Mike Rayburn’s personal, business and career mission is simple: Transform communities. Whether that community is a business audience, an association, enrollees in his “What If…?” keynote experience, impoverished people world wide, or the lost in his hometown of Las Vegas, Mike’s daily efforts and life work are dedicated to transforming communities.

The Mastery Mindset: Expect To Be Great, Do What Great People Do!

Ok, I searched my heart before sharing this. It is a prerequisite for success to be honest about one’s mistakes and failures. But is it not just as important to be honest about what works and share it? At cursory glance the following might seem self-proud, but I assure you, that is not what I feel. I am interested in lots of things… sports, places, people, acquiring different skills. I am blessed with usually being good at them. Someone recently asked me how that works and here is what I realized…

Resolutions SUCK! The Secret To Creating The Perfect 2015…

What if 2015 was PERFECT, what would it look like? It’s become hip, especially with motivational keynote speakers like me, to dis and ditch New Years Resolutions. Well, there’s a reason for that: They don’t work! I think I know why. New years resolutions are about processes. “I’m going to diet, exercise, quit smoking, go to church, make more money,” that sort of thing. If those are all worthy resolutions, why do so many people abandon them before January is over?

“The Content Of His Character” – Dr. Martin Luther King – Is anyone listening?

Dr. Martin Luther King has the solution we need, right now, but is anyone still listening? I believe his solution could change all race relations, reduce crime, and heal most of what’s broken in our society. Dr. King asked simply that a person not be judged by anything other than “the content of his character.” Not race, religion, gender, education, sexual preference, just who you are.

Mike’s Big Bike Trip

In the Spring of 2000 Mike rode a bicycle from San Diego, CA. to New York City. He pedaled 4010 miles, performed over 30 concerts and raised money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Here is his story…It was a hot July afternoon in Virginia, and I was sweating hard, and happily pedaling my 10-speed west on Hwy 50 toward Winchester with my best friend, Toby, a few yards behind me. We were 15 years old, and on first day of an adventurous 3-day trip, having the time of our lives!

Succeed Anyway

Shortly after I became a professional speaker in 2001, one of my first speaking opportunities was doing a keynote and breakout session for a special group of high school technology students in Georgia. The interesting thing is the racial balance of the group. The largest group was African-American students, followed by hispanic, then white, and…