Impactful Creators

This page spotlights some of the most inspiring and mission-driven people I know today - incredible creators, authors and thought leaders who initiate things that matter, who make a positive impact, and who are conscious about the world they create.

Marcus Meurer -  What does success have to do with 6 pieces of T-shirts and strict morning routine? Who has this big vision of empowering people to live on their own terms? It’s Marcus [...]
--> The Digital Nomad Revolution – Interview with Marcus Meurer


James Clear -  Why settle for average when you can be so much more? James Clear, an entrepreneur, weightlifter, and travel photographer, believes that ordinary people can do [...]
--> Tiny Habits. Extraordinary Life – Interview with Author James Clear


Chris Guillebeau -  What would it be like to live life according to your own rules, following your own path, forging your own way? Chris Guillebeau has done this his entire life. The author [...]
--> Life by Your Own Rules – Interview with Author Chris Guillebeau


Nathan Barry -  Have you ever dreamed of creating an app that you haven’t seen anywhere before? Wouldn’t it be awesome to create app that users would pay to have? Nathan Barry is a [...]
--> Committing to Passion – Interview with Author Nathan Barry


Natalie Sisson -  Suitcase entrepreneur, Natalie Sisson, has made it her passion to help adventurous people run their life from anywhere. Having traveled to 63 countries and owning [...]
--> Living Life Without Boundaries – Interview with Author Natalie Sisson


Farnoosh Brock -  What does success mean? Farnoosh Brock was a picture of American success. She emigrated from Iran at a young age with her family and pursued an education in electrical [...]
--> Redefining What is Possible – Interview with Author Farnoosh Brock


Ari Meisel -  When Ari Meisel was diagnosed with a severe case of the incurable digestive ailment known as Crohn’s disease, he quickly found himself in the hospital and soon [...]
--> More with Less – Interview with Author Ari Meisel


Thomas Frank -  If anyone were to pick up Thomas Frank’s “resume”, they could easily think that he has lived a full life and is heading toward retirement. With a list of [...]
--> Living to the Fullest – Interview with Author Thomas Frank


Audrey Scott -  Have you ever asked yourself “what if?” After reading Audrey Scott’s story, you will reassess the hesitations in your life and start considering your true [...]
--> 7 years, 75 countries – Interview with Audrey Scott


Adam Shepard -  Have you ever left a movie or read a book that left you with the feeling that you could take on the world? Adam Shepard exudes that kind of energy. Adam dedicated a year [...]
--> One Year Lived – Interview with Author Adam Shepard


Jenny Blake -  It’s no secret that the mind-body connection is vital to personal well-being -- but how is it good for the health of a business? Whether it’s a start-up company or a [...]
--> Becoming a Solopreneur – Interview with Author Jenny Blake


Colin Wright -  If you could live anywhere in the world... would you let the internet decide? Colin Wright is living this crazy dream and it goes by the name of Exile Lifestyle. On his [...]
--> A New Country Every 4 Months – Interview with Author Colin Wright


Sean Aiken -  Rather than risk getting stuck in a rut, Sean Aiken took a great leap after graduation, turning the job search into a job quest, a year-long search for the meaning of [...]
--> 52 Jobs in 52 weeks – Interview with Author Sean Aiken


Joel Runyon -  Rather than succumbing to the rigors of unemployment, Joel Runyon chose to turn his new status into a mission. Tired of practical and predictable, he began challenging [...]
--> Doing the Impossible – Interview With Joel Runyon


Niall Doherty -  Around a year ago, Niall Doherty quit his cushy 9 to 5 job and set off to travel round the world without flying. He was not exactly sure how he's going to make enough [...]
--> Around the World Without Flying – Interview with Niall Doherty


Ozioma Egwuonwu -  Ozioma Egwuonwu has a mission in life - to empower dreamers around the world. She has a deep drive to inspire, empower and ignite individuals to rise up and take a stand [...]
--> Unlocking the Power of a Dream – Interview with Ozioma Egwuonwu


More and more people are being inspired by the idea of chasing their bucket list dreams. No longer willing to settle for the lives they feel they should be living, they [...]
--> Inspiring People Chasing their Bucket List Dreams Around the Globe


Michael Bungay Stanier -  We live in a world where 'being busy' is a a badge of honor, where being productive every minute of the day is a virtue. But when did being busy become a measure of [...]
--> Doing More Great Work – Interview with Author Michael Stanier


Jodi Ettenberg -  What happens when a lawyer takes a one year hiatus to travel the globe? If she finds her true passion, that one year turns into five and the world of lawyering vanishes [...]
--> Leaving a Career to Start a Business – Interview with Jodi Ettenberg


