I'm so excited to share this good human with you all (Colin Heaney). We think someone with a fancy title knows more than us, but Colin is a testimony that being brave enough to go against the grain can have some MAJOR benefits.
Those of you who have purchased and read Break Through Fear (my first book!<3) know that labels are deceptive. Colin mastered this idea early on and did what even his parents thought was crazy in the 2010s: drop out of high school. Am I encouraging everyone to drop what they know (college, work, etc.) to find yourself? NO WAY! Even Colin said it: "The laptop lifestyle is attractive to everybody, but it's not MEANT for everybody." I emphasize this because I don't want you to make some drastic, self-sabotaging life change. That's not wise. Even I'm not quitting my job teaching to pursue podcasting, speaking, and writing full-time. It's just about STARTING the process now so you can see the investments sooner.
The reason Colin adds so much value to this podcast is because he has truly found fruit in his labor of sending 100 messages a day, networking with the right people, and just being brave enough to step into his passion. All of this has culminated into great success, tons of travel, and being named one of the "Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2020" by Yahoo Finance. He reaped so many hours into finding a way to live, and now he's enjoying the harvest. Maybe, in small doses, that could be a game changer in all of our lives.
Favorite Takeaways From This Episode:
Passion really does take you pretty far.
Casting a wider net of people can get you a handful of life-changing connections.
Normalize curiosity: I was honestly super surprised when Colin stopped the interview to write down the name of the documentary I suggested. I am a lot like that, but I have never received that sort of reaction. It was an unexpectedly good moment to experience.
Many of the answers we seek are within, and many of them deal with our spirits.
As we continue to hear, failure is your best teacher. Stop letting the fear of failure stop you. You'll be so much better once you are okay with failing.
What did you think?
How did you like this New York/Texas collaboration? Can you believe I have found a lot of interviewees on Instagram? Colin talked about that, and I just want to stress that social media can be a catalyst and equalizer when used correctly (not for recreation). The internet is a powerful tool, guys: stop treating it like a toy.
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