What is sovereignty? What does that word mean?

The etymology from the late 13th century point to the word sovereign to mean “superior, ruler, master,” from Old French soverain “sovereign, lord, ruler.”

Choosing sovereignty means you are your own master. You rule over yourself. Nobody else rules over you or tells you what to do. When you are dependent you can be manipulated and controlled. Sovereignty sounds a lot better, doesn’t it?

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”

“Invictus” is a short poem written by William Ernest Henley in 1875 and published in 1888. This famous quote from Invictus has went far and wide in the personal development community. Tony Robbins used to wear a hat at his in-person seminars that simply said “Invictus”

Why is being a sovereign individual so important right now? We are now in the information age. We are in a world trying to grab your attention and make you someone else at every corner and at every swipe.

In 2017, Forbes estimated that most Americans are exposed to around 4,000 to 10,000 ads each day. That’s a massive amount of noise. Most of the noise is in the digital world, the world where people are spending more of their time than ever with the pandemic.

Focusing on your personal brand is the smartest way to navigate yourself out of the noise. You have a massive opportunity to master the transition to the digital age. This will mean getting really clear on who you are and what you are all about. In other words, getting very clear on what your signal to the world is; your unique message. Your voice.

Remember, there is only 1 of you. There is technically a scarcity of specifically you and your unique perspective.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose yourself and commit to your greatest goals, hopes, and dreams in life. It is all attainable. Nothing is impossible. If you know you need specialized knowledge and expert council seek out a mastermind networking group for accountability and support.

Inside the greatest success book of all time, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (100 million copies sold worldwide) the author Napoleon explains that you can have everything you want in life but there is one caveat.

You must know what you want.

I would argue that most people in society do not know what they want. They are moving from dopamine rush to dopamine rush without actually considering their soul’s truth and their life mission.

As one becomes more sovereign and engages the neocortex more and more through delayed gratification and self discipline. One begins to become the executive of their own life.

What get’s measured gets managed.” -Peter F. Drucker

You are the executive manager of your own life. Begin to blur the lines between your personal and professional life because how you do one thing is how you do everything.

It’s incredibly valuable to take time for self reflection in order to get to know yourself more and really ask yourself deep questions,

“What do I love to do?”

“Am I being a good role model?”

“What am I exceedingly and naturally good at?”

“What do I want my legacy to be?”

“Am I playing to my strengths?”

“Am I connecting with like minded individuals on a similar path to myself each day?”

“Do I enjoy the 5 people I spend the most time with each week? Are they inspiring people?”

“Should I seek out a mastermind alliance?”

“Do I know who I am and what my personal brand identity stands for?”

“What am I willing to fight for?”

“What am I not willing to fight for?”

In the Art Of War the Chinese general from the year 500 BC, Sun Tzu, said, “Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory. The first one is he will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.”

All you ever have here on earth is your own personal energy and time. You can build up your energy through meditation and a healthy lifestyle. You can’t modify how much time you have. Your time is your most valuable currency and it isn’t even guaranteed.

Pick your battles wisely. Get really clear on what you need to be focusing on. What’s on your daily radar screen? Where is most of your attention going? Did you know, all of your biggest goals in life are the thing that’s currently in front of you, on a moment to moment basis. Whether, thats a book, a person, or a TV show. You are always sending your attention to something. Make sure that something aligned with your goals.

What’s your definite chief aim in life? Do you have a 10/10 belief in completing that definite chief aim in a reasonable amount of time?

When you are crystal clear on questions like these you will indeed increase the probability of ensuring your sovereignty in life.

When you are sovereign you are the master of your own mind and your fate.

You choose what to do and when and nobody can tell you otherwise.

That’s real freedom.

One of the most common regrets older folks have when they are on their deathbed is they lived someone else’s life. They lived someone else’s dreams. They followed along with what others wanted them to be or do their entire lives instead of going after their own desires.

The saddest place in the world is the graveyard because that’s where goals, hopes, and dreams go to die. The majority of people do not reach their goals in life.

Bust the odds and don’t let this be you. Choose you. Choose your sovereignty.