Author Archives: Ted
The Journey to Save the World
Have you ever been on your own crusade to save the world?
The desire within you to make things right out in the world?
Have you ever wondered about that burning desire?
And then have you ever looked inward to truly examine why we want to fix everything around us but are unwilling to make things right with those closest to us.
I just realized that my crusade around the world to India and Dubai and London comes deep from a vision within me. A Destiny, you could call it.
But it also comes from a deep personal calling. A calling to transform my own life and to help with the transformation of the ones I love.
I will never arrive. Not as a teacher, not as a speaker, not as a business man, not as a person. And while my destiny calls, there is no destination for me. Only a journey, a knowing, a deep trust in the miracle of my life.
There is nothing out there that I am reaching for, it is within me. I search for a wholeness, a knowing, a calling, a love, a purpose. But my great journey is the journey within. The journey that speaks to my heart and the ones around me.
How can I look to the future when I haven’t healed my relationships of the past. How can I truly love when I haven’t rediscovered the love I have for myself and the family that created me, raised me, loved me, and suffered with me.
I have begun to know this love within me once again. I have begun the journey into healing and love with my family. And I have only just discovered that the journey I have been on has become the right journey, when my family boarded the ship.
How can I truly speak to the world when I haven’t truly spoken to my family. Not words passing each other like two ships in the night. Words that light up an ocean. Words that are filled with meaning and purpose and authenticity and love.
How can I claim to be a great transformer when I can’t even help the ones I love transform. How can I trust myself when the ones around me don’t trust me. How can the audience that comes to see me trust the words that flow through me when I don’t fully trust myself.
How? How? How?
How can I ever be right in relationship when my own family dynamics aren’t right?
How will my kids ever know love, if I as a parent don’t know what true love is?
How can I be writing this so openly to you when I don’t fully know you?
Yet, how can I not write this unless I want you to truly know me?
Well, I’ve found many of these answers to my life and I’m searching for the others. Yet, there is no great light to shine into the wilderness, for my great Search is into the light of my own soul. And should I find what I’m looking for. Should I fully know me again, what a journey it will be for all of us. What a knowing it will be in the land of the unknown. And what a story it will make for the generations to come.
And if I could share my recent discoveries and insights for a moment, maybe, just maybe, my vision to change the world will begin to manifest because of the courage I had to change myself and to admit to myself that I don’t have all the answers.
I don’t claim to want to have them all. I just want some small measure of peace in my own life so that I can bring that to my families life, and then bring that to the lives of the ones I love, and then bring that to the my community that I love and then bring it to the country that I love and then to the world that I love.
And I can honestly say, that I know the love within me once again, and I know the love for my parents once again……
My parents, my family, they are all on board for the ride. No hesitations, no doubts, no uncertainties, about boarding the ship that I am the captain of. Because in the face of uncertainty of how we are going to reach the next port, they trust my unwavering faith and vision of the future, and I trust me because of the love that they have brought on board. Without them I would be a ship at sea with no great purpose, no clear direction, and an amputated spirit.
Now is my time to help my family experience their time, and as we continue to heal, cry, laugh, and love as a family, the world will be along for a transformational ride, and what a ride it will be.
I don’t pretend to have the answers to global transformation, but what I do know, is the world is a better place because my family and I are taking the journey. And if you would just muster up the courage to be the captain of the ship, your family would follow, and so would I.
We would come aboard simply for the journey. Because there is no known destination.There is no great outcome. There is only a calling. A calling that you answer. A calling that you pursue. A Calling that You can’t ignore.
With love and deep admiration for the difference you are making in the world. Nows your time to play big! You didn’t come to play any other way.
P. S. Stay Tuned. Something big is about to happen, in all of our lives, when I reveal the journey that we have all been looking for.
It’s going to be so freaking cool.
I just had the greatest weekend of my entire life……
That’s a bold statement, but here’s why it’s true.
All my life I’ve dreamed of making a difference in the lives of the people I love and care about, and this past weekend at Coaching Leadership Academy was my dream come true.
It was a dream because my parents were in the audience.
Many times in our industry we hear about speakers and leaders not having the best relationship with their families or their spouses.
