Why The World Needs YOU
Part III: The 4 Golden Keys to Leading Your Tribe in the New Paradigm
In case you missed parts I & II…
As I’m sure you can feel on all levels of your being, we are all experiencing a world undergoing a full spectrum transformation. At no other time in our history have we seen the speed and magnitude of change currently effecting us on all levels of our lives: environmental anomalies are now commonplace, social disintegration and re-formation is constant on all levels from our close relationships, to companies, institutions and governments. On one hand pharmaceuticals and junk food reign over the western world while on the other hand heightened health awareness is exploding into the mainstream consciousness. And thanks to the internet, we now have access to information that is stimulating millions on the mental level opening up the mind to a world of wisdom and information hidden for centuries – and all these factors combine to impact our emotional state to near meltdown resulting in the most essential change of all – spiritual awakening. The soul, the core essence is freed. While many people are in fear and confusion about how the world’s changes will affect them – imagining themselves to be a small player in a bigger game – there is a rising awareness from people like YOU, who are aware that in fact you, the living being, the eternal creator, are the one who is awakening and bringing about an enormous change as your eyes open from a deep sleep of the ages. We are not victims of circumstances, we are the initiators of change. We are eternal consciousness. We are the co-creators of the world we perceive. The reason the world is changing so fast is because WE are changing on the deepest level of the soul. The very field of consciousness from which all life rests is stirring. We are awakening to our own unlimited potential and as we do, we free ourselves from the shackles of slavery and programming that has dominated our awareness for centuries. Now is the time of a mass awakening to spiritual reality and with this awakening is born a world of harmony. As the old, decayed tree collapses, the sapling of a new tree emerges from the decayed, collapsed trunk, and anything that no longer aligns with the new is on its way out. In this situation the responsibility of where to align your life is in your hands. The world needs you to ride the new waves and align with the new blueprint that is being built. If you are reading this, you are a leader and you are a hero on the stage of the world. People are watching you and need you to show them way. Your life is your teaching. You are an inspiration and a guide to others. In the last part of the series, you will discover how to lead a tribe who needs you to be fully you – and as you do, the whole universe conspires to be with you.
The 4 Golden Keys to Leading Your Tribe in the New Paradigm
If you have realized the call of the times for you to become a role model, leader or spiritual entrepreneur and lead through example, here are the 4 Golden Keys to Lead a tribe (or support a tribe) in the most graceful and effective way possible. This list is not conclusive, but will get you on track and create a solid foundation for all the unseen twists and turns you are likely to encounter on your unique journey.
Golden Key Number 1: Crystal Clear Vision of your Dharma / Purpose
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18. Undeniably essential to move out of the old and into the new is to know your destination. Many people in the old paradigm waste their life in complaining and gossiping, blaming others and being distracted by what is wrong with their lives and the world. As a leader in the new paradigm, you have no time or interest in gossip and complaints. You focus your energy away from what is, to where you want to be. The law of attraction simply states “”That which is like unto itself is drawn.” – Abraham Hicks. Or in other words, what you focus on, you get more of the same. So it is essential you stop focusing on the “problems” and limitations of where you are now – and focus on where you want to be in the future. If you are in New York and you want to go to Hawaii, thinking “I’m stuck in New York, I’m still stuck in New York, isn’t this terrible, it so bad here in New York, I wish I was in Hawaii, but oh I’m not etc.” isn’t going to get you to Hawaii. We need to focus all our energy on “How to get to Hawaii? “ “What’s it like in Hawaii?” “What will I be doing when I get there?” “What is the fastest way to get to Hawaii?” These thoughts will activate what Maxwell Malts calls our “Automatic Success Mechanism” where all our unconscious powers are utilized to reach the goal (and get you to Hawaii). Also it is important to realize, as we mentioned earlier that every thought we think is connected to the whole universe and is received, like a cell phone signal, by all other brains. This means that other people vibrating at a similar frequency are picking up on your thought vibrations and will consciously or unconsciously conspire to help you in manifesting your vision. But without vision and clear focus, you will remain stuck where you are, thinking the same thoughts and getting the same results you always got.
What is clear dharma?
Your dharma is your “Divinely Ordained Duty”. It is the way you have to live your life to be able to do what you have to do. It is your reason for being alive. It is your unique gift to the world, your contribution to the whole of creation. You have to discover your dharma and find your own way of living it. No one can do it for you.
