I first learned about Marc Allen’s book, The Millionaire Course, when it was a recommended resource from the Mondo Beyondo crew (you can snag a copy yourself here, in my own personal Amazon Store). I think that there are books that we run across at certain times in our lives that contain the kernel of something that we need, and in that moment I needed that book–not because of a rabid desire to be a millionaire (tho I don’t knock that desire), but because I needed to really step into the power of believing in what I was capable of, and that’s what I felt this book was bringing into my life. I felt inspired, lifted up, and reminded that life is what I make of it.

In 2010, I stood in front of my bookshelf and made a list of the books that had inspired me the most, the books I was always recommending to clients, the books that I appreciated. I wrote down the authors’ names and then proceeded to start contacting people about doing interviews.

Here’s what I thought: “What’s the worst that can happen? They say ‘no.’ ”

Then I thought, “Really? That’s it?” I liked those odds.

For the most part, everyone I’ve asked for interviews from has said yes. There were only three people who I contacted who never responded; everyone else said “Yes.”

I think it’s big and bold and brave to ask–to risk the ‘no’ because you just might get a yes.

I think that Marc Allen’s work–including his new book, The Greatest Secret of All–is part of inspiring that kind of big vision in the world. It was really wonderful to speak with him and I’m so grateful that he was willing to make the time! ┬áThe full content of our interview is included with Courageous Passion.