I attended the World Domination Summit this past weekend. I’m slowly stepping out of the fog of the experience, the euphoria. I ventured there with my friend Steve Boutry; I assumed that this being his first time and this being my third, I’d have the corner marketed on experience and what to expect.
That was not the case.
People have asked me while I’ve talked about the World Domination Summit is about. Well, the marquee would say, “Living a Remarkable Life in a Conventional World.” Other have their own answers.
The World Domination Summit is about finding the people you’ve always secretly searched for.
And I don’t mean that like, I stalked Donald Miller and finally shook his hand (note: that happened).
I mean, people who don’t buy into how the world wants us to experience this too-short life. People who are vulnerable and excited. People who are open to new ideas and who buck the status quo.
I had the opportunity to speak at the World Domination Summit, sharing my charity:water experience. I had a minute, but I only took about 30 seconds. 3,000 people laughing at your jokes and delighting in your haikus will have that affect. Pass the mic, you’re good. Don’t say anything else.
Speaking in front of 3000 people about your passion—that’s living people. That’s living, my friends.
It is indeed the people around us that change us. It’s this meeting of people who risk and love and making lifelong friends.
And on the last night, it was about a 40 year old man fearlessly dancing to 80’s tunes in the middle of Portland for all to see, with all his heart, grateful he was on this side of the world.