A good place to start is by asking, as Deepak Chopra put it: ‘What would I do if I had all the money and time in the world?’ Do that, and you will have all the time and the money in the world.” He goes on to say: “If you’re enjoying what you do, if you’re part of the ecosystem, if you provide a service that benefits people, then success is a by-product … a reflection of your creativity, and your ease,” It’s not dependent on hard work and driving ambition and exacting plans. On the other hand, it’s created by having truly a purpose in life, a vision, a commitment to the vision, the enjoyment of the journey and a connectedness with people.”
Your dharma will always have the following components. 1. You love what you do. 2. There is no distinction between work and play. 3. Your very life is a blessing and contribution to others. 4. You will feel satisfied and complete within yourself. 5. You keep growing, learning and serving, you never become stagnant.
My Personal Example
After much experimentation and soul searching, I have found my dharma is to provide inspiring information to spiritual people for waking them up in magical, creative ways (with a bit of humour, fun and beauty). This mission can become manifest in may forms, from articles to videos, short movies, music, retreats, coaching, art, design, stories…anything that brings joy to me and others and supports the overall mission. I am not limited by anything. My dharma is not static and one-dimensional. It has a core focus, yet manifests in multiple ways and is always being refined and expanded. The key ingredient is it is MY mission, not someone else’s. Sometimes I may make mistakes or not do things perfectly. So what? I try my best, do it from the heart and I will refine as I go. In the Bhagavad Gita there is an essential quote about dharma:
“It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. But competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity.” ~ The Bhagavad Gita
Your dharma is to express God’s grace through you in the world. Be creative. Be open to guidance. Go for it 1000%. The world needs you to be you!
Quick HOW TO guide for discovering your dharma
What makes you feel alive?
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Ask yourself these questions: “I had all the time & money in the world and had no fear, what would I do?” If the answer to this question is also adding massive value to the lives of others, then you have discovered your dharma. If not, keep asking until you create win/win/win situations where your very life is a blessing to all.
Golden Key Number 2: Nizjay: Have100% certainty
“I never imagined it wouldn’t work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way. “ – Ewan McGregor
This is the inner secret to manifestation and the law of attraction. Anyone who is a master of making things happen knows and applies this principle. The secret of what in Sanskrit is called “Nizjay: Unstoppable Certainty/solid faith.”
Henry Ford, a master of manifestation and Nizjay said something excellent: “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”
If you do not believe you can manifest something, you can’t and your natural soul power, brain power and potential to influence unseen forces in the universe is TURNED OFF. “Never underestimate the power of belief, the power of Nizjay.” All leaders have developed solid Nizjay.
HOW TO DEVELOP CERTAINTY?
Imagine yourself living your dharma (as clearly as possible). See it, feel it, hear it as though it has already happened and been happening for years. See the end result of your life in vivid details. See yourself with all the qualities and skills you need to do what you have to do with your life.
Make sure you 100% believe this is possible and attainable without question. If not, then, a) Refine your vision until you believe it, b) Go back to enquiring about your dharma until you discover something else you can believe in 100%, and c) Focus on manifesting smaller, easier goals until you build up confidence in your manifestation power. For example, if you believe you can manifest a salad, and you do, this proves you have the power to do it for bigger things.
Hold this vibration of certainty about your vision ALL the time, no matter what, and never allow yourself to waver even for second. Circumstances will come to us all to challenge our conviction, but they are opportunities in disguises. See them for what they are and stay focused.
Golden Key Number 3: Rituals of a leader.
Leaders do things differently, which is why they lead extraordinary lives. We all have 24 hours in a day, but the average person wastes their time without focus, vision or daily rituals that empower them and move them towards a chief definite aim. Leaders make sure that everything they do is directly connected to their goal. If it isn’t, they don’t do it.
One of my all time favourite quotes comes from Stephen Covey: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. “
This may sound obvious, but if you want to manifest your vision and be a superhero role-model in the world, every action is connected to your goal. If your day to day life is not directly and intimately connected to your vision, you are a fraud – and will never achieve success.
