Fire Up the Plane the Trailblazers Tour Starts Next Month
I’m delighted to share that I will be hitting the road this Fall and into most of 2019 for the Trailblazers speaking tour. We recently announced the initial round of 20+ cities selected. Many have been confirmed and more will be locking in dates the next few months to coincide with the book, Trailblazers: Leadership Lessons from 12 Pioneers Who Beat the Odds & Influenced Millions, which release on 9/4/18 with publisher Morgan James.
Yes, I’ve gotten some interesting initial feedback when mentioning to people the new book tour ranging from:
“That’s a LOT of cities.”
“Wow, how do you do it?”
“When do you sleep?”
“Don’t you get sick of airports and being away from your family and friends?”
I mention this as it’s fascinating to me.
Here are a few observations that I will share with you about the process of a book launch and a full-scale supporting tour, that most people rarely see in an age of social media and 9-second attention spans.
- When you set a BIG and unique goal, you will always get a wide range of opinions
- Finding your passion will compel you to do things that are often far outside your comfort zone
- You will lose people on this new part of the journey and new people will enter into your life that you could not have even foreseen
- You will be misunderstood by many people as many see your work as scary, selfish and definitely not normal
- At the end of the day, if you truly believe in your passion, message, and dream you will overlook the naysayers and critics -both public and private- and relentlessly pursue the goal and mission on both good days and challenging days
- You must have a great team assisting you as it takes a lot of focus and discipline to stay the course as booking this many cities is the equivalent of mentally running air-traffic control with 100’s of planes circling to land on a busy runway (calendar)
- Yes, it takes a lot of coffee, prayer, faith in God, working on weekends, late nights, and telling people “no” without burning a bridge or making them feel unimportant as you simply do not have any more to give or risk unneeded distraction
So, as we prepare to hit the road again in a couple of weeks, I thank YOU again for your support of the Mind Capture mission the past 13+ years, and more importantly, the gifts of your time and attention.