This year has been the biggest year of my life, professionally and personally. I’m having the time of my life holding my baby boy. Last week, my new speaking partner, Chris Stevenson and I, gave our first full-length speech at USC and it felt incredible!!!!!
The first half of this year I was planning to publish my autobiography. Then, one day while I was working out at Chris’s gym with my trainer Larry, I had an epiphany that I should publish another self-help book before I publish my autobiography. I already had some chapters of a self-help book that I started back in 2010.
That weekend I flew to a seminar in Dallas for a conference. I got back and started writing and I couldn’t stop. Six weeks later, I finished a draft. The book was called Big Dreams Takes Small Sacrifices. What is so special about my book is that all the advice I outline in it is the same advice I wish someone would have given me when I graduated college.
I made many mistakes on the first leg of my journey and I feel that I am very candid and honest about my mistakes. The main theme of my book is that sacrifices are payment in advance for a dream.
The little things that you do today will contribute to your big dream. For the last month, I’ve been really trying to drink my own Kool-Aid. If there needs to be an email sent, I just send it. I have developed a regimen of activities that my office needs to accomplish each week. I know it’s my responsibility communicate clearly what I need every single day and to support the people that I work with.
As a disabled entrepreneur, the things I talk about in my book are that more important for me to follow. I admit in the past, I haven’t been too good at really being consistent, but this book has changed everything I do for my own business.
The coolest thing happened when I went to go see my mentor, Larry Winget and asked if he would co-write the foreword with Joe Calloway. Winget just hit the New York Times bestseller list with his book, Grow a Pair. Calloway, a business expert, just released a book called, Be the Best at What Matters Most. Winget and Calloway have been my mentors and coaches for the last two years and one of the reasons I have to make this business a wild success is that I don’t want their efforts to be in vain. There are hundreds of people that I don’t want their efforts to go to waste and everything I do is a tribute to everyone who has ever helped me out.