Honoring Our Past – Evolving Our Future
I was recently part of an audience in Zurich where we were asked to write a short paragraph capturing how we would like to be remembered. What emerged instantly for me was how I’d be remembered through my kid’s eyes.
“My Dad cared deeply for humanity and created a relentless mission to help people Understand Their Story, Uncover Their Gift and Impact the World. He loved me and I loved him.”
I believe every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. I’ve witnessed this in every culture, in every corner of the globe I’ve traveled to, without exception.
As a company, we believe we’re meant for something bigger than ourselves. That’s why we’re embracing our mission to support and grow those interested in positively impacting the world.
This means we regularly live out of our comfort zones, stretch ourselves every day, and are extremely open to evolving and letting go of the aspects of our business that don’t help us serve bettering humanity.
We fully believe there’s a higher version of our company waiting to be uncovered, and while we’re happy to take pause and honor some of our recent accomplishments by sharing them with you, rest assured we have zero intentions of resting on our laurels. That said, here’s a quick look at what happened in our company in 2016, and what’s on the horizon for our future.
With your help, our Believe in YOUTH initiative managed to successfully raise 140% of our intended financial goal needed to build a safe home for enslaved children from an illegal gold mine camp in Peru. We also, funded the construction of an on-site bakery to ensure the orphanage will be self-sustaining and the children will learn marketable skills.
We hosted the World Premiere of Give & Grow in Toronto last month and officially released the film worldwide on November 24th. In two short weeks, the Give & Grow message has reached 13 different countries, and the DVD’s sold out (we’ve since restocked). We’re proud of the response to the film so far and are excited to see what the future holds.
As a follow-up workshop to the film, we also developed a 10-hour series of in-depth video conversations and exercises designed to help you uncover, understand, and unleash your gift on the world.
I’m always humbled when invited to speak on stage or be interviewed, as this is what allows me to reach new audiences and hopefully stir some new souls. This year I was fortunate enough to spread my message all over the globe – From MastermindTalks in California, Archangel Summit in Toronto, Thrive in San Diego, a YPO event in Montana, Underground Seminar in Denver, a private retreat in Mexico, London Real, and just last week I had the privilege to speak at Robin Sharma’s Titan Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, and was grateful to have my brother there to experience it with me.
We’ve had a good number of subtle business evolutions in 2016, starting with the name of our company, which is now BraveHeart Media. In an effort to better serve, we’ve also decided to expand our company by welcoming a much-needed new member to our small but tenacious team. We’vealso upgraded our entire tech infrastructure to a system better suited for serving you.
We’ve always felt we had something special with One Last Talk, but didn’t know exactly how it fit into our current business model. Since the last event–which was filled to capacity with attendees from Canada, the U.S., Ireland and Italy–the feedback and personal “thank you” messages have poured in, and made it evident that it’s no longer a question of how we fit One Last Talk into our business, rather how we evolve our business to accommodate One Last Talk. That said, we’ve decided that in 2017, we’re giving One Last Talk away. If you’re interested in hosting a One Last Talk event, let us know.
Upcoming Retreats & Events
Once a year, I hold my sacred BraveSoul retreat in a remote fishing village on the rugged and awe-inspiring west coast of Ireland to help people uncover their intuitive clarity through the lens of their personal narrative, reflect on where they’ve come from, where they are, and where they want to go. This retreat is designed to get people out of their busy mind, awaken their soul, and tap into the abundance of creativity that currently rests dormant inside of them. BraveSoul is about discovering Ireland, and uncovering YOU.
Now in its fifth year, the Give & Grow Retreat has touched the lives of many souls in need, both in orphanages we visit around the world and the retreat participants that embark upon this journey. By mixing contribution and personal growth with a twist of adventure, this retreat holds the potential to help you uncover, understand, and unleash your gift on the world.
As the name implies, this experience will only be done once, and will never be repeated. In 2017, Once Retreat is dedicated to those who like golf, but love life, and are interested in hitting the links with me in Ireland. We’ll address both the inner game and the outer game while playing three of the most stunning courses in the world – four if you count the 6-inch course between your ears. This is an invitation-only experience, limited to 12 people.
We are considering unleashing a weekend experience focused on supporting those interested in impacting the world in a positive way. We’ll have multiple speakers addressing every aspect of “impact” – from how, why, when and even the business behind it all. Keep an eye on your inbox for details about the Impact Summit.
In its second year, our intimate (and eclectic) social-entrepreneur mastermind group has organically grown with the addition of a few hand-selected class individuals. BraveEntrepreneur is not for the hobbyist. We only accept serious visionaries committed to impacting others. They must be open to a courageous adventure, as a “safe return” to their old life will be doubtful. However, the hard-fought reward will be a worthy legacy to be proud of. This mastermind group is only open to those who have worked with me in a deeper way, are entrepreneurial, and have a deep desire to impact the world
1-to-1 Coaching With Pauline McKernan: My wife Pauline is known for her compassionate wisdom and has a silent but deadly way to draw the best out of people. She has been challenged to hold down the family, support a strong partner, and build her own business, all while finding the courage, time and value to craft her own unique identity. Now she helps other women overcome their guilt, self-judgment, lack of personal worthiness and uncover their own truth and identity.
Whether it’s a one-off breakthrough Compass Call, a 1/2 day Clarity Session, or ongoing private coaching, I provide a safe and confidential environment to put your challenges (seen & unseen) on the table, break down your roadblocks, and help you gain clarity about your life.
As always, we love serving you and truly look forward to growing alongside you for many years to come.