So often speakers are out trying to help everyone else and they forget about their families.
We use excuses such as, my family doesn’t understand me or I’m to busy to see them, but the truth is…… until we stand proudly in front of our families, we can never fully stand in front of an audience.
Until we bare our deepest fears and vulnerabilities in front of our family, we will never be the leaders that we’re destined to be.
One cannot lead with hidden agendas nor can one prosper without true wealth…..and true wealth is the love of the ones dearest to us..
My Mom and my Step-dad had never been in a real seminar room until this weekend, and while at first they came to support me, they quickly realized that the power and the magic that takes place in that room, was here to help them transform and live their bigger future.
I had moments of intimacy this past weekend, from the stage, and one on one with my family. I had moments of laughter, tears, love, and a longing to reconnect with the person I knew myself to be and the parents that have always loved me.
The truth is, I never felt good enough to let them into my life fully, I never felt proud enough to let them see behind the curtains of my life, and this past weekend it all changed.
I saw my mother again for the first time as she began to dream of a bigger future, I saw my stepfather re-energized like a 20 year old kid full of piss and vinegar, and I saw my self in the reflection of their beauty mirrored back to me.
The participants in the room were magical, the speakers were magical, my team was magical,and the weekend itself was downright magical. If there ever were a heaven on earth I experienced it this weekend. I never imagined an experience could be so rich and deep and loving and magnificent.
I’m truly grateful for what god has gifted me with and I understand miracles for the first time.
First, we see coincidences, then as we begin to believe we see them as signs, but then faith takes over and we see the miraculous.
You are in a miraculous industry, you are a miraculous human being, and your miracles are awaiting you.
Go boldly into your life today. Don’t hold back. Make that phone call to your family that you know you need to make.
Be the one to stand up and take the leadership roles, as your family is waiting for you to arrive. You were birthed into this world to give life back to the ones who birthed you.
You were destined to show up and live your destiny..
You were called to live something bigger than a career.
And you were asked to step in boldly even when there’s no evidence that supports your stand. You do this because you are a coaching leader.
You are a man/woman of the highest calling, the grandest beginnings, and the most magnificent finishes.
Finish the race. Do not let the journey trap you in the pit, do not let others keep you from your destiny. Stand proud today, stand up, stand for something that you believe in more than you could ever believe.
But you believe, because not believing has never been an option. Not showing up has never been your truth. Not living has never been in the realm of possibility.
You’re a dreamer, a rebel, and visionary, the one who stands for others when they cannot stand for themselves, the one who screams from the mountaintops when others have lost their voice, the one who lives for each breath when others have died while they’re still living.
You are the chosen one, the destined one, the one who knows without knowing and sees without seeing, you are my friend, my brother, my family, and you are greatness.
Let the world hear you today, let the world feel who you are, let the world know what you came here to deliver…Deliver it with steadfast, deliver it as the messenger, deliver it with prophetic and passionate words, deliver it without reservation…and most of all, above all things, deliver it with passion.
And when you do, the spirits of the sleeping will awake, the bodies of the elderly will rejuvenate, and the spirit of the child within you will play for eternity, with no regrets, no looking back, no shame, no guilt, no despair, no anger, no grief, no jealousy, no fear, and no doubt,because you will play as a child of god, regardless of your beliefs, you disbelief, or you religious or non religious denomination.
You simply cannot deny the miracle within you and you cannot look away from the spirit of the human race within you, a spirit that goes beyond physical form, a spirit that transcends limitations and a spirit that lifts you up when you need lifting, because the world is waiting for you.
Shine today, like you have never shined before, and make yourself, your family, and the people you love proud.
P.S. I’m in Dubai right now writing this to you and about to go to India for a 4 city speaking tour. Dreams do come true…Dream BIG!!
Be The Star In Your Own Show
So I’m sitting in London and I’m working on my One Man Show….(yeah, really a one man show)
If you don’t know what it is, Imagine going to the theater but one person plays all the characters.
So I’m creating a one man show on the story of my life, and it HITS me right smack in the heart!!!!!!
