It’s always a fun thought experiment to imagine what you would do and what you would buy if you won the lottery. If you had a million dollars, where would you be right now? Maybe you’d buy a beautiful home on the coast, or maybe you’d travel the world and see all the sights. Perhaps you’d start your own business?
It’s fun to imagine these things but of course, it is also somewhat limiting. There’s only so much that you could accomplish by winning the lottery and of course, this is all tied to what you can achieve with financial clout alone. What would be much more interesting would be to imagine that you had three wishes.
If you met a genie and they said you could have any three wishes, what would you wish for?
I’m not asking hypothetically, I want you to play along and answer. What would you wish for right now?
Here are the rules: you cannot wish for more wishes. The Aladdin rule that you can’t wish for someone to love you is out though. That’s totally on the cards.
The other rule is that you’re not allowed altruism. So, no wishing for world peace, no wishing that your friends will be happy. This is about you. This is what you want. Two more rules: it has to be physically possible. No wishing that you were immortal or that you could fly. Finally, no wishing for anything as a ‘means to an end’. In other words, don’t wish for a billion dollars and think that’s all you need, because you can buy all the rest. That’s just boring… Be more specific!
But nothing else is off the table. You can have riches, you can have fame, you can have a boat. You can become a rock star, you can find love, you can write a book. You name it.
What do you want? Write it down and put it somewhere safe.
Now here is the good news: I’m about to become your magical genie. Minus the beard and the song and dance number. Otherwise, though, I’m going to give you what you want.
Or rather, I’m going to do something even better. I’m going to show you how to get everything you want. I’m going to show you how to become your own genie.
Because if you teach a guy to fish and blah, blah, blah. Enough preamble. Let’s do this. In this book, you’ll learn how to get out there and get what you want for yourself and to stop settling for less.