“The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.” – Thomas Edison
If you want to create an impact in the world and get the most from every second of your life, it is essential you work out what are the things you do that lead you as quickly as possible to your goal – and also what is a waste of time and energy. Most people do not know this, and so live mediocre and ineffective lives.
The 80/20 Rule
This rule has literally, totally and undeniably changed my entire life and how I see the world. Simply stated the rule says that 20% of our thoughts, words and actions lead to 80% of the results in our life. Where as 80% of our thoughts, words and actions lead to only 20% of our results. Or in other words, most of what we do is a pointless waste of time and only a few things we do really matter. It is essential you work out what the 20% that brings you the greatest joy is – and ditch the rest.
How to discover what works for you?
Answer these questions
- Who do you spend time with that brings you the most fulfilment and benefit?
- If you only had 2 hours per week to achieve your mission, what would you do?
- What activities make you feel inspired, empowered and full of joy?
Once you know the answers to these questions, aim to spent at least 80% of your time doing those things and with those people. Dedicate only 20% of your time to all the other things in your life. It is these daily rituals that make up your life. In the old paradigm, our habits slowly kill us. In the new paradigm, our habits bring us joy, success, fulfilment and magic. Brain Tracy says it nicely. “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”
If you want to be a leader, make sure every single thought, word and deed is directly or indirectly connected to your mission – and eradicate all else.
Golden Key Number 4: Do it now and Do It 1000%
Even having a clear vision, with certainty and daily rituals does not guarantee success unless you do everything fully and from your heart. Most people lead mediocre lives because they live in a constant state of distraction and interruption. They are rarely focused on one thing with all their power, instead their energy is dissipated between bouts of multi-tasking and half-ass attention. Being fluffy and half-hearted does not get the magic results we deserve. It never works – it just leads to frustration, tiredness, stress and ultimately hopelessness. Leaders need to be 100% present, directing their full attention and power to the moment – giving their ALL at every moment, burning with Nizjay.
Whenever I chat with David Wolfe, Raw Food Guru and one of our superhero Professors, about this topic he always mentions this famous quote from Og Mandino “I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labour of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.”
This burning power to act on inspiration is the hallmark of a superhero. If you are serious about your mission, read this quote often and repeat it in your mind. Now is the moment of power. We may not do everything perfectly, but “We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” – Albert Einstein. These sentiments are echoed from ancient times until now. In the words of Leonardo da Vinci “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
HOW TO DO?
- Once you know what to do – think no longer – Do it now and do it with the full force of your soul.
- Make a decision. Either do it with 100% commitment – or don’t do it at all.
- Cancel all ‘I have to’s’ and ‘shoulds’ that are not your highest calling. Say ‘I choose to…’
- Tell people how you REALLY feel and what you really want (stop playing the game of people-pleasing and focus on being real and doing what you are here to do)
- STOP MULTI-TASKING. Focus = Follow One Course Until Success.
How to transition from where you are to where you want to be without screwing up your life and alienating your friends and family.
This is a sobering note of caution as you move away from the old ways of being and into your new life. Some people get the “wake up call” and decide to leave their family, job and old life behind, abandoning all responsibilities and consequences. This can cause long-lasting damage to your relationships with your family and friends that can take YEARS to rectify. I have seen it happen again and again. This is not the way to go. Instead of running to the enchanted forest in search of truth, I encourage you to stay in your life with your family and make changes on the inside that gradually become outer changes. Avoid preaching to and judging your friends and family for being where they are. Accept them as they are and love them MORE. Lead by example, speak less, speak softly and sweetly with love.
What to do if you have a 9-5 job?
We all start our journey from where we are. If your journey begins in the middle of a life fraught with obligations and responsibilities, don’t worry or be frustrated. First focus on the 80/20 principle and do all the MOST ESSENTIAL things as effectively as possible so your life is sustained. Then outsource or reduce/remove as much of the non-essential activities and duties as you can. This will create up to 80% more time. Use this time you have freed up to FOCUS on clarifying your dharma, engaging with your tribe and moving forward on your mission. Do not waste even a second. Every single day you can move forward on your new life with new rituals until you are 100% aligned with your new lifestyle and way of being. For some this will happen in weeks, for others months and for others it may take years before everything in their life is aligned. However, fully accept your life is exactly where it needs to be NOW and continue to focus on keeping your consciousness high and focused on the mission. I guarantee miraculous things will happen through these methods.
