Healthcare: It’s a broad and deep industry I’m just now (eight months in) beginning to wrap my mind around. I’m in the client services (sales) division and most of my day consists of calling people who don’t want to talk to me. It sounds a bit bleak, and some days are, but I’m growing to enjoy it. It’s a tough job, but I take pride in it. If you’re in healthcare or even B2B sales, connect with me on LinkedIn.

Writing: I love to share business, self-development, and leadership ideas here on the blog. I’m also working on my second and third books behind closed doors. I’d love it if you checked out my first: Believe EG21: Play Like There is No Tomorrow, if you’re into sports and/or stories about hope, perseverance, and being the underdog. In 2017 I want to publish #2, a kids book. If you have ever written a kids book and/or illustrated a book, I’d love to hear from you: mikemccannwrites(at)

Woodworking: I have a slow-moving mission to replace all furniture in my house with homemade pieces. In 2016 I finished my dining room table made of Pecky Cypress. 2017 will be less about me and more about giving.

altMBA: In January/February I’m enrolled in the altMBA and I’m SO EXCITED.

French: One of my goals for 2017 is to read a book in French. For now, I’m learning via Duolingo and the Coffee Break French podcast via Spotify. Any suggestions on the book?

Physical: I am currently training for a 1/2 marathon, a 15K, and a 10K over the coming months. After that, I’ll pick a triathlon in the summer. Additionally, I am going to get on the Wim Hof Method a try this year.

Passion Project: I started volunteering in 2016 at an elementary school just reading to first graders. This lead to some amazing experiences but got me thinking… Many people want to volunteer at schools but don’t know how to get started. I want to create a website that connects schools with volunteers in a “marketplace.” We have the technology and the costs would be minimal. When the altMBA course wraps up, this will be high on my priority list.

*Updated: December 2016