Talking about writing a book led to talking about what would be in the book, which naturally led to giving talks on the book’s subject matter! With a lot of luck, a lot of hard work and invaluable guidance from my thought leadership partner Greg Ray, all that writing and talking turned into an amazing whirlwind journey, including a mainstage TED Talk, What Reality Are You Creating For Yourself?
My book, Eyes Wide Open, was published by Penguin Random House, and it hit the proverbial shelves in 2017 as a New York Times Best Seller. Audible produced an audiobook version [link to audiobook], which I was delighted to “perform” myself. The publication of Eyes Wide Open and The release of my TED Talk (which garnered more than a million views in its first three weeks!) provided me a robust speaking platform. I took full advantage; Greg and I have delivered my message to dozens of organizations around the world. In the first year—by far the craziest—I spoke more than 35 times, in 8 countries, to more than 30,000 people. Greg was with me for most of them, and we hardly slept for all the deep conversations and bone-rattling laughter and eclectic libations. Our “five cities in five days” swing through Europe was a highlight.
These days my priorities require me to be far more selective about accepting speaking engagements. However, I’m pleased to consider thought leadership requests that resonate with my interests and ideals. I continue to speak about leadership, self-empowerment, and web3 technology. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a potential engagement.