You know how you just feel something and you know, like you know without question?(doesn’t mean you don’t have fear or doubt cause thats part of the journey)
So it hits me…..this is what I help people do…..
“Speak, Sell, Tell, and Star in Your Own Show”
What the hell is he talking about (you might be thinking)
This is what I am teaching people how to do.
Let’s start with the word SPEAK….
I believe that life is about speaking your passion, your truth, and your voice to the world with a message that makes a difference.
Do you have a message that makes a difference?
Now the word SELL…..I believe that our job is to sell people on their own bigger future, and to sell is to inspire!
Now, the word TELL…… I believe with every fiber of my being that YOU must tell your STORY!!
And Finally, The Word STAR….. You are the STAR of your own show!
Let me teach you about real show business and its not the kind on the movie screen..
Its real, its alive and its yours for the taking.
Speak your Message to the world
Sell your tribe on their own bigger future
Tell Your story and inspire the masses
Star in the real, live show of YOU!
Because people will pay you for it and you can live the life of your dreams!
Now you may say, “Ted, am I really a STAR and if I am doesn’t that make this ALL ABOUT ME.”
Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth…
Your story and your message are only about you if you make it about You, but if your message is personal,then your message becomes universal and people see their reflection in you, and you inspire them to live a better life. So when you start to take ownership of the fact that you are the star, then you give others permission and inspiration to be the star and then they inspire others. You catch my drift here.
Right now is your moment to own your voice, you passion, your story, and your brilliance to inspire others!
This is your moment, don’t wait.
I saw Bo Eason perform a One man show once and I said, “I’m going to do that.” (and I’m doing it)
I’ve taken the steps to live my dreams…What are you doing about your dreams today?
What’s the one step you can take?
I got news for you the journey isn’t all sunshine and rainbows…
It can be hard, and embarrassing, and deflating, and worrisome, and stressful,
BUT, it doesn’t have to be that way! Its all how you perceive it to be.
I look at embarrassing moments as an opportunity for growth. Every day I still have fears, I still have insecurities, and I still have doubt, but that doesn’t
stop me….It inspires me to be a better me.
And when I’m a better me, I can inspire you to be a better you, and you inspire the next person to be a better them.
So be the star already damn it.
Speak, Sell, Tell, and Star in Your own Show, and what a show it will be!
Btw, I’m not talking about a one man show. Even though I’m actually creating my own one man show, I’m still the star of the show every day in my business, on stage, and in my blogs to you.
Why shouldn’t we all be stars?
Did you think this was something just for people on the big screen?
Think again my good friend…think again!
A Star is born every day, let it be you!
Leave your comments and questions below.
Build your business now.
Too often in life we wait for the right moment. We hesitate on taking action. We wait for the big opportunity that will change everything.
This is a failing strategy.
Would you like to know the #1 strategy for success? Keep reading.
Recently I spoke at One of the biggest Internet marketing conferences in the world called Underground.
I only had 15 minutes to speak but it was in front of 500 people.
In fifteen minutes, I did one thing. I told my story.
Because in 15 minutes people don’t remember much. In fact most of what people remember in life is not content.
I was very nervous about the talk. In fact I almost chickened out to tell my story.
My self talk was, “Oh crap, what if I’m talking to the wrong audience. These Internet marketers don’t want to hear my story.”
Boy, was I wrong.
At Lunch I just happened to be sitting at a table with someone named Joe. Joe is a very centered, successful, and amazing man.
Joe and I began to talk. Turns out Joe is in the platinum group with Tony Robbins. If you know anything about Tonys platinum group, it’s filled with super successful people. But that’s not why I tell you this.
Joe and I just happened to have a common bond through Tony that stems from India. Yep, India I tell you.
Two minutes after we connect, Martyn walks up. Martyn is from London. Another platinum member in Tony’s group.
Martyn says “I want to thank you and congratulate you for having the guts to tell your story. It touched me”.
Two mins later Raul sits down. Another Platinum member of Tonys. Thanked me for telling my story.
The 3 of us bond so deeply that within minutes we make plans for dinner and we had one of the best most magical dinners ever.
To describe to you what happened, you wouldn’t believe it. But that’s all I’m going to say for now.
