"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable." - Kenyan Proverb The free Ultimate Mastermind Workbook is live! Today is huge! We just released The Ultimate Mastermind Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Surrounding Yourself with the People Who Won't Let You Fail. This gorgeously designed 56-page guide is our 100% free gift...

The Connect with Anyone Creed

"Show up and help people. That's it. Focus on those two things, and before long you'll have the world in your corner."

- The How to Connect with Anyone Creed

Do you like our creed? You are welcome to share, steal or give it to anyone you think it will help! Click here or use the links below to share the Creed with someone who needs it.

How to Make Friends with Absolutely Anyone (even Warren Buffett)

I believe there is no more powerful predictor of your success or failure than the people you choose to surround yourself with. It's impossible to fully do work you love (and Live Your Legend) without the right people in your corner. Environment is absolutely everything. And the best part is that it's 100% in our control. But so many people over-think it, especially when it comes to connecting with the "famous" or well-known folks. They find every reason in the world why a certain person is too busy or not interested in them. As a result, they make zero progress. But the power of our surroundings are too damn important. It's on us to do something about it.  An when you break it down, there are only two things that can truly change your relationships and environment. Two actions and strategies will allow you to make the connections you used to only dream of. And they are so freakin' simple...

You are already an expert find people to help

"The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make."

- Mark Twain

You're Already an Expert - Start Acting Like it.

Everything we do at Live Your Legend is based on what all of you ask for - through surveys, emails, comments, tweets, snail mail, you name it - we are always listening for your biggest challenges and how we can build things to help. As it turns out, the #1 most requested resource by all of you, by a long shot, is a tool to show you how to become an expert who people are willing to pay for your help. Today we are going to answer that exact question, and I am very pumped about it! About a year ago a friend introduced me to a guy she thought "I could learn something from." Despite the fact that I have more to learn than most, emails like that always tend to put my guard up. But then, from a standing start, Jason Gracia went on to teach me some of my most powerful lessons in online business, and more specifically, how to build a very specific business around a passion, talent, strengths or expertise. His process blew my mind.

Debra Russell

"God grant me the creativity and willingness to make the most of the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

- Debra Russell's take on the Serenity Prayer

Today we have a very special article and interview I've been dying to publish for months (plus there are a few free tool downloads down below too!). Life is not meant to tackle on your own! Which brings us to today's topic...

Who's Debra Russell?

Most of us know who the author of Awaken The Giant Within is. In fact, most of us have learned a ton from him and his work. His stuff has changed my world in more ways than I can count -- from starting the businesses I have to switching to eating mostly plants, and plenty of things in between. But as I've realized the power of teams, I've come to pay more attention to the people who support the rock stars. Many of you probably hadn't heard of Debra Russell until earlier this week. She gave top-tier support to one of the top personal growth figures for decades. She was the one on stage pumping up over 4,000 people at his live events and changing their lives when he wasn't on stage.

Do Something that Matters Amy Clover

"The only real task any of us needs to worry about is this: Find your own way of helping people. Then go out and do it."

Time to Get Inspired!

Okay team! In our Ask the Reader post, I told you this week was all about you, and it would not be complete without sharing a few inspiring stories from our community. So here's our January Reader Spotlight. It's short and sweet because I know how busy you all are in making your big goals reality - hearing your 2013 plans earlier this week blew my mind! Our biggest goal at Live Your Legend is to inspire you to believe in possibility, and the best way I know is to show "ordinary" people doing the things most of the world only dreams of. That is the purpose of our monthly Living Legends Reader Spotlights. Oh, and to give you the chance to help support the dreams of our community. Realize that the stories you read about on this site are not as out of reach as some like to believe.

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“If you can't you must, and if you must you can.”

― Anthony Robbins

This week is all about YOU.

I want you to take 20 seconds and share your most important goal with our community in the comments at the end of this post. Plus we have a cool new comment systems we're testing that we hope will help more people jump into the discussion and connect with each other. Please try it out! Hopefully, you've already had time to complete our 100% free Goal Setting & Action Workbook. But either way, I know you have at least one goal you could list. Live Your Legend is not a resource to read about ideas.  Live Your Legend is a community whose sole purpose is to inspire you to take action to do the work that most matters to you and to the world. And then to provide you the tools to make it possible. If you don't take action on those ideas and tools, then everything we do here is for nothing. So today is about accountability. Studies in psychology and persuasion constantly prove the same thing: The more we talk about things and the more we commit to others, the more likely it is that we'll make them reality.

2013 Goal Setting Guide

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it."

~ Michelangelo

Update: Check out the 2014 Goal Setting and Action Workbook here!

The Big New Years Announcement: To celebrate 2013 and the official opening of goal-setting season, today I'm releasing the totally free (and newly designed) 2013 Goal Setting and Action Workbook.

Last year this was downloaded over 18,000 times in a matter of weeks and is consistently the #1 thing people thank me for.

The best part? It's 100% free to you. Like totally free. No email required. No nothin'. Just a good old fashioned no-strings-attached gift.

This is how we do things at Live Your Legend. Over 95% of what we offer is totally free and we promise to do everything in our power to make our tools as useful and directly applicable as possible.

And with what we have planned in the weeks and months to come, I promise you this is just a taste. It's just one of the many free tools in our Passionate Work Toolkit that's available to every email subscriber.

Read on for a recap of 2012 and a hint of what's to come this year, or download the full 2013 Goal Setting and Action Workbook by clicking here.

Some people claim they don't need to set goals to make big progress.

I am NOT one of them.

inspire whats possible

"If you don’t know what you want, pick something that might be it, and practice it. Real, deep, profound passion requires your focus, engagement, and daily practice."

-Barrie Davenport

*Time Sensitive: As a little Christmas and New Year's bonus, today my good friend Barrie Davenport and I are giving away five free copies of her new book, The 52-Week Passion Project (which happens to make for the perfect compliment to our Live Off Your Passion career course). All you have to do is leave a comment telling us one of your interests, passions or hobbies - we want to get you thinking about what excites you in the new year! Your answer must be in by this Friday to win a copy of her book. If you're reading this in email, click here to participate. Now it's time to hear from one of my favorite passion experts! *****

Learning from the Right People...

When starting out in a new industry or career, we all have people we look up to. Those we constantly study and admire (and whom we might even feel a tad of envy for here and there).