Mike Rayburn is a Hall of Fame Speaker, a keynote artist who teaches innovation, possibility thinking and performance to organizations world wide. He is also an author, world class guitarist, comedian and adventurer.

A One-Minute Exercise That Will Supercharge Your Mindset

OK, I want you to think about your passion, your “thing…” your career, purpose or ministry… the thing you love. Got it? Now… think BIG about it. Bigger than you have before. Create a new vision for it right now. Got it? OK, now… think even BIGGER than that. Go beyond that vision… what’s even bigger? What all could it be? Got it? OK, now… think even crazy bigger than that! Get grandiose, bold, beyond what you can imagine is possible! Got it?

Not Everyone Lives Happily Ever After. (Will You?)

Movies and stories have a very specific and intentional format. We have the hero who’s living his or her life. The hero is good but he/she has a weakness which holds him or her back. A disaster occurs! The disaster is caused by a villain, who must be defeated. Now the hero must go on a journey into the unknown to save the day. The journey is fraught with danger, challenge and at times the outcome is doubtful. At the darkest moment the hero meets a guide who teaches him or her how to overcome their weakness and defeat the villain. The hero ultimately battles the villain and wins by overcoming his or her weakness.

Let’s play 20 Questions.

The game of 20 Questions is pretty simple: you ask 20 questions, and get 20 answers. I like to play this game a little differently. Ask yourself the same question 20 times, and give 20 different answers to the same question. I call this ‘The Creative Mindstorm.’ https://vip.mikerayburn.com/tools/mindstorm This is going to sound so simple…

Are You Half-Hearted?

My 15-yr old son, Zach, decided he wants to play hockey (inspired by the Vegas Golden Knights’ success). He passionately wants to play. He (and I) started playing street hockey twice a week. Zach got a stick, a small goal and he practices in our cul-de-sac every afternoon… until after 10PM. He’s going to the gym to…