I’m blaming this on Hertz and Rita Aquilina.

Back in May I had the honor of speaking to BNI Australia. Frederick Marcoux, Avinash Sequeira, and the entire team put on a wonderful National Conference in Sydney.

They arranged for a BNI member to pick me up from the airport in Sydney. That’s when I met Rita from The Limousine Line. She picked me up in a Tesla SUV. I had never been in a Model X and she was kind enough to point out all the interesting features.

Fast forward three months and I have flown into Houston for a keynote in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I had made a rental car reservation with Hertz. I get to the rental car counter and they inform me that they didn’t have any cars currently available. For a split-second, I thought I was in a Seinfeld episode. “Isn’t that the whole point of a reservation… the holding part.”

After waiting for 45 minutes the rental car agent asked me if I’d consider taking a Tesla. There would be no additional charge and I could leave straight away.

Two minutes later and I’m having my first experience driving an EV. It left an impression.

Fast forward three more months and I sold my Lexus RX Goldfishmobile.

Last Friday I flew to Chicago to buy a 2016 Tesla Model X P90D.

Can’t wait to name and wrap the new Goldfishmobile. I’ll be sharing my experiences from the road.

Any suggestions on her name? I’m currently going with Goldie, but I’m open to something more creative…