Not easy standing for your highest.

The highway to the resident genius within you is a massively messy ride.

The path to personal heroism + private elevation is confusing, uncomfortable and dangerous.

Just saying.

And my loving [I really do love you] and deeply sincere suggestion to you is that this way of living out the remainder of your life is the wisest [and bravest] decision you’ll ever make.

Your very legacy depends on this one choice. It does.

Not sure if I’m being super clear for you here, as I wish to be. So allow me to go more granular.

We live in a broken world…

–we shoot and kill brothers and sisters of our own global family

–we violently drag grandfathers off airplanes for no real reason

–we flee our creativity via an addiction to escapism on our phones, mindless video games and following the days of people we don’t even know on the “social” media [who only show you what they want you to see from their un-perfect lives; because we all have parts of our lives that are under construction.]

–a person who fiercely protects their productivity, ferociously expresses their greatest talents + joyfully does work that serves many is considered weird.

–someone who works really hard, shows up early, overdelivers on expectations, has good manners, sweats tiny details and keeps their promises is called strange.

–one who verbally appreciates people, smiles with radiant positivity and looks people in the eyes [versus down at some device], wears their feelings on their sleeves and stands for a blinding love of humanity is considered a freak.

–an individual who dares to be an individual, soaks in their originality and pursues their own colorful vision of a glorious ambition is labeled an eccentric…

In a damaged world a truly high-functioning human is not only vastly misunderstood. They are seen as broken.

See, the job of society is to get you to fit in, never stand out.

The main aim of our culture is to produce factory workers who think like the herd, behave like the crowd and smother the fire for outright greatness that is the natural birthright of every one of us.

“Don’t you dare think you can play at world-class”, they tell you.

Be not so foolish to believe you can do work that wows, have health that soars and a life that allows you to feel alive. And makes history [in your own unique way].

Nope.

–Stay on that phone.

–Numb out those feelings [How can you love until you first feel I ask you?].

–Block those brave thoughts.

–Stifle the big ideas that would allow you to own your industry.

–Dismiss your instincts to choose mastery [over mediocrity] of your craft.

–Close that heart that longs to open—and connect.

–Miss the breezes, avoid the magical moments [starry nights, simple food beautifully prepared, children laughing in a playground, a wise book that stirs your soul, music that makes you want to jump like you were 5 again].

–And definitely don’t talk to strangers.

Sidenote: A week and a half ago I was in a bookstore. I stood in the Economics section [yes, I read widely]. The man next to me sneezed…

…I said “Bless you.”

He remained quiet. Looked at me oddly. I walked a little closer…

…”Everyone needs as many blessings as we can get”, I offered.

He paused, didn’t say a word. For an extended minute.

Then, tenderly, he grabbed my shoulder. For just an instant. Sadness [and tears] filled his eyes. Silently telling me my little act of decency helped him in a hard time.

People are in a lot of pain, you know.

Saw a flight attendant the other day, smiling throughout the cabin. On her game. Proud of her impact. A Leader Without a Title. Then she vanished behind the curtain. Finally able to take some time to breathe.

I went up to use the washroom. Noticed she was crying.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Ian Maclaren

Look: I’ve never said I was a guru.

Never. No interest in that. No need for you to applaud me, appreciate me or elevate me. I have my talents. And I have my flaws. I have my precious hopes for the future and carry the scars of my past cuts. Very imperfect. Just a man.

…Trying to be a light.

I love the line: everyone seems normal—until you get to know them.

All I’m saying in this message is this…

…The things that make you a misfit in the eyes of the majority are the very things that make you special [and great/beautiful/a standout].

These are your gifts.

Maybe today, you and me will start honoring how we’re built. Celebrating what makes us who we are. And cherishing our wiring.

George Bernard Shaw made the point so much more brilliantly than I can in this moment:

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

…If you’ve been with me on this leadership + personal mastery ride over the 20+ years I’ve been in this game, you know my “To have what very few have you need to do what very few do” brain tattoo.

…By these words I mean that to experience the rewards of the top .001% of producers on the planet [think Mandela + Gandhi, Musk + Branson, Serena + Messi, Da Vinci + Basquiat—and that legendary Starbucks barista at the Phoenix airport named Alya who utterly models possibility], you need to get super-cool with being an outcast.

Because every visionary is first ridiculed before they become revered.

As Kanye says in his masterful song Life of Pablo: “They call every genius crazy.”