What’s the secret? How do you meet the most amazing people in the world that all have a common purpose and all support each other?
Within a day these guys have become lifelong friends of mine.
Not only are they my tribe but they are coming to be part of my tribe at coaching leadership academy.
So back to my original question of “Why now? Why is now the time to build your business?”
Because if you don’t the world passes you by like an Army of Steamrollers.
You get to the end of your life and you wonder what could have been.
You go to sleep at night and you know that something has gone unfulfilled. Only you know, but you know and that’s what eats you up.
The # 1 thing you can ever do to build your business is spend money to meet the right people.
Invest in yourself. Invest big because big people invest big.
Your success is all about your network. You must have people to push you, pull you, and lift you up.
Stop spending time with people who are draining your energy. Make the decision to be a leader now.
Attend live events, join masterminds, and create peer groups.
Your peer group is your profit center but not just your profit center, they are your peeps, your purpose finders, your passion igniters, your positioners, and flat out friends.
Build your network and never look back. Build it now. Take the next step. I know it’s scary, but if you don’t, you will have to live with the secret worry that you may never live your dreams.
You deserve more. Now is all there is. See you at the top!
I wonder about possibilities often……
What holds us back?
How come we don’t go for our dreams?
The truth to living a life fully realized, is to refuse.
One who refuses to know limits, who dares to be great, and follows his/her bliss.
I refuse to be ordinary, I pray to be extraordinary and I trust that god is watching.
For without the dream, without the refusal, we never fully realize.
Realize what you ask. Realize what it means to live. To give everything you have, everything you are, and everything you know to that one thing that fills the very being of who you are.
What is that one thing? Who are you? and What is life?
What do you choose to create? What do you love so much that you couldn’t live without?
Feel it, Let it in, allow the scariness of this dream to present itself. See the fear, see the uncertainty…. know it, learn it, live it, and come to be comfortable with it.
What is it I ask? What’s the thing your run from, the thing you know you must face? The thing that you will get to one day? The thing you’re scared as hell to tell others about, for fear that they might judge, fear they may ridicule, fear they may squash your dreams, fear they won’t approve, fear that you’re not good enough, fear that things won’t turn out the way you hoped, fear that people will laugh, fear that you will waste time, fear that you won’t live up to expectations.
What is this fear that keeps us complacent? What is it really? What does it do to us? Does it paralyze us, does it protect us, does it weaken us? …What does it do, what is it’s purpose?
Maybe… just maybe, fear is here for a purpose; it’s here to help you face your dream, not halter it; Its hear to wake you up to your birthright; Its hear to let you know that your life matters. It matters. It matters so much, that its time!!! Time to stop it!
Stop the excuses, stop the madness! What madness? The madness of not living a dream.
What a waste? A story that will go untold, lives that will go untouched. People who will go without inspiration because you choose not to chase this dream; you choose not to live it, you choose not to treasure it! Do not let this treasure go buried at the end of your life, allow this treasure to light up this world.
Do not allow the richest places on earth to be the graveyards, allow the richest place to be your heart and the hearts of the people you touch.
Live it, live it fully, live it like you were here.. Not in body, not in things, not in roles, but here in spirit.
Here in your essence, here in who you know yourself to be, because you know YOU! You know who you are, you know who you can be, you know the love that permeates the very being of your soul and the dream that emanates from that love.
Share it, Give it, don’t hold back. Give it fully, give it with fool-heartyness, give it with wild disregard, give it unconditionally, don’t stop….. I implore you, don’t stop! Keep going, you’re almost there.
Take the next step. Bet on yourself, bet fully. No half bets, no half ass-ing. Give it fully, let them feel you, and I promise you, they will know you were here. They will know what you did, and they will stand and marvel and wonder. And their wonder will turn into astonishment, when your inspiration carries them from the sidelines of their dream, to the the crest of the wave, for them to take the ride of their lives. And what a ride it will be. What a ride it will become.
People will come. They will come from all over. People will come. They will come to see you. A person who stood for something, a person who knew without knowing, a person who lived just by living, a person who gave without giving, a person who became without being, a person who fully realized what it meant to be human.
