Well kids, it’s that time of year again. For what started as a lark, and has now turned into an annual competition for fame and fortune: My annual “Night Before Christmas” contest.
It began about eight years ago, when I wrote my version of the Christmas classic each Christmas eve for my newsletter readers. A few years ago, I changed it to a contest and moved it to the Success Blog. The entries have been nothing short of phenomenal. If you’re interested, you can see last year’s entries here.
Now is your chance to dazzle us with the creative skills we’ve been talking about all week. And we’ll see how you guys who scored high on the Creativity IQ test pan out!
An esteemed panel of judges (that would be me) will select one lucky winner. If that’s you, you’ll receive the complete 12-DVD set of my Conquering Lack and Living Rich! series. It’s not quite $5 million and your own iconic Pepsi commercial, but if you apply what you learn from the series, it can be worth much more than that. (So if your name isn’t linked to your website, be sure and use your whole name, in the event you win.)
So with appropriate apologies to the family of Clement Clark Moore, purists, and all poets everywhere, here is…
The Night Before Christmas, 2011…
T’was the night before Christmas and all through the U.S.;
The economy was tanking and things were a mess.
The newscasts were dark, and the mood was depressing.
Unemployment was rising, and things were distressing.
I put on my Chewbacca pajamas, climbed into my bed;
Slipped into the covers, and pulled them over my head.
Sleep escaped me, for my head it was aching;
I was riddled with doubts, for the future we were making.
When out on the lawn, arose such a hullabaloo;
Alright dear reader, the rest is up to you. Hit me with your best shot. Be Epic! I’ll announce the winner on Monday.
P.S. Here’s wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with good friends, joyful reunions, and stimulating conversations. However in light of the new FTC regulations on bloggers, these wishes are subject to the following terms and conditions:
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