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Kary Oberbrunner helps people.

He helps people discover their identity, uncover their purpose and then he helps develop a plan to carry out that mission.

And he’s really good at it.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kary at the World Domination Summit in Portland, OR earlier this month and I’m so glad I did. I’m a fan of good dudes and Kary definitely fits the bill.


Kary and me and that lady at WDS2014

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Kary discovered his passion for helping people
  • His experience growing up with a stutter and then struggling with an addition to cutting
  • How he gained freedom!
  • Kary’s own journey moving from his day job to his dream job
  • Recognizing and dealing with a negative, self-limiting mindset

I’m so excited for you to hear this episode and I know you’re going to be impacted in a positive way.

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Last weekend nearly 3,000 people descended on the Schnitzer Theater in Portland for the World Domination Summit…and I was one of them. We spent the weekend listening to incredible speakers and getting to know each other in an effort to harness our creativity, explore entrepreneurship and live a meaningful life that changes the world for the better.

Rather than give you a full play-by-play (awesome speaker recaps by Scott Berkun here), I’m going to share a few stories that illustrate how the weekend affected me.

It was my first time in Portland, so I had a few places I wanted to visit for sure. Thursday I hit Voodoo Doughnut and Stumptown Coffee and then walked over to Powell’s. Each place lived up to the hype!

voodoo doughnut

Of course I did this because, well, it’s kind of what I do.

In the afternoon I decided to brave the bus system and go to the Oregon Public House, a non-profit bar in Portland. When it comes to public transportation, I’m a total disaster, so this was a huge risk. On the way there I sat next to an older lady who said, “I see you have an arm like me.” She was missing her left arm, too, and was wearing a hook prosthetic. We talked for a while about how she grew-up in California and was constantly told she couldn’t do things. In fact, she wasn’t allowed to participate in gym or cooking class or typing. “I did it all anyway,” she told me. Her story was fascinating and I appreciated her candor. When I got to the OPH, I had a lovely conversation with the bartender, whose younger brother is a little person. I tried to be as useful as possible, sharing my experiences as a person with obvious physical differences. I left thinking, “Yep…I was supposed to brave the bus system.”

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