That’s the title of a book I just read by Phil Dusenberry.
It’s also something a guy named Matt Cheuvront reminded me of recently.
In the last year, I’ve discovered something – I’m a big fan of Quitters.
I don’t just mean people that quit their jobs. My friend Bob is a wildly successful lawyer and calls his job “fundraising” because it allows him to build missions that serve thousands of people around the world. I hope he never quits his job. Being a Quitter is not just about quitting a job.
A Quitter for me is someone who quits average.
People who refuse to accept common and instead dare to live out the talents and gifts they’ve been given.
People who know that true life change always leads to selflessness, not selfishness. You can’t have a life changing moment without wanting to then help other people have their own. Joy is always contagious.
So over the next year, I’m going to do 2 things:
1. Celebrate Quitters
For reasons beyond my talent or coolness, I have a platform. While I do, I want to be intentionally generous with it. One way I can do that is to tell the world your Quitter story and introduce 100,000 people to the adventure you’re on.
2. Find people who will help me do #1.
I’m going to actively look for folks who can help me, help you. I don’t have all the answers or all the resources. There are a lot of brilliant folks out there who hold pieces of the puzzle that I don’t possess. I’m going to find them and then say, “Hey, let’s change the world together and help a lot of folks.” And then we’re going to do that.
Today, I get to start both of those goals by introducing you to the aforementioned Matt Cheuvront. He’s a Nashville guy like me and more than that, he’s a Quitter. He’s chasing his dream with a company he started called “Proof Branding.” After a lot of discussions and brainstorming, we realized Proof would make for an awesome sponsor for my two goals. This Saturday he’s teaching a fantastic session at the Quitter Conference at 7AM that is going to be full of great insights. For those of you who can’t attend, I’d love you to hear his story and encourage you to check out the amazing program he’s working on for Quitters called “Launch.”
Why am I doing any of this? Well, it turns out helping other people change their lives is always more fun than obsessing about your own.
Without further adieu, here’s Matt to tell you his Quitter story!