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3 Simple Steps One Entreprenuer Took to Go From Homeless Shelters to Impacting Thousands – Kyle Lipton



Welcome once more to the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast Breakdown”!  My name is Erik Andress and I am the host of this show.  Today, I am humbled and grateful to bring you the words and wisdom of entrepreneur Kyle Lipton!  He is a walking testament to what we can accomplish when we align with our true purpose in the universe and have a positive vision for our future.

Check out this podcast interview with Kyle to learn all his tips, tricks, and techniques that he wants you to know to live a empowered life:

In this podcast, Kyle has dropped some powerful knowledge and discusses his past hardship that has given him a rare glimpse into how to access a drive and clarity of purpose that many entrepreneurs can only dream of having!

While there were a lot of gems this inspiring entrepreneur dropped, here are the three most important ways Kyle believes that you can do to exponentially increase the abundance in your life:

1. The instruction booklet for “lasting success” is there, you just need to go and get it

We live in an amazing time in human history.  Right now, in your pants pocket or purse is a small device that has access to all the knowledge that humanity has to offer.  Your cell phone, tablet, or personal computer is a key to open the door to virtually infinite free knowledge that can help you.  Start listening to podcasts.  Understand that there are so many podcasters that bring you weekly shows that can bring you knowledge, on a weekly basis, that could rival college courses taught on similar topics in years past.  Use your library card!  There is a plethora of information just waiting for you to unlock it in countless tomes that have been written by powerful women and men that want to guide you towards the life that you deserve to be living.  

When we expand the knowledge that we have at our fingertips, we drastically increase the tools we have to deal with any difficult situation.  Don’t curtail your ability to be a beast at life.  Give yourself every opportunity, every chance, every last possibility that you that you can by becoming a voracious life-long learner!

“If you are not willing to learn, nobody can help you.  If you determined to learn, nobody can stop you.” – Anonymous

2. Your circumstances do not define you, your work ethic does

Kyle spoke beautifully about his past experiences with financial hardship and the steps that he took to remove himself from that mindset.  There is a wonderful parable, that I have said on the podcast before, that I think addresses this point nicely.

Once upon a time, there was a young man that was facing a lot of challenges in his life.  His grades were in the toilet, his girlfriend has just broken up with him, and his car had just gotten towed.  On top of all of that, in the middle of the night, he had heard his parents arguing about a potential impending bankruptcy.  Feeling totally overwhelmed, one night he finally broke down in front of her Dad and told him everything that was weighing on his shoulders.  Without a word, his father brought him into the kitchen and put two pots on the stove, lit the burners, and instructed his son to watch.

As the pots began to simmer and boil, his father dropped an egg in one pot and a potato in the other.  The son began to protest and say that he really needed advice from his father, but the Dad once more instructed him to be quiet and watch.  Soon, the Dad ladled the egg and the potato out onto the countertop and allowed them to cool.  The father waved his son over and asked him to look closely.  “What do you see son?” the father asked with an amused smile on his face.

“A potato and an egg,” the son replied hastily.  “What does this have to do with anything Dad?”

His father then explained that the potato and the egg had each faced the same struggles and hardship-the boiling water. However, they had reacted differently from each other. The potato went in strong, unrelenting and tough, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile, with the thin shell protecting its insides until it was put in the boiling water.  From there, the egg turned into something chewy and durable.

The father put his hand on the son’s shoulder and said, “It is not the adversity we face, but rather what we are made of.  We all have pain, heartbreak, and hopelessness in our lives.  It is how we face down our challenges that define who we are as men.”

We must push ourselves to believe that this storm will pass.  When we decide that we are stronger than our hardships, when we decide that we must persevere, that is when we are truly embarking on the journey towards real success.

Champions keep going even when they don’t have anything left in the tank. Eric Thomas

3. You won’t move forward in life, if you don’t start asking for help

Those of us that choose to frequent a website like this live in a different kind of culture than most of our fellow Americans.  We choose to prize personality responsibility.  We choose to, in the words of the ex-Navy Seal Jocko Willink, take “extreme ownership” of our actions and outcomes in our life.  That is why it can be so difficult for us to reach out and ask for guidance or aid when we reach a deadend in our knowledge of any given topic.  It does not make you weak to ask for people to point you in the direction of new and sustainable success.  If you want to get into the best shape of your life, hiring a personal trainer can help you get there.  If you want to bring your business to the next level, there are countless coaches, webinars, and programs out there to help you move forward in the way that makes best sense for you.  If you want to strengthen your relationship or become the best parent that you are capable of being, it is vital for you to seek knowledge for trained professionals.  

