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  • So there's this t-shirt I wear, it's called "Bend Reality."

  • It's a Mindvalley t-shirt. It's become one of the most popular

  • t-shirts within Mindvalley. Like all over Instagram,

  • you see people wearing this t-shirt, hashtagging it bendreality.

  • But I want to tell you where this phrase came from, because this phrase means

  • something a lot to me. So it started around 2008-ish.

  • 2008-ish, me and my friends at that time, we started experimenting with ways

  • of applying different tools of consciousness to building

  • a business, right? And we noticed that as we started playing with some

  • of these tools, it would almost seem as if we would accelerate our progress in this

  • business. And it almost felt as if we were lucky, that we were going downhill rather

  • than uphill and so we coined this term, "bend reality," and we thought it was just

  • our silly, little nonsense. We had, of course, watched movies

  • like 'The Secret' and that Law of Attraction stuff which we always felt was

  • kindergarten and way too simplistic and not necessarily complete, right?

  • But playing around with different tools that allowed you to access altered states,

  • that allowed you to merge with different elements of consciousness,

  • we found that as entrepreneurs, we could accelerate that flow but we

  • thought it was just us, and we thought this bend reality phrase just

  • belonged to us until October 2011 when a man by the name of Walter Isaacson

  • released a book called 'Steve Jobs'. In that book, three times,

  • he uses the phrase "bend reality." So check this out, right,

  • because this is fascinating. You know, the first time he mentioned it in the book

  • had to do in a conversation between Steve and another entrepreneur by the name

  • of Bushnell. Bushnell was the founder of Atari. If you grew up in the '80s like me,

  • you remember Atari games. And Bushnell said this of Jobs.

  • "We used to discuss free will versus determinism. I tended to believe that

  • things were much more determined, that we were programmed.

  • If we had perfect information, we could predict people's actions."

  • Steve felt the opposite. That outlook accorded with his faith

  • in the power of the will to bend reality. Okay, now, let's go further.

  • Isn't that really cool? Steve Jobs felt differently.

  • He felt in the power of the will to bend reality. Now, Isaacson goes deeper.

  • He explains it like this. At the root of his reality distortion was

  • Jobs's belief that the rules didn't apply to him. He had some evidence for this.

  • In his childhood, he had often been able to bend reality to his desires.

  • Rebelliousness and willfulness were ingrained in his character.

  • He had the sense that he was special, a chosen one, an enlightened one.

  • He thinks there are few people who are special, people like Einstein and Gandhi

  • and the gurus he met in India, and he's one of them.

  • So I found this fascinating. You have this guy called Steve Jobs who

  • believes that he can bend reality. He's a guy who grew up in California,

  • but traveled to India to meditate, to meet with gurus. In fact,

  • when Mark Zuckerberg asked Steve Jobs for advice in building up Facebook,

  • one of the first things Steve told Mark is to go to India and seek

  • a particular ashram, a medication school and spend some time there.

  • What was going on?

  • Was Steve really a modern-day mystic? Now, as you read more about Steve Jobs,

  • you start noticing that he had this incredible ability to make bold

  • declarations and then make it happen. So there was a discussion recently

  • on Quora. Quora is a Q&A board of the internet where you can ask any question

  • and people come to answer. Someone asked this: What are the best

  • stories about people randomly meeting Steve Jobs? So an engineer by the name

  • of Tomas Higbey shares this story. In 1994, Higbey worked at NeXT.

  • NeXT was a company that Jobs was running when he was kicked out of Apple and

  • before he went back to Apple, right? So Higbey says he was in the break room

  • with two colleagues, they were making a bagel and Steve walks in

  • to make his bagel and then Steve, out of the blue, turns to them and goes,

  • "Who is the most powerful person in the world?" And Higbey says, "Mandela?"

  • Because Higbey had actually worked in South Africa as an international observer

  • during the elections. And Steve replies, according to Higbey, "No,

  • you are all wrong. The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller.

  • The storyteller," says Steve, "sets the vision, values and agenda

  • of an entire generation that is to come and Disney has a monopoly on the

  • storyteller business. You know what?" says Steve, "I am tired of this bullshit.

  • I am going to be the next storyteller." Now, this was in 1994, and again,

  • Steve seemed to bend reality. What happened next is that in a short span

  • of just a few years, Steve unleashes 'Toy Story' though his

  • company Pixar. It becomes one of the most celebrated movies of its time.

  • Pixar becomes one of the most remarkable companies of its time.

  • Disney acquires Pixar and Steve Jobs becomes the number 1 shareholder

  • at Disney. Steve Jobs owns more of Disney than anybody else. And while he pulled

  • that off, he uses storytelling to create Apple which becomes the biggest company

  • in the world today, a trillion-dollar behemoth that changes everything.

  • Now, what kind of man walks into a lunch room to pick up a bagel and declares that

  • he is going to be the next great storyteller, and then in a span of 12

  • to 13 years, actually shifts the tide of the world to make that happen?

  • And that's why I believe that there is such a thing as people who have the

  • ability to create mass influence in the world. And I honestly don't know what's

  • going on. I don't know why it works. But I know that if you looked at the

  • ancient Indian sages, the gurus at the ashrams that Steve went

  • to study at, they talk about the world as an illusion. They talk about the world

  • as Maya. And they say that with the right training, you can shift this Maya.

  • You can, in short, bend reality. So if you find these ideas fascinating,

  • I certainly do and I've been exploring these ideas for almost a decade now,

  • I've used many of these ideas to create the life that I want,

  • to create Mindvalley and other companies I've created. I'm certainly

  • like at a tiny, tiny, tiny slice of that compared to masters

  • like Steve Jobs, and yes, I called him a master,

  • but what I like to do is to create a structured approach so that not just I can

  • do it, but thousands of people can play with these ideas. And I encourage you

  • to check out this masterclass I'm doing where I go deep in the topic.

  • It's about an hour, an hour 10 minutes, and I think you'll find it fascinating.

  • The title of the masterclass is "Bend Reality." So check it out.

  • It's completely free. If you like the masterclass,

  • you might want to enroll in some of the Mindvalley programs,

  • the advertisements are at the back of it, but this masterclass is completely free

  • and I think you're absolutely going to find this idea intriguing.

So there's this t-shirt I wear, it's called "Bend Reality."

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