I’ve spent plenty of time on stage talking about pop culture but I’ve never been as raw about my own life as I was here. Being a featured speaker at the inaugural Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas seemed like the perfect place to let it all hang out. I shared about how unpacking my baggage and listening to my heart more than my head led me to love. Then after I got off stage, a young guy from the crowd came up to me and told me it inspired him to reach out to a girl he had been holding back from. Needless to say, I plan on doing this more often.
An anthem for folks who feel like happiness is the truth. You know I’m clapping along. It’s from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and he also used this song to do the world’s first 24 hour music video, directed by We Are from L.A.
Emotional intelligence is one of the leading factors for a successful life, it’s definitely been a game changer for me. In this Google Hangout, my good friend Lewis Howes and I talk candidly about exactly what it’s done for the success of our businesses, relationships and all areas of life.
We were only planning to do it for 45 minutes but everything that opened up and the incredible response from the audience compelled us to keep going. For more on the workshop we did, click here.
How are you developing your emotional intelligence?
When a band like Haim is in the Top 5 albums chart on iTunes, I think it’s cause for celebration. Their debut album Days Are Gone is so good it’s probably all I’m going to listen to this week. It’s especially cool that Haim has the story they have too. I want to flashback to a year ago for this short documentary that shows it well.
In honor of Drake’s new album debuting #1 on the charts this week, I’m dedicating this Throwback Thursday to an MC that got personal on his songs way before Drake even knew he liked girls. Large Professor got a lot off his chest in this one.
I love a good comeback and although Britney never really went away, this video makes it clear that she’s still got it. I even love the message of the song. “You wanna live fancy? Live in a big mansion? Party in France? You better work b**ch.”
One of my favorite new bands running with the electronic pop sound. Their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe is out now.
Their full length debut album If You Leave came out earlier this year but that didn’t stop them from dipping into Daft Punk’s sauce for this laid back cover.