You have the power to change someone's life today--for good or for ill. When you choose to change someone's life in a positive way, it is nearly impossible to see just how many ripples of goodness you are sending out into the world, but incredibly good things happen to you when you choose to improve someone else's life. These are what Tony Robbins calls magic moments.

The crazy thing is, once you start creating magic moments for the people around you, you can't help yourself, you just want to do it over and over again. What's more, you can do it in any situation.

To prove it, I'd like to share two of the magic moments I was inspired to create in the month following my personal transformation.

1. Making my flight attendant's day great despite a plane full of angry customers

To illustrate my point, let's start with an easy one. At an airport at 5:15 a.m., there was an announcement that (because of a mechanical problem) there would be an aircraft change. The high-end plane everyone was expecting to ride in for six hours was replaced with a plane so old you almost questioned if it was safe to fly. The seats were cramped, there was no personal entertainment, no Wi-Fi, and none of the amenities that frequent passengers on this route had come to expect. So what did people do? That's right, they started moaning and complaining about how terrible this situation was and how much it inconvenienced them. I chose to feel differently.

As I heard the main flight attendant bemoan the "downgrade" of the aircraft, I stopped him. "Don't think of it as a downgrade," I said. "Instead, consider that none of these passengers will be late for their meetings and appointments in San Francisco. We will likely arrive on time because of this aircraft change, so be grateful that we had this aircraft to keep us all on schedule."

I stopped him, as well as each of his colleagues, in his tracks. There was a moment of stunned silence. They were all gearing up for a terrible flight, which meant we would, in fact, have a terrible flight. "I never thought of it that way," he replied. "I love your attitude. Can I send all the angry passengers your way?"

"Yes, I replied. "I am sitting in 24D. You tell any irate passenger to come and see me and I'll set the record straight. I'm serious. I know you think I'm joking, but please take me up on this offer. I've been that irate customer in the past, but I vow never to be ever again. If anyone is giving you attitude, you send them my way and let me have a word."

But it never came down to that. Why? Because these flight attendants, with their new outlook on the situation, now had some swagger to their step. They smiled brighter and brought their happiness levels up 10X. When a few folks did grumble, I overheard the attendants repeat what I had told them, and they were surprised to get similar responses back. "Hmm, I never thought of it that way. I guess you have a point." Did I get excellent service on this flight? You bet. Did I get one of those cookies from first class? Yep. Did they offer to buy me a free drink? Yes, they did. You see, flight attendants have a lot more power than most people give them credit for. And that flight rocked! (Even in an old, beat-up plane).

2. Helping hundreds cope at a funeral

I'd like to tackle this one last because it is the most extreme. How can you possibly create a magic moment for anyone grieving and mourning the death of a loved one? That was what I was contemplating when I entered the sacred space. Lying in an open casket was an 18-year-old male who had spent the previous three years with me as part of my youth group. He had died from a drug overdose. A tragic loss of life, and no mother should ever have to bury her son.

After the minister spoke, the deceased's boss stood up and spoke about the young man's love of caring for wild animals, and how, try as she might, she couldn't get him to smile, let alone laugh. This was because he had Asperger's Syndrome. And that's when I felt it. I knew I could give an important gift to the gathered, because I had witnessed a rare time in this boy's life; a time when he was blissfully happy, laughing and smiling. I stood up and told the story. More than that, I was able to share a special time in his life that provided vivid, happy memories. And I went as long as I could, until I choked up and simply couldn't speak any further.

There is no answer that will comfort family and friends of someone who died so young, but if you can share a deeply personal experience that brings comfort in a time of deep sorrow, you create a magic moment despite such horrific circumstances. How did I know I'd accomplished this? Because of all the conversations with strangers, family members, and friends that immediately followed the funeral--starting with the most important person there, his mother, who needed to hear the story the most.

You, my friend, are a force for good. If you want to inspire others, you must first look deep within yourself. You must be willing to do what others will not. If you want to grow personally and professionally, then start by helping those most in need any way you can. The universe rewards those who give the most. Be a go-giver and change the world in as many positive ways as you are able.