Almost famous

Almost famous

Dad and I were recently discussing the phenomenon of Jordan Peterson and his rise to fame. Dad asked me how you go about getting famous as a thought leader.

I told him you don’t. Or at least you can’t engineer it. And if you try reverse engineering how a Simon Sinick or Marie Forleo or Jordan Peterson became household names it won’t work. For each of those people who got lucky there are another 10,000 doing similar work in relative obscurity.

What if I’m not motivated by money?

What if I’m not motivated by money?

Thought Leaders Business School is designed to get experts from white belt (earning $120k a year) to black belt (earning $720k a year). We also talk about lifestyle and legacy as part of a successful practice, but the conversation starts with money.

That’s nice Pete, but what if I’m not motivated by money?

Great question. It’s one I get asked a bit. Here are three responses:

On telling the truth if you’re an expert

On telling the truth if you’re an expert

Last week I wrote about integrity as a productivity hack.

My friend and Thought Leaders founder Matt said that he thought I was being a little cunning sneaking integrity under the radar as a productivity hack. He’s right – integrity is a much bigger conversation than something to hack productivity (although I stand by what I wrote – it’s also the most important muscle to work on if you want to get more productive).