It was 9:00 pm on a Monday, or Tuesday, or perhaps Sunday, days fly. Jody and I were on our way to the doctors house for a reading from his Psychic, Ms. Lan Vo.
I wasn’t interested in getting a reading because my ex girlfriend got readings at carnivals, street vendors, and she once paid $1,000 for a reading from Sylvia Browne.
Every time my ex got a reading our relationship was in trouble. One time my ex was told that two men whose name started with (D) would love her, and it would be tough for her to decide. Oddly enough that exact scenario happened and after five years of my blood, sweat, and semen… I got dumped. Then she got dumped a few months later!
The famous Sylvia Browne was the worst. Sylvia performed a carnival style ‘cold reading’- a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums and illusionists (readers) to imply that the reader knows much more then the reader actually does.
Years later I got into Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP), and NLP seemingly debunked the mystery behind psychic ability by suggesting that real psychics are ALL ‘cold reading specialists.’
Basically I knew more then the psychic and didn’t want a reading.
The doctor on the other hand, relies on his psychic. He calls her for business advice, stock tips, and probably fashion tips for all we know. We will never know because in usual doctor fashion he had a 40 minute reading and all he said was, “It was good.”
Jody Lea said, “OMG, she mentioned this, and that, and blah, blah, blah.”
The doctors wife said, “Ugh, she said I’m going to have a baby boy.”
It was my turn to see Ms. Lan Vo. I sat down at the table and she asked to see my palms. Was I to look her in the eye?
I did, and she is a hot, old, Vietnamese lady. Ms. Vo looked at my palms and told me about the books I never published. She flipped cards and brought up names of people she couldn’t possibly have guessed. My favourite moment was when she shook her head and said, “You so talented, you so smart, but LAZY.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t watch judge Judy at 2:00 pm, that was just a phase. I’m lazy in the sense that I don’t dedicate enough hours to “work.”
But define work. Some people get paid to walk dogs, so when I walk my dogs for nine hours then that’s technically a job, isn’t it? Jody Lea gives me a list of jobs every morning on her way to work. I have to do them. I’m an Area Director for Toastmasters International and that means I have to be active in five public speaking clubs. That’s a full time job no pay. BUT, once I become a Distinguished Toastmaster I can work toward being an Accredited Speaker. Accredited Speakers get paid, and over the next twenty years I’m going to get paid a lot to speak. Lan Vo was simply suggesting that we make that speaking plan happen closer to six months, rather than 20 years.
You know it
My favourite online marketer was once the lazy marketer. My favourite success stories are the one-hour-a-day online marketing stories. Haven’t you ever wanted to NOT work, and still get paid??
It’s not unreal. It’s happening all around us.
To some people a pension cheque is residual income. Movies make residual income for others. Authors make residual income, and network marketers make residual income. I have been interested in network marketing since 2000 when a friend got involved in Amway. I never joined him but I sure liked the idea of residual income.
At on point Ms. Lan Vo said, “You have a degree in marketing, right? Use it!”
“HUH?!?” How would any stranger know or guess that? Later I asked Jody Lea if she said something but she hadn’t. How did she know?
Lan Vo said she was born with it. When she was young she was beaten for her abilities. As she grew older she was thrown in jail, twice. I believe she was in jail when she helped police solve a murder. Then, I’m not sure how old Lan Vo was but she fled to Hawaii and has been living the good life ever since.
Lan Vo inspired me to achieve the success I, you, we deserve. Sometimes we second guess ourselves, procrastinate, or think I’m to old for that. Sometimes other people get into our head but screw em.
The bottom line is that Honolulu has some world renowned characters and Lan Vo is rated one of the 13 scariest people in O’ahu Honolulu. She has an endless list of happy clients, success stories, and stalkers. Haha, I don’t know about the last one but… if you don’t believe me then go check out her yelp reviews here. And everybody knows yelpers are the meanest reviewers, period.
Soon I’ll be calling Lan Vo for business, stock, and fashion advice as well!
Well, gotta go walk my dogs.
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