Friday, December 7, 2012

Loses Job, Finds a Calling

Peter Lipsey used to live in Deerfield, Illinois, but drove north daily some 90 miles to work at a radio station in Milwaukee.

That got old.  He decided to relocate.

He moved on a Friday, found a place to live, and signed a one-year lease.  The next day the station went off the air.  No job, a year's commitment to a real estate company, what to do?

He started bartending at a comedy club.  Something told him, 'hey, I could do that.'  One day he screwed up his courage, walked up on stage, and tried his hand.

That was 23 years ago.  He's been at it ever since, making lots of people laugh.  More at:

Hey, Peter, what is the punchline?

Clients Include:
McKenzie School Auction
Village of Wilmette Illinois
University of Minnesota
Southern California Rock Products Association
ERA Real Estate
Prince of Peace School Fundraiser
Eagle Concrete
Illinois Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association
IBC Corporation
Ball State University
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius--Law Firm
Ukes Harley Davidson Dealership
Wisconsin Propane Gas Association & The LaCrosse Area Builder's Association
The Great Southwestern Illinois Assoc.
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Mechanical Contractors
University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point
Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association
Transpac USA
Big Wave Productions

This endeavor led to another career in real estate.  One door closes, another opens.

A setback is a set-up for a comeback, as author and motivational speaker and friend Willie Jolley once said.

We found Peter's story in  The North Shore Weekend

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