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An Appropriate Event to Generate Energy

Next week I’ll be speaking in New Orleans at the American Wind Energy Association‘s annual meeting.

And since “Generate Energy” is an Extreme Leadership practice, I think I’ll be in good company.

The Wind Energy world is fascinating and particularly timely. Here’s how the association puts it:

US is the world's number one wind energy producer.

US is the world’s number one wind energy producer.

“Today’s generation is more attuned to the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy than ever before. Today, this high demand helps make the United States the #1 country in generating wind energy and delivering it to customers. Tomorrow, we keep pushing forward. Wind energy has a clear path to generate 20% U.S. wind energy by 2030 and will be a major solution as states implement the EPA Clean Power Plan.”

In other words, you and I are members of Generation Wind.

If you have an interest in renewable energy, this is going to be an exciting event.

You can find all the details here.

See you in New Orleans?

(You can follow the event discussion on Twitter with #GenerationWind )



In Search of Audacity

 Indiana Jones

There’s that famous scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy’s map leads him to a great chasm, and he has to decide if he should literally take a leap of faith off the ledge. If his map is a lie, he will fall to his death. If his map is true, he’ll somehow live. Spoiler alert: He lives.

It was a bold and blatant disregard for normal constraints to change the world for the better. What I call “audacity.”

I’m not recommending anyone step off a cliff, but I am looking for examples of people who embody that spirit. Why? Because I want to better understand what makes them tick so I can share their secrets.

When I ask people where they need the most help living out the principles of LEAP (Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof) it’s not even close. By a 3-to-1 margin, they struggle with the practice of inspiring Audacity.

The desire is there, but they need help to attach actions to their aspirations. They want to make a difference in their world — the world of their industry, organization, company, team, community, family, etc. — but something holds them back. Letting go of “normal constraints” is easy to say, but hard to do.

If you know of someone who has learned to let go of constraints — not just to think outside the box but to live as if no box exists — then I’d like you to do me a favor and connect me with that person.

Even if that person is you.

I’m compiling a list and looking to interview some people who exemplify this trait. Just tell me who it is and (briefly) why you thought about them when I asked for an example. What I learn, I firmly believe, will help you and others in their journey to bring LEAP fully alive and make a great impact on the people around them.

Can you help?

Just click on the link below that best identifies whom I should consider interviewing:



You’re Successful But Are You Successful?

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 2.55.30 PMI’ve met and known a lot of people who’ve made piles of cash and feel like they have nothing to show for it.

I mean, they have stuff. They have stuff to point at but not the stuff that really matters: passion, love, fulfillment, joy–you know what I mean.

You don’t have to answer this question out loud, but…

Are you one of those people?

My friend and colleague, Marcy Morrison, who is a phenomenal career coach, helps her clients to align their passion with their purpose in order to create world change.

Or, as I’m fond of saying, she helps them to “do what they love in the service of people who love what they do.”

Here is a short list of the kinds of questions she asks her clients:

  1. Do you know who you are?
  2. Do you know the legacy you want to leave?
  3. Do you know what you love?
  4. Do you know what’s important to you?

As you can surmise, self-knowledge is the key. It’s amazing (and more than a little frightening) how many folks can’t answer these things.

Can you?

If you’re struggling in the ways we’re talking about, then I have a lifeline for you.

Marcy has graciously agreed to offer a free one-hour coaching session to readers of this blog.


She’s a busy woman and won’t be able to accommodate everyone.

So here’s what she’s doing:

The first three people who reach out to Marcy via email will receive a coveted one-hour session. And if you’re too late for the freebie, then I suggest you just pony up the money and book a session. She’s that good.

If you’ve been “successful” in business, but it just doesn’t feel that way, please take advantage of this opportunity.

And–just to be crystal clear about this–I’m posting this because her work will help you. I’m getting no financial reward for this. Not one dime.

Email Marcy here.

And tell her I sent you.

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