Have you ever heard the term “secret millionaire”? It refers to people you’ve never heard of, who are millionaires, but you’d never know it if you met them.
A couple months ago I attended a 3-day seminar hosted by Tim Ferriss. Tim wrote the #1 best sellers The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body. The seminar costs $10,000 per person. I think everyone who attended would agree that it was money very well spent. When I drove home from the wine country resort where the seminar was hosted, I certainly felt like I got more than $10,000 in value.
What I didn’t know what that one of the best sessions was still to come. I left Sunday night, when the seminar officially ended. Monday morning there was a bonus session by a guy named Brendon Burchard.
Ever heard of Brendon Burchard? I hadn’t. Now I consider him one of my most important teachers.
Here’s what happened. I didn’t go to Brendon’s live session at Tim’s seminar because I had to get back to San Francisco. To be honest, if I knew how valuable Brendon’s advice was, I probably would have found a way to stay.
Fortunately, his 3-hour session was recorded on video and links to these password-protected videos were shared with all the seminar attendees. When I saw them I immediately started watching and taking notes. What blew me away about Brendon is how systematized his teachings are (I’m ridiculously structured and into systems).
He literally tells you how he made $4.6 million at the START of his new career as a personal development expert (I’ll give you links below so you can see some of his publicly available videos).
Ok, so now that I’ve told you I’m a huge fan, let me answer some of the questions you probably have. Like “Who exactly is Brendon Burchard?” “What does he do?” “How has he helped so many people?”
So now that I’ve introduced you to a highly valuable teacher and inspiring human being, let me go on a short rant. It’s actually more of a call to action, or a way to reframe a popular talking point. It’s also an opportunity. Here it is:
The “jobs crisis” is not just about the 14 million Americans who are unemployed. There’s a greater crisis going on. By my estimates it impacts billions of people. It’s the fact that most people are doing work that is entirely unfulfilling to them. Most people have a job, not a calling. They spend most of their waking hours laboring for someone else, feeling underpaid and overworked. Wishing that they were doing something that has a really positive impact on the world. This probably rings true for 80% of the people reading this post. Does it relate to you?
It takes courage to commit to a profession that does good and affords you a rich life (whether that’s making millions like Brendon or having time for your family, friends, and hobbies). Where ever you are, I would love to help you. Through insights I discover, interviews with experts, and encouragement to fulfill your calling and live a life you love.
Quick poll: are you living your calling? Do you want to switch to a more fulfilling career?
More to come on this subject. A lot more.