You Are Extraordinary

You, yes YOU, are an ordinary human. Why then, do I say “You Are Extraordinary”?

It’s simply because there is no one on this planet that can make a difference to the world in the way you can. No one has the same combination of parents as you, family as you, relationships as you. No one attended the same schools, had the same jobs, watched all the same movies, read the same books, listened to the same music, attended the same plays as you. No one has had the same scrapes, colds, illnesses, accidents as you. No one has lived in the same places or traveled to the same locations as you. No one has your DNA, your fingerprints, your iris.

Why is this important?

Many of us are searching for something. And for many of us, it is about finding our passion, our purpose, our calling – in order to make a difference in our world.

When you live an extraordinary life, you will make a difference. This can be represented with an equation.

XO = (oH + uY + C + MaD) * SoI

Let’s break these elements down.

oH – ordinary Human

You are human. And as such, you have the same traits as other humans. You..

  • Breathe – inhale, exhale
  • Sleep
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Love
  • Hate
  • Laugh
  • Smile
  • Frown
  • Cry
  • Read
  • Listen
  • Watch
  • Teach
  • Learn
  • Fight
  • Argue
  • Gossip

As an ordinary human, you life an ordinary life. The common elements are:

  • Born (mandatory)
  • Grow up (optional)
  • Get Married (optional)
  • Have Kids (optional)
  • Die (mandatory)

In the big picture, that may appear quite sad. There is something definitely missing (more on that later).

uY – unique You

Earlier, we talked about the combination of who you are, what you like, where you’ve been (and more) is unique. Here are some of those things that make up your uniqueness.

  • Parents
  • Fingerprints
  • Iris
  • DNA
  • Education
  • Accidents
  • Scrapes
  • Jobs
  • Skills
  • Talents
  • Friends
  • Travel
  • Behavior

C – Catalyst

In order to stir you into action, a catalyst is often required. This may be an event in your life that kicks you in the derriere and encourages you to step up to your potential. Your catalyst will definitely be one of your defining moments, and might be the absolute best thing that has happened to you or the absolute worst thing.

MaD – your Make a Difference thing

Often called your passion, your purpose, or your calling, it may be referenced as the thing you were born to do. Discovering your own MaD thing is a process that will take time and require much introspection and analysis. There are many gurus to help you discover your MaD thing – one of them being Trevor’s forthcoming book “What The F*ck Was I Meant To Do?“.

SoI – Sphere of Influence

Making a difference in the world can mean many things. However, starting where you are, in your sphere of influence, is recommended. For some people, their SOI may just be themselves. For others, it may be an entire country. Wherever you fit on that spectrum is exactly where you need to be.

For those who already know and are following their MaD thing, their next step may be to evolve and grow their SOI.

eXtraOrdinary =
(ordinary Human + unique You + Catalyst + your MaD thing)
* Sphere of Influence

In plain English, here is your extraordinary equation.

To be an extraordinary human, start with the ordinary human you are, add the uniqueness of you, discover that with which you will make a difference in your sphere of influence, and apply a catalyst.

You are extraordinary.

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Trevor Perry