My first blog was a self promotional read for a book my fiance and I had published together, I decided to keep the ball rolling and continue my second post with a book that changed my life! I always contemplated and over stressed myself when it came to finding a “passion” in life because I felt this was going to lead me to my “purpose”. There were plenty of early mornings and late nights where I would hit the drawing boards in hopes to achieve some sense of relief from finding that “purpose”. My fiance and Mentor, Clinton Bryan, recommended a book to me titled “Third Circle Theory: Purpose Through Observation” by Pejman Ghadimi and breaks down the theory Secret Entourage that was created to explain how the human mind evolves from birth to the stage where it can find “purpose”! This book is rated 4.2/5 and is under the self improvement, business, and self-help section and tags. After reading this book I gained such a sense of peace and clarity on my life and was able to understand the “Circle” I was in at the time of my life. The clarity came from understanding where I was at in my life at the age I was is perfectly fine and right on track. To dive deeper into the breakdown of this profound read that i recommend aspiring entrepreneur to read, I will start with the simple preview of each theory.
“The book is written in a manner that creates self-reflection. I describe a lot of aspects that I’ve encountered in my life however this book is not about me, it’s about you. If you’re reading this book you will find yourself ultimately pausing a lot after each section and self-reflecting on if these things that I explain are applicable to you or not.
I believe that everybody in life goes through three different circles and so I’ve broken up an individual’s life into three different segments that everyone, no matter who you are, will ultimately either go through some or all of these depending on how far you get in life. And by how far you get in life I am not referring to how much money you make.
The first circle is the one we are all born into and it’s called the Circle of Circumstance – The mastery of circumstance. We are all born into an environment and that differs for everybody. Some of us are born poor, some born rich, some born in climates that allow business to occur and others to a third world country. Regardless of where we are born we are still born into this world into a circumstance and mastering circumstance is one of the key things we must do in order to be able to be effective in our lives. The day you take control of your life is when you understand that whatever your circumstance is it is not the reason why you are going to be successful or not successful. Things like fear, goals and habits are things we are all born with and adhere to based on the environment we are born into but we don’t have to. So this first circle teaches you how to master your circumstance, how to take control of your life regardless of how good or bad it is and regardless of what fears you face.
The second circle is The Mastery of Society. A lot of people understand that regardless of where you are, you belong to a society and no matter how advanced or behind that society is you still have to learn to master it in order to gain a voice in it. Part of mastering a society involves making money and without learning how to make money it is very hard for a society to actually hear out what you have to say. Most people we see in our society have had success and typically that success is defined by how much money they have made and therefore they earn a voice within that realm. It is important in life that no matter how much of an outcast we want to be or how much of an individualized person we want to be, we have to master the element of the society we live in. We need to understand how to actually make money so that we are able to function and go past it. Most people get stuck in this circle because they’re not able to get past the fears and take control of their circumstance from the first circle.
A few people are very successful in society and transition on into the third circle – The Mastery of Life. The mastery of life occurs in a very different state because it has no relevance to money. This is about the mastery of one self rather than the mastery of how you belong to society of people. One of the main things about entrepreneurship is it really takes place in this circle. A lot of people don’t divide the difference in being self-employed and entrepreneurship. If you are in business and self-employed you are still in the second circle and its one purpose is to make a profit. However, when you choose to take on entrepreneurship it is because you are out there to try to facilitate the way we do business. Your primary goal no longer becomes to make money; your primary goal becomes to create change. Once we’ve mastered how society works, we’ve understood how to take control of our circumstance we come up with an idea for us to improve the way things work”.
Like I said, this is a perfect read for those aspiring to become greater than who they were yesterday and fully understand their place in life by truly comprehending the circle they are in. I hope those of you who read this check out this book, I will post a preview clip from youtube where you can listen to the preview and all the insight it has to offer!
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