Facts are stubborn things! 99% of all people have no interest in excelling in life. Not professionally or personally. They simply seek to get by and survive with as little effort or discomfort as humanly possible. Allow us to be clear—this community is not for them!
The Excel Community is for the other 1%. The special ones. The ones who feel a fierce urgency to be the best, most extra-ordinary version of themselves possible. Professionally, personally, humanly. To leave their mark on this world. Dreamers? Perhaps. But also bound by a realism that requires facing the brutal facts. They are willing, indeed excited to pay the price, and bear the burden of greatness. They choose not to stand in the long line of others waiting for a “free-lunch.” Often mysteriously they feel drawn to the phrase “Life offers you a choice – you can do the difficult or endure the difficult”. It is these people for whom The Excel Community was formed.
STUBBORN FACT #1:
Every single one of the Fortune 500 companies has a Board of Directors. That’s right 500 out of 500. Coincidence?
All of these highly successful firms including Apple, Walmart and Chevron all understand the tremendous value of advice, counsel and wisdom from very smart, experienced people.
One Fortune 500 CEO recently said, “Working without a Board of Directors would be almost as stupid as trying to fly a plane without any air traffic control. I wouldn’t try it.”
But tragically most people try something similar to that every day. They try and navigate their way to the top, both professionally and personally, without the benefit of a Board of Directors. Without the tested wisdom, experience and guidance of a world class counselor.
STUBBORN FACT #2:
Today, education isn’t enough. You know it and I know. Most won’t say it. I just did.
Traditional education is adding unbelievable, often obscene amounts of debt to students everywhere. While college deans and even college football coaches are paid millions of dollars a year, students are left paying a huge bill, increasingly unprepared to function in today’s ultra-competitive international work world.
Best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman said it best, “Average is over!”.
STUBBORN FACT #3:
Actions, ALL actions, have consequences. You don’t need to be told, that inaction has consequences – that’s easy to see. The huge problem? The consequences for our actions are often too far in the future for use to feel their effect today. Smoke a pack a day. Chances are good you won’t feel the consequences for years. The same is true with success. The choices you make today, all have consequences.
WHAT TO DO?
It is increasingly clear that the few on the planet, the 1% intent on excelling in life – both professionally and personally need something extra beyond a college degree, a good-luck pat on the back from their professors and a huge bill.
It is with that in mind that we have formed The Excel Community.
Co-founded by best-selling author and acclaimed success-coach Michael Levine, the mission is simple, though not easy.
It is to provide you, the ones that don’t believe good is good enough, the ones that aspire toward the top, the epic, the history making, with a community that will function as your own personal Board of Directors.
The story of the new world is being written at the very moment you are reading this. YOUR life story is being written each day. The old answers will not suffice. Furthermore, the old establishment has an endless set of incentives to keep selling you the same old stuff that failed so miserably over the last decade or more. Except for people who profit massively from reforming themselves, it’s about as realistic to expect a junkie to stop using dope. It ain’t going to happen.
I’ve have had one of one the most unexpected, yet epic careers in Hollywood over the last 30 years. I have nothing to prove. My place in Hollywood history is secure. I’ve had the honor of representing more awarding-winning stars than anyone - ever. From an alcoholic home, with chronic dyslexia and without any college education, I was a classic under-dog. I’m a firm believer in the phrase, “You can only keep that which you share.”
As I enter this last chapter of my life, The Excel Community will allow me and others to share the extra-ordinary wisdom and brilliance that made such success possible.