The human experience has nothing to do with reality. It has nothing to do with constraints, it has nothing to do with conditions, it has nothing to do with what has been, it has only to do with what is. It has only to do with what you make it, it has only to do with what you create, it has only to do with how you live it. Live it, I tell you!!!!! Live in a way that you have never lived before. Live SO big, that big turns into small and GIGANTIC becomes the new norm.
Set the bar, let them fear your standard until they raise their own, let them wonder about you, until their truth is revealed, let them envy until their humbleness appears, let them judge until they meet their day of judgment, let them become until they are, let them struggle until they let go, let them wish until they wonder, let them marvel until they see the marvel in the madness, let them see it only through your eyes until they can see it for themselves, for in the land of the blind, sight is a rare treasure, and sight makes us wonder, sight makes us see, sight makes us be, sight makes us let go, and one day sight turns to vision, and in the light of the visionary, we all can see for the first time.
Marvel at that, teach that in the classrooms, teach that in the colleges, teach that to the MBA’s, teach that to the corporations, and you will have your treasure, you will have your dream. Not because you live it, but because it has become you. Don’t look back, don’t ever look back. Look beyond, and what a story it will be………..And we will tell it for eternity. I Promise.
Noting can shut em up, absolutely nothing!
When one is called to such a thing, nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop that thing form taking it’s course.
You ask, “What is such a thing, Ted? and I say, big things are going to happen to that little
thing of yours. (no pun intended).
What is this thing I talk about? Who knows about this thing? Where does it come from?
and Who does it belong to?
Do we go out and seek this thing, do we look for this thing, or do we allow this thing to come through us?
Because when such a thing is upon is, it’s no longer a thing, it’s simply a way of life, and it’s what we live for!
PASSION my brothers and sisters, Passion! It is the thing….
That’s right, we live it!!! Fully, uninhibited, and with wild disregard for the expectations and social norms that have been impressed upon us. Make no mistake, there is nothing impressive about being normal and following the path of certainty.
The world needs you in your passion, it’s wants you in your passion, and nothing, absolutely
nothing can stop you.
Will you stand from the rooftops and allow your voice to be heard? Do you have that kind of courage?
Will you share it even when no one else believes this thing to be possible; even when no one else sees it; and even when no one else backs it.
And for you passion enthusiasts, who attract the crowds, and have committed a life filled with and full of passion.
Will you speak your passion even when the audience is no longer there; even when the crowd drifts away to the next fad, next opportunity, or next hot thing.
Will you speak it? Without promises, or money, or contracts, or guarantees? Will you speak your truth even if no one is listening.
Will you speak it for those that need to hear it but cant stand to listen to it? Will you speak from the very core of your existence so that you move the very fiber of the human spirit and you move it with your spirt. You move it with your passion…. You move it my friend, with the destiny that god has bestowed upon you; and you move it, like you’ve never moved it before. Like today was your last day, like it was your only day and like it will never come again.
Because we speak to it don’t we? We speak to it in the way hours of the night, where we pray that someone will hear us, we pray that something will answer our prayers, we pray that someone will come to rescue us, we pray that our destiny will be revealed.
And as we pray and we hope and we ask, I implore you to continue to just do one thing……. Just be loyal to this one thing, just honor this one thing.
And if you do, if you believe, if you have faith, if you show resolve, if you show confidence, if you show trust, then it will be brought upon you; with the power that man, and man alone, could never imagine. A power so great, so remarkable, so magnanimous, that the very thought of it makes you crazy!!
Crazy about he possibilities, Crazy about your mission, crazy about the life you chose to inhabit. And while others question, while others doubt, and while others judge. YOU DO NOT!
You stand there, you weather the storms, you show up, and you speak your truth.
You do your thing, and by god as your witness, you do it with everything you’ve got. With every ounce of courage, conviction, love, power, peace, promise, connection, life, intimacy, spirit, vibrancy, and passion that you’ve got.
And if you do this, when you do this, life will no longer be about timelines or guidelines, or staying within the lines. You will have broken free from the mold, set sail from the harbor, and rocketed into outer space. You will be free at last, and you will know for the first time or second time or hundredth time, who you really are…… Life itself!!
