Becoming Highest-Agency

Explore how being a high agency fuels success! Some updates from my life and also ways to redefine your potential with a high-agency person concept. Click to learn more! 🚀✨

Becoming Highest-Agency

Heeeeey, it has been a while since my last post, many things are going on in my life at the moment, so I had to take time. I just came back from a cool Sunday trip to Borjomi spending time with my friends, truly relaxing and recharging experience. Shoutout to my friend Sano for always taking me to this incredible place.

I am finishing the development of FanFuel (my first startup - Shopify App for Influencer Marketing), already confirmed around 7 beta testers, and also working on my current agency situation (last months have been pretty unstable in terms of meeting ETA`s, expectations and, as a result, revenue has declined, but it is temporary, I will deal with it, as I always do🐋), not forgetting about keeping my mind & body in good shape.

You can check out FanFuel LP by clicking the button below. My dear friend Ian and his team helped in creating this masterpiece. I think it looks awesome. If you have any feedback, just hmu.

Around 2-3 weeks ago I discovered an interesting X (former Twitter) thread about high-agency people and while reading, found out that this is who I aspire to be. You can check it yourself here, it is a unique concept.

So, I was reflecting on myself and how I see high-agency people and what are ways to become one of them.

The Power of High Agency

The concept of high agency resonates deeply with anyone striving to overcome barriers and redefine what is possible/achievable. The high agency isn't just a trait, it is a transformative approach to life that empowers individuals to act, innovate, and navigate through obstacles that might seem overwhelming to others.

Defining High Agency

High agency emerges when someone tells you something is impossible, and instead of accepting this as the end, it sparks a dialogue in your mind about how to overcome the challenge. It is about asking yourself, "How can I make this happen?" despite being told it's out of reach and accepting that.

In my favorite "One Piece" anime, "Nothing Happened" scene showcases high agency. Zoro takes on the immense pain of his incapacitated captain, Luffy, to save him and their crew. Despite enduring overwhelming pain, Zoro stoically claims, "Nothing happened" when questioned about his condition. This act of willingly confronting severe pain and maintaining control over his response exemplifies high agency - choosing to face harsh realities head-on and taking responsibility for the outcomes of those choices. This moment not only highlights Zoro's resilience but also his commitment to his crew.

Here are some examples of high-agency people we all know (or no...🙂):

  1. Elon Musk: Faced with the high cost of rocket components, he founded SpaceX to manufacture affordable parts, fundamentally changing space travel economics.
  2. Malala Yousafzai: After surviving a Taliban assassination attempt due to her advocacy for women's education in Pakistan, she continued her activism on a global scale, eventually becoming the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
  3. Steve Jobs: Rejected from his own company, Apple, he founded NeXT and Pixar, later returning to Apple and transforming it into one of the most valuable companies in the world.
  4. J.K. Rowling: Rejected by multiple publishers, she persevered with her novel about a young wizard. "Harry Potter" eventually became one of the best-selling series in history, inspiring a major film franchise and a theme park.
  5. Richard Branson: Despite having dyslexia and performing poorly in school, Branson founded Virgin Records and built a business empire that spans airlines, health, and space tourism.
  6. LeBron James: Growing up in poverty, James used basketball as a pathway to success, continuously working to improve his game and later using his influence to create educational opportunities for underprivileged children.
  7. Benjamin Franklin: Largely self-educated and from a modest background, Franklin became a leading author, scientist, and diplomat, playing a crucial role in shaping the American republic. If you have a chance read his autobiography "The Way To Wealth". It made a great impression in my teenage years, I have read it 2-3 times.
  8. Ludwig van Beethoven: Despite his progressive hearing loss, Beethoven composed some of his most important works, including the iconic Ninth Symphony, redefining the boundaries of music.

Another cool example from YouTube, this video gave me goosebumps:

The High Agency Mindset

People with high agency view life scripts written by others not as directives, but as suggestions, or even don't pay attention to them at all. They possess a profound sense of control over their narratives and believe in their ability to alter circumstances to their favor.

This mindset doesn't just find paths, it forges new ones where none previously existed.

Cultivating High Agency

Here’s how you can start cultivating high agency in your own life:

  1. Question Defaults: Always challenge the status quo if it doesn’t serve your goals. If told "no," ask "why?" and consider how you can turn that "no" into a "yes."
  2. Resourcefulness Over Resources: Focus not on what you lack but on how you can creatively use what you have to achieve your goals. This means being relentlessly resourceful.
  3. Empower Decision-Making: Take charge of your decisions. High agency comes from trusting your judgment and making choices independently, rather than outsourcing critical thinking to others.
  4. Develop a Can-Do Attitude: Adopt a mindset where every problem has a solution. It is about mindset resilience, seeing failures as temporary setbacks on the path to success.
  5. Embrace Learning and Adaptability: High-agency individuals thrive on change and continuously seek knowledge. Embrace learning as a lifelong quest and adapt based on new insights and environments.

It is not easy to be high-agency, but just discovering this concept and keeping it in your mind, will already have a significant impact on your life, I bet.

Thank you for taking the time to read this one piece. I hope you found it informative and got some inspiration to create control over your life.

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