Welcome to the Top 1%


Here’s a Humble Challenge: Aspire to Honor your Creator by Becoming Exceptional

Philosopher Albert Camus once said, “Life is the sum of all your choices.”  All of the small decisions we make accumulate and coalesce to form the story of our lives.  Equally importantly, all of our decisions spill over into the lives of those we come into contact with (particularly those closest to us).  Our actions will impact and influence those we lead in a profound way. We must never lose sight of this, and we must use it to our advantage in order to consciously advance the lives of those we are fortunate enough to influence.

We all have a story, and each of our stories is unique.  If you’re anything like me, your story likely involves pain, disappointment, compromised values, and maybe even broken promises (to yourself and others).  Fortunately, your future is a story still yet to be written, and your potential is limitless!

If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.  True joy comes when you play full-out and push yourself to the brink. You’ll probably have more failures this way, but you’ll be more fulfilled and ultimately have more self-respect.  One of my favorite quotes comes from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did.” I think if we contemplate this, it rings true in all of our lives.

What I desire most is to serve you in a way that will move you as quickly as possible

to a life of meaning, mission, and Mastery in all aspects.

The pathway from where you are now to where you want to be is through learning, experience, and applied knowledge.

Short of a literal apprenticeship, the best method to address all three of these aspects is through Mentorship.

I’m making a strategic effort to provide this resource as a premier tool for unlimited mentorship. All content will be highly relevant and actionable for students, leaders, entrepreneurs, and high-performers.

Strategic Reference Points

Mentorship in Every Area of Life

I was recently inspired by a talk given by leadership expert Robin Sharma in which he referred to the idea of mentors as reference points for individual areas of our lives.  The life-changing idea here is that we can literally choose mentors based on their areas of expertise and use them as markers for how to be maximally effective in those areas of our lives.

I use this strategy in my own life.  For example, I use my Dad, Rick, as a reference point for hard-work, generosity, and provision.  I use my Wife and my Mom as mentors for unconditional love and service; I use Pastor Mark Anderson, Ravi Zacharias, and C.S. Lewis as spiritual mentors; I use the late Jim Rohn and Darren Hardy as Personal development mentors, and I use Coach John Wooden, Robin Sharma, John C. Maxwell, and Michael Hyatt as mentors in leadership.  I have many more mentors beyond this as well, but the point is that I take this strategy seriously, and it will benefit you as well through the interviews and perspectives delivered here.

Leadership is primarily about doing the right things when they need to be done.

When I speak of leadership, I am addressing it in the broadest sense.

It begins internally with self-leadership.  This phase of leadership involves things like getting your morning workout or Bible study in when you’d rather sleep, or catching up on your reading rather than channel surfing.

From self-leadership, you progress to leadership of others. This phase is done most effectively by example, positive influence, and service. While the mediocre do their best to cut corners whenever possible, leaders like you do their best work on the extra mile.

My sincere hope, and the driving force behind all of the content associated with “The Top 1%”

is to make you a consistently high-performer, an exceptional leader of yourself and others, and an instrument of contribution.

Ultimately, Life is Very Short; I challenge you to consider making a commitment to reach the Top 1% not only in your vocation but in the way you lead your life.

I’ll help you do that.  We’ll do it together.

Trevor Blattner

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