There's been a bit of a lag in posting and in my podcasts. I was off dealing with an unexpected fourth back surgery, and as much as I enjoy doing this; it all had to take a backseat to therapy and working on my recovery.
The good news is that it seems to have finally fixed the problems with a much more long-lasting solution. The challenge was that my back kept insisting on sliding forward at L-3. That's something it's just not designed to do. The previous fusion wasn't strong enough, thus the fourth surgery to do a more extensive bone graft and build a larger fusion apparatus.
I just saw my. doctor and looked over my current X-Ray's to see that at six months out, everything is holding as it should. I'm finally pretty much pain free for the first time in years and building my stamina back up to get back out on show site with my clients.
This may seem like a fairly personal journey to be sharing. But, I've hesitated to do much of anything related to work or new customers until I had this situation resolved. I didn't want to take on a project that I wasn't going to be able to support to the highest standards and quality. I've continued working with some existing clients who have been not just clients, but friends in some cases for almost 30 years.
The other reason I'm sharing this is that I believe in full transparency with my customers and with anyone who might someday be a customer. I always want to be able to look you in the eye and be completely honest, including about my abilities to provide the work and service that I'm promising. It's a core value here and a part of mutual trust we need to have in each other to work together.
So, I'm back and I'm excited about finding new clients and new opportunities to work with planners who need technical direction and support to make their meetings successful!
Here's a little glimpse at the new hardware that I'm sure will be tons of fun the next time I pass through a TSA checkpoint at the airport...
Jon Trask, CMP, CMM
A passion to improve both the meetings and Audio Visual industries by helping to create better and more effective technology conversations..