There are only two ways in which you could find yourself reading these words. The first way is that you saw me on stage or came across my work online and thought, “I can relate to this guy and for that reason I think I’ll sign up for his mind blowing newsletter.” Those might not have been the exact words you used, but this is the way I like to imagine it in my mind! The second way that you found yourself on this newsletter is by being a personal friend or family member, in which case you didn’t have a choice. If you are one of those people and you unsubscribe, this relationship is over. Yes, that goes for you too, mom.
So where am I going with all of this? Well, this is my long winded way of saying that I feel like we have some sort of relationship no matter how big or small. It’s for that reason that I make the assumption that you understand me and the work I am passionate about. You know that I genuinely care about the world, and the people in it and that I try to have a positive impact on the lives of others to the extent that I can. I do that through online videos, podcasts, live events, written newsletters, books, etc. And as you probably know, the one place I aim to impact the lives of others is on stage through my keynotes and workshops at corporate conferences and meetings. I’ve been doing it for many years and the year 2019 was another whirlwind tour around the world helping companies reach new levels of success, while showing people how to reach their own personal goals.
And now, here we are in the year 2020 and I want to do it all over again, but this time with your help. As I was contemplating another year ahead it occurred to me that all of you believe in personal and professional development as much as I do and so I thought that I would ask for your help. You either work for a company that has yearly conferences and meetings or you know someone that does. Knowing that, I was wondering if you would consider helping me change the lives of many thousands of people this year.
Right now there are people who could use a little motivation and a new perspective that will lead them to more fulfilling relationships, while giving them the skills to reach their potential. And they’d love to receive this content in a way that’s fun, interactive and gives them a good laugh at the same time. As you know, this is the way I choose to present, so if you would like to help me put a smile on the faces of many others this year I am going to ask you to help me do that by doing one of two things. Or heck, you can even do both if you want to get a little crazy! The first is to take a moment after reading this to think about a few people in your network who work for companies that have meetings and conferences and shoot them a note with a link to my website. The second is to give me a shout out on social media, by sharing the same link. That’s it. That’s all.
Like I said, I was doing a little introspection about the upcoming year and thought I’d reach out to the people who get me to see if they might be willing to throw a little momentum behind the presentations I offer so that we can reach that many more people this year. Some of you might interpret this as a lazy ploy to get all of you to do my marketing for me and if that’s what you think there’s nothing I can do about that. I can assure you that this is not the case. Instead, I’m just trying to touch the lives of more and more people and until I get the same marketing budget as Apple and Google, I’m always going to need the help from good people like you. I really do mean it when I say that together we can change the world.