Kyle Cease was interviewed by Ed Mylett in a podcast and said, “I like to do things that are a WIN, WIN, WIN. Does it expand my soul, do I feel growth, am I raising the consciousness and growth of the planet? This is me in full purpose.” I love how he talks about choosing the Win, Win, Win aspect. The first win is am I doing what I fully love in life? The second win is does it help my fellow man? The third win is does it transform the world using my super power?

To be an entrepreneur is a gift to the world and to empower other people is so sweet, but to transform the world is the crème de le crème or the icing on the cake! How do I unleash my superpower for the greater good? Kobe Bryant is a great example. He is remembered for the words he spoke and for his Mamba Mentality. He lived and breathed it and spoke about it.

“When you make a choice and say, ‘Come hell or high water, I am going to be this, then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that … when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been [in your mind] the whole time.”

Our superpower stems from our mindset being fixed. Ever notice superheroes just never give up? What is different about your mindset and about the words you speak?  People will remember you for the vision you cast, the impact you create and the contribution you leave behind. People will also remember you for the words you spoke that inspired us in a moment we most needed it. 

We all want to be remembered, don’t we? Transforming the world is an even greater gift. We all have the capacity to do it within ourselves. Sometimes we have to stretch our capacity first. 

Transformation all begins in the mindset of the individual. It takes time and planning to cast a vision. If you never take the time to create it, you won’t have a legacy. You have to create the largest vision of your life. I am not just hear to survive, meet basic needs, but to thrive and dominate my industry. Think bigger, broader, more brilliantly. Just doing business is tunnel vision. You need to see wide and far to think globally how do you want to impact the planet?

Here are the 3 steps to step into the greatest you can be:

1. Sharpen your mind

Here is a little exercise you can try on for size. I completed the exercise myself and found it had a profound impact on me.  Allow yourself to sit in a room with movers and shakers and listen to their vision. Attend a local mastermind with entrepreneurs who are passionate about their causes. Whether it is ending poverty, providing water in Africa or who knows what the very passion in the room will stir up your thinking.

I loved to watch a powerful entrepreneur formulate her vision to end world hunger. When she recognized how big it was, she went after an even bigger solution. She said if we can’t get enough contributors then we will need to go after an endowment. She was solving her own problem of how to make it happen.

Entrepreneurs have a beautiful mindset of how to be a change agent. Now that is inspiring. Iron sharpens iron and practicing being present with powerful people will sharpen your own vision. When you cast a higher vision, you catch more fish. The world responds to business men and women who give back to the planet. 

2. Reflect on your last day alive

This simply requires you to sit in a room all by yourself and be still. I like to call it the Three Most Keen Insights. You are going to project yourself forward to the last day of your life on Earth and reflect back. You will want to have a journal and a pen with you. Consider it is the last day of your life and you are being asked a question. The question is was your life a complete success?

If not, what are three things you wish you had done? These will be key in knowing what your deepest wishes are. Maybe you wish you took more risks or overcame a fear you have. Maybe you wish you used your talents more wisely and feel you could have stewarded them better. Maybe you wish you took better care of your health so you had the energy to impact the world. 

Did you go all in with this precious gift of life you were given? Write down three insights and reflect over your life and your purpose. Why not? Think about this now so your whole life can be a fulfilling journey. Contributing to the world at a higher level is groundbreaking. What do you want to be remembered for?

“I advise you to say your dream is possible, to overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and to take a running leap through the hoop even if it is in flames.” – Les Brown

3. Master distraction

One of the biggest enemies to master is distraction. Life is full of distractions to completing the one thing you were put here to do. Make a list of your major distractions and consider how you will overcome them. Your contribution is so much more important than anything else.

One of the top keys to success is to realize what is blocking you or stopping you from fulfilling your lifelong vision. You must take all your energy and master yourself. You are the hero of your own story and right now this planet can use a few more superheroes. Live your life fully unleashed so you can say this is me UNLEASHED in FULL purpose!

