We’re playing it live tonight at 6PM Central time.
There will be a chat session during it and I’ll jump on during intermission to hang out and ask any questions you have.
A few people mentioned that tonight was church, well feel free to show it at church. I should have been clearer about that earlier.
This is the only time we’ll be showing it, so don’t miss it tonight.
Here’s the link you go to in order to watch it.
See you tonight!
One of the best tools I’ve ever used is the “later list.”
It’s exactly what it sounds like, things you’re going to do later. Know what is at the top of mine? “Do a ton of public speaking events.” Know when I’m going to do that? In 12 years, when both my kids are in college.
When I’m 48, my daughter McRae will be in college. It will just be Jenny and I holding down the fort. And hopefully, if things have gone well, I will be able to travel a whole lot to speaking events with my wife. Being home all the time won’t be the same priority because I’ll have my home, Jenny, with me.
So right now, I have to say no to some things. I have to compromise. I want to be an awesome dad. I want to not miss my kids’ childhoods. Of the two things, speaking a ton and my kids’ childhoods, I am crystal clear on which one I can replicate. I can always find new places to speak. I can never recreate my kids’ childhoods. I get one go-round at those. So I compromise. And what I get in return is far greater than anything I ever lose.
Start Night Nashville sold out in 13 days.
Start Night Austin is headed to a sellout, too. (You can get tickets here.)
But maybe it was impossible for you to get to the live events. Maybe as much as you’d like to go, the distance is too much. If that’s your story, fear not, we’ve got a fun announcement today!
On Wednesday, February 27, from 6-8PM CST you can watch the entire event online for free.
From the airplane seats to the map we all need, every minute of Start Night will be available in HD for you to watch at home.
There will even be a live chat during the event, and I’ll be on during the intermission and after it’s all over.
Don’t miss this exclusive event. For details, click here.
See you Wednesday!
When you’re more awesome, more often, (which is what dream chasing is all about) you get to redesign the entire planet. I didn’t know that in high school, but that’s when I first bumped into this reality.
When I was in the 11th grade, a family in our town started to fall apart. The marriage was crumbling. They hated their jobs. Their house had radon. (That was the mold of my generation. Radon owned the 90s like MC Hammer owned baggy pants.)
In my new book Start, I talk about the need for us to rescue 30 minutes. I really believe that, with just 30 minutes, you can change the world.
But does 30 minutes really matter? I mean, at this point, that’s only 1/8 of the amount of time singing competitions are trying to drag out their episodes to. Can a half an hour make you awesome?
It can. Because you don’t just rescue 30 minutes–you rescue the first 30 minutes.
Over the last 4 years, I’ve had a crash course in public speaking.
From throwing Skittles into the crowd at my first gig, to trying not to throw up in front of 13,000 people, it’s been a fun, strange experience.
Along the way, I’ve learned a few secrets about public speaking. Like the four word sentence two comedians told me that completely changed the way people laugh at my jokes. Or the surprising truth about what every speaking client really wants.
This Friday at the 5 Club, I’d love to tell you everything I’ve learned.
What’s the 5 Club? It’s a open invite 2 hour meeting starting at 5AM in Brentwood, Tennessee. It’s a “I dare you to hustle” room full of people chasing their dream. I teach a quick lesson, we do some activities and network.
It’s stupid early but really fun. And it’s free.
If you want to go, just sign up right here.
I’d stream it if we could, but right now we don’t have a great option.
See you Friday!
Your dream will not make sense to everyone.
That is OK because you are not everyone. You are you. And if your dream made 100% sense to someone else, it wouldn’t be your dream–it would be theirs.
But instead, it’s a little weird, it’s a lot personal, and it’s yours.
Don’t round off the corners because someone who doesn’t have the same fire inside is confused. Don’t shape your square peg into a round peg because someone criticizes it. We’ve got enough of those dreams. We don’t need anymore. We need yours.
That’s the one that’s missing.
You have to love the act of dream chasing as much as the outcome, or you’ll be miserable.
How do I know? Because I’ve personally tried it, and I’ve seen hundreds of other people try it too.
Since the third grade, I knew I wanted to be an author. A teacher named Mrs. Harris laminated a book of my poetry, and I felt published. In that moment, I knew I wanted to publish a real book someday.
When we think about changing our lives and the world, we often think about adding things to our day.
We join a new gym.
We try a new diet.
We read a new book.
We add and add and add and then eventually wonder why our world feels fast and thin and out of time.
What if instead, you decided to delete something? What if you created a “to-don’t list,” something that lots of authors recommended? What if you macheted your calendar until only the most important things remained?
It’s possible. And more than that, it’s powerful.
And you just might be surprised at what you can see when you delete some of the clutter, because sometimes what remains is hidden unless we start deleting.
Like this sidewalk. Look what removing some dirt and grime revealed.