Captivate, Irony And New Careers

Captivate, Irony And New Careers.

Captivate and irony are such a juicy words, no two ways around it. Another juicy word that conjures wonderment and awe is spellbinding.

We’ll start with captivate. It’s the first word in the title of a book. Also, it may well be on my ‘must read’ list. “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People” written by Vanessa Van Edwards. Her name is very cool name.

Allow me to entice you. Click HERE to see Tom Bilyeu’s interview with her, it’s worth it for the introduction alone.

Books, Books and More Books

I have mentioned before that I am, or was, an avid reader. That said, nowadays I devour all manner of content. It’s true that I have hundreds of books at home. Unfortunately, not all of them are on shelves.

These days I try to multi-task and will listen whist doing something else. Occasionally I will stop, make a note and then carry on. Today was no exception.

Yesterday Was No Exception Either

I had to nip to the local supermarket. I was listening to the radio as I was parking. They were interviewing an actress. By my own admission, I had never heard of her but she was enigmatic to say the least. her newly released hardback was the topic of conversation.

When you open yourself up to the universe, it moves to help you along. As I was perusing the book aisle, as I always do, there was the very book that was just being talked about. Gadzooks. Needless to say, I had to buy it. “Don’t Laugh. It’ll Only Encourage Her” by Daisy May Cooper is now proudly atop a nearby pile.

You certainly get the low down here, or what?

Irony And New Careers

‘Captivate, Irony and New Careers’ is the title and so far we’ve only covered the captivate bit. Best I get on with the rest. The irony and new careers part are intertwined.

For the best part of six months I have been wanting to get into loan brokering. My house husbandry days are coming to a close.

After signing up with one company I then found another one which was a much better fit. I did my due diligence and finally plucked up the courage to book a call with one of their advisors.


The conversation was going really well, right up until the part where I was told of a sign-up fee. Now, it’s true, you can do all this stuff for free.

The problem is, if you don’t know what you’re doing you don’t know if you’re doing it right. I’d much rather invest in something that is proven. That way I have given myself the best possible chance.

How Much?

So, I wasn’t expecting the actual figure to be as much as it was. Even with it being broken down into instalments, it was still too much.

Not having enough money to become a loan broker is ironic. Here’s the thing. I had to kindly bow out but did make myself and the guy on the other end of the phone a promise.

In true Arnie fashion and I do a mean impression, I uttered the words, at least in my head “I’ll be back.” It took me four months and another favour from the universe.

Captivate, Irony And New Careers

I’ll bring you up to speed in the next post. Now would seem like a good time to stop. If you’d like to check out my previous post, you can do so HERE.

By the way, there is a blatant grammatical error a few paragraphs up. I mention it only because if I correct it, my perfect SEO score disappears. I feel like I’ve sold my soul.

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