Communication & Rapport

"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

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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...

How to get invited to give a TEDx talk

“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

- Thomas Jefferson

I have the quote above engraved on a silver cup that my parents gave me for Christmas ten years ago. It's been on my desk ever since.

Last month you all made a dream of mine come true.

I was invited to stand on the TEDx stage in San Francisco and give a talk on our core message and purpose at Live Your Legend: How to Find & Do Work You Love. Five days ago that video was published on YouTube. As of this morning it had 40,147 views, 447 comments, 1,010 likes, and 15 dislikes. ;) [Update - August 2014: nearly 1,700,000 views!] One of the members of the TEDx community wrote to me yesterday and said our talk was the #1 trending TEDx talk on YouTube. On top of that, 1,801 people joined our community here - Welcome to the adventure! I am still pinching myself as I write this... So I thought it'd be a worthwhile exercise (both for me and for all of you) to recap exactly how this dream came true and maybe sort out what was blind luck and what might have been luck that was a little more in our control - because with any dream becoming reality, there's a lot of both. Because more often than not, when things like this happen to people, the world tends to like to dismiss it as, "Oh, he just got lucky," or, "Of course they got to speak and their talk got a ton of traction. Look at the size of his following!" and on and on. But we must be very careful not to confuse the type of luck we can control with the type that's plain dumb…

connect with impossible to reach people

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

― Maya Angelou

**This is the first part to our "Connect with Influencers Online Series" as we get ready to open our How to Connect with Anyone course in a few weeks. Enjoy! *****

Connection Comes from Action...

I'm keeping this post intentionally short (at least for me) - first off because I have to get back to work finishing up the course, and more importantly because connection does not come from reading - it comes from making contact. When in doubt, get out there, say hello and add some value! We'll cover plenty more details in our connecting course (join our pre-launch Insider's Team here). Now on to making big-time online connections...

Making connections is easier than most think.

I don't care if you're looking to meet a friend, business partner, wife, Warren Buffet or any top influencer in your industry, it all comes back to the same concept...

Making. Peoples'. Lives. Better.

If you spend your life thinking about how to bring the people around you (or the people you want to be around) up to a new level, making the world-changing connections will never be an issue. This can be done a million ways - from promoting their work, to helping their child get a job or simply providing that unbeatable feeling of giver's high.

The alchemist

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

On dreams coming true.

For years I've dreamed of being a part of a community that believed in possibility.

A group that believed and acted as if things could be different. A community of people that could inspire and support each other to do work they were truly passionate about and have the impact only they were capable of.

That has always been my deepest purpose for creating Live Your Legend.

Last Tuesday night that dream came true.

At 7:00 PM this community and our movement at Live Your Legend was brought to an entirely new level.

Over 100 of us joined together for the first ever live in-person Live Your Legend event.

While I had expected we'd have a San Francisco-only group, I was inspired to meet people from all over California and beyond. In fact the first person I met, Ben, told me he had just flown in from Seattle. Wow.

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