I’m sure because I was clearly star struck and he couldn’t imagine how someone could think of a regular guy like him that way. I recall the first event where I sat in the presence of Spencer Hunn.
I snuck into a regional training with my friend in Utah and placed myself timidly near the middle of the crowded room. There had to have been around a thousand individuals in the seats and lining the walls. It was bursting at the seams. Everyone was so full of positive energy. They just knew that this event would change their lives forever.
It brightened mine.
Spencer Hunn played a major roll, not because he has super powers as a trainer – although he does have intense magnetism. And not because he was shrewd beyond his years – although he had some extraordinary skills that I’m sure even he doesn’t understand are not something that the rest of us comes by without hard work, simply because he has those gifts and he’s always looking out of his own eyes.
I was completely altered by Spencer because he danced when he came onto the platform.
That takes guts!
I laughed and teared up at the same time because here was a leader that I knew I could be a devotee of.
He’s younger than me. In fact, when I first watched him speak him he was just 22 years old. That was when I first got started in 2005. I just knew that if he could get up there and dance like that in front of 1000 people just because he was so excited about his promotion to Regional Vice President then I could do anything. I felt it in my bones.
I set my mind to sing all the way to my goals.
I just wanted to be giddy and silly and bring people to giggle and cry with their personal thrill the same way he had inspired me that day he boogied.
I never saw him enter the stage like that again. I went to every meeting he did for 2 or 3 years just hoping I could see him do it again, but he never did. But for the record, he never disappointed me. His passion for what he does in ACN is beyond any enthusiasm I’ve seen from anyone else in my 14 years of business.
I think my favorite memory of Spencer Hunn is the moment I walked up to him boldly and introduced myself for the first time, hand outstretched. He was nervous. What?! He was a real person I’m sure because I was clearly star struck and he couldn’t imagine how someone could think of a regular guy like him that way.
In a couple of years, not too long before he was promoted to Senior Vice President, I met him again. He just had to remember my name. No matter how long it took I was going to be one of the ones he talked about on that stage someday.
It had been stormy a lot around that time. Cars were stuck in the snow outside of a teeny tiny little house in Sandy, Utah and the house was filled to the brim because he was bringing his presenting magic. I remember feeling pretty important because I was asked to be there as a leader – a favor to a crossline of mine and I was responsible for bringing enough paperwork for everyone.
Before he left we stood in the little kitchen and chatted easily a while. He was cool. The popular kid. And oozing from him was that charisma that not everyone has without working at it, but for him it was natural. I felt special. He triend to remember my name. My name is hard, let’s face it. I imagine most people expect me to have a thick accent with a name like mine. And he was trying to get it straight and remember it.
That was fantastic.
Spencer Hunn is a natural leader. If he comes across this article I want to thank him for the impact that he’s had on my life. “If It’s To Be, It’s Up To Me.”