Flight School


Last month I was at a cocktail event with my good friends Floyd and Theresa, and in conversation someone in at the party asked, “What do you do?”

I quickly replied by saying “I’m starting a flight school.”

The woman gave me a quizzical look, as if to say, “sure buddy”, but curious she asked for more detail to which I replied:

“My purpose in life is to find entrepreneurs with big hearts who want to change the world, and give them to tools they need to do it.  I want to show them how to make a bigger difference by making a bigger fortune, and vice versa.  Essentially, my ‘job’ is to find existing or future entrepreneurs who want to create a purpose-driven business and create positive change in the world (I call them ‘Gifted Entrepreneurs’), help them discover their ‘purpose’, create a community of these ‘angels’, and provide them the marketing and revenue-generation tools and coaching they need to succeed.


Then she asked, “But what about the flight school?”

I replied, “I find angels, give them wings, and teach them how to fly.  It’s a flight school for angels.”

That’s MY purpose…what’s yours?

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Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

I realized early on that I have the ludicrous goal of making everyone on the planet smile, making the world a better place for all humanity, and there’s no way I can do it on my own.

I also realized that I’m not alone, and there are many people just like me.

In line with Seth Godin’s awesome book ‘Tribes’, I’m stepping up to lead this tribe.  I can’t do it alone, but together, you and I CAN change the world.


In the story above I mention my ‘flight school’.  I’m calling the organization, “Archangel Academy For Gifted Entrepreneurs”, and I’m launching this summer in line with my upcoming book “The Gifted Entrepreneur”.  If you’re interested in learning more, including how I’m planning on raising money for my students, please subscribe to my blog below.


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