Expansion. It’s the idea of growth.
I want to expand. In the sense that I want to know more, do more, achieve more.
And that’s why I did what I did today.
What did I do?
I sent an email. But the important thing is who I sent it to.
Let’s pause for a second.
Stop reading this right now and go google Eric Staller. (this will all make sense in a second I promise).
Eric Staller is a fantastic artist and inventor. After my own quick Google search about two days ago, I learned that he’s done so many cool things, been to so many cool places, and most recently he invented a 7-person bike called the Conference Bike (go check it out: https://conferencebike.com/).
Eric Staller also wrote a book called Out of My Mind several years ago. Why does this matter? Because he then created an online web store at the domain outofmymind.com. Unfortunately, it’s no longer operational for some reason.
Let’s go back to the idea of expansion.
Although my newsletter publication Out of My Mind is still in development, I’m already thinking about ways to improve it and expand.
As an individual, I’ve always wanted to have a space where I can create and just share my thoughts, somewhere I can be myself, give my perspective, and maybe cause people to think from a different point of view. I want to create, I want to learn as much as I can, and most importantly, I want to cause real change in the world, whether it be today or someday in the future.
And I believe Out of My Mind will be an important stepping stone in helping me reach this goal, and I’m excited to see where it will take me.
But back to the email.
After some intense googling and researching, I found Eric Staller’s LinkedIn and email info, and reached out to him on both platforms. Owning the domain outofmymind.com would allow me to expand and truly bring my publication to the next level. I’ll finally have a true home for my work.
Here’s the email I sent:
One of the most important things a person can realize is that if you don’t ask, the answer will always be a resounding “no”. All it takes is one email, one message, one question, and a little perseverance. It’s the trying that matters, because a lot of people don’t even try.
I’ll keep you guys updated on what his response is, but until then, keep expanding and learning and trying new things and taking chances.
Because that’s what makes life the most exciting.