Chapter 5 – Work
Every time I go to a mixer, when people meet for the first time, they usually ask each other, “So, what do you do?”At my last mixer, people asked, “So, what can you do?”Despite everything out there, people still think of magic like some kind of superpower. Oh, you can do magic? What’s your superpower? Flight? Strength? Canyou leap tall buildings in a single bound? But magic is reality, not a comic books. Youcan cast any spell, provided you know how. Or, well, the term spell isn’t exactly righteither. A better way of putting it is, if you can do it, you can do it. People will alwayshave things they’re better at, but if someone can do a little magic, there’s a chance thatthey can be taught at least a little more. That’s what I tell people everyday.It hasn’t sunk in yet.As for me, I used to do sports medicine. Kinda. Say, you sprained your ankle.Yeah, you could eat Advil and ice it, and you’ll be better in weeks. Or, you could comesee me and speed things along a lot faster, like weeks become days. I never had a cool buzzword to describe what I did. People think, Chiropractor, you crack my back. Or maybe physical therapy, you’ll show me some exercises. Not exactly and not exactly.Those were the good days. After my article, the one calling me Dr. Doolittle, people called me all the time to check out their pets. I’d tell them, hey, I’m not a vet.They didn’t care. They offered me cash, lots of it too. And after a few weeks andmounting bills, I said, fine, I’ll see what I can do.