September 25, 2012 | 9 Comments
I've been in London for the past few days. It's like Europe, but English! It's one of those things I always wanted to do, but never had a specific date or time frame to make it happen. It's been an incredible experience.
PRO will have a London office soon. We will be having about 500 new members joining over from England soon. Over the years we've had a lot of leaders come through the PRO community. If you are truly about success and empowering people, you have to let people go and be at peace with their ability to make their own decisions.
One of my students a few years ago, Stuart Ross, was a PRO member who built his own community that was modeled after PRO. (I had no idea they...
September 19, 2012 | 2 Comments
On the MIGHT Mastery call today, PRO Leadership Corps member Peter Hobler told an incredible story of a life cut short, but lived to the fullest - the story of his brother, Chris.
Chris Hobler was a musician who toured the United States for years, opening shows for well known bands and traveling thousands of miles. Music was his passion. But Chris's life would be changed when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in the summer of 2001.
Many people in Chris's position would have given up on their passion after getting such devastating news, but Chris found a new passion through it: helping to advance research into neurolog...
September 18, 2012 | 6 Comments
The first time I ever went to New York City was one week after the attacks of 9/11/01. At the time, I was a truck driver. At that time, I could still see the smoldering buildings near Ground Zero. It was a surreal scene and a very somber tone to the whole city that day.
Here I am, 11 years later, in New York again today. I've had apartments and offices here. From my hotel room, I can see the Freedom Tower. It's 1,776 feet tall, WAY bigger than any other building around it. That's also the year the America declared its independence. America came back bigger and better after the attacks. So many lives and businesses were lost that day, but now, we've built ourselves back up.
September 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
9/11 is a date that is burned into my memory, like it is for a lot of people. We can all remember exactly where we were right now 11 years ago. It was a tragedy that told us that nothing would ever be the same, that everything has changed, and that we all NEED to change. In and of itself, it was a terrible tragedy. But over the bigger picture, when you look at events that force you to change like that, the changes they help you make can be some of the biggest blessings of life.
Where I live now is about 35 miles south of where the Twin Towers once stood. There's a high speed ferry that goes to Wall Street that I'll take to the city today.
A lot of people from aro...
September 4, 2012 | 3 Comments
Yesterday I woke up in Black Rock City, the site of the Burning Man event in the Nevada desert. The Burning Man is one of the most unique and extreme events you could ever experience. 50,000 people travel to Nevada from all around the world to camp out in the harshest, most extreme conditions anywhere. There's no signal and no technology. No phones or computers. The city is a live organism and there is no attachment to time. I didn't know what time or what day it was all week. The only thing to do is survive using whatever you can find, build, and trade with others. And in so doing, you learn to strip away everything in your life that you can live without.
It's easy to get lost in th...
August 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
My guest host for the WAKE UP call, Matt Kominiak, celebrated his ten year wedding anniversary over this last weekend. He and his wife Christine stayed in a condo in northern New Mexico with a view of a forest. So here's Matt, looking at the trees, and he spots this pine tree that was different from the rest. (The picture in this article is of the actual tree Matt was looking at.)
In most forests, trees grow right on top of one another. But not this one. It grew at what looks like an unnatural angle when compared to the rest of the trees around it, which all grew more or less straight up. This was on a very steep slope with a river at the base; they were staying at a ski resort at the ...
August 21, 2012 | 5 Comments
There are many different types of wake up calls. I had a couple of my own wake up calls a few days ago! (I'm not above them; I get several of them every week.) I think of a wake up call as one of those "holy crap" moments where you basically step outside your comfort zone and have the normalcy of your life completely shattered.
For years, I would do some extreme things to have these kinds of moments. (Think adrenaline junkie stuff like offroad racing.) Here's a couple of quick little stories about two such moments that have happened to me within the last couple of days.
The first one involves offroad racing. There's this great movie about it that you don't have to be a fan of raci...
Trust is everything in business and I feel I could trust everyone in this company. They teach people to be upfront and honest.
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