Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
I’ve known Brad Lomenick for over a decade and have participated in his Catalyst leadership events for almost as long. Helping leaders grow is their stated desire, and it’s one that I fully support. Our growth as leaders is central to our success. It’s also increasingly urgent.
The tools of influence are more accessible today that ever before. When barriers come down, participation goes up. That means a growing number of people are flooding into leadership roles, many of them unprepared.
I have been pretty fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with some big hitters online. Aside from Señor Hyatt himself, here are a few of the others who have been gracious enough to give me a significant portion of their time.
- New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss of four-hour everything fame
- International best-selling author Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project
- Passive income guru Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income
- Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple who has a blog that rivals Michael’s with 325,000+ subscribers
- Former professional football player turned LinkedIn guru and marketing genius Lewis Howes
I am frequently asked, “How can I begin to monetize my platform.” Of course, we deal with this at Platform University, but I thought I would tell you how I started.
In 2008, my friend John Saddington convinced me to convert my blog from TypePad to WordPress. It was one of the best decision I ever made.
I will be speaking at INVEST Financial Corporation’s 2013 Leaders Conference in beautiful Palm Springs, California. I will be talking about “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World,” specifically tailored for people in the financial services industry.
|Date:||April 25, 2013|
|Event:||2013 Leaders Conference|
|Topic:||Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World|
|Sponsor:||INVEST Financial Corporation|
|Venue:||Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa|
|Location:||41-000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4497
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
You and I spend more time at work than any other single activity. Yet, I meet so many people who are unhappy in their job.
If we are going to experience true job satisfaction, we need to understand the components that make it possible. We’ll talk about this plus what to do if you hate your job.
Click to Listen
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
When I first started blogging, I was like most people—I blogged when I was inspired. As it turned out, that wasn’t too often. As a result, my blogging frequency was all over the map.
I spent the summer before my sophomore year in college as a summer missionary in Galveston, Texas. Each week my team visited a different church in the area and led vacation Bible school. It was fun, rewarding work.
In addition, I was assigned to a local church where I lived with the pastor, his wife, and their two children. They were both in their fifties and made me feel right at home.
When most people think about making money, they only think in terms of a job. You go to work, you get paid, and maybe—if you have a little surplus—you invest for retirement.
If you follow this paradigm, you can succeed financially, but it is much more difficult. In fact, most people who take this approach end up living paycheck-to-paycheck and don’t have enough saved for retirement.