You will know without question, without hesitation, and without factual knowledge. You will believe, you will have faith, and you will know without knowing. And if there were ever a life that should be rewarded, if there were ever a life that should be respected, if there were ever a life that should be revered, and if there were ever a life that should be loved, it will be the life of life itself. No regrets, no looking back, nothing to forgive, just life. In every breath, every moment, and every sip of water, you will feel it, you will taste it, you will know it.
And could there be a more noble way to live? Could there be a more noble thing to give?
But give we not….. not for ourselves, not for the fame, not for the power, and not for the money. Give we not! We give for the people who came before us. For the ancestors that gave their lives so we could have a life; who gave their freedom, so we could know what freedom is; and who shared their love, so we could know what love is. We give for the people who stood before us, and stand upon us now in memory, in love, in service, and in PASSION!
For their sacrifice has been our great reward. Their Sacrifice has been our great life. And we honor them, especially the ones who spoke their truth, and gave their gift from the lonely confines of a cage. Incarcerated for what they believe, exiled for what they knew to be true, and killed for what others feared.
If we take one moment today to remember the ones who came before us, and if we take one moment to think about the ones who come after us, we will be ONE!
One with ourselves, One with others, and One with Life. And this life will not go wasted or even partly fulfilled.
It will go full of life, because you stood up today and your remembered that “thing.”
What is your thing? Make us proud once more, you already have!!
I’d love to hear your comments and what “your thing” is. Leave your comments below!
I’m here for you,
I have a dream that one day we will rise up to the very greatness that we are destined to fulfill.
I have a dream that one day god will speak through each and every one of us…. that he will share from the depths of the very spirit that has come through us here today.
I have a dream that one day our voices will be heard through every school, college, corporation, and prayer center on the planet. Imprinted on every textbook, in every newspaper, on every social site. Our Voice, The Voice of One, The Voice of Many and The Voice that every human spirit is meant to encounter. The Voice of Possibility!
I have a dream that your voice and my voice will cross through the very streams of life and together we will bring back the very life that has been lost within this world.
I have a dream that one day the very passions of the universe will strike down in gods good glory and fill the planet with the remarkable power from which we have come.
I have a dream that on this day, you stand up, I stand up and we fight for that which is ours…..
We claim our birthright, we claim our freedom, and we know it in our hearts; that we have a purpose to give, a life to live, and loved ones to forgive.
Do not turn outward. Do not turn away from your conscience my brothers and sisters. Embrace the higher power for which you were meant to Serve. Embrace the higher purpose for which you are meant to live. Embrace the higher role that has been called upon you.
Stand for the very greatness that stood before you and for the greatness that we go to preserve for long after we’re gone.
I have a dream that your destiny, And mine; will merge anew. That we will create and cocreate from the sharing of our oneness, from the knowing of our souls, and from the depths of our heart.
Do not turn away. Do not look back. Do not look forward. Look here within you. For it is within you that the truth will be spoken…..That the truth will be heard…..that the truth will be revealed….. once and for all.
I have a dream my brothers/sisters that one day we will rise up. We will stand for the very courage that we know ourselves to be; and it is upon that courage that our shoulders will strengthen, our knees will hold and we will carry the very dreams of our ancestors; so that they may be realized, so that they may manifest, and so that their voices may be heard forever and eternity.
I have a dream that we take the stage, we take the moment, we take what’s coming to us, and upon us a new dream is born, A very passion is heard, A very vision is seen……. And a distance we go to make sure that it happens.
Do not travel lightly my friend, travel with speed and courage and boldness and swiftness and cunningness and the very nesses that you know are upon your destiny.
You Are here. They are here. We are here. I was here.
Everything that you have dreamed of, Everything you have wanted, Everything you have known…..
……is here for the taking; Is here for the giving.
Will you take it? Will you give it? Will you own it?
I have a dream damn it. You have a dream. Do not let it pass you by. Do not let another day go unturned.
Turn toward your gift. Turn toward you love. Turn toward your message…….