And so…

If this post validates the way you would really love to start living

…And if you feel you’re finally ready to express your gifts, declare victory over your fears, feel extraordinarily happy/strong/peaceful and rise to a way of being that’s world-class…

…Then you really should watch this inspirational video because your highest life is waiting for you and days are slipping away.

And I also strongly encourage you to let go of all your excuses and make the choice that will beautifully [and swiftly] elevate the rest of your life by getting one of the final seats left for my famous event Personal Mastery Academy here.

We’re 97% sold out…

I would really really really love to teach you how the most successful and fulfilled people on the planet do it…

…When you get one of the few seats that remain before we’re sold out for another year you’ll learn:

–how to rewire your thinking so greatness is automatic + and fearlessness is your default

–the science behind genius and the tools for you to live it daily through my proprietary world-builder systems

–my advanced methods for exponential productivity + prosperity that I teach only to the billionaires I advise [these techniques alone will pay for your tuition investment x50].

–potent ways to break through your limits to own your game and be the heavyweight champion of your field

–revolutionary tactics to live a life you absolutely adore

And you’ll spend two days with some of the most successful + wonderful people on the planet…

Wait and you’ll probably not get in this year…

So just DO THIS: go ahead and get one of the few remaining seats here

Hope this post I worked hard for you on has helped.

Make this time of your life an epic time of your life. Believe in your talents. Honor your gifts. And get ready to inspire the world.

Love + respect,

P.S. Definitely go ahead and watch this inspirational video now before it comes down

 

 

 

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Impact belongs to the misfits.

The brave and eclectic souls who see possibility amid naked negativity. The ones who chase down their loftiest ambitions with a stubborn faith in their greatest ideals—in the face of noisy trolls telling them what can’t be done.

The more you own your power and develop the exceptional confidence that comes with making your fantasies real, the bigger your dreams will get. And when that happens, even more people will think you’re weird. And foolish. And wrong.

Those who condemn you are locked in their limited beliefs and terrified of their own bigness.

And so they know not what they do.

Their criticism is awesome soil within which to grow your faith in yourself. And your ironclad trust in your finest instincts. Bless them rather than cursing them. For they are helping your rise. 

 

To help you bulletproof your business and fireproof your positivity amid the turbulence, Robin Sharma has decided to make the audiobook of his #1 bestseller The Greatness Guide available to you for absolutely zero cost.

To access your free audiobook, go ahead and click here.

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P.S. We're also happy to provide you the transcription of today's episode at no cost:

The traits that make you strange are the gifts that make you special. I know you're different, because you wouldn't be here with me now if you didn't feel you were different. You
probably don't fit in with most conversations. I sure don't fit in with most conversations. I don't know a lot about most things that most people talk about because I don't participate in the majority.

I don't participate in the news. I don't like to gossip. I like to encourage people versus diminish people. I like to be productive versus busy. I like to be creative versus complacent. I like to create value versus take from other people. I like to move into my present and future versus get stuck in the past. I like to be fast versus move too, too, too slow. I like to be a leader versus a victim. I like to believe in possibility versus get stuck in rational thinking because you know the instinct is so much more powerful than intellect.

All I'm suggesting to you is simply this: It's the very things that make you different that make you authentic. If you don't fit in, I just want to share with you, I've never fit in. The very nature of anyone who's living a visionary life, and you are living a visionary life no matter what you're doing. Let's not get trapped in labels. "Oh, I'm just a coder, I'm just a receptionist at a restaurant or in an organization, I'm just a yoga teacher, I'm just a gym manager, I'm just a chef in a restaurant, I'm just a teacher." People always say this when I interact with them on the social media, "I'm just an entrepreneur, I'm just a student, I'm just a mom, I'm just a dad." No, you're not "just," you're very special. 

There are no extra people on the planet today. All I want to suggest to you is, you wouldn't be here with me right now, you wouldn't be with me on this leadership and personal mastery adventure that we're on, you wouldn't be interested in the rituals and routines of the A=players that I teach if you weren't different. Most people, really, they watch too much
news, they talk too much gossip, they see the worst in people, it's the mindset of "can't" versus the mentality of possibility and "can." It just goes on and on, so you're meant to be different because if you were ordinary like most people, you'd be getting ordinary results, and there was a longing inside of you for legendary. That's why we're having this time together in this episode. I just want to say to you and validate for you and encourage you, those things that other people might not get, those are your gifts.

 

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