I’ve received many questions about the future from long time associates. Here is an answer.
Just because we are becoming more visible does NOT mean we will be severing ties with people in some dumb ass attempt to chase fame. That’s weak-minded, shallow, and the kind of deal breaker behavior that tells me the person doing that is not worth my time. F that.
Those who have stood by us at Intervention since 2010 are “in” forever.
You passed my test.
Yes, I test people periodically and they don’t even know it. The first test lasted 5 years. The data I gathered told me who was really in it for the right reasons and who was right for certain positions in the ecosystem that I was building.
You believed in us, we believe in you. Simple. Nothing about the welcoming, friendly, and no BS atmosphere we’ve cultivated is changing – no matter how many events we run, how many ‘A’ List celebs come on board, or how many times I get on TV. In fact, the more that happens, the more opportunities I’ll be passing along to the people who have my back.
My goal is helping the community. Nothing – not even money can eclipse that. I wouldn’t have risked my entire life savings starting this otherwise.
It’s always going to be about the community and connecting as many dots as possible to make the experiences the best it can be for everyone. That means you. It costs me nothing to feature or elevate someone. That’s the goal. How many people can we elevate? I believe that given the right circumstances everyone can be awesome. So let’s let people be awesome and see what comes of it.
That’s how I measure success. Some high-powered CEOs would say I am wrong. To them I say, “Go to hell and take your golden ass parachute with you.”
Intervention will continue to be a fun weekend destination where we and others develop talent, train staff, share knowledge, and empower the community in a welcoming atmosphere. It’s already where a significant number of cons look to find their new talent – and we are happy to share. When I immediately started getting messages thanking me for launching multiple people’s careers – I knew I was on the right track.
Any events that we run (including (Re)Generation Who) will benefit from Intervention’s impact in developing innovative awesome. The families who attend will benefit, and everyone who loves positive community will have a blast.
It was always our intent to build an ecosystem that not only helps us, but helps everyone who chooses to take part – including other cons. I feel we’ve done a great job on this. We will continue to do so and no matter how big it gets our core values of being welcoming, encouraging, and empowering will never change.
You are really going to love what I have planned out for the next 5 years. You should know me by now and that I work in 5 year iterative arcs.
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