For there is one chance and this is your chance, to not go quietly into the desperate hours of the night but to go boldly in the direction of your destiny. To go proudly for what you know to be your birthright. And to go with humanity in your spirit and love in your heart.
For they may take our jobs, they make take our home, they may take our money, and it may seem at times like they have taken our dignity, but they will forever regret, they will forever weep, they will forever long the day that they too could be part of this dream, if they could only forgive themselves for dreaming it.
They may take all that is theirs but they can never take that which cannot be taken. They can never take our dreams. They will never take our passions. They will never take our voice.
Will you stand with me my brothers/sisters. Will you stand up for the very freedoms that inhabited our souls when you inhabited this earth; Before this earth; Before this soul; Before this moment.
Will you stand up and share your dreams in the face of criticism, in the face of fear, in the face of doubt.
Stand up damn it. Stand for what you know is yours. Stand for what you know to be true. Stand for what you feel to be free….free to you, free to me, free to the world.
We will stand together. We will make them hear you. They cannot turn away from it.
Share from your heart, from your spirit, from the very knowing that knows without limits, that dreams without boundaries and that lives without death.
Scream from the top of your lungs. Not for others, but for the truth….. for the very fabric of your being.
I have a dream my friends and so do you!
Unleash it, Liberate it, and let it be…..
I have a dream. Dream it today and forever.
Behold a dream. Behold a son. Behold a daughter. Behold that which you hold dear; that which you treasure; and that which you would live a life spent defending something…..
Something you love, Something you treasure, Something you would cross rivers and steams and oceans to find…..
Something you would climb rooftops and hills and mountains to give.
Something you would cross boundaries and borders and terrains to live.
Something that lights up the very being of the very soul of the very embodiment that you are.
I have a dream my brothers a d sisters that together we will rise up. We will rise to the heights of the universe and we will see once and for all that no journey is too steep, no mountain is to high, and no dream is too impossible.
Dream with me today brothers and sisters in the very dream spoken by a man who dreamed without limits, without personal agenda, and without prejudice.
Dream for those who cannot dream, dream for those who cannot see, dream for those who cannot imagine, and most importantly dream for YOU!
You deserve this dream. Grab it! Because one things for certain…IT WILL NOT BE YOUR LAST!
(In Honor of Dr. King)
As the year kicks off and you are starting anew, I just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for being here to allow me to do what I do and impact the lives of people all over the world, including yourself.
You truly inspire me. You really do. And I want to honor you for stepping in and honoring your gifts and your passion.
You and I have a rare opportunity that most people in the world don’t see and will never see. We have an opportunity to inspire the hearts and dreams of people everywhere.
We have the opportunity to give in a way that most people could never fathom. We have an opportunity to share in a way that most of the world would never think of.
We have an opportunity to share our voice, live our passion, and make a real difference in the world. I know you have something to say. I know it’s hard to say at times. (Leadership often is). But I see your strength, I know your power, and I honor the difference that you make in this world for others and for me.
Every day I wake up with a burning question, “Who can I Inspire today?” While I’m not responsible for people’s lives, or their actions, or even their successes, I am responsible to make my difference in the world, and to truly inspire others to make theirs.
Hopefully the essence of that question is felt, heard, and even embraced. What you and I do truly matters. And if the result or the impact isn’t always felt today or when we need it, that’s when we must trust that one day it will. We are futurists. We see the future and we create it. Reality bends to our vision. We are the keepers of the flame!
If we chose to live in everyday reality, we would be asleep, bored, and another number punching a time clock. But we choose differently. We choose to risk, we choose to inspire, we choose to speak, we choose to coach, we choose to love, we choose to live, we choose to give, and we choose to BE. To be the people that we know we are even before we know it is possible, to live the dream we must live even before we believe it to be, and to make the difference we must make, even when others call it impossible.
We are the inspirators, the lovers, the dreamers, and the visionaries! Let this be known by the world. Do not shrink back, stand up. Do not retreat, run towards the future.. Do not regress, make progress in the face of all obstacles. And Above All things, never, ever, ever, give up your passion for anyone, anything, or any reason.
