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Dive Deep Into LEAP!

Hanging out in my back yard this weekend, it suddenly occurred to me that Extreme Leadership Certification is less than 2 months away! And there are only a few spots left…

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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?

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From LEAP Day to LEAP Week

        It's LEAP Day! But, you know, it only happens once every four years, so it seems a shame to mark the occasion with only one measly day. So, what do you say we just declare it LEAP Week? What are you doing to … Read the full article→

Join Stedman Graham and Me for a Free Live Seminar!

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Youth Success Week

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My First 500 Push-Ups to Fight Breast Cancer

  HELP ME FIGHT BREAST CANCER, AND I'LL DO PUSH-UPS FOR YOU! Barbells For Boobs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women under the age of 40 and men. Inspired by … Read the full article→

Win a Celebrity Experience Trip to New York

Jeffery Hayzlett is a great guy with a personality and mindset to match the title of his new book, Think Big Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless. To wit, he's giving away a free VIP trip to NY and other prizes to celebrate the … Read the full article→

Greater Than Yourself: A Success Approach Whose Time Has Come

When my third book, Greater Than Yourself, was published in 2009, it seemed to many that the world was going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. Wall Street had melted down, the market had crashed, and folks were losing their homes and getting … Read the full article→