Using compelling stories from his own life, Todd vividly highlights the key lessons he has learned from both his successes and failures. He then demonstrates how you can apply these lessons to your own circumstances. A major learning experience in his life came in 2013, when he left an impressive career as a corporate executive and leadership expert to join the emerging marijuana industry. Though that single decision sent his life on a wild and disruptive journey, the experience taught him new skills as a leader along the way. Three years later he left the industry as a CEO, having succeeded at taking one brand to "Largest Brand" status and building the world's first social network for cannabis enthusiasts. He then created a government affairs consultancy focusing on disruptive yet collaborative solutions. The author shares other stories about situations in both his personal and business life that he found particularly challenging but that ultimately led to growth and successful outcomes.
Complete with exercises to help you master important lessons and stay on track to reach your goals, this motivating book has everything you need to become the owner of your own fulfillment. The message is clear: You, as an individual, have the power to break your paradigm in order to move into a new phase of your life. By disrupting your own way of being in the world, you become free to explore new ways of living and thriving.
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About the Author
Todd Mitchem is the CEO and founder of Todd Mitchem Companies. He has worked with leaders in many industries helping them to overhaul their companies and lead their executive teams to success. These companies include Microsoft, Apple, Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch, H&R Block, Purina, Allergan, Yum Brands, and many others. He brings insightful and disruptive ideas and applies them to corporate structure, workplace culture, and message delivery. Todd has delivered more than 2,000 presentations globally, and has been featured on every major news outlet in the world. While being covered on CNN, CNBC, NBC, FOX News, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Todd has leveraged his unique ability to deliver a clearly articulated message in a way that inspires and changes lives. Todd also works as a government affairs liaison between the marijuana industry and the attorneys general in each state and around the world. His previous positions include CEO and cofounder of High There!, the world's first social network for cannabis enthusiasts; Chief Revenue Officer of O.penVAPE, the largest brand in cannabis; and Senior Vice President of one of the world's most respected organizational change company, Eagle's Flight.
Table of Contents
Foreword Deb Mitchem 9
Chapter 1 Disruption Is Not Destruction (No More Innovation; Start Disrupting) 17
Chapter 2 Being a Disruptive Influences: The Art of Paying Attention 41
Chapter 3 Your "Why": Giving Up Is Not an Option 69
Chapter 4 A Bag or a Box … Time Is Ticking 103
Chapter 5 The Reboot 131
Chapter 6 You Will Fail, Sometimes 165
Chapter 7 A Little Chapter about FEAR 199
Chapter 8 USE IT! 213
Chapter 9 Now What? 251
About the Author 272