I’m In Way Over My Head
I’m in way over my head right now.
The Conference For Men is moving along well, but wow, it’s a beast.
It feels surreal walking into the nicest hotels in San Diego and not blinking when they say, “It will be around $25,000 to rent this space for your after party.”
And this thing in January in a mansion that you haven’t even heard of yet? Damn, it’s a lot of work too.
I had dinner with my buddy Morten Haugum Hake this weekend in LA.
I was talking about how much stress I suddenly have with multiple massive projects in the near future.
He looked at me in the eye and said to me directly, “I’ve been way over my head for the past four years.”
You see, Morten built the largest personal development conference in Scandinavia when he was 22. And he’s continued to grow it year after year.
Then there’s my good friends Dane Maxwell and Andy Drish from The Foundation. When we met at SXSW a year and a half ago they were just a couple of kids who were pretty good at marketing. Andy wasn’t even working with Dane yet.
Now they’re taking over the Internet and helping thousands of people in the process. They’re building an empire.
Guys like that inspire me. And remind me that being way over my head is exactly where I need to be.
Even if I wake up every morning in a slight panic.
PS – What was a time when you were in way over your head? Did it kill you? Or did you rise up to meet the challenge?