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10 Reasons Why Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is So Successful

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has reached greater success than most could ever imagine. Professional wrestling brought his charismatic style to millions of people and the wrestling world quickly adopted him as one of their most liked wrestlers. After dominating for years, Dwayne Johnson gained the attention of Hollywood producers, this allowed Dwayne to branch off and find success as an actor. However, there are many reasons why Dwayne rose to fame and high levels of success.

Read on for a look into how Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has become so successful.

 

Dwayne Johnson’s Success

 

He Is Very Charismatic

Dwayne Johnson The RockWhen Dwayne is in public, he is very charismatic. He electrifies the room like no other person can. This has allowed him to appeal to many people. Everyone just wants to see what he will do next and this has been a major point of his success.

Without being charismatic, Dwayne Johnson may never have transitioned from minor fame to the mega success he is today.

 

 

 

He Possesses A Competitive Nature

Dwayne The Rock