I believe uncommon ideas from uncommon people make the world a better place

 

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Help People and Then Get Off Stage

Help People and Then Get Off Stage

I love the scene from That Thing You Do when Tom Hanks is talking to the band about their first big performance at a fair. One of the band members asks, "What if they want an encore?" Tom replies, "You unplug and you run ...

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

I know that if I set out to hang Christmas lights, it's faster and easier to just hang them myself. However, as a dad, I prefer hanging them with my kids, even though they are guaranteed to slow me down and cause the lig ...

While Wandering New York City…

While Wandering New York City…

It’s easy to believe that New York City is both the best and worst of humanity, the culmination of thousands of years of progress and regress on a single island. ...

 

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As a bestselling author, successful entrepreneur and dynamic speaker, Justin Blaney draws from a strong foundation of experience in his commitment to help an audience take real steps towards achieving their goals. Justin is experienced at delivering keynotes, fundraising appeals, workshops, multi-day consulting engagements, and coaching.

 

 

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About Justin Blaney

 

Justin Blaney is the #1 bestselling author of 6 books including Evan Burl and the Falling and the critically acclaimed photography journal, Fast Wide Open. He began college at 16, married his high school sweetheart at 17, and had three daughters by 21. While earning several graduate degrees and raising his young family, Justin founded more than a dozen businesses and nonprofits, making him a millionaire at the age of 25. He has since lost his fortune several times over, but through the ups and downs discovered the work for which he was designed. 

Justin’s passion is helping individuals and organizations generate an audience of advocates built on trust, consistency and clarity. Justin’s speaks, writes and consults on marketing, storytelling and networking. He’s reached millions of people in dozens of countries, getting to work with and be mentored by some of the most influential figures of our time. His blogs JustinBlaney.cominkliss.com and I4J.org receive over 500,000 monthly views and he is followed by more than 40,000 on FacebookTwitterPinterestYoutubeInstagramGoodreads, and LinkedIn. Justin and his family live outside Seattle.

Photography

 

Over Colorado

Over Colorado

I took this shot while flying over the rockies. The cloud mountains might actually rival the real mountains below. I was chasing the sunset from the east coast all the way to Pacific and the whole country seemed to b ...

Pen#1 Boise

Pen#1 Boise

Pen#1. Boise. // Proudly presenting Fast Wide Open Discover a panorama of the inspiration for Justin's postmodern fairytale anthology with this collection of 37 original images that explore character, archi ...

 

  • Justin's work is powerful because of the wealth of his tools and techniques and the restraint he employs them with. He creates large ideas and galvanizes others to step up, not with concrete, steel, and cranes, or polished oratory or broad gestures, but by standing relatively still and impassive, quietly speaking and sharing what is, and what could be, with power and conviction rather than theatrics.

    Roger Parker, Bestselling author
    Roger Parker, Bestselling author,

 

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