Gifts given and received

I was having lunch with Chris Nordyke last Thursday when I asked a question I often ask people to whom I could listen for hours: "When is your book coming out?" He wondered out loud what the next steps would be, so I rattled some off as if I had written a thousand books. 

That afternoon, I called my friend Chris McLaran. I had been thinking a lot about Chris for the whole month of March. The first anniversary of Mike McLaran's passing would soon be here. I needed a healthy distraction, and I wondered if Chris did too. Friday morning, Chris and I hatched an idea that I had been sitting on all month, too afraid to say it aloud. 

Today, I celebrate the longest run of my life.

Mike was a runner. In celebration of Mike's life, I've been running all week. After 9 days of what feels like sprinting, I am proud of the work that Chris and I have done, with the help of so many others this week. 

Follow You Anywhere is a book that shares the lessons many of us learned while working down that hall or across the country with Mike McLaran, our friend, mentor and hero who was taken from us a year ago today. 

The book is available for immediate download and consumption on Kindle, and through April 1st, it's free. Read it. Consider it. Share it. 

If you knew Mike, you will see him on every page. If you never met him, you will understand what the buzz is about and be better for it. 

If I had written a thousand books, this would be my favorite. 

// Kyle Sexton is a marketing strategist and international speaker. His innovations have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, and his book ReMembership: New Thinking for Tomorrow's Membership Organization is fueling transformations in membership organizations throughout North America. He can be reached at 888.899.8374 or get his free resources at