My secret brain injury, that nearly ruined my life

My secret brain injury, that nearly ruined my life

This is the first time I’m sharing this publicly. I’m nervous.

But here goes:

Last year I was in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. It nearly ruined me, and almost put my family on the streets.

Here’s the story of how that accident was actually the best thing that could have happened to me, and how it led to me partnering with Tim Ferriss.

Do Something Legendary

Do Something Legendary

Life is too short to not do something you’re totally passionate about. To not do something legendary.

We’ve heard advice this like a thousand times, in the message of every motivational speaker we’ve ever heard. We’ve heard it in inspirational videos on YouTube, and in virtually every inspiring graphic that people share on social media.

The problem is that these motivational sound-bytes skip one really important idea: it can be hard to bust out of our ruts, especially if those ruts were built by a lifetime of conditioning.

Change is hard. Even small changes, such as little annoying habits are hard to change.

Can you do it just for a moment, though?

Thought Leader of the Year Award – Go Ahead, Start a Movement

Thought Leader of the Year Award – Go Ahead, Start a Movement

Winning the Thought Leader of the Year award, in my opinion, has less to do with my abilities as a thinker or a speaker, and more to do with the state of the world right now. People are hungry to see the world become a better place. People want to start movements. People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. All I do is share the timeless information that others have used in the past to achieve the same thing that most in the world are desiring to do themselves right now.

I am hopeful that the world is becoming better every single day, and the challenges we face won’t defeat us, but will mobilize and unite us. The world will win, and we will be better off for it.

You’ve got something meaningful to share with the world. Go for it.

A chilling TED talk that may make you rethink your position on the Syrian refugee crisis

A chilling TED talk that may make you rethink your position on the Syrian refugee crisis

One of the the most intense parts of being at the TED Global conference in Geneva last week was watching Melissa Fleming’s talk on the Syrian refugee crisis, and having a Q&A session with her afterward. First, check out her talk: Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee

Is it possible to live without having a job?

Is it possible to live without having a job?

How would your life change if you no longer had to work to earn a living and could spend your time pursuing passions and interests? More importantly, how would the world need to change in order to make that possible? Bucky Fuller was a was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems. Fuller’s ideas and work continue to influence new

How do we end racism? Young leaders in Winnipeg gather to discuss racism in our city

How do we end racism? Young leaders in Winnipeg gather to discuss racism in our city

How do we end racism? What would you do if you were given the responsibility of finding a solution to this longstanding, now systemic problem? That was the exact task given to a group of 30 young leaders in Winnipeg: figure out how to eradicate racism. Joseph Ranseth said eradicating racism is a goal we may never realize. He pointed to Martin Luther King Jr., who was successful in getting a civil

12 inspiring Mother Teresa quotes on the anniversary of her death

12 inspiring Mother Teresa quotes on the anniversary of her death

8 years ago today, Mother Teresa passed away. She was 87 years old. Less than two weeks ago I posted 15 Mother Teresa quotes to cultivate love and compassion to commemorate the anniversary of her birth. Even though she is gone, her legacy continues to touch countless lives. And while the work being done to alleviate suffering and poverty is incredibly important, I