I’m getting ready to open the doors to Charisma University. Next Tuesday, May 27th is the *official* launch.
(If you previously signed up to be on the shortlist, you’ll get notified before so you get first dibs on the available spots.)
In the meantime though, I’ve got some great stuff in this blog post today.
- Announcing the winner and the amazing entry that won
- How reading your entires helped me crystallize what Charisma University is about at its core
The main purpose of Charisma University…
First off, holy moly…What amazing responses to the contest (more on that later).
Reading them was 1) insanely humbling and 2) insanely inspiring. And what you shared got me crystallizing what the founding class of Charisma University will be all about.
Yes, the founding members will learn to bring a magnetic energy to a room. To connect authentically with people in work, social, or romantic settings. To become the person who does not hesitate or doubt themselves.
But beyond that, you made me realize something more…
So many of you (correctly) pointed out the power of learning from example. Books are great. Videos are better. But NOTHING compares to a real live mentor.
So the purpose of Charisma University is twofold:
1) To master your charisma and live your life to its fullest potential. To create amazing relationships that land you your dream job and your ideal spouse. To crush social self-doubt and never settle in any aspect of your life.
2) To equip you to teach OTHER people. With your knowledge and most importantly, your inspiring example.
Teach them what? To…
- Captivate a room’s attention (if you decide to) and to lift others up with your energy
- Attract amazing friends and relationships while leaving negative influences behind
- Command respect while still connecting with people on a deeper level
- Feel confident and at the top of your game in any context, regardless of what your “inner voice” has said in the past
- Make OTHER people feel instantly comfortable in your presence
- Be a role model of possibilities for everyone they come into contact with
Anyways, Charisma University is actually going to be run much like a University. I’ll be there alongside you. In fact, I’ll be taking some students particular charismatic challenges and making content on those challenges in my spare time.
That way we won’t just be “teaching” Charisma University founding members how to master their Charisma.
We’ll be showing them as well. (I’m talking video breakdowns, exercises, real life case studies, etc.). Plus, you’ll get the chance to learn not only from Ben and I, who have made his our main focus for the last 6 years, but from the other founding members who are on different parts of the same journey.
Winner of Charisma University Contest Announced
Reading your submissions made my week.
I was moved. Inspired. It was a touching, humbling experience. I had to walk away from reading on multiple occasions because of how affected I was.
Your stories were incredible.
People were all over the board, some just starting to focus on self-improvement, others have been traveling the path for quite some time. And who have had incredible amounts of success – give yourselves a pat on the back 🙂
Regardless, the caliber of honesty and dedication was flooring. Those are the things that separate those who shape their lives and those who complain it just isn’t fair. Massive respect to everyone who posted. Sharing a simple comment on the internet gives most people pause. Opening up and HONESTLY sharing your deepest desires is an act of tremendous courage.
I know what it feels like. The most adrenaline I have ever felt in my life was the moment I published my first blog post (but that is a story for a different day).
The point is this: if you are trying to better yourself through ACTION and not just meaningless platitudes, you are already moving in the right direction. Simply sharing a comment and trying is a filter most people allow to stop them. I sincerely hope you join the founding class of Charisma University because there will be MASSIVE amounts of action.
No one is more deserving of this scholarship than anyone else. No matter where you are on your path, your desire to move forward makes you just as worthy as anyone else.
The person I chose had an entry that made my jaw drop. He has made some awful decisions and suffered some awful consequences. He has also made an incredible turnaround. I can see how his life’s mission is literally saving lives. How extra charisma would help him save even more lives. I want to help him make sure kids don’t wind up making the same mistakes he did.
So congratulations to Jordan for winning the scholarship to Charisma University. Read his story below.
And leave a comment of encouragement if you don’t mind 🙂
Charisma university offers me a systematic and efficient method of applying dynamic changes to my psychology and in turn teaches me the associated behaviours to quickly integrate these aspects into my central nervous system. I have spent the last four years totally restructuring my psychology and behaviour because I made a commitment to myself after a fatal DUI accident that I had when driving in 2009 that I would do everything I could to live the most honourable life possible and to make the impact of two people in this life.
I want charisma university to give me the knowledge to overcome my limiting beliefs and social patterns so that I can enrich the lives of those around me and inspire change in others. I currently use my experiences in life to raise awareness about safe partying practices at high schools and youth centres and I would love to turn my talks into motivational talks that inspire young people to be the best version of themselves regardless of their current circumstances. I’m twenty nine and learned to walk again at age 19 after being hit by a car and spending a year in a wheel chair, at twenty two I was given nearly half a million dollars compensation and went on a drug and alcohol bender all over the world, where I got drunken tattoos, woke up in brothels, met NBA and pornstars stars and nearly drowned jumping overboard on a ship in the Thai sea. By twenty five I was addicted to alcohol and drugs and crashed my car at friends party and then admitted myself into a drug and alcohol facility for twelve months where i attempted suicide and had a spiritual awakening. Upon graduating that program I was sentenced to six years jail of which I spent three years and one month in custody where I re-educated myself and ran 12 step recovery meeting for fellow inmates. I am currently still sober and serving my parole in the community and studying music at university.
I tell you this to demonstrate the vast amount of experiences I can draw on when relating to young people about life choices and overcoming adversity and to share my desire to do this more effectively. I believe this is where Charisma University can help me. I’m good with my communication skills and get great feedback from students and staff when I do my talks but I want to be great so that I can leave each talk knowing I left a lasting impression on the kids and hopefully inspire them to make smarter choices than I did when I was young.
I look forward to hearing from you mate and keep up the good work