2012 was an awesome year for me. I was able to double my income and build connections I never thought would be possible. I wanted to share with you a few things that helped me achieve such an awesome year. Maybe you'll gain something, maybe you won't. I'll try and keep it short since I know you have a whole crap load of New Year's babble posts to go through. Happy New Year!Read More
As many of you already know, I've had the pleasure of working with creativeLIVE as of late and this last project marks my highest score on the celebrity scale! I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Tim Ferriss! Tim is the author of The 4 Hour Work Week as well as The 4 Hour Body, which both made the NY Times Best Seller List. He's currently getting ready to release his third installment in the 4 hour series, The 4 Hour Chef on November 20th 2012. Tim will be teaching a FREE, two day workshop on November 14th & 15th on creativeLIVE, titled "The 4 Hour Life: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise".Read More
A few weeks ago I got a text message from Chase Jarvis. Yeah, Chase Jarvis. I was about to hop into the shower and the text read (from an unknown number) "Hey Mike - It's Chase, let me know when you have a minute to chat." I thought to myself "Who the hell is Chase?" "Chase Jarvis?" So I hit him back and said "Chase who?" It turned out it was the man himself and I had wiggled my way onto his radar with the help of T.A. McCann and several others.Read More
Recently I had the pleasure working with TeachStreet on a promotional video for a Startup Weekend EDU. “Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.” Basically, you come to the event on a Friday night, pitch an idea for a business and launch it on Sunday. Companies like Zaarly, FoodSpotting and Giant Thinkwell were all born at a Startup Weekend. Making this video was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about what’s not working in the education space. Since then, I’ve been talking with friends who are teachers and continuing to learn more. I find it fascinating and also scary where things are at. We need to fix this problem.
When you have all these smart, motivated and talented people in the same room working on the same problem, there’s an opportunity to really shake things up. If you’re anyone who has interest in making the education system a better one, you should definitely come out to this event. There are no requirements to attend. All you have to have is an idea and some motivation. Come dedicate a weekend to change the future.
The event will be held on Friday September 30th-Sunday October 2nd. Go here for more information on the event.Read More