I had the awesome opportunity to meet with Adam Braun, a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has built more than 320+ schools for children in poverty around the world.
He is the #1 National Best Selling Author and has also been named to Business Insider’s 40 Under 40.
Adam shares his advice on finding your purpose, following your dreams, overcoming failure and how we can all make a difference in this world.
Listen to the Podcast episode below to find out how you can go from ordinary to extraordinary now!
Begin each day with a completely selfless act.
Most of your day will inevitably be consumed by responsibilities, musings and opportunistic ideas. But within your first hour of emailing, send a note connecting two great people who will benefit from an introduction to each other. Try sending someone a book you know they’ll love or text a friend to say you’re proud of their most recent accomplishment.
Swipe a subway ride or buy a bagel for the person behind you in line. The rest of your day might be about moving your own ball forward, but you’ll find immense joy in helping another first.
“Make your life a story worth telling.” – Adam Braun
If you are looking at making a difference in this world by giving back then there are these three great options you can start with which we call “The Three T’s”:
Most people shouldn’t go out and start an organization straight away. If you are in a position where you want to have a broad impact in the world then you can go and work for an organization first, to learn more about what it takes to run one.
For those who are comfortable with their life right now and just want to find a way to give back then you have the three options that are listed below:
Make a financial contribution. This is the lowest level of commitment and all you need to do is go onto an organization’s website and make a donation.
The best way to get used to giving back regularly is to sign up to a re-occurring giving campaign. You can sponsor a child per month or fund on going projects throughout the years ahead. Knowing that you are continually part of something that is impacting is more profound than just a one off donation. This is a very simple way for you to feel connected to a cause and it’s great to know with each dollar you are making in your personal life you are able to impact another.
You can start out by volunteering once a month at a kids school, a soup kitchen, a homeless shelter or you could go to a penitentiary and teach new skills to inmates.
Whatever volunteering work you can experience this is the next level after donating your finances when it comes to giving back.
This is when you decide to work for or start your own organization. What is really important when it comes to starting your own organization is making sure you have really great board members.
What’s really underestimated is the value of really great board members. You need people that are committed and willing to put in the long hours to make it work and it’s also important to have a great advisory board to find ways to build the organization and to network with others.
4 Ways YOU Can Create Powerful Habits – James Clear
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.
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.
How To Relentlessly Live In Your Potential – 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.
Click Play below to listen to the podcast episode with Ben Kelly.
6 Ways to Expand Your Consciousness for More Success – Garrain Jones
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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How to Share Your Vision and Ideas With The Super Wealthy – Kevin Harrington
Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive. Harrington is the founder of “As Seen On TV”. Kevin has appeared on the television series Shark Tank and has launched over 500 products resulting in more than $5 Billion in sales worldwide.
Listen to this Addicted2Success episode to find out how you can share your vision in the most effective way
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