C.C. writes about the world around him with a unique perspective as a thought leader, influencer and entrepreneur.
I’m approaching forty and have never been in great shape. While I enjoy backpacking and outdoor activities, I’ve never been as active as I’d like for as long as I can remember. But, last year several things happen that got me thinking more about the importance of living healthier.
I’ll never be a small guy and I believe all the lose weight fast options are dangerous and stupid. If you want success you need to change everything and make it a lifestyle rather than something you do for a few weeks or month and stop.
This is why Nike’s evolution from a simple shoe company into one of the premier fitness technology companies intrigues me.Pin It
charity: water has one simple goal and that is to bring clean drinking water to every person in the world.
I’ve long admired how they realized from day one the power of photos and video to show exactly where donation dollars go.Pin It
Yesterday, I spoke to members of the Syracuse University communications teams.
It was a lot of fun, chatting with a room full of great people about the importance of content marketing and how to approach it. While I wasn’t there long enough to take in a lacrosse or basketball game, I did get to walk around campus and take some photos while there.
Here is what I saw.Pin It
I gave the opening keynote speech at this years TBEX conference in Keystone, Colorado.
Plus, I had fun with the title of the presentation because no one knew about my next book yet.Pin It
On Friday I promised a big announcement to everyone who subscribes to my newsletter.
At 11 am I sent out the announcement that my next book is called Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness and that it was now available to pre-order.
I wanted to watch how (and if) it would spread from a single email. I know that email marketing works, but it is always fun to experiment and see what happens.
Thankfully, it went just as I had hoped for.
I watched as people tweeted the news, shared their pre-orders and sent congratulation messages that also contained a link to the book. I still haven’t said anything publicly about the book until this post and yet I’ve watched it climb the charts at Amazon and had family members over the weekend talk to me about it because they had heard about it from other people.Pin It
My dad was born to be a blogger. He writes up his perspective on things and e-mails them to me from time to time and they are always heart felt and touching.
Recently he was pondering about how few people drive with the window open any more. There was a time when AC in a car was a luxury and most people during the hot summer would be seen with the windows down, arm out and tunes playing.
Now, you see nothing but windows up and everyone isolated from everyone else on the road. It got me thinking.Pin It
This past weekend when I traveled to Portland for the World Domination Summit, I figured it was the perfect time to kick the tires on my new lens.
If you missed the news, the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens is one of their newest and I wanted it the minute I saw it.
I’m happy to report that I’m very satisfied with the results.Pin It
Little moments of magic are hard to explain.
When you live through one, you know in your heart and soul that you were part of something and yet trying to explain it to others who did not witness it in person is near impossible. This is where I am now. Trying to explain this past weekend in Portland at the World Domination Summit.
The focus of the event is “living a remarkable life in a conventional world” and I’ve always known that my life certainly falls into that framework.
Looking around the theatre, packed on all three levels, I saw people of every age, color and nationality. Men, women, artist, entrepreneurs, dreamers and professors. Some were already blazing their own paths, while many were actively trying to find theirs.Pin It
My body is on East Coast time, so another morning on the road finds me vertical earlier than I should be.
Yet, the sun is up and in the distance past the buildings and streets of Portland I can see the mountains in the red of the early morning glow. The hotel room coffee may be a bit bitter and weak, but I’ll enjoy my view, collect my thoughts and roll on with the day as any smart man should.
The World Domination Summit is a crazy name for a conference. It instantly confuses people. It makes them crack jokes. They wonder what sort of crazy cult you’ve gotten involved with.Pin It
Right now I’m somewhere over America on my way to San Francisco and then on to Portland, OR to attend World Domination Summit 2012.
This is the first conference I’ve paid completely for in a number of years and while I’d love to be on stage, I’m excited to be there fully as a participant. Plus, I’m jazzed to be returning to Portland because I fell in love with the city when I spoke there on the Content Rules book tour and it’ll be great to return!Pin It
Last week was a long one for me. In addition to having a gravely sick dog at the house (he is much better now), I was under deadline for my latest book.
Writing for a living is awesome, but it also involves a lot of late nights, self doubt and long hours of alone time.
But, every time I get caught in one of those moments where you see the towel and are tempted to reach for it, I remind myself that creating things has always been what makes me the happiest and this next book is important to me so I kept on pushing.Pin It
This post marks the start of my 11th year of blogging.
Ten years ago yesterday, I wrote about a beach trip with several close friends and the rest is history. Since then it has been a long, strange and amazing adventure.Pin It
I’m taking part in the Thrill of the Grill Challenge and recorded this quick grilling tip as part of the arrangement.