You will encounter some noticeable changes that impact your relationship with your family and friends.
How to discern and deal with your thoughts.
Another question I am repeatedly asked is what to do with unwanted and “feel bad” thoughts? The first thing to realize is trying to control a thought from popping into your head, is like controlling a train passing by the station. It is not under your control that the train arrives. However, when these thoughts arise it IS your responsibility to re-direct your energy and not get on the train and go off in that direction. Simply notice it, and focus your attention on what you DO want to experience, and the train will pass by. Know in ADVANCE what thought you do want to think and think those thoughts consciously and repeatedly, so when other thoughts do arise you know where to direct your energy. Realize that YOU are in charge of where you direct your energy and it simply takes practice. Keep doing it and you will master this essential art of thinking.
What will happen?
If you study and follow these golden keys (and break the myths that bind us), you will truly have an extraordinary life that brings tremendous fulfilment, happiness, contentment, peace, pleasure and abundance. “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” – Wayne Dyer
Life will be easier and you will feel like you are going with the flow rather then against it.
You will get out of bed in the morning with joy knowing you are living in integrity with yourself.
You will be free of that niggling gnawing and nauseating feeling in your heart deep inside that something is wrong, and you want to evaporate…You will be living your dreams not dreaming about the life you wish you were living.
You will feel hugely liberated by cutting all the poison vines of excuses trapping you and finally be able to live the life your were born to live. You will create a tribe who loves you dearly and looks to you for guidance and have the opportunity to bring joy to the lives of others. Your very presence in the world will inspire others and all your own desires will automatically be fulfilled through your soulful service. You will live a full life and die with a big smile knowing your life was worthwhile and many souls will be happy you lived.
Each day will be an adventure, no matter what challenges may come your way.
Sending you so much love and appreciation for showing up at this time and I wish you all the best on your journey.
For more information about Michael and how to join his programs or book personal coaching with him for creating and leading your own tribe, check out these websites.
MichaelMackintosh.com (for personal coaching)
SuperHeroTraining.com (to join other Superheroes who are becoming leaders in the New Paradigm)
TOP TIPS TO EASILY START & LEAD A TRIBE
Focus on your mission and purpose and connect exclusively with those who are 10000% passionate about the mission. Focus on the 20% who are most active, excited and willing to excite and motivate others.
GIVE Best ideas for FREE. Share ALL your best ideas and most effective principles for free to all who will benefits. Create a culture of open sharing and giving.
Use your strengths (focus on what you are here to do – nothing else)
No one is excellent at everything. Exclusively do what you are best at (and is most effective) and let someone else do the other stuff. This is very important.
Every YES is a NO. Every NO is a YES. Be careful. Focus. Every YES is a NO.
Mastermind Groups. Glean support and genius of others
Create Good Karma. Go overboard and Pay it forward (3x3x3)
Use social media to meet up, connect and get things going.
BE REMARKABLE. Creative. Have fun. Play.
Michael Mackintosh is a spiritual teacher, consultant, author, and creator of courses designed to inspire people to experience their highest potential. Having spent half his life dedicated to expanding consciousness, he now lives his dream life in Hawaii. He is founder of Living in Magic and co-founder of SuperHero Training and Mood Foods Raw Chocolate. Visit him at michaelmackintosh.com and superherotraining.com
Click here to find out exactly how to Live A Spiritual Life, Do Meaningful Work And Make A Great Living
Call to evolution
- Re-read this article and feel into the action points that touch and inspire you most. Make a note of what the action steps are and commit to DO THAT. Ask yourself: Where and when will you apply these actions? Put in you calendar (and do it)
- If you want a selection of high-quality videos, audios, meditations and articles to take you deeper into these ideas, come over to superherotraining.com & michaelmackintosh.com for FREE trainings valued at over $1000.
- Talk to a trusted friend (or group) about this article and how it has impacted you and create a support system of like-minded people who are committed to healing each other, making these changes and leading through example. Connect with them weekly to support your ideas and really make things happen. The group mastermind aligns you with a power beyond what exists alone. This group energy will make your life infinitely richer and easier.
- Wake up early each day and tune into who you really are and how you can remain empowered and inspired in your day. Do this every day and keep smiling!