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  • My parents had a maths tutor for me because they wanted me to be amazing at math

  • I was pretty good at numbers and I'd have this tutor and he'd tell me that, he goes.

  • The reason that you're struggling with the next question

  • is because you're always worried about what your parents think.

  • And, and that really stayed in my head.

  • I was just like wow, so as long as I'm trapped by what my parents think

  • I can actually never find the answers to the real questions of life.

  • Most of us just throw ourselves into the deep end

  • and then try swimming and figuring it out

  • The problem is we all went to normal schools

  • that try to put stuff in us rather than takes stuff out of us.

  • You know, you were told at school that you weren't very good

  • and you weren't good at English

  • and now you have a New York Times Bestseller, right?

  • And it's like, no one noticed that potential inside you.

  • No one noticed that "Oh, Lewis was really creative"

  • and you're not the only person, there're so many people who feel like that.

  • So the modern schooling system didn't

  • extrapolate your Self-actualization, your element

  • and just try to put maths, English, science inside.

  • So the point is that you're trying to get to such a strong foundation

  • that when you interact in the world

  • you're going with a sense of strength, fuel, energy to make a difference

  • rather than going into the world and then going

  • "Oh my god, where am I?" trying to figure it out.

  • People were so far removed from their own understanding of themselves

  • that they were either lost living a life they didn't want to,

  • Lost living up to someone else's expectations

  • or lost becoming someone to impress someone else.

  • How many of you have a crazy dream or a crazy goal?

  • I want you to write out in the comment section

  • What is your crazy dream?

  • The dream that keeps you up at night

  • is the real dream you should be chasing

  • but to chase that dream,

  • to find that dream, to make that dream a reality

  • you need a strategy, right?

  • A dream without a plan is just a wish, Tony Robbins said that

  • Right! "A dream without a plan is just a wish"

  • You can't be what you can't see.

  • If I never saw a monk, I would have never wanted to be a monk

  • if I never meet a billionaire, I wouldn't want to be one

  • because I wouldn't know what that feels like

  • I don't know what it looks like, I don't know what it takes.

  • What am I good at?

  • What do I love?

  • What does the world need?

  • and how do I get paid for it?

  • To me those four help you unlock your passion.

  • I often say to people, "Your passion is for you,

  • your purpose is for others."

  • Your passion makes you happy

  • but when you use your passion to make a difference in someone else's life

  • that's a service, that's a purpose.

  • My goal has never been financially or materially oriented

  • I see that stuff as the byproduct of doing what you love

  • I genuinely, genuinely believe that

  • it's always been that way around for me.

  • My focus is to create entertainment

  • that truly has educational value

  • but without us always knowing it.

  • I think we all learn best when we don't know that we're learning

  • if we're all pushed into a classroom and told we have a class

  • we're all not listening

  • Start at a place

  • where you have self-awareness, self-actualization.

  • You have figured out what works for you, what your strengths are

  • So I think it starts even at a physical level

  • Anyone who's a physical fitness or health coach

  • will know that different bodies

  • need different food, different sleep, different fluids

  • we don't all need the same thing.

  • Me and you with different body types can't do the same workout.

  • Our bodies have different tolerances in different things

  • that's self-awareness at the physical level.

  • We know our limits, we know what we can do,

  • we know what we can't do, we know what a challenge is.

  • On a mental level, what's self-awareness?

  • Knowing what type of people I like to be with

  • knowing who helps me grow and who drains me.

  • That's mental self-awareness.

  • I believe that

  • the answers come from within

  • and we're not asking the right questions.

  • I feel we're always looking for the right answers not the right question.

  • And the biggest companies that we respect today

  • the biggest organizations, all came from trying to answer a question.

  • It all came from trying to solve a problem

  • or a question that we were able to identify.

  • So my work comes from a very simple study that I read

  • that said, "The most successful people in the world

  • choose education over entertainment

  • and the most unsuccessful people in the world

  • choose entertainment over education."

  • I Know people who graduated at 21

  • and didn't get a job till they were 27

  • I know people who graduated late at 25

  • and they found work immediately.

  • I know people who never went to university

  • but found what they loved at 18.

  • I know people that have found a job straight out of college.

