"Do it for the story!"
I’m taking you all way back today. Back in high school, I adopted a mentality called, "Do it for the story". I was in my senior of high school and I wanted to get more out of life. I felt like I was just going through the motions in order to fit in, and I wanted to start living more. So, my buddy Dan and I created this, "Do it for the story" concept about putting yourself out there without expectation of what might happen, all while ready to seize opportunity when it presented itself.
Some unbelievable things have happened because I chose to do it for the story. I don’t want to get into too much detail about it because this was the topic of the TedX Talk I delivered. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GE5CkiMLBI
How can do it for the story be incorporated on a daily basis? Well, it’s like the movie "Yes Man". If someones invites you to do something and you have a bunch of excuses why you don’t want to do it, but none of those excuses are any good, then you say yes and you give it a try. Just the act of putting yourself out there to expose yourself to new things presents unimaginable opportunity!