Writing 1,175 Blog Posts In 7 Days

On October 22nd 2015, I took a leap of faith. I decided to launch a 30-day content challenge for my community at LearnToBlog.com. It was quite an intimidating undertaking. I’ve never led a challenge, nor have I participated in one. (Which ended up working to my advantage as I had no preconceived notion of what it should look like — …

Are you really feeling this?

I have a terrible time writing about things I am not feeling in the moment. Most of us have dozens of notepads full of incomplete ideas to be continued for a rainy day. Today I pulled open my long list of ideas in Evernote and not one of these were ideas landing for me. It was an off day. Last …

This Is the Life That Chose Us…

People think we chose this life. They are wrong. This life chose us. Usually in our earliest memory. We were selling lemonade. Drawing. Daydreaming. Wandering. They call us the Entrepreneurs. The Creatives. The Artists. The Visionaries. We like to build things. To innovate. To inspire. No, actually it is our obsession. And it cannot be turned off. To you it …

Being In the Presence of a Master

I stood in awe as people swarmed him. Pictures, autographs, hugs. Tonight was the School of Greatness book signing for my friend Lewis Howes. Just a few short years ago he was broke living on his sister’s couch. I remember interviewing him on a small teleconference back in 2009 my bedroom while living in my parents house. This was shortly …

The King of the Ice Business

Imagine it’s the year 1803 and you are living in New Orleans. Middle of summer. Boy it’s hot out. You are sweating and you would love nothing more than to grab a cold tea. But oh wait, you can’t. There were no ice makers, refrigerators, or air conditioners. Kind of hard to picture a land before cold. The time we …

Are You Hustling for “Likes”?

Have you ever met a people pleaser? Someone who is worried about what people think about them. They blow with the wind. Molding, adapting themselves to get people to like them rather than letting their true being shine. That was me. Growing up I was quite self-conscious. A scrawny little kid, smaller than everyone else in my classes. An August …

It was just one of those moments…

The plane was stuck in the terminal at LAX. It was crazy because I was supposed to fly into John Wayne (Orange County), but our flight was rerouted due to winter storms in the Midwest. I was in town for a very intense leadership seminar. Sitting there waiting for the plane to unload (there was a delay of course), my …