How To Be Less Serious, Make Progress, and Have More Fun

Doug Stewart
Feb 9, 2018 · 2 min read

So there I was… walking out of the Apple store in the Crabtree mall. I just purchased a 15” MacBook Pro (I needed the biggest one because this is a BIG idea).

I hopped on my neon yellow Vespa. Gave it a Chuck Norris size kick start. I FLOORED it to the 2nd story of the parking garage where I launched myself off of a 163,457 Lego piece ramp which the Lego store employees had spent 2 months constructing.

Skyrocketing off the Lego ramp I landed perfectly on the top of the power lines. Balancing squarely on the power lines I rode the lines all the way to Downtown Raleigh.

Once I found the nearest coffee shop I jerked the Vespa off the powerlines, on to the sidewalk, popped a wheelie, and plunged into the coffee shop lodging the Vespa into the condiment bar between the raw sugar and creamer.

As the Barista was dislodging the creamer covered Vespa, I rushed to the first open table.

Threw open the laptop.

Typed in the password.

All for ONE purpose…

To send you this email.

Then… Sat back, crossed my legs and enjoyed my left-handed, extra hot, almond latte.

PS: If you would be open to a brief conversation about how we might support you and your goals lets chat!

What you just read was my prospecting e-mail from this week and one of the topics from the latest episode of Off The Top. Speaking of Off The Top, you might notice the new thumbnail. Dope, right?!?!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why you shouldn’t be so serious
  • The new Off The Top thumbnail
  • Making copyrighting fun
  • How to stay “unlocked”
  • How to get the attention you need to get stuff done
  • How to tell a better story
  • How to practice being fun
  • How to not be afraid of failure
  • Why you should irritate the right people
  • Why the worst thing isn’t as bad as it sounds
  • Why you should just do something

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Doug Stewart

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Dale Carnegie instructor | TEDx Presenter | Coach | Podcaster | Storyteller — Lives in Raleigh, North Carolina

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