There is no weakness in asking for help when your goal is to better yourself.  Reach out to people in your community or those online that you could learn from.  Teachers are not relegated to the classrooms in your high school or college.  There are so many people out there, in fitness, in business, in the therapeutic fields, in the trades that have valuable information that you can use to drastically increase your quality of life.

“The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” – Sandeep Jauhar

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast!”  If you have some takeaways from the interview I missed, SOUND OFF in the comments below.

Erik Andress is an educator, a family man, and creator of the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast”.  On his podcast, Erik Andress and his fellow guest hosts explore how people are following their passions, purpose and living a life they love. Interviews are centered around careers, changing the world and overcoming personal obstacles. In addition to his podcast, Erik has written for “The Huffington Post” and has been featured in “The Atlantic”.  You can check out every episode here and follow Erik on Instagram at @erikandress


Top 12 Addicted2Success Podcast Episodes for You to Listen To

Joel Brown (Founder of



We are almost 6 months into the year and there has been so many great articles, videos and podcast episodes featured on Addicted2Success.

The Addicted2Success podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the business section of the apple podcast store and we are officially live on Spotify, Stitcher and SoundCloud now so you can’t miss a motivational beat.

Here are the Top 12 Addicted2Success podcast episodes of 2019 for you to listen to

If you feel that any of the below podcasts have inspired you in any way shape or form please share the episodes on your insta stories, facebook, emails or direct message them to your friends as this would be deeply appreciated as we are on a mission to spread powerful self development advice to the world.

1. Dr. Dain Heer – How To Be More Conscious With Your Thoughts, Feelings And Emotions

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned author, speaker and facilitator of consciousness and change. For over 17 years, he has been inviting people to embrace their true greatness—people from every culture, country, age and social strata of society.

Originally trained as a chiropractor, he has a completely different approach to healing by facilitating people to tap into and recognize their own abilities and knowing.

2. Ashley Hann – 4 Ways To Master Magnetic Confidence

Ashley Hannawacker is an online branding and marketing strategist, author and speaker. Ashley specializes in creating powerful, cohesive online brand experiences and is an expert at making websites that make money.

Ashley is very passionate about personal growth and mindset through which she has led various presentations, coached leadership trainings and written a #1 best selling book: Magnetic Confidence: Attract the Results, Relationships and Life You Want.

3. Jason Stone – The 3 Principles To Building A 6 & 7 Figure Online Business

Jason Stone is widely known by celebrities and almost 2 million people around the world as @Millionaire_Mentor on Instagram. Stone has successfully launched multiple 6 and 7 figure Instagram and Internet platforms and is becoming a well known social media influencer and marketer. Known for his e-commerce success in the automotive industry in his early years with Treadstone Performance Engineering.

4. Les Brown – How To Achieve The Ultimate Level Of Self Motivation

One of the greatest Motivational Speakers of All Time “Les Brown” shares his powerful wisdom on what it takes to face any fear and how to reach the ultimate level of Self Motivation.

Les Brown goes deep in this conversation, he pours his heart and soul into this and keeps this one real and raw. Don’t Miss This!

5. Tony Robbins – 5 Ways To Master Your Money And Impact Millions Of Lives

Advisor to Billionaire’s, Athletes, Celebrities and some of the top leaders in the world! Tony Robbins is the go to guy for Success strategies and Joel Brown had the fortunate opportunity to chat with Tony about achieving success in this half an hour exclusive interview on the Addicted2Success Podcast!

6. Jay Shetty – How To Be Remembered For Your Love & Contribution

Jay Shetty is a philosophical content creator, story teller, Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur and former monk who has created a brand and movement that has reached over 1 Billion views and is dedicated to Making Wisdom Go Viral.

7. T. Harv Eker – How Multi-Millionaire’s Think

T. Harv Eker, the Best Selling Author of Secrets of The Millionaire Mind shares his insights and unforgettable advice on creating a life with abundant wealth and success.

The strategies he shares will change the way you view money forever!

8. Peter Sage – How To Live Your Best Life

Peter Sage is a well known international & serial entrepreneur, author, philosopher and teacher. His unique way of looking at and relating to life has inspired tens of thousands of people worldwide to Reinvent themselves.

Whether by improving or turning around a business or developing a new and empowering psychology through practical yet profound shifts in awareness, Peter hopes his insights and teachings can offer something of value to those who seek it.

9. Yahya Bakkar – How To Powerfully Sell Your Story To The World

Yahya Bakkar is a powerhouse speaker and leadership coach.

Yahya has spoken on over 500 stages around the world and he believes in giving you motivational, practical & transformational content to help you become the most courageous, confident and charismatic version of yourself.

