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From Playing Small to Unleashing Potential: The Inspiring Journey of Adam Mendler

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Adam Mendler Doing What He Loves
  1. Explore the Unknown: Just like Adam, you might discover a new passion in the most unexpected places.

  2. Embrace the Journey: Life is a journey of self-discovery and growth. Embrace every experience, whether it's starting a business or writing an article.

  3. Don't Play Small: As a quote says, "Your fears, worries, and false beliefs do not keep you safe. They keep you small."​​. Don't limit yourself to traditional routes of success.

  4. Unleash Your Potential: Everyone has a giant within, waiting to be unleashed. Shed your old skin and never look back​.

  5. Find Your Voice: Discover the power of your own creativity and voice, just like Adam did. As one quote puts it, "Somehow I won in a game of tug of war with the sun, & discovered I’d been underestimating the strength of my own light for entirely too long."​


Have you ever heard the saying, "The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart"? If you're seeking a real-life exemplification of this wisdom, look no further than Adam Mendler. His journey serves as an inspiring testament to the power of self-discovery and personal potential.

Prepare yourself for a narrative that will stoke the fires of inspiration and prompt you to reflect on your own hidden capabilities.

Adam Mendler, an individual with more degrees than a thermometer, embarked on a career journey that took him from hedge funds to the entertainment industry, from acquiring an MBA to banking, and eventually to entrepreneurship where he established three different businesses. Despite his extensive skills and knowledge, he remained confined to traditional paths of success, not yet aware of his latent capabilities.

Several years ago, Adam began crafting articles for national business outlets, initially as a marketing maneuver to enhance his businesses' visibility. This task was born out of necessity rather than passion. Yet, as he engaged more with writing, a surprising revelation occurred: he deeply enjoyed it. He found himself enamored with the creative process and the chance it offered to share his insights and influence others positively.

Surrounded by all the necessary skills and resources for writing, Adam had been oblivious to his own potential in this field. It was only through the actual act of writing that he awakened to his passion and abilities. From a business-focused individual, he evolved into someone who recognized and appreciated the power of his creativity and voice.

While Adam had initially picked up the pen as a tool for business promotion, akin to a rockstar strumming a guitar to pass time, he soon found himself tumbling down the rabbit hole of writing. In doing so, he discovered a new sense of purpose and satisfaction. He realized that he was not only a businessman but also a creative individual with valuable insights to share. His passion for writing, once an unopened gift, was now gleaming in the spotlight.

Adam's transformation demonstrates that it's not about discarding the parts of us that seem small. Instead, it's about transcending our past and tapping into our fullest potential; our inner Giant. It's about shedding the roles that keep us playing small and embracing our true greatness.

So, what's your hidden passion? What's your unopened gift?

Adam's story serves as a gentle nudge, reminding us all that it's never too late to discover and pursue what truly moves us.

Are you ready to unleash your inner Giant?

Come join us in our Sum Gigante course and learn a framework for stepping into your fullest potential just like Adam.

Our next group launches on June 15th and we would love to have you join us. You can learn more at

Make it a Giant Day!

  1. "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

  2. "Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is." - Anne Frank

  3. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

  4. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

  6. "It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not." - Denis Waitley

  7. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  8. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

  9. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

This article was created in collaboration with AI.

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