"I've always made my own way"
Growing up poor in the mountains of West Virginia I could have made every excuse in the book to justify a failed life. But as I grew up, my parents had embedded a philosophy for living that stuck with me to create a disruptive unstoppable drive which would serve my entire life and in every industry I touched. Instead of being taught "blaming others for my circumstances", I was given the lesson of "there is no such word as can't" and "Make your own opportunity in this world instead of waiting for one." Out of that humble start as well as adversity early in life, the seeds of strength were planted inside me, they grew, and I have been harvesting ever since.
The best part about living a disruptive, "make your own way" philosophy is that regardless of your industry you can implement this concept and make a success. I know because I have done it.
From my early days creating a new entertainment concept in Chicago to making an opportunity in the corporate leadership and learning space where I changed cultures of some of the world's most recognizable companies, I would continuously accomplish massive goals. I have founded, built and sold companies, taught leadership to top CEOs, entertained tens of thousands around the world, wrote a book outlining my philosophy, and at each turn, I always pivoted from surviving to thriving leveraging a disruptive mindset to achieve goals many felt were impossible.
I even took on the biggest most challenging business challenge of my life when I risked everything to join the emerging cannabis industry.(Don't judge me, because you know you are curious.) I did so because my mother, a two-time cancer survivor, utilized cannabis to save her life. As I embarked into a new risky industry, I made my opportunities. Since 2013 I built the worlds first social network catering to marijuana consumers, fostered the largest brand in the space, created the world's first marijuana job fair with over 3500 attendees and built a thriving government affairs firm impacting regulatory government in states all over the US.
The best part of my story is that you can also harness the same philosophy and tools which have impacted my life in profound ways. Regardless of your goals; finding a better job, building a stronger family life, wanting a new career, starting a business, becoming better at your job, or the countless other targets we all seek in our life, what I teach you can profoundly enhance your future.
No one gets to tell you that you are finished, a failure or that you "can't" accomplish something. Remember, there is no such word as can't in my world, and if you don't see a door to a new opportunity, I will teach you to build one then disruptively kick it down.
Inspiring real connection is something we all need right now, but is the over customization of technology actually stopping us from that connection?
When Todd Mitchem co-founded and became the CEO of the world's fastest growing app in a specific niche market, he was on top of the world. With hundreds of thousands of new subscribers from every corner of the globe, more media attention than he had ever experienced, and a focus on building a community, Todd lead the growing company High There! to massive success. But then one day, one member of the app hit Todd with something he never expected; the technology he and his team took pride in, was making her feel less connected and isolated rather than more. It was at that moment that Todd and his team made profound changes which had a significant impact, not only on the member who reached out but in Todd's personal life as well.
Based on Todd Mitchem's TED talk, this thoughtful presentation takes the audience on a journey of the ins and outs of what really goes on behind the scenes of the customized technology they use every day. He will also help them see the damage it may be causing in every aspect of their lives.
Todd Mitchem ignites the room....