or what we’ve been doing together.

That’s all changing soon, because I’m going to be joining him in a partnership. We’re both excited about it, and the only reason I’m not writing more today is that he and I have to strategize first about how and when I do that.

The combination of my existing platform with his amazing platform should make for a very interesting Q4, not to mention 2019.

So I’ll let the “big guy” dictate a bit about how we roll this out, but one thing for sure: it’s going to be very, very cool. More to come.

Happy Monday!

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