Publisher's Letter - Stop Playing F***ing Small
Hawk Mikado Thursday, May 11, 2017
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"I was playing f###ing small! So small that I had recurring residual income coming in every day, could sit around playing video games, and say “screw off” to the world. I was playing small because I knew that when I turned 25, I could cash in my trust fund and go travel the world, buy any car, and do whatever I wanted to do."
Then one day while I was at my office, I received an email from someone I had met a few weeks prior inviting me to attend an event that changed my life. At that event I realized how small I was playing! How small I was being! How small of an impact I was actually having!
That day I realized that everything I had been doing up to that point was absolutely worthless! Everything I was doing to make an impact on the world was only making an impact on one person: me and my bank account.
Even the things I thought might benefit the world with a ripple effect were a joke. They were a lie I was telling myself so I could feel better about the fact that I wasn’t actually doing anything with my life.
I made the decision to change my life so I could change the lives of the people I know. That includes the leaders with a grand vision, who want to make a huge impact, and who are ready to stop playing small.
It includes the entrepreneurs with a big vision but few resources, who aren’t seeing the many ways they could change the lives of those around them. They’re playing small while telling themselves they’re doing a “good job” and making a difference in at least some small way. When they look back on their lives, they’re going to regret every moment they spent playing small, because they’ll know they could have been doing something much bigger with their lives.
My decision that day was to stop playing small, to stop giving in to the status quo, to stop giving in to all of the people telling me that I couldn’t do the things and make the impact that I wanted. They were telling me I wasn’t going to be able to make it in this world.
One of the biggest people who was telling me I couldn’t do it, who truly thought he was going to get a phone call one morning telling him I had died because I was drinking or partying too hard or had gotten into an accident (or was killed in a drug deal)... was my dad.
He thought that I was not doing anything with my life, that I was worthless, and that I wasn’t going to change the world in any way. He saw me as a failure and so many others saw me that way too. Even though I was running multiple businesses and making money, I was “successful” here (and failing there), I was doing 100 things at once. Still, I was a failure...
Well, they were right...
...and no matter what I did, it wouldn’t actually amount to shit in my life! No matter what I did, I wouldn’t actually be able to change people’s lives!
From the time that I was four years old, I knew what my mission on this planet was. What I would grow up to be. I knew I would be President of the United States. I knew that the vision of a better future and of true freedom wasn’t possible unless we change lives. It’s ONLY possible when we make a genuine impact on the world.
I’m a kid who was kicked out of high school and dropped out of college. A kid with no degree who barely scraped by with his wit and his charisma; who most said wouldn’t amount to anything. A kid who wasn’t going to be able to succeed in life because he was playing small.
Not anymore. But… I can’t do it by myself. I can’t it without helping leaders like you, who are here today because you’re ready to stop playing small. Every single one of you has a mission, a vision, an impact you’re ready to make on the world. Something that is going to leave a positive, lasting effect.
The day that I made the decision to be The Funnel Genius, that I decided to own my place as a leader in this world, a leader that other people were telling me I was, the leader that I was born to be... that was the day that the world around me started to change in the way that I was meant to help it transform.
I am here to help you make those changes too. Which is why I have a really, really important message. Something that is going to absolutely revolutionize how you do business.
[Power of Ryan Levesque Survey]
Join me on the journey as we lead the world into the Age of Mastery.
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