Snail Mail Surprises, or, How the Blond Bomber Made My Day
What a day!
I love receiving snail mail. It brings letters, postcards, packages, catalogs, books, CD's, software, music, checks and more.
It also brings what others call "junk mail," which I call a free education in marketing.
Today the snail mail surprised me by (a) being incredibly late to get here and (b) containing several autographed photos of one of the living legends of bodybuilding -- Dave Draper. www.davedraper.com
Dave has been Mr. America, Mr. Universe, and Mr. World. He's also been in movies. He's alive and well, still pumping iron and writing inspiring articles. He's the Pied Piper of Bodybuilding.
As it turns out, Dave's wife is a student of my marketing. She wrote me and said she first heard of me more than ten years ago. Then she stumbled across an article by or about me recently. Then she wrote me. Small world.
I'm a fan of Dave Draper. I've trained with Frank Zane www.FrankZane.com and I idolize Steve Reeves www.SteveReeves.com, but Dave Draper is the living gladiator of classic physique bodybuilding.
I have Dave's books, from Your Body Revival to Brother Iron, Sister Steel to the recent Iron On My Mind. He's the most literate of the living legends and I hear a nice guy, as well.
I didn't know he had autographed photos for sale until I asked his wife if I could have one. She told me to pick what I wanted from www.DaveDraper.com I bought a few. She then sent me a couple extra autographed pictures of the blond bomber himself, signed to me, as gifts. They arrived today.
I've been smiling ever since.
I'm pretty pumped up now. :)
Yep, you never know what your snail mail will bring.
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