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Highly regarded as one of Viktor Frankl’s greatest works, “A Man’s Search For Meaning” highlights Dr. Frankl’s perseverance and survival through the Auschwitz concentration camp. His insights, both harrowing and enchanting, can be readily applied as a sort of spiritual compass for the modern-day man or woman.

With more distracting information than ever available today, most people quietly yearn for wisdom. Rather than fabricate a guidance system that may but probably won’t be applicable to your unique situation, I’ve leveraged one of the finest minds in recent historical memory to forge a more universal guidance system.

Here are 5 of my favorite and most applicable excerpts from one of Dr. Frankl’s most classic writings:
1. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”

This is where emotional agility resides. Always, even if only for a split-second, we’re given a choice in our response after an event unfolds. Things become increasingly complicated when we either forget we have a choice or don’t believe we have one (even though, in essence, you’re choosing not to believe it).

Taking five full seconds to process events prior to responding — especially the ones we’re taken aback by — shifts the balance of power back in our favor. This space between is our mental fortress — the command center for life-altering actions to be triggered. Make sure you treat it as such.

2. “The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”

Some of the hardest, yet most freeing advice I’ve ever received is the statement “It’s not about you.” There are moments in life when we “do the right thing” and fill with spiritual joy. We don’t think about who may have been watching, if we’ll get credit, or how it may come back around. We just do it.

Those moments  when we get outside of ourselves and stand for a greater purpose  deliver the onset of lasting fulfillment. The times where you light up not because of the recognition you’ve received, but because you committed an act of true nobility are the one’s when you leave your mark on the world in a positive manner. The more you look to be a moon instead of the sun, the happier you will be along the way.

3. “In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”

You’ve heard it before: “Life has no meaning except for the meaning we give it.” While this understanding does give off a grim outlook, it’s actually quite the contrary. This grants us the freedom to assign whatever we see fit. When we realized a meaning isn’t necessarily fixed, we can sift through our options until we land on what’s most empowering.

In the book, Frankl recounts a story of a boy dying an early death. He shares how the boy once saw a situation unfold where he revered a terminally ill person’s courage and dignity in handling ultimate demise. Instead of cursing the heavens upon his own diagnosis, the boy stated fate was granting him a similar opportunity.

Luckily for most of us, our everyday experiences aren’t life or death. This is the case, however, until it’s not. The fragility and beauty of life are collapsed. It’s essential we maximize our time and minimize our suffering to make the most of it. Don’t cling to the first thing that shows up when a tough situation presents itself. Scan your optional meanings and make a wise, empowering decision.

4. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

The majority of suffering occurs today when the blueprint of someone’s life doesn’t match reality. This gap between expectation and actuality is where pain resides. We can usually do a few things to shift the occurrence of reality, but much of it is outside our locus of control. To continue closing the gap, we must change the hard expectations we have for our lives.

Immediately after, feelings of resignation may show up, like we’re compromising what we deserve. However, the lasting change can be found in our values and what we place at highest importance. For example, many people want things like love and passion in their lives, but only if it’s packaged a certain way. Perhaps other desire success, but it must be distinct type of success. Reevaluating what we want the most versus what we want right now can be a prudent “saving grace” for making the most out of difficult situations.

5. “For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.”

As Don Miguel Ruiz asserts in “The Four Agreements,” always doing your best is critical to life working for you. Who gets the pick of the litter in terms of fame and fortune is damn-near a crapshoot, but there will be far less spoils for any of us to garner unless each of us does our best. This is where a certain degree of faith is required to continue making sacrifices for the sake of your contribution to the world, even if no one is watching.

The silver lining for those of us reading this article that we get to choose. Engaging in activities we legitimately enjoy puts us in a better state, which increases the likelihood we will be kind and supportive of others as we come in contact with them.

Life is hard enough for each individual. When left to our own devices, our minds often wander into darkness – sometimes unlikely to return. It is with this in mind, we do our best. We continue getting up, helping others, and doing as much of what we love as time permits. We may not shake the world this way, but we can certainly move it.

Which one of Viktor Frankl’s quotes is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments below!

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