Making Their Mark: Julie Clow

Time for makers, round three. Catch up on writer-director-actor-rockstar Rich here and the Summer to Serve DanceStoski’s here. 

Julie Clow is an author, accomplished professional and total yogi (you should see her moves in class!). Within the first few weeks of knowing Julie I attended her book launch party and was inspired by her road to writing the book. I also attended a 40:20 Vision networking roundtable where a comment Julie made has stuck with me during my first months in NYC: “Failure = fuel and the catalyst for doing something great.” 

Julie’s recently published book, The Work Revolution, is full of insights about our day jobs, our attitudes towards them and what we can do in the future. Here are a few of my favorites: 

Naturally I gravitated towards the psychology term “flow”. Julie explains how easy work becomes when you love what you do. You see a purpose in the work and gain satisfaction from the final product. 

Why we need to say “no” at times and how we can say it to ensure it is not negatively received. 

How a grassroots-style initiative can work: “start small, launch quickly to see if it works, and then build on success.” 

Take note on the GenY mentality – Julie advises “we all need to become more entitled. We need to insist on a work life that is fulfilling and fun.” 

The examples. From companies you’ve heard mainly great things about (i.e. Google, Zappos) to Julie’s personal stories of surfing and dress code, the examples make The Work Revolution relatable and demonstrates Julie’s stellar storytelling ability. 

Learn how you can join the revolution at and pick up a copy from Amazon



Making Their Mark: David and Mike Hrostoski

Let’s talk makers, round two. If you missed the first one (what are you thinking?!) check out writer-director-actor-rockstar Rich here.


The next two to highlight are “Making Their Mark” from their car. Yep, this summer they are dedicating three months towards the service of others while driving across the U.S. And they’re calling it “the great American road trip meets the Peace Corps.”

A Summer To Serve challenges two brothers to experience the full spectrum of volunteer service this summer. “From high level strategic work with non-profits and entrepreneurs, to manual labor on highways and farms, they will do it all.”

So I know what you are thinking, who are these people?
o    David Hrostoski is a singer/songwriter, attraction/confidence coach and student at the University of Arizona. He’s “18 going on 30” as he’s grown up around people much older than him all his life.
o    Mike Hrostoski is a “30 going on 18” adventurer, yoga teacher, life coach, writer and full-time traveler. He writes a blog called “Adventures in Personal Development” and lives life on purpose every day.

And why exactly??
Last summer David and Mike took a month-long road trip to celebrate the life of their mother who unexpectedly passed away. They drove 4,100 miles, spread her ashes in 40 memorable locations and made a documentary about their experience.

Additionally, they asked people the following question: “What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?” The three most frequently received responses were:
o    Volunteer
o    Spend time with family
o    Travel

Take a moment – isn’t that what we all want?

So friends, here’s where you come in. Check out the tentative list of cities below. Are you working with or do you know of an organization that needs help? Also, do you have a couch for these two good-deeders? And if you’re feeling really crazy, you can make a donation.

This is a solid example of two individuals taking time for what’s important in life. Follow the adventure at

NYC, Princeton, Providence, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Oberlin, Gallipolis, Detroit, Chicago, Springfield, Des Moines, Rapid City, Boulder, Salt Lake City, Helena, Sandpoint, Seattle, Portland, Bend, Redding, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, San Antonio, Austin, Moreauville, New Orleans, Memphis, Knoxville, DC, NYC

Making Their Mark: Richard Boehmcke

Thanks to the wonderful world of social media my network of idols, supporters and friends has grown exponentially. I’m constantly meeting new people in NYC everywhere from yoga classes to photo shoots. And lately, it seems the rock stars around me are launching companies, books and nationwide service trips.

Basically I get to regularly witness people kicking butt and taking names, which leads me to Making Their Mark – an opportunity to highlight some of the spectacular-ness.

[Editor’s Note: The concept for this series came to me as I walked through the Seaport and a crowd was cheering “Richie! Richie!” Richard, they were cheering you on!!]

I met Richard Boehmcke at the 20 Something Blogger Conference last August and he promised me by sharing his business card that granted one free drink once I made the move to New York. He was energetic, welcoming and had quite a bit to say. So naturally, we were pals from the start and I am awed by his long list of accomplishments.

The latest addition is the second episode of his scripted web series – called Twentease – about not really making it in your 20s in New York City. Just a taste of what the episodes offer:

But that’s the thing about this city. There’s a million choices you can make, a million options, a million decisions that can take you in a million directions. But sometimes the easiest choices are the ones that you already made. Even if making them again isn’t necessarily the best idea.

Richard shared his latest project with a group calling us “makers” – what will you make today?