Almost all of the amazing things I’ve gotten to do in my life were the direct result of my creating the opportunity that would allow me to achieve my goals and dreams.
Brian Brushwood is one of the most popular internet TV hosts, podcaster, author, and all around awesome guy. The image at the top of this post is me on an early episode of the wildly popular show Brian created called Scam School.
I had the honor of traveling with Brushwood for a year and a half, and I got to see the creation of Scam School from the very beginning. How did I get to work along side one of the most prolific creators of internet content? I helped create the opportunity.
While still in college, I met Brushwood after he performed a show at my school and we chatted afterwards. I mentioned a plan I had to work with James Randi that involved very little pay and college credit, and said it could probably work for Brushwood.
Flash forward 5 years later, and Brushwood asked me if I wanted to go on the road with him. It was 5 years between planting the idea, and being able to take him up on the offer to tour with him.
There’s a lot more that goes into the story, and there’s a heavy dose of luck, but there’s no way I would have gotten my start in the performing world if I had not seen an opportunity and helped make it happen.
So, what are you doing today to help create your opportunities of tomorrow?