My Breaking Out Mission (and Why I Need Your Help)

by Craig McBreen · 23 comments · Breaking out

The-Art-of-Breaking_OutToday, I need your advice.

1. Let’s dive into a topic I feel passionate about …

There’s an unspoken rule about acting your age. You need to reach a certain station in life at a certain age and it’s always too late to start over.

Well, I’d like to blow the doors off that notion.

2. There’s also a huge segment of the population that could be classified as introverts, misfits, loners. People who feel like they don’t fit in.

I rather like misfits and loners.

When I first started this blog I wrote about this stuff. A lot. Breaking out, that is.

Lately, I’ve been writing about branding, design and social media. A lot.

But there’s a problem.
This could become a happy marriage, but I think it’s time for these two topics to part ways. In fact, I want to create a completely separate entity based on the Art of Breaking Out.

That’s right. A home for misfits, loners, late bloomers and life-changers. A brand spankin’ new blog and podcast.

My home here won’t change (it will only be amped-up), but the new site (and podcast) will zoom in on a theme I feel rather passionate about.

It will be about realizing that everything you need resides within.

You feel a burning need to change, but for whatever reason the amazing stuff inside you has never spilled out.

This confounds you. It distresses you. And it leaves you empty.

Well, it’s time to unleash that creative, passionate, and innovative beast inside. To really break out.

My goals?

I aim to do a few things with this new project.

1. The journey: Tell my story and hear yours. (I’ve been making some pretty big changes).

2. A community: Create an amazing community of like-minded souls who want to bust a move.

3. Motivate you to get beyond what is truly holding you back, and kill that four letter word that is the ultimate dream killer: FEAR.

4. Help you start over at any age. To realize you’re never too old (or too young).

If your current direction is killing you slowly, well, it’s break out time.

This might mean …
– Changing careers or starting a business.
– Learning to get past fear.
– Finally living a healthier lifestyle.
– Letting go of possessions.
– Starting over beyond age 35, 40, 50 and on.
– And breaking the shackles that have bound you for so damn long.

A place where late bloomers, outsiders and misfits inspire each other. A home that will empower you to break out and and live the life you’ve always wanted to live.

And the power of community will be our little engine that could.

So today, if you have a moment, I would love to get your thoughts.

1. Does the concept work for you?

2. What is your biggest impediment to change?

3. What would you add? What topics need to be covered to really help people move on with life?

and, finally …

4. If you know anyone who would be a great guest on the podcast, let me know, I’m booking guests through 2015.

If you’re interested, go here and join my list, or simply follow The Art of Breaking Out on Twitter.

The launch is soon and frankly, I’m too excited to sleep.

If you’re interested … stay tuned.

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Stephen Lahey May 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

Great concept, Craig! I’ve been self-employed for a long time now, and that has been wonderful. But, over the past year or so, I’ve also allowed myself to get too busy for regular exercise. It’s time for me to shift back into a healthier lifestyle. My biggest impediment is that I haven’t yet formed new fitness habits / routines — and my current ones win out most of the time. I’d be interested in content that addresses this.

Btw, I’d be happy to join you on your podcast, if it’s a fit. Another person I’d recommend is Michael Katz of – he’s also a seasoned solopreneur and a very interesting person, IMHO.
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Craig McBreen May 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Hi Stephen,

Thanks and glad you like the concept. I’ll be writing about routines that have helped me shed the pounds and will be working on getting great guests who are experts on health and nutrition. Gotta take care of that body says the former chubby kid … :)

I think it’s certainly a fit and I’ll be in touch. Will check out Michael. Thank you!
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Berni Xiong (shUNG) (@BerniXiong) May 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Now that’s what I’m effing talking ’bout!! Congrats Craig! Can’t wait to promote and share you!

Shin Kicker
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Craig McBreen May 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Thanks and so glad the Shin Kicker is on board :) It’ll be a fun ride!
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Angie May 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Hi Craig, I feel passionate about the same subject too, especially late bloomers, starting life again in their forties and onwards. Looking forward to seeing your suggestions, thank you, Angie


Craig McBreen May 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Hi Angie,

Thanks for stopping in … the late bloomer message will be the core of the blog and podcast, and there will be plenty … TONS of content on this very topic :) Can’t wait.
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Josh May 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm

I am definitely intrigued.


Craig McBreen May 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Glad you are, Sir :) Will be rolling this all out in the very near future.


Mars Dorian May 29, 2014 at 11:36 am

Looking forward to that podcast. I’m a huge fan of stories where people have turned their life around – as far as doing a complete 180. I’m also interested in the fitness aspect – since I work in front of my computer twenty four seven, my exercise mindset is semi-not existent.
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Craig McBreen May 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Hey Mars,

Thanks … working on guests and will roll out the blog first (fairly soon) then comes the podcast later this summer.

My exercise mindset used to me kinda scattershot, but I’ve found ways to incorporate it into my everyday routine. Stay tuned and thanks for the visit.


Jayme Soulati May 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

As soon as i got your email, i signed up!!

This is really a neat concept, Craig. Interested in seeing how it will unfold!
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Craig McBreen May 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Hey Jayme,

Thanks for signing up! Will be rolling all out over the summer :) Did I say I’m too excited to sleep? ;)


Ralph May 30, 2014 at 2:21 am

I will follow along Craig. As a long time on-line friend I am interested in the changes you’ve made.

Best of luck good man.
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Craig McBreen June 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

Hey Ralph,

Long time no see! Appreciate you stopping in and your support. Thank you!


Adrienne May 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Hey Craig,

I’m excited for you and the new blog. I know it’s something you’ve been wanting to do for awhile now and I know it will be a huge success. I think there are just as many baby boomers online today as there are younguns so we definitely need to stick together and support each other whenever we all just need some darn support.

I think the concept is good and I don’t have anything to add. Just that I’m excited for you and can’t wait to check it out.

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Craig McBreen June 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

Hey Adrienne,

Thank you, and yes I have been dying to get this out. I think we need a site and podcast built for those of a certain age who happen to have the spirit and “go for it” attitude of the younger gen. But I’m casting a wide net and want to talk to 30-year-olds as well as 60-year-olds who have made a way for themselves. Should be fun :)


Debra Eve | Later Bloomer May 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Wonderful idea, Craig, and the name “Art of Breaking Out” is brilliant. I write about historical late bloomers, a subject I’m passionate about and find endlessly fascinating. But I love to hear about how “real people” have done it.
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Craig McBreen June 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

Hi Debra Eve,

Thanks, so glad you like the idea and the name :) I’m fascinated by this topic as well and will certainly be digging to find great guests.

Appreciate you stopping by.


Amber-Lee Dibble June 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

How cool is this?! Yipee!! What an absolutely awesome move! I can’t wait and I am always here!
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Craig McBreen June 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Hey Amber-Lee,

It’s been a while! Glad to see you. Thanks for your support :)
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nancydavis June 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

Hi Craig,

I have been breaking out again as well. Due to a near fatal accident, homelessness and poverty, I have had many issues to overcome. I am happy to report I have bounced back from my own personal Hell.

My goals are simple, I want to help others who are in situations they feel they cannot handle and to also show people that there is more to life than what they need or want.

Glad to see you.
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Craig McBreen June 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Hi Nancy,

I thought I’ve gone through a lot over the past couple of years, but you’ve been through (and overcome) more than most people could take. You are a fighter, that’s for sure. Maybe teaching others to bounce back from similar ordeals is your calling.

So glad to see your here!


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