So you are probably asking yourself, plumbing company, author and an auctioneer?
You could say that it is in my bloodline.
My grandpa and cousin are both professional auctioneers and I’ve attended what feels like 100 estate auctions, but since I have never been a licensed auctioneer, I was not able to call bids.
Bid calling (what most consider the fast talking) is an art. The best auctioneers have a chant that is soothing to the ear and if you’re not careful will cause you to spend more money than you planned.
"I’ve learned that if you chase impact and not dollars, your life will never be the same again."
On January 30, 2021, I was introduced to an organization called Dream on 3, a nonprofit that was centered around giving ‘dreams’ to children who had life altering disabilities. They raise the money by fundraising and an auction.
This particular year (due to COVID) the auction was going to be online, but the system crashed.
I had a little Moscow mule encouragement and the next thing I know, I found myself rattling off numbers and bids faster than I could think.
My body was filled with adrenaline and joy. Real money was being raised for real kids with real impact, one bid at a time. Some might call it a coincidence, but I call it a God Wink.
Since that event, I’ve become a fully licensed auctioneer and the Dream on 3 team invited me to be the auctioneer at the main event this past January (2022).
Life is funny, but I’ve learned that if you chase impact and not dollars, your life will never be the same again.