01 Oct Harris III – Finding WONDER Again
Harris III is a professional illusionist who has performed his unique brand of magic and storytelling for more than two million people on five continents. His unique approach to magic, story-telling, and innovative thinking has also caught the attention of creative leaders and executives at organizations like Apple, Disney, Nike, and NASA.
Harris has just written a new book called “The Wonder Switch.” In it… he shares some great stories and powerful strategies to help you reclaim your wonder and reshape your life! Since wonder is at the heart of innovative thinking and bigger ideas… this is critical… especially right now. So let’s get to this!
- Harris III website: harrisiii.com
- The Book: harrisiii.com
- Harris III Instagram: www.instagram.com/harrisiii
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/harristhethird
- Twitter: twitter.com/HarrisII
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HarristheThird
MORE ON THE HARRIS III EPISODE:
In addition to performing around the globe… when that’s safe to do…
Harris III has also become a visionary entrepreneur, sought-after coach, creative consultant, and a quiet producer behind a diverse list of various film and TV projects.
I was wildly blessed to get an early copy of his new book and I can tell you that Harris taps into his experiences as a professional magician and storyteller… to help us all remember the power of WONDER.
In fact, he’s dug deep into this concept of WONDER and uncovered some keys that can help anyone to move from feeling STUCK to living more of the life they want to live.
And before anyone is tempted to dismiss “wonder” as being all rainbows and butterflies and little ponies… it’s important that we tip our hat to the power of wonder and awe.
In fact, Socrates said…
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Plato followed up with… “Philosophy begins in wonder.”
Let’s jump a few centuries… and check-in with Albert Einstein. He said…
“He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
Neil Armstrong… the first person to walk on the moon once said… “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
And one of the most important authors of all times DR SEUSS was known for… “Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
That’s right. Wonder.
It’s a timeless truth that wonder is the beginning of a lot of things that are good… but it’s sooooooo easy to lose that sense of wonder too. Right?
Well… today, Harris is going to help us dive into the subject of WONDER. What is it. Why is it important? AND… how to intentionally cultivate it… to have more of the good stuff in your life.
It’s an awesome convo… that I think you’re going to love… so let’s get to it!
MINUTE BY MINUTE:
- 0:02 What to expect today
- 1:55 Meet Harris III
- 4:00 Harris’ origin story
- 11:15 Losing the wonder
- 14:03 The importance of wonder and how it’s linked to storytelling
- 16:47 Wonder gives us permission to believe
- 17:59 Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing
- 19:28 Applying wonder and awe to your life practically
- 22:17 The wonder switch
- 24:39 The impact of wonder on Imagination
- 27:36 Practical ways to apply positive creativity
- 30:15 Rewriting the script
- 37:07 Mitch’s biggest takeaways
LET’S HEAR FROM YOU!
Let me know what you think about the importance of WONDER. Comment and let me know what you think of what Harris III had to say and what’s he’s suggesting we do to cultivate some more WONDER and AWE in our lives. I can’t wait to hear from YOU!