It is hard to believe but it was been almost 10 years ago when on June 20th, 2008; I got into my car and did the horrible recording that ended up as Episode One of TSP.
That was the beginning of the only thing in my professional life I have done for 5 years in a row let alone 10. The reason is simple, when I started doing this, I figured out, for the first time in my life I was really doing what I wanted to do, teaching and making a difference in the lives of people. And doing so on my terms and on the terms of those I was speaking to. A completely voluntary relationship.
In these 10 years I have had incredible successes and some true failures as well. A journey worth taking is full of ups and downs, and this decade of TSP has been full of both. But in the end you guys stuck with me. One month into TSP I had about 25 listeners and set a goal to grow to 1,000 by the end of 08, we slammed that number times 2.5 and hit 2500.
Today I checked this month’s metrics and we averaged about 189,000 downloads a day over this month. When I look at that and think of the life I have today I am so eternally grateful to you guys.
I am not a guy big on dates and such, but some of my friends and my wonderful wife pointed out that this is not about me, it is about TSP and the community and it should be celebrated. They were right. Sadly we are going to have to limit attendance to 50 people. It won’t be a big multi day event but it should be a lot of fun.
We have chosen a private room at Meso Maya in downtown Fort Worth and the date will be August 11, 2018. Doing it on the actual anniversary day is just not practical as I will be soaking my butt in the ocean on Sanibel Island that day.
There will be no charge and Dorothy and I will be covering food for everyone with a special assortment of 5 amazing appetizers. The folks there say that should really be enough for everyone to eat but we will also have our own dedicated wait staff and bar tender for the entire event. Drinks will be order your own, and I have personally trained them to make Spirko Margaritas.
The 11th is a Saturday night and we selected Down Town Fort Worth because there are many hotels in walking distance. We plan to Uber there and possibly hit another bar (Bird Cafe has an amazing one) before heading home.
I will provide more details soon and we will have a way to reserve your spot set up soon as well. It again won’t cost anything but will be reserve your spot in a first come first served manner. Of course MSB will be given first dibs and a few close friends will get personal invites.
In any even stay tuned for more details and I will announce the time we will begin accepting reservations well in advance. We felt 50 was a good number, it will be intimate enough that I can spend time with everyone, and it should be an amazingly good time.
As to the location, Dorothy and I found Meso Maya recently and we just love the place. The service is amazing, the food is totally off the hook and the room we have is just perfect. I hope to see many of you there.