Mike Hrostoski -  There are some things that men can only learn from each other. Whether it’s strategies for financial success or the secrets to better sex, men who are looking for more [...]
--> The High-Performing Man – Interview with Author Mike Hrostoski


Sean Ogle -  Does going to work feel like an obligation or an adventure? By refusing to settle for the first answer, Sean Ogle found the freedom to make a living -- not just a [...]
--> Escaping 9 to 5 – Interview with Author Sean Ogle


Benny Lewis -  Benny Lewis, the spunky language hacker behind Fluent in 3 Months, is living proof of the raw potential in all of us. Benny thought that he was not good at languages [...]
--> Becoming Fluent Fast – Interview With Author Benny Lewis


Nate Damm -  Why in the world would anyone want to walk from Delaware in the east coast all the way to California clear across the middle of the United States? For Nate Damm the [...]
--> Traveling Across the US Solely on Foot – Interview with Nate Damm


AJ Leon -  AJ Leon used to be an unremarkably average financial executive in Manhattan until December, 2007, the day he decided to stop living the life he was supposed to live, and [...]
--> Living the Life Your Are Destined to Live – Interview with AJ Leon


Seth Godin -  Versatility is a characteristic that is seldom found in people, and fewer still have gone down the hall of legends for being role models who lead by example in more than [...]
--> The Father of Permission Marketing: Seth Godin Story


Tim Ferris -  A recent commercial by an electronic brand says doers are a rare species. Though the line initially comes across as an appreciable attempt at a dramatic production, on [...]
--> The Human Guinea Pig: Tim Ferris Inspiring Story


Corbett Barr -  Every child is encouraged to pick out a role model so they he / she has some person to look up to when motivation is required to keep pushing ahead in life. There is, [...]
--> Rewriting The Rules – Corbett Barr Story


Pat Flynn -  When you find yourself taking a hard blow from life, you have the power to choose from two options – to get up and make the most of what you have, or to wallow in [...]
--> Income The Smart Way: Pat Flynn’s Story


Tammy Camp -  Reading the biographies of various prominent personalities, dead or alive, you might have written off their successes as mere serendipities. “He just got lucky that [...]
--> Lara Croft of the Web: Tammy Camp’s Story


Chris Guillebeau -  The unconventional is the new conventional. No one wants to produce the run of the mill anymore, but doubts are second-guesses that stop you from going all out. Chris [...]
--> The Art of Non Conformity – Chris Guillebeau Story


Steve Pavlina -  When you hit a low, you are faced with two options: you can either choose to be depressed or rebellious and waste yourself, or you can choose to pull up your socks and [...]
--> Personal Development For Smart People: Steve Pavlina Story


Matt Langdon -  Matt Langdon has found his life’s passion being a hero who helps to contrstruct heros. From a young man living in Australia taking a computer science program and [...]
--> Constructing Heroes – Interview with Author Matt Langdon


Drew Jacob -  I want to do extraordinary things, and help others do them. I want to feel what the epic heroes felt Even when they were scared. With a title of “Rogue Priest”, Drew [...]
--> Heroic Life in a Modern World – Interview with Author Drew Jacob


Dave Ursillo -  Published author and freelance writer Dave Ursillo dreams of changing the world through writing. Once an aspiring political shaker and mover, Dave realized he didn’t [...]
--> Awakening Through Writing – Interview with Author Dave Ursillo


Amy Clover -  There are a million ways to say it and, deep down, we all know it: We are what we DO, not what we say we do. Amy Clover learned this invaluable lesson the hard way -- by [...]
--> Strong from the Inside Out – Interview with Amy Clover


Nikki and Jason Wynn -  Nikki and Jason Wynn have been traveling around the US with two cats…in an RV, no less. They worked hard for a living for ten years and saved up their money for a [...]
--> Letting Go of the American Dream – Interview with Nikki Wynn


Barbara Weibel -  Barbara Weibel went through most of her working life with only one concern: making money to support a reliable lifestyle into retirement. The security of an income was [...]
--> One woman’s Midlife Crisis and her Search for a Meaningful Life


Jeannie Mark -  Are there things you want to do but feel you’re too old? It’s never too late to start living without regrets!   This was Jeannie Mark’s mid-life epiphany. She [...]
--> Reinventing Your Life at Mid-Life


Dani Heinrich -  When Dani Heinrich hit the road with her partner in 2010, she had no long-term travel funds, plans, or expertise -- nothing but an unstoppable drive to explore the [...]
--> Becoming a Location Independent Globetrotter


