Thanks a million for bothering to read this. Since you are here, I will get straight to the point.
Like millions of people, I'm a huge fan and have been for a very long time. Suffice it to say, I'm a productivity hacker, student of stoicism, "journal-er," meditator, and the only dress shirt I wear - literally - is Mizzen and Main. In fact, years ago when I was more actively blogging you shared a couple posts (e.g. "How I prevented wasting another 480 hours of my life"). No bullshit, adopting techniques I've learned from you and your guests has changed my life, drastically, for the better.
Getting an MBA was a bucket list item for me because, while I have a diploma and bachelor's degree, I've never walked for a graduation. So, I'm in the executive program at Southern Methodist University. One of our current classes is Leadership and we're asked to interview 6 business leaders we admire to better learn their approach and attitude towards leadership. While most people in my class are reaching out to people they know, I figured, "Fuck it, I'm going to swing for the fences." Hence this request: I'd love to interview you for 30 minutes on your approach and attitude towards leadership.
I've read Tools of Titans. In fact, I've read and gifted every book you've written. And I've watched and listened to countless interviews. But I can't say I've ever heard how you approach leadership within your company, partnerships, and professional relationships. Additionally, you have the insight of having invested in many leaders, so you have an even broader perspective than that of your company, not to mention how you view the approach and attitude towards leadership of your guests.
I know it's a long shot. I'm not stupid. I know you are exceptional about managing time and get a million of these requests. But you miss 100% of the shots you never take, right? Frankly, I'd be happy to hop on a plane and meet you anywhere that's convenient for you if you agree to 30 minutes. Since it's hard to know I'm not a weirdo (just in case you want to ensure I'm not, more about me here), I'd be happy to do phone or even send you questions to consider and respond to electronically if that's your preference.
In any case, I appreciate all your hard work and take much of it to heart. I've been incorporating lifestyle hacks I learned from you for a long time and my quality of life and my income have increased dramatically. Even better, I have as much time as I want to be a great husband, dad, student, etc. And I have no doubt that as I evolve into a new chapter of my professional life, it's going to be based on lessons I've learned from you and guests of the podcast. So, thank you and I remain a raving fan.
If you are willing to invest 30 minutes for an interview, please just let me know below. And if helpful, my direct contact information is also below.
Sincere and humble thanks for even reading this.