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Write your story
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What is an Unparalleled Mind?

It's a mind that:
— Moves toward the unknown in an effort to make it known.
— Strives to live a life of purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.
— Doesn't settle for what's available, but strives for the edges of what's possible.
— Has an amazing story to tell and is willing to inspire others through sharing it.

If you'd like to check these boxes, consider joining the Unparalleled Mind community.

You'll get a weekly advice column on writing, storytelling, productivity, conquering fear, and more. Whether you are fighting with writer's block, social isolation, fear of discomfort, bad habits, or something else, you can ask your questions and we'll find the answers you need, together.

Join the community for lifelong learners,
storytellers, and curious minds.

Members-Only Newsletter

Each week, you'll receive an email where we answer your questions on:

— Creating amazing new opportunities for your life & career
— Building better habits
— Increasing productivity
— The writing process
— Overcoming doubt, and much more!

Private online community

— Join global conversations about productivity, creativity, stroytelling, and how we can cultivate our unparalleled minds.

— Form new connections, build meaningful relationships, create new friendships, and discover new opportunities.

— We’ll discuss our biggest roadblocks, our most formative experiences, and have the opportunity to tell our fascinating stories.

Virtual Meetups

Become more than just words on a page.

Weekly meetups will be a chance to:
— Put names to faces.
— Have thought-provoking conversations with like-minded people about common challenges.
— Devise strategies to overcome mental blocks.
— Have your questions answered in ways that Google cannot.

Join the community for lifelong learners,
storytellers, and curious minds.

A Cup a' Joe


— Members-Only Weekly Newsletter

— Private Online Community

— Virtual Meetups on Zoom

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— Everything in monthly plan

— Access to the exclusive Unparalleled content vault

— My new book, based on my popular essay,
"Growing Up With Two Mentally Ill Parents"
(Upon release in 2021)

Founding Member

$150 lifetime

— Everything in yearly plan

— Instant access to all prerecorded courses, books, special events, and a seat in my quarterly cohort based course, Unparalleled Live.

— Access to all future events.

Please note your membership is non-refundable. Want to learn more? Feel free to contact us.

When you become a member of the Unparalleled Mind, buy one of my books, or otherwise contribute to my work, 5% of the profits are donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

About Joe Balcom

Writer @
Founder & lead instructor @ Unparalleled Academy
I'm also the son of two parents who have battled and lived with mental illness their entire lives. Despite the inherent disadvantages in my upbringing, I've gone on to:
— Walk 500 miles across Northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago.
— Build and run a multi-million dollar restaurant.
— Spend time living in the rainforests of Costa Rica.
— Drive coast to coast (to coast) across America in 18 days.
— Build and run a four-week cohort-based online course called Unparalleled Live.

Through all of these experiences, I realized I was running. Running from the part of my life which made it all possible. It's a part of my life that I least wanted to tell, but the world most wanted to hear. And when I told it, it changed my life forever. I want to share with you that process—how it opened my mind, opened my life to new people, and opened my heart to acceptance and appreciation. I'm absolutely convinced that if you pursue the same path, you will come to a similar realization.

That is why I created this community. I can't wait to see you there.