JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows video director, music producer and all around creative person Lil Internet, and details his constant analysis of the world and creativity, and how he captures that and turns it into success. Known for his work on Beyonce’s “No Angel” and Diplo’s “Express Yourself” videos, he speaks on his modest upbringing in Norfolk, VA, using his parent’s music and video equipment to teach himself his craft.
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Hey, this is Leo for Actualized.org. I’m going to tell you how to succeed in life.
This is my forte. What I love to study is success and I’m going to give you about six or seven tips that are just the fundamentals of what it takes to create a really successful life.
Get ready because it’s going to be a really powerful and quick self-help segment. I go into more depth in other videos.
You have to have a deep understanding of who you really are in life to have long-term sustainable success, and both happiness and then fulfillment. For me, success is shallow if it doesn’t come with the happiness and fulfillment component. I want to get all of it — both the external success and then the lasting fulfillment and happiness that you can get with that. I don’t want just shallow, external success.
To do that, you need to really understand and discover who you are. You might be thinking, “Well, I know who I am.” No, you don’t. I would say that 99 percent of people do not really know who they are because they have not gone on the journey that it takes to discover that.
This is not some abstract notion. What I’m talking about here is that you really need to discover what your top 10 values are. You need to discover what your top five feelings are in life. You need to discover what it is that you really want out of life and what is meaningful to you.
You also have to discover what you don’t want. You might say, “Well, I know what I don’t want. I know the things that I don’t like.” There might not be as much clarity there as you think there is.
This is all about a matter of clarity and articulation. It’s one thing to know vaguely, but it’s a totally different thing to actually articulate it, write it down, and know it very consciously. That’s going to clear a lot of things up for you.
If you sit down and do this process, you’re going to quickly realize that you don’t know as much about yourself as you think you do. You probably have had moments in your life that have been epiphanies where you’ve had deep self-discovery. Maybe it was when you were traveling. Maybe it was after a breakup in a relationship. Maybe it was when you were struggling at work. You discover things about yourself. By going through these challenging experiences, we really discover what it is that we want out of life. That’s the foundation. Successful people know what they want.
Have a Life Purpose
Life purpose is a very deep topic that I cover in other videos, but here, what I’m going to say about it are the fundamentals. Life purpose is what you want to accomplish in your life.
What’s true for all successful people is that all of their actions on a day-to-day basis, a weekly basis, a monthly basis, and a yearly basis are leading towards some sort of point. They’re all converging towards something. They know what that convergent point is. For them, the convergence point is, first of all, outside of themselves. It’s not so much about them, but rather something else — something bigger than them. It’s about a sense of contribution. Again, I don’t mean contribution in the sense that you have to be super altruistic and not care about yourself. It’s contribution in the sense that you get a lot of enjoyment from contributing something positive to the world.
So, the question is — “What is the impact that you want to have?” Are you clear on that? Are you totally committed to having that impact? This could be impact in your family. This could be impact in starting the kind of business that you want to start and having that business have a certain impact on society, whether it’s helping people in Africa get more water or helping produce green energy or helping people find love through creating an online dating site. It doesn’t matter what it is.
Marc is an entrepreneur. A creator. A builder. He wants to build companies that make the world a better place, one product at a time. He has come to believe that if you let life unfold itself, you will experience it like never before.
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Last night I was fortunate enough to have a half an hour discussion with one of my favourite leadership coaches Simon Sinek on what it means to be a truly successful leader.
Simon is a “one of a kind” leader that oozes awesome and very insightful advice on what it takes to be a successful individual in this world by leading with your heart.
You may have seen Simon Sinek’s very interesting and super viral TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”. Now, through this interview, you will have the chance to get to know a little bit more about the mad genius himself and what makes him tick.
If you haven’t already, make sure you get your hands on both of his books: “Start With Why” and“Leaders Eat Last”, they are two must have reads in any serious entrepreneurs library.