Life on Your Terms Interviews

"Often just one decision, one conversation, one thought, one act, one smile…. one small step forward, can go a long way." - Alyssa Rasul, Direct of Wellness at Circuit of Change & new LYL Superhero Live Your Legend Transformations Launches Today! And I could not be more excited - or inspired. Once...

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot Reader Note: Today's article is a continuation from last week's massive guide on How Formal Education Killed the Passionate Career (+ A Practical Guide for Students, Parents & Lifelong Learners). I wrote this...

What kind of future will you create

"Notice the sparks. Follow them. The next big thing may be the small thing right in front of you." - Darren Rowse

Rule #1: Put All the Crazy People in the Same Room (or River)

Last Friday morning Chelsea and I grabbed some fresh Portland coffee, walked down to the Willamette River, stripped down to a bikini and board shorts (I was in the shorts) and hopped in a couple inner tubes with about 618 other friendly folks. A few minutes later we broke the Guinness World Record for creating the longest human floating chain (old record was 542 in Viareggio, Italy in 2008). Hat tip to Tyler of Advanced Riskology for orchestrating the seemingly impossible feat. It was fitting that the first official event of the World Domination Summit involved hundreds of people sloshing around in a river for a few hours wearing next to nothing. Something tells me that little vulnerability exercise wasn't a coincidence. Also wasn't a bad way to meet a few new friends. And it set the perfect tone. For those of you unfamiliar, WDS is an annual gathering put on by Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non Conformity. The event's core theme is "How do we lead a remarkable life in a conventional world?" This year 3,000 people from 30+ countries descended on Portland, Oregon to share in that vision. Their stories were proof of what's possible.

the money or your life

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” – Pythagoras

Today I'm going to share a true story with you that you couldn't make up if you tried. But first a little background...

The Money or Your Life?

It's the age old question. And the crazy thing is, you used to actually have to make that choice. Today it's a little different. John Lusk is perfect proof. In 1997 John started at Wharton Business School, one of the most prestigious finance schools in the country. On his first day, he and five friends swore to each other they'd become entrepreneurs instead of the typical investment bankers and consultants that their school was known for producing. Easier said than done... When John graduated in 1999, it was the heart and height of the dot-com blow out. His friends were becoming paper multi-millionaires right and left, and banks were offering $1 million signing bonuses to keep up.

Do Something That Maters Reader Spotlight5

"We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." —Marianne Williamson, abridged

Who Do You Inspire?

It's a question we all too often forget to ask ourselves. Take a few seconds to answer it. One thing I promise you is that there are people out there who look to you to help them find their way. They admire something (if not everything) about how you live your life. This is a responsibility we all share. Once we realize this, the real question becomes: What type of life am I going to live to take my responsibility seriously? So today is about you. Last week 197 of you told us your Passion Projects - and what you're doing to Live Your Own Legends. You showed us how you plan to help and inspire those around you. And I was blown away, as I am any time I interact with our community. I could not have asked for a better birthday present. Thank you for sharing with us - the 31 winners of The Alchemist will be contacted shortly. The crazy thing is as of this morning there are 34,420 of us in this community - all with a Passion Project dying to be set free on the world. Imagine the impact that could cause.