  • making decent money, but hate what they do.

  • I know people who took gap years and found their purpose.

  • I know people who were so sure about what they were going to do at 16

  • and change their mind at 26.

  • I know people who have children but are single.

  • and I know people who are married

  • but have had to wait 8 to 10 years to have children.

  • I know people in relationships

  • who love someone else.

  • I know people who love each other

  • but aren't together.

  • So my point is

  • everything in life happens according to our time, our clock.

  • You may look at some of your friends and think that they're ahead of you

  • maybe some of them you feel are behind.

  • But everything happens at their own pace.

  • They have their own time and clock

  • and so do you

  • be patient.

  • At age 25, Mark Cuban was a bartender in Dallas

  • It took till 32 for J.K. Rowling to be published for Harry Potter

  • after being rejected by 12 publishers.

  • Ortega launched Zara when he was 39.

  • Jack Ma started Alibaba when he was 35

  • Morgan Freeman got his big break at 52

  • Steve Carell only got his break after 40 years old.

  • Virgin was started by Richard Branson at 34.

  • Getting your degree after 25 is still an achievement

  • not being married at 30 but still happy is beautiful.

  • Starting a family after 35 is still possible.

  • And buying a house after 40 is still great

  • Don't let anyone rush you with their time-lines

  • because as Einstein said

  • "Not everything that counts can be counted

  • and not everything that's counted truly counts."

  • and this is the most important thing.

  • I want you to be able to create

  • meaningful, purposeful, fulfilling lives for yourselves

  • and learn how to use that

  • to make an impact and a difference in the lives of others.

  • That will be true success.

  • Priority is on the root of things

  • not the leaf of the symptoms.

  • You're not dealing with your challenges at symptomatic level

  • you're dealing with it at root level.

  • Right! people say, "I'll just rest, I'll just take a stress pill"

  • "If you're stressed out just go to get a massage."

  • "If you're stressed out just relax watch Netflix and chill"

  • but all that's doing is pacifying you escape

  • for that hour, two hours, maybe a week

  • But going to the root of it and learning how to change your breath

  • then you can manage any situation in life.

  • Always go to the root.

  • It will take longer, but it will last longer.

  • Always go to the root, cut down the root of that weed in your heart.

  • Cut down the root of that weed in your mind.

  • Don't just let it grow and kind of water it a little bit

  • and snip snip cut it a little bit

  • just really go to the root, just knock it out.

  • Get rid of it, get a big axe and cut it down.

  • The biggest weeds that we all get is in our intention

  • So when I say intention I mean

  • my current intention is to use everything I've been given

  • everything that I have in the service of others.

  • But every day that intention which is a beautiful little plant that's growing

  • gets weeds around it.

  • No, do it for the money

  • just do it for the fame, do it for the followers

  • do it for this all these weeds

  • are like growing around my real intention every day.

  • Every day that's a weed

  • a weed is the intention that you don't want

  • and the problem is sometimes you've let it grow so much

  • the weed looks like the plant

  • and you start believing it's the same thing.

  • I've always had friends who are older than me,

  • and I can see a lot of them in the most successful careers

  • successful jobs

  • beautiful partners whatever it was.

  • But I saw a sense of lack of fulfillment meaning and purpose in that lives.

  • And I've always been an observer

  • and I would see these people are like 5 years old than me

  • 7 years older than me, maybe 10 years older than me.

  • And I'd be watching them and go "Is that the life I want?"

  • and often the advice I give to people today is

  • Fast-forward where you are

  • look at yourself in 10, 15, 20 years time

  • and ask yourself the question

  • Is that where I want to be?

  • I think it's Thomas Edison who says

  • "When you feel you've exhausted every option

  • remember you haven't."

  • And Einstein said, "if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree

  • it will spend its whole life believing that it's stupid."

  • and too many of us are fish trying to climb a tree.

  • Too many of us are monkeys being taught how to swim.

  • Too many of us are lions being taught to live like cats.

  • We're not getting to live in our element

  • Live in that element that you've naturally been given.

  • Don't try to adopt another

  • you know, we've all got a special genius inside of us.

My parents had a maths tutor for me because they wanted me to be amazing at math

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