Want To Be Excited?

Basic human psychology dictates that people will have bigger reactions to things that rarely happen to them compared to things that always happen to them.  For example, have you ever found yourself vacationing in some new country and the second you get off the plane you find yourself taking ...

Create or Take?

Did you know that out of all the people who watch videos on Youtube, only 1% of them are actually responsible for uploading videos?  That means of the billions of people that visit Youtube each year, 99% take and don’t create.  I realize that might sound like a harsh way of putting it, but we ...

Professional Or Amateur

As a keynote and conference speaker, I’m driven crazy by bad keynote and conference speakers!  We all know what it’s like to be that person sitting in the audience watching someone deliver a painfully boring speech, wishing we could be anywhere else! The reason I’m bothered by these so ...

Don't Give Up

As a keynote speaker, I get to travel across the country and meet lots of people.  During the conferences and retreats that I speak at, I often find myself in conversation with members of my audience.  During those conversations, I’m often amazed at stories people tell me of where they gave up ...

Secrets To Networking

I’m going to break away from the self-development this week and move into the realm of business development.  However, what I’m about to tell you will help you in your personal life too so keep reading!  I want to talk about networking.  The reason for that is because I was delivering a big ...

Becoming a Professional Speaker

As a keynote speaker and conference speaker, I am asked by people every single week if I would be able to have a phone conversation or get together with them to teach them what it takes to become a professional speaker.  I can't tell you how much I wish I could accommodate every call and every ...

I Took My Shirt Off!

So there I was standing on the edge of this beautiful natural waterfall in the middle of a forest in Thailand.  Although you can’t see it in this picture, at the waters edge there were at least one hundred people staring at the water and checking out the fish, which you can see to the far ...

Do You Know Good Art?

As a keynote and conference speaker I find myself spending a lot of time on the road driving.  On the way to a speech I like to sit in silence and use that time to go over my notes in my head.  However, on the way home from my keynote presentations, I like to listen to the radio.  I almost ...

Bravery

While working out today, the song Brave from the artist Sara Bareilles started playing.  I’m guessing most people reading this know the song, but if you don’t I encourage you to download it and to watch the video on Youtube.  Both are brilliant. It got me thinking about the concept of ...