You Are Awesome

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You have every right to be awesome. No scratch that, you are awesome. You just need to give that part of yourself a big hug and let it all out for the world to see and learn to love.


I met so many cool people at SXSW.

Havi of the Fluent Self – Such a quiet cool that just makes the people around her relaxed.

Naomi of IttyBiz – A rambunctious cool that just makes people want to agree with everything she said.

Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project – A curious cool who wasn’t afraid to learn from me, even though her audience is huge compared to mine.

Chris Brogan – A humble funny cool that makes everyone hang on his words.

Pam Slim ofย Escape from Cubicle Nation– A confident cool that lets you know she isn’t afraid.

Jonathon Fields of Career Renegade – A calm cool that made me feel like I could launch my career into something really exciting.

Guy Kawasaki – A smart cool that had the pulse on the people around him.

Tony Hsieh – A zen cool that made me feel awed by his presence.

Gary Vaynerchuk – An infectious cool that makes you want to kick the competition’s ass.

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11 thoughts on “You Are Awesome”

  1. Hi Karl,

    Great message in your video! And know that YOU are awesome as well, my friend! I’ve got a week coming up next week that’s taking me outside of my comfort zone – and hearing your message today is just what I needed to hear – so thank you, very much, Karl!!

    And – wow! You’ve had a real opportunity to meet some very awesome people at this conference! It’s no surprise these people you’ve mentioned have found success – they believe deeply in their message!

    This is a great place to start my day today – thanks much Karl!!

  2. Killer video man, you are getting very relaxed on film ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m so jealous…I can’t wait to get home…maybe I’ll see you there next year?

  3. You are awesome and cool too Karl!

    I am so dismayed that we couldn’t hang out longer at SXSW, but at least I got to hug you.

    My 3-year old son Josh watched this video with me this morning and he said “is he talking to me?” to which I replied “YES! Karl thinks you are AWESOME.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your day.


  4. Hi Lance, they believe in what they say which brings everyone with them for the ride. You are right. It just shows why they are successful.

    Hi Nathan, thanks. Hopefully we meet there next year. Yes, that’s Mario. He finds his way into most of my videos.

    Hi Pamela, I’m glad we got to meet too. That’s really cool that you son Josh enjoyed the video.

    Hi Tom, great video! He looks like the Mr. Rogers of validation.

  5. Stephen - Rat Race Trap

    Karl, I really liked this, especially the part where you talked about the successful people you met at sxsw who had failed. It fit perfectly with my blog post today about the important trait of resilience in successful people. Keep up the good work.

  6. Sounds like it was a great event and it’s all about the people.

    Real people. Real stuff.

    I like that you put it … check with your heart and test yourself.

  7. I did not know what sxsw was until I read everyone’s tweets about it and now I’m so curious. Sounds fantastic.

    Great video…it’s true, all of us are awesome and have something special to share. Trying is the hardest, yet most rewarding part. I try new things every day, it’s as exhilarating as a walk on a Massachusetts beach in early February!

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

  8. Hello everyone,

    I just want to share how happy I am to have found this website. I come back time and time again to read all the posts. It is so inspiring. Thank you thank you thank you.
    Thank you for the articles, suggesitons, comments.
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    I love this site and tell everyone i know about it.

    Have a lovely weekend

  9. I think the greatest part of “success” is in the trying. To not try at all is the worst kind of failure. These days, checking in with one’s soul when making a decision is some very sage advice.

    Thanks for sending out the happy!

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