10. Ajit Nawalkha – 4 Powerful Mindset Shifts That Will Change Your Life Forever

Speaker, Coach and Author “Ajit Nawalkha” shares his powerful advice on how to create emotional and mental shifts within to achieve more as an entrepreneur so you can move closer to your dreams.

Ajit’s new book “Live Big” is out now. In Live Big: A Guide to Passion, Practicality, and Purpose, Nawalkha shares 25 shifts—changes in your mental, physical, emotional, or even spiritual state—that will propel you on your road to success.

11. Olivia Arezzolo – How To Master Your Sleep For More Success

Australian Sleep Specialist Olivia Arezzolo shares her powerful advice for achieving more success through better sleep. Olivia writes for some of the world’s top publications on the power of sleep routines and how to live a more empowered life with new and healthy habits.

12. Grant Cardone – How To Increase Your Hunger For Success

Grant Cardone shares his advice on what it takes to be obsessed with your success. Get your hands on Grant Cardone’s New Book “Be Obsessed or Be Average” now.

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4 Ways YOU Can Create Powerful Habits – James Clear

Joel Brown (Founder of



Author and habits expert James Clear says if you want to make big changes, first you have to think small. His new book, “Atomic Habits,” zeroes in on the idea that small adjustments add up to larger changes over time.

Checkout his new book Atomic Habits on Amazon now!

What Are Habits?

Let’s define habits. Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day. According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 

Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits. How in shape or out of shape you are? A result of your habits. How happy or unhappy you are? A result of your habits. How successful or unsuccessful you are? A result of your habits.

What you repeatedly do (i.e. what you spend time thinking about and doing each day) ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray. Everything I write about – from procrastination and productivity to strength and nutrition – starts with better habits. When you learn to transform your habits, you can transform your life.

Listen to the full podcast interview below to learn the ways that James Clear has Mastered his Habits!

As James Clear says:

Becoming better is not simply a matter of willpower or work ethic. It’s also a matter of strategy. What people assume is a lack of willpower or an unwillingness to change is often a consequence of trying to build good habits in bad environments.

  • If you are trying to read more books, don’t do it in a room filled with video games, Netflix, and a television. Move to a less distracting environment.
  • If you’re very overweight, don’t try to follow a workout program for college athletes. You can get there eventually, but that’s not a battle you need to fight right now. Start with a manageable change.
  • If you’re surrounded by people who tear down your goals, then work on your projects in a different location or reach out to like-minded people.
  • If you’re trying to stick to a writing habit when your kids are home from school and your house is in chaos, then work on it at a different time. Switch to a time of less resistance.

Build your habits where it is easy to do so. Re-define the situation. Create a game where the odds are stacked in your favor.

It sounds simple, but how often do you find yourself fighting difficult battles and ignoring easy ones? There is plenty of time to fight the difficult battles. Win the easy battles first.

The smartest path is to improvement is the one of least resistance. Fight battles you are destined to win.

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How To Relentlessly Live In Your Potential – Ben Kelly

Joel Brown (Founder of



Ben Kelly

Millionaire Entrepreneur, Speaker, Trainer and Investor Ben Kelly shares his principles with you for Rapid Transformation.

Ben Kelly was a financially crippled bricklayer with large debt along with a debilitating mindset and low self worth as he struggled for purpose with a feeling of very little hope of a better life.

However, Ben managed to turn that around in 2 short years through a strong desire to learn, grow and apply all that he learned in facing his fears and identity attachments that held him back.

Ben leads a movement of thousands around the world, speaking to large groups throughout Australia, the US, the UK and Asia sharing the lessons he has learned and the process that helped him to go from a depressed bricklayer unable to voice himself to being able to confidently speak to thousands on how life can change in a moment with a strong growth mindset and a willingness to leave behind what is not in service to your greater self.

His successful network marketing business has allowed him, along with his sister Peta to retire their single mother of four “Christine” and alleviate all of her financial burden. Ben loves travelling the world to lead people to their own empowerment, growth and expansion so they can step into greater expressed versions of themselves.


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6 Ways to Expand Your Consciousness for More Success – Garrain Jones

Joel Brown (Founder of



Garrain Jones is a powerful transformational leader and speaker who has broken through barriers most would see as impossible.

Every industry he has stepped into he has achieved a high level of success and he continues to expand his network into the millions and networth into the multiple millions because he continues to challenge the way he looks at his potential and his life. He loves teaching others how they can do this too.

In this podcast episode Garrain shares 6 interesting ways to expand your consciousness so you can achieve more success. He also shares a powerful exercise to create clarity and power in your life, this episode is not to be missed.


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Garrain Jones is the author of “Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life” and is a leader who believes that you can create whatever you believe and that you put your heart and soul into.

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