Andrew Hewitt was an in-demand speaker on the college circuit, published a best selling book, The Power of Focus For College Students and taught courses through the Trump Organization and the United Nations University for Peace.
Andrew’s most recent creation is the Gamechangers 500- a list that profiles organizations that are reinventing the world and redefining the rules of business around fun, fulfillment and fairness to all life.
Favorite Success Quote
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Richard Fuller
1. Find a Career that Will Give You a Sense of Purpose
The majority of our lives are spent working.
And unfortunately, for most men, this means that the majority of their lives are spent doing things that they dislike to buy things that they don’t need to impress people who don’t matter.
So few of us actually have a career that we are passionate about, that fulfills us, that gives us a sense of purpose.
And this is a tragedy.
Your time is finite, so why would you waste even one second of it doing something uninspiring and unfulfilling?
You owe it to the world to find a career or start a business that lights a fire in your belly and allows you to contribute to society at the highest levels.
Stop playing small and follow your passions.
Life is too short not to.
2. Focus on the Holistic Impact of Your Life and Business
We live in a day and age where most men view their lives as separate “entities”.
Their health is separate from their career which is separate from their relationships which have nothing to do with their personal development or spiritual well-being.
Or so they think…
But the truth of the matter is that your life is like a beautiful cobweb and each area of your life intersects and supports the other.
Your health affects your performance at work, your sense of purpose and fulfillment at work affects how you show up in your relationships, and your relationships affect your entire life.
Internalize this truth and focus on creating a holistic approach to life and business.
Find a career that gives you the freedom and flexibility to take care of yourself, your relationships, and your spiritual growth.
When you being to understand the holistic nature of life you will be able to create a more beautifully connected life where each area feeds into the others.
And when you are truly firing on all cylinders in your health, wealth, relationships, and sense of purpose, you will unlock your true power as a man.
3. Challenges Are Created in Your Mind
Have you ever noticed how two men can undergo the exact same circumstance and trials and yet they can approach their challenges with completely different attitudes?
Realize that nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning that you give it.
You have 100% control over any circumstance because you can choose how you view it and how you label it.
For example, if you lose your job, you have a choice.
Are you going to view this obstacle as the end of the world, a sign that the universe hates you, and a confirmation that you aren’t good enough?
Or are you going to view it as a blessing? A chance to start fresh and go for something that you truly love?
Once you take responsibility for how you view life and the challenges that it presents, you gain ultimate power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
So my challenge to you is this.
Write down one “bad” thing that has happened to you recently that you have labeled as a problem.
Now, I want you to reframe that problem and write out 10 ways that this obstacle could actually be a blessing in disguise.
It might sound silly, but I promise you that when you make this action a habit, your life will never be the same.
4. If You Can Clarify a Problem You Will Find a More Empowering Solution
Even with a rock solid mindset and an impeccable attitude, life is still full of problems.
That’s just the way that things are.
And while you can control the meaning that you give to these problems, you cannot control their existence.
So what is a man to do?
The key to finding solutions is to first get crystal clear on what the actual problem is.
If you find that you never have enough money, what really going on?
Are you not earning enough? Are you spending frivolously on things that you don’t need? Are you incurring more expenses then your paychecks can handle?
Until you know with crsystal clear certainty what is at the root of the problems you are facing in business and in life, you will never be able to come up with an empowering and effective solution.
So take a moment right now and write down 5 different problems that you are facing in your life and then go 5 levels deeper on each of those problems.
Don’t quit writing until you figure out exactly what is going on and how you can fix it.
5. Realize that the Journey Will Come with Ups and Downs
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.
Life is challenging.
And on your journey, you need to accept that life will come with its ups and downs.
There will be times in your life where you are on cloud nine, where everything you touch turns to gold, and where you feel like superman.
There will also be times in life where you are depressed, angry, confused, and lost.
This is just part of the journey.
And while you can choose how you will view the challenge and the struggles of life, you need to realize that you will have low point.
There will be struggles, there will be challenges, and there will be pain.
Accept it, embrace it, and overcome it.
The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson