I’ve always been a natural-born leader who has believed I’ve been serving something larger than myself.
However, it wasn’t until I had a near-death experience and a direct encounter with that “something” that I really got connected to what my work was doing here on this planet.
You see, for years I was an entrepreneur chasing the traditional standard of success. I had built a seven-figure publishing company that was generating $30k per client and, on the outside, a symbol of having “made it.”
But on the inside, I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t connected to any real sense of impact, and I often went to bed thirsting for so much more.
In that moment, I knew I wasn’t ready to leave. I had never in my life considered if I’d accomplished everything I’d wanted to if it ended in an instant.
I said yes, refusing to come back as a vegetable, was zapped back into my body and felt this energy forge my neck back together and shoot down my spine. From the moment I woke up back in my body everything altered.
I vowed to make the most of my time here on earth with a second chance.
I am clear my life has been created through me rather than by me.
My priorities have been turned upside-down, with making an impact on the top of my list.
One month after my near-death experience, I was asked to be an ambassador for education at the UN. Shortly after Forbes invited me to Forbes Under 30 and to become a regular columnist, while partnering with me to host my now #1 ranked podcast for entrepreneurs, Unconventional Life.
It wasn’t until August of 2016 when I had a dream that I was leading an event for 30 entrepreneurs in Bali, Indonesia that my calling really began to come into focus.
When I awoke, the first words out of my mouth were “Bali,”. With no experience or interest in live events at the time I chose to follow my vision and in just seven weeks I sold out the first event.
The event was a resounding success, and on the last day my attendees asked if I would be hosting another event. Thirty percent of them put down a deposit without knowing where or when I’d have another one, but wanting to invest in the future of Unconventional Life.
A few months later, I followed up Bali with a second sold-out event in a castle in the remote renaissance town of Petritoli, Italy, and a third for 80 thought leaders and visionaries in a secluded jungle cove in Tola, Nicaragua.
Drawing international attention to Unconventional Life and building a global community of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and influencers who are each committed to scaling businesses that do good for the world.
My mission is to inspire and empower millennials to live a life by their own design, where their greatest source of happiness is also their source of income.
At these events, magic happens.
They have been fuel for me to embrace my own unconventional life and all of the parts of my self-expression, especially my music.
Whether I am leading at my event or performing I am channeling. Entire talks and songs flow through me in the moment. It has led me to perform and speak at some big arenas, performing with grammy award winning artists or at the United Nations.
Each time I find myself co-creating with the audience allowing my voice to be a conduit for impact.
As I look to the future, I see Unconventional Life through my music and mission blossoming into a global movement and the go-to community for millennials who are authoring their own lives and committed to service of something larger than themselves.
This is just the beginning—there is no limit to what we can achieve together.
I hope you join us for the journey.