About Drew Meyers
Drew Meyers is a travel addict and founder of Oh Hey World, a website setting out to create a travel experience based around those you trust and care about. WordPress and real estate technology enthusiast. In his free time, Drew enjoys reading, traveling the world, spending time with passionate people, and is active member of the microfinance community.
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Category Archives: Life
I’ll admit, I haven’t spent the time to create my own impossible list (though I do have an ongoing list of things to do before I die), but I just came across Melissa Joy’s impossible list and wanted to share two items that would certainly be on my own impossible list: 37. Anonymously pay the full tuition bill for a talented, highly passionate kid who would otherwise never go to college. Send a long, anonymous note of encouragement every semester. 46. Give $10 million away anonymously before I die. What’s on your impossible list?
Here are the questions that begin the conversations I find myself engaging in over and over… Where are you? Where are you going next? What’s your story/background? When was the last time we spoke/saw each other? What do you do? How is Oh Hey World going? Who is OHW’s core user? What is OHW’s core focus? How is OHW going to make money? What questions are leading to your regular conversations?
I just started Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable (amazon affiliate link). The book is written by Tim Grover, the trainer for, among other people, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant (my thoughts on Kobe vs Jordan). Point being, Grover knows what he’s talking about. There were two quotes within the first few pages I wanted to share quickly: If you’re relentless, there is no halfway, no could or should or maybe. Don’t tell me the glass is half-full or half-empty; you either have something in the glass or you don’t. Decide. Commit. Act. Succeed. Repeat. and Success isn’t the same as talent. The world is full of incredibly talented people who never succeed at anything. They … Continue reading
If the following video doesn’t speak to the power of being vulnerable, I don’t know what does. It’s Kushal Chakrabarti (founder of Vittana) talking at TEDxBYU and sharing a story that hasn’t been shared publicly anywhere before…
In a little spring cleaning over Easter weekend, I came across a little keepsake from the 6th grade; a self reflection written for school at the age of twelve. I haven’t seen this piece of paper since, well, high school probably? I knew if I didn’t put it online, it would just go back into a box and not seen again for another ten plus years…so I digitized it Personal Information – Drew Meyers My name is Thomas Andrew Meyers, but I like to go by Drew. I’m twelve years old and I’m five feet three and a half inches tall. I like to play basketball and baseball. I like to swim, bike ride, and … Continue reading
Listen to Seth Godin’s interview here. I love how he ends — I won’t quote word for word, but here’s the quick summary, with some of the exact words… Parents are pushed to make the choice – keep their kids out of the connected world & keep them “safe” or put them into the world and all hell with break loose. That’s what they are talking about at PTA meetings. But that’s not the real choice. Everyone is in the world now, everyone is connected… Given that they are in the world, what trail are they going to leave? What mark? Are they doing it because they understand their role as a contributor to society … Continue reading
After a year of work, I have news – Oh Hey World is finally ready for (limited) public consumption. I’ve never had a kid, but I’ve seen my sister with 2 kids and heard the comparison between startups and babies. The comparison seems true. Over the past year since I realized the next chapter in my life is starting a company of my own that alleviates the many pain points in the current travel process — there has been virtually zero time spent not thinking about or tending to Oh Hey World in some way. I’d say the lone exceptions were Burning Man and a 2 day stretch at my buddy’s cabin 25 miles from the … Continue reading