Today’s expert guest, Yanik Silver, has been called a cosmic catalyst, a maverick mischief-maker, and a galactic goofball. He’s redefining how business is conducted in the 21st century at the intersection of evolutionary growth, impact, and fun.
Yanik is the creator of the Cosmic Journal, author of “Evolved Enterprise,” and the founder of Maverick1000, a global network of top entrepreneurs and visionary entrepreneurs making a big difference in the world without taking themselves too seriously. It’s not unusual to find him dressed as a lemur, a showgirl, or even in matching mermaid tails with Sir Richard Branson.
Yanik grew into the person he is today thanks to the deep influence of his parents. His father was an entrepreneur. Growing up in that environment made all the difference to Yanik’s perspective on the world. He loved studying the techniques of old-school copywriters who found success even when it took so much more effort to get people to take action, let alone make a purchase. He learned all about direct response marketing, which helped grow his dad’s business on a national scale.
When Yanik created his first million-dollar product, his inbox filled with people asking him how he did it. So, he launched a new career out of helping people productise their knowledge and experience. When he heard the sound of, what he calls, the cosmic alarm clock — he questioned whether or not he would be happy doing what he was doing, ten years from now, and realized it was time to make another change. That led to Maverick1000, a group that emphasises growth, impact, and fun.
If you’re still trying to figure out what you’re meant to do, it’s time to start asking yourself the right questions and challenging yourself to find truth in the answers. If you’re writing to a journal prompt, write out twenty answers. The last few are probably going to be the most interesting. You can also tap into different parts of your brain by writing with your non-dominant hand.
This time in the world is one of the most significant opportunities to hear your Cosmic Alarm Clock go off and to wake up to what it’s telling you.
The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway
“You don’t need to see the full path, just the next step, then the next one, and the next one will open up to you. Each step moves you closer to your center even if you feel upside down and turned around. Maybe you feel like you are walking in circles further away from your goal. Keep moving. Keep going. One step forward. One step onwards. Until you see the next turn. The next twist in the road. It’s all within sight until you shift again. This time you come home again to yourself fully.”
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