Are you a gearhead entrepreneur? Got startup?

I had a revelation. About you.

It’s time I stop blogging and be a goddamned journalist.

If the audience is next level gearheads looking to discover what’s next—and the mission is helping them discover and achieve it— the content has to be focused on reflection, exploration, and discovery. It has to enlighten, educate, and empower people to take action, solve problems, document the journey, and change their lives.

It’s time to grow up and stop blogging about broke-dick vehicles.

It’s time to start reporting on the stories that matter.

It’s time to start delivering results that matter.

It’s time to start making a difference.

If you’re a gearhead startup or business owner—or know one—please get in touch. I’m going to start actively seeking these people out, but I’d prefer to prioritize those who are already engaged and give a shit.

Thank you.

Project 1042 Begins

Today I am officially 41 years old.

40 was a real gut check, but the past year—despite all its ups and downs—has me feeling like the 40s are going to be everything the 30s were supposed to be (and the 20s hadn’t even figured out yet).

Part of me feels like I’m past my prime. Part of me feels like I’m about to hit my stride.

All of me appreciates the reminder from Gary Vee that I’ve still easily got another 60+ years ahead of me. Plenty of time to get a business launched, profitable, and change the world (my life along with it).

Whattayouwannadowithyourlife?

I wanna rock.

One year from today, I’ll be 42—the answer to life, the Universe, and everything.

Four months after that, GBXM will be 10.

Project 1042: GBXM will be my full-time job by the end of 2019.

Here’s to that 2020 hindsight.

#BHAG

Shout Out to Mike Goncalves: Training the most important muscle of all

A Positive Vibe Merchant

I don’t even remember how I originally ended up on Mike Goncalves’ old site, The Wellness Bucket, but I remember I downloaded a one-page, nautical themed PDF with a simple, 15-minute daily workout and taped it to the inside of my front door shortly after I did.

That was maybe three, four years ago. And I’ll be honest—I didn’t stick with it.

#thenofollowthroughspeech

Now, what I only realized recently is he’d already been chipping away at his dream for four to five years at that point. Today, some eight years since deciding to just go for it, Mike recently completed a six month trip around the world.

It turns out he and I set out on similar paths around the same time. (2009-2010 was apparently a good time to launch.) Unfortunately, my early years were a bit too pollyannish. My “business exists to make a difference” mindset blinded me to revenue generation plays.

Anyway, here’s why I’m inspired by this guy: He’s living my work-life parallel credo. To the letter.

  • Work-life parallel > work-life balance
  • A difference is the only thing worth making.
  • True success comes from helping others succeed.

“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”

I was reminded of this quote in the best possible way this week—by inspiration. And it was Mike Goncalves who provided that inspiration.

He set himself a goal. Once he reached $1M in sales, he was going to Fiji. He did it.

I’d like to do it too. So I WILL do it.

And I know YOU can do it too.

We could do it together.

Mike’s a physical trainer, but he’s training the most important muscle of all—the mind.

Check out his inspiring story here: http://mikegoncalves.com/leveraged-law-attraction-achieve-dream/