So, I was working with my coach, Jean-Pierre LeBlanc, recently, and we began to talk about the Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) for my coaching. Many great human endeavors started with somethign that had seemed crazy. Kennedy proposed putting a man on the moon in less than 10 years. Bill Gates wanted a computer on every desk, at a time when most computers took up more than a room, *those* are BHAGs. So, my coach asked, what is my BHAG? Mine is to make the entire world a kinder, more loving, more exciting and abundant place. OK, sounds fluffy, like something a beauty pageant contestant would say…except that I’m serious. I want to have that kind of impact on the world. I want the whole damn world to be a better place because of my work, PERIOD. OK, that’s a BHAG, no equivocating there. So, my coach asks, how will you know you’ve done that, Dave? Fair question. I will know I have impacted the world when I have had 10 or more clients who are Big Names, such as people mentioned on the TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People list, or the like. These are people who have big impact, and if they have bigger, or more powerful and positive impact, because they have worked with me, then I have done my job. Now, I’m not there yet, but I will get there. I have focus, and metrics, so now it is simply a matter of time…and audacity. I know I have lots of the latter, as to the former, we’ll see.
So, a friend gave me a copy of TIME’s 100 most influential list, and I noted the following people who I would love to have as clients. If you are on this list and find this post, please feel free to reach out to me, I can help you to become even more impactful. If you know one of these individuals, I would be most grateful for an introduction. Otherwise, keep your fingers crossed for me and send me good thoughts, I’m on a path. So, without further ado, here is the list of people from the TIME’s Most Influential People, whom I would love to have as clients (in no order).
Congressman Paul Ryan
Prince William / Kate Middleton
Grant Achatz (I like the picture with the pheasant)
Major General Margaret Woodward
David and Charles Koch
General David Petraeus
George R R Martin