Push me over the cliff……

Have you ever had that sensation of just taking off?  You know the adrenaline rush of knowing you are going over the edge for your first bungee jump, or just at the peak of the first roller coaster drop, or ready to open the door for the first day of business.  I’m in the middle of an experience that will capture that feeling forever.

I have always been fascinated by the eagle.  And I have always wanted to own an original piece from my friend and world-renowned sculptor Scott Stearman.  So when we began discussing some possibilities about a year ago I knew immediately I wanted that piece to be an eagle.  Scott said he could do an eagle in flight or a sitting eagle – and I yawned and said No, those didn’t excite me.  And then he said he could create an eagle just coming off a branch, wings fully extended, everything committed, weight shifted too far forward to stay on the branch, all the energy focused on that powerful liftoff – and I said “That’s it.”  We decided we would call it “The Launch”.

Here’s a short video that captures the message and the actual creation of this sculpture.

On March 20th we’ll be unveiling that beautiful eagle sculpture here on our property.  People are coming from all around the country to attend the Innovate Event and immerse themselves in our own version of “The Launch.”  I am now moving the boulder in place that will form the permanent base for “The Launch.”  Innovate attendees will be the first to see the eagle and we will be giving away a smaller version replica to one surprised participant.

There are still just a few seats available for Innovate.  Not only will you be hearing from speakers like Michael Hyatt, Ken Davis, Joanne Miller, Dorsey McHugh and more on how to “launch” your own creative idea to the world, you’ll be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event here at the Sanctuary.  You’ll be able to talk with business strategist Chuck Bowen and hear why musician Chad Jeffer’s dad told him to “never get a job with benefits”. Reserve your seat today and we’ll make sure you have a defining moment in your own “launch” toward success.   Innovate Registration

Bonus – sign up by midnight (CST) Monday, March 3rd and we’ll give you Michael Hyatt’s training video on Why Now is the Best Time to Be an Author.

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  • What a great video! I love the commentary and of how The Launch is messy at first. I can’t wait to see it.

    • 48DaysDan

      Sutton – thanks, it’s on its way here from Colorado now. Due to arrive on Monday – can’t wait.

  • Awesome video! I enjoyed watching it being created and look forward to seeing it. It will be a lot easier now that I am living in the area.

    • 48DaysDan

      Trey – all the preparations are in place. The actual eagle will arrive here on Monday.

  • kentsanders

    Wow, Dan, this is an incredibly inspiring video! I can’t wait to see this Eagle the next time I am at an event!

    • 48DaysDan

      Kent – the responses even from our team are amazing. I think we really captured the essence of the message.

      • kentsanders

        Dan, I am fascinated by the process of how Scott made the eagle. I didn’t realize it would be a bronze sculpture until he started talking about it in the video, and was that much more impressed! I love the craftsmanship.

        • 48DaysDan


          Oh yeah – this is the real deal. I’ve dreamed of having a Scott Stearman original – just one of those things that once my dream became clear, doors started opening up in ways I could not have imagined.

  • Beautiful! I’m trying to adjust my schedule so I can come down to the Sanctuary for this event. Your events and the Sanctuary are so wonderful and so is this story.

    Plus it’s been too long since I’ve been to an event there. This Eagle looks amazing. Such a great metaphor from a sick chicken to a launching Eagle. Love it!

  • Very exciting, Dan! And loved the video, very well done. Looking forward to pictures and seeing it in person at some point!

  • Dan,
    I love hearing about the “sick chicken” part of the process. That truly is part of the messiness of achieving worthwhile goals. I can’t wait to see it in person the next time I’m at the Sanctuary.

  • Chris McCollough

    Dan, thank you for sharing this. As a professional artist, I “knew” this my whole life. I just never connected it to the “real” life. May I link this and you to my new site and blog? (Which you have helped me create by keeping me on path. )

    • 48DaysDan

      You are certainly welcome to link to this. Glad you found it inspiring.

  • “If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

    — Ray Bradbury

    • 48DaysDan

      Great connection with the Bradbury quotation. We’ve got to “launch” or we’ll starve just sitting on that branch.

  • Scott Costa

    Two artist’s portraying amazing work from different perspectives. Amizng. Inspiring. …and I felt that in my gut. Thank you.

  • Joel Boggess

    I was at the first Innovate conference and it was off-the-hook!

    Now, with the unveiling of one of Scott’s latest pieces of work, “The Launch”, it will truly be a time for dreamers, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs to take flight.