546: Harris III | Turn on your Wonder Switch!

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Magic is real, and Harris III can help you find it. Harris III is a world-renown speaker, storyteller, author, and creative entrepreneur, who believes that too many people are living with their light off. Harris began as a professional illusionist traveling the world making $1,000,000 by the age of 21.

With over 30 years of experience in entrepreneurship, he became the creator of the Transformation Theory and author of the book The Wonder Switch, helping people go from being stuck in their story, to living their dreams.

If you’re not impressed already, you will be once you dive into this episode and learn from Harris about turning on YOUR wonder switch!

Things you will learn in this episode:

[00:01 - 08:30] Opening Segment

  • Sponsored ad
  • I introduce today’s guest Harris III
  • Professional illusionist
  • Worldwide speaker
  • Understanding our stories
  • Be sure to check out guestio.com and start booking
  • Harris give us some background on his story
  • Grew up with working-class parents in TN
  • Getting a magic trick kit as a kid
  • The contagion of wonder
  • Traveling doing a magic show in junior high
  • Employing his grandfather as a child
  • Harris talks about attempting college
  • Told to drop out

[08:31 - 19:56] Pain Into Purpose & Mess Into Message

  • Harris talks about his life on the road
  • 50 to 100 live events a year
  • $1M business as a kid
  • Harris shares his negative turning point
  • Reinvesting the money
  • Navigating business with his parents
  • Moving out and becoming independent
  • The pivot point into Purpose
  • Turning the pain into purpose
  • Identifying your mess
  • Harris tells a story about sharing purpose
  • Helping people out of their straight jacket
  • Impacting people’s story
  • Revealing the power of storytellers
  • The power of your narrative
  • You are the story you adopt about yourself
  • Getting into storytelling
  • Reclaiming your wonder
  • A word from our sponsor

[19:57 - 28:40] Turning on the Wonder Switch

  • Harris talks about his dive into Research
  • The obsession with ‘how’ vs ‘why’
  • What really tricks people
  • Using it to help instead of hurt
  • Telling the difference between a con and a leader
  • Don't study deception, study truth
  • Fake currency analogy
  • Harris shares about Transformation Theory and his book
  • Rooted in story/narrative
  • All transformation comes from adopting a new story
  • Neuroscience of Wonder
  • Believing a story yet seen
  • Flipping on the wonder switch
  • The power of mindset
  • The attitude defines Mindset
  • Belief determines behavior

[28:41 - 41:30] Closing Segment

  • Who you know or what you know?
  • Information is very accessible
  • Building relational equity
  • Relationships that led to success?
  • Everything is a result of the relationships
  • Adopting a Serving mindset
  • ThE RaNDoM RoUnD
  • How to reach out to Harris
  • Links below
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes:

“What I’ve always done is sort of try to take my pain, and turn it into purpose… I’m able to identify the mistakes I have made, even if I don’t have the wisdom or the answers to course-correct immediately.” - Harris III

“All behavior, all choice, all worldview, all our thinking as human beings is driven by narrative… the narrative that we adopt as true...” - Harris III

“When we’re in a state of wonder it creates a sense of openness… I define wonder as what gives us permission to believe in a story that we have yet to see.” - Harris III

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Harris III on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Visit https://harrisiii.com/ to learn more.

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