Some say be reasonable, I say be unreasonable. Some say be practical, I say be unpractical. Some say be rational, I say be irrational. There was never a person who achieved milestones of great magnitude without thinking differently, and if thinking differently requires you to be a loner, outsider, or even rebel at times, than damn it, be who you need to be because that is who you truly are.
You are a magnificent, powerful, amazing spectacle, and the world has their eyes on you. They see your power and they are afraid of it, they see your inspiration and they sometimes run from it, but deep down in the way hours of the night, in the places that they don’t talk about at parties, they want you at your best, they need you at your best. Because while others are running from, you are the person that runs to. You are the person that stands in your conviction and says, “Nothings gonna stop me, not now, not ever, and not for eternity.”
You are a strong, powerful, bold leader. Show the world who you are today and stand up for the very reason you are here on this planet, To ______________! (fill in the blank)
Today is your day to dream anew, act anew, and be anew. I BELIEVE IN YOU. And I admire you. You inspire me! Don’t ever forget it!
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I Just read an article in Fortune Magazine about Steve Jobs and Sam Walton
Not only does success leave clues, but it sure as heck leaves patterns too!
There’s one thing I love about these guys!
It’s the ONE THING that all great entrepreneurs and visionaries do.
It’s the one thing that makes us unique in the world.
Did you know that they both laid on their death bed doing this EXACT, SAME, ONE thing.
Here’s the one thing: They both played by their own set of rules!
For Steve, they called it “the reality distortion field.” (he just lives in his own world). On his death bed, he made the nurse change out his oxygen mask 5 times until he found a design he liked.
I can appreciate this “reality distortion field” because I have felt like that my whole life. The normal world just doesn’t make sense to me. Sometimes I feel a little bit lonely, a bit disconnected, and a bit weird, but the truth is, I HAVE YOU! hahaha!
Come on! If you’re reading this, you have to agree that you’re a bit weird or distorted in your reality. When we talk to normal people, how many times a day do we have to hear people say:
“You Can’t do that”
“It will never work”
“Maybe you should get a job”
Heck, you know what. I don’t ever wanna do a thing that someone thinks I can do because that means that it”s been done before. No sir, No Mam! I wanna do a thing that scares the crap out of me! I wanna do a thing that makes my blood boil with frustration at times! I want to do a thing that nobody else is thinking about doing, because I do it by my own set of rules, values, and standards.
I wanna do that thing, that they look back on at the end of their lives, and they say, “he did it right, who would have believed it.” I wanna do that thing that’s so noble, so grand, so purposeful, so in service, so magnanimous, that they say, “He left his mark, he was a true leader, he served.”
I wanna DO that thing! I am doing that thing! Are you?
It’s time to do that thing that you’ve always wanted to do. It’s time to create your own reality distortion field because most people just won’t believe it, and if they do, that means it ain’t worth doing.
We came here out of the impossible into the possible, but not to do the possible. We came here to transcend and rise above the possible into a realm of impossibility. The worlds got what it’s got. The world sees what it sees, the world believes what it believes. It’s time to create anew. Its time for a new vision, it’s time for a new faith, it’s time for a new purpose, it’s time!
We stand for those who cannot stand, we rise for those who have fallen, and we live for those who have yet to know life! We are the way of the entrepreneur! The way of the visionary! The Way of the leader! The way of the warrior!
There aren’t two ways in this lifetime. There is one way, one path, one direction. And although we fall into may ways, and many paths, and many directions, haven’t you noticed that we always get guided back to the one way. It’s the way that is destined for you.
And as the late actor Rodney Dangerfield said in the movie, Back To School, “I don’t take S_ _ T from noone, I’m staying in school, I’m gonna pass this test, WHO”S NEXT?”
Stay the course brothers and sisters, stay the course!!
Defy The Odds,
Messaging and MarketingWithout communicating your message clearly, your marketing doesn’t matter. And, without marketing, your message will never get out there. And without both of these you will never leave your mark on the world. (and you won’t make money) Let the world hear you. Messaging and Marketing will inspire them to listen.
Watch this short video of me talking about how to communicate effectively on an opt in video. (whether you do opt in videos or not, these 7 pointers will make you an awesome communicator of your passion)