Oct 5, 2015 • 21M

#302: ‘Do Magic with Your Life’

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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October 1, 2015 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1M20cnh. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Rai Chowdhary is a successful engineer, entrepreneur and author. Having accomplished many of his goals, he now focuses on helping others achieve theirs. Rai calls his system “Do Magic with Your Life.” He has a simple, executable plan to help people achieve their dreams. He focuses on helping people identify achievable dreams and then developing a path to get there. He offers these three tips as a short summary of his complete system: Tip 1: Define what you want to become: Time is a one way street, and it is an equal opportunity phenomenon. From billionaires to the man on the street, and from noble laureates to illiterates, all have exactly 24 hours in a day and 365 days to the year. Like fine grains of sand escaping from your fist, it slips away – whether you notice it or not. Then why not channel it to do-magic with your life? Start by creating your dream; if you don’t have one yet – get on the road to discovery, but get moving…and once you have identified what you want to become, define it. That is the D in Do-Magic. Tip 2: Create your dream: You need to “create” Your dream at the intersection of your passion, your strengths, and the opportunities you see in this world. This ensures the highest chance for success and unleashing of your potential. Without passion, there won’t be enough drive to move you forward; without strengths, you will run out of steam and struggle; and without vectoring these in the direction of right opportunities, there will be much wasted time and effort. So, all three are essential and work in sync. Tip 3: Move toward your dream: Even if the future looks dark, the path is not completely visible, move towards your dream. Standing still isn’t going to lead you anywhere, and just because the flashlight you have illuminates the path by a few yards is no reason to stay stuck. You will see more of the path as you begin moving forward. In some cases – you will be the trail blazer and create your own path. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.