Matthew G. Bailey -  When Matthew G. Bailey realized that money is not the equivalent of wealth, he already had a 6-figure future within his grasp at age 23. But he left his promising career [...]
--> From leaving a six figure cubicle job to living a life without limits


Shannon O'Donnell -  World travel isn't just about what you get from the experience of other cultures; it's also about what you give as a global citizen. Through her own travel and volunteer [...]
--> Making International Travel and Volunteering a Reality


Brad Swift -  Twenty Five years ago, Dr. Brad Swift appeared successful from the outside, with a thriving business, a spacious home, and family and friends who adored him. In the [...]
--> Living on Purpose


Brandon Pearce -  When is the right time to travel the world? Most people would say it’s before settling down, buying a house, and having kids. But for Brandon Pearce, world travel is a [...]
--> Traveling and Living Abroad with Kids


Benjamin Jenks -  Benjamin Jenks, the creator of Adventure Sauce, went from shy guy to confidence coach by taking his life on the road, hitchhiking across America with nothing but his [...]
--> The Art of Adventuring – How to Lead an Adventurous Life


Ramon Stoppelenburg -  Traveling around the world without money - is this really possible? A simple website made it possible for Ramon Stoppelenburg to support a lifestyle of travel by earning [...]
--> Traveling Around the World Without Money


Janet Brent -  The freedom to create the life you want -- it rings like a mantra in today's market of independent online business, but this freedom doesn't look and feel same for all [...]
--> From Breakup to Purpose: One Woman’s Story of Creating a New life


Johnny Ward -  What’s on your bucket list? Chances are, you want to travel the world, one day . . . when you have the money. When you meet Johnny Ward, the globetrotting solopreneur [...]
--> Travelling across 100+ Countries on a Small Budget


Earl Baron -  Earl Baron didn’t spend much time wondering before he started wandering, continuing what began as a brief graduation trip for the past 15 years, exploring 87 countries [...]
--> Becoming a Permanent Nomad – Interview with Blogger Earl Baron


Dan Andrews -  Have you ever dreamt of the freedom to work anytime, anywhere you want? As you probably know, connecting with people who share the same dream goes a long way in getting [...]
--> Becoming Location Independent – Interview with Author Dan Andrews


C.C. Chapman -  While renowned author, speaker, entrepreneur and digital media connoisseur C.C. Chapman is no stranger to success, it's the idea of helping others that keeps him going. [...]
--> Becoming a Leading Expert – Interview with Author C.C. Chapman


Tess Marshall -  Does fear stop you from doing what you dream of? What if fear could become a mere stepping stone on the path to our dreams? Tess Marshall has done that for herself and [...]
--> How to Live a Bolder Life – Interview with Tess Marshall


Meg Worden -  Ever been so burdened by something that you feel forever stuck in first gear? Or that true happiness and fulfillment is happening to everyone else? Not Meg Worden. Sure [...]
--> From Prison to Becoming a Renowned Health Coach


Tara Martin -  When are you most aware of your life as a journey? When you grab the wheel and steer, its clear; Tara’s mission, A Life Changing Journey, is about moving forward by [...]
--> Losing triple-digit Weight to Become a Competitive Athlete


Tyler Tervooren -  Deep down we all know that life is best when we’re pushing ourselves and stepping outside our comfort zones. When we take risks and discover new limits. But not all [...]
--> Remarkable Life Using Smart Risk Taking – Interview with Tyler Tervooren


Mars Dorian -  In many ways, the online world is just one huge playground, except that it isn’t like high school -- here, in the online world, you don’t want to fit in, you want to [...]
--> The ART of Not Fitting In – Interview with Mars Dorian


Ben Randall -  Can you imagine someone you know—a person with a family, friends, a life touching many others—suddenly disappearing? It would be hard to let go, hard to ignore the [...]
--> Searching for ‘M’ – A Journey Across Asia to Find Victims of Human Trafficking


Monica Rodgers -  Monica Rodgers is an original. She is a writer, artist, and business woman. With brutal honesty she reflects on her life, choices and passions. But instead of finding [...]
--> Helping Women to Reveal Themselves, to Themselves


Joel Zaslofsky -  What have you heard about simplicity lately? Is it enough to say you want to simplify your life without taking any action to actually make it happen? Maybe you just [...]
--> How to Simplify, Organize, and be Money wise


Tia Sparkles -  Are you a person with multiple passions and you can’t seem stay focused on any one thing for very long? Tia Sparkles believes that some people are just meant to be [...]
--> Combining Multiple Passions into One Fulfilling Journey


Mike “Ambassador” Bruny -  How important are social skills in the world of business? Networking has been a buzz phrase for some time now, but can such skills really take you from nowhere to [...]
--> Leveraging the Power of Social Skills


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