Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell were considered “rising stars in the poetry world,” when they first met in New York City in 1947. And I guess “rising stars” is appropriate because he had just won a Pulitzer prize. And she had just published her first book. He was married, and they lived in separate cities. But they became pen pals and wrote to each other for 30 years.
Their pen pals relationship turned into a great friendship.
After Lowell died in 1977, Elizabeth wrote “our friendship, which was often kept alive through years of separation only by letters, remained constant and affectionate, and I shall always be deeply grateful for it.”
I only learned of these two writers as I read through some stories of “historic pen pals.” That sort of communication went the way of the dinosaurs a long time ago, for the most part.
Can you imagine keeping in touch with someone, through actual snail mail letters, for 30 years? It seems almost impossible to even consider these days. Because sometimes you can’t even get a reply to a one line text from someone you know. And you don’t even have to physically write anything either. You can just talk and let your phone dictate the message.
But, sadly, that’s how bad we humans have gotten at extended communication. Especially if it’s communication that requires more than a “K” response. Or an emoji.
And that ties in with what this month’s UNversity class is about.
A way to improve your communication as a business owner.
Or anyone who’d like to keep relationships going. It’s sort of like pen pals. Only more profitable.
You’re too late to get in on the UNversity class for July 2023. Because that’s tomorrow, first Thursday of each month. And the deadline to enroll is always at midnight of the last day of the month before. So, that came and went a few days ago. But you’re plenty early to enroll and be in time for the lesson in August.
It’ll be a how-to lesson that, when you implement it, can help you automate, or communicate, or delegate and build your business better and faster.
So, enroll in UNversity, right now while you’re thinking about it. Discover how to improve your business, for $15 a month. And don’t forget, when you improve your business, you can also improve your overall lifestyle and health.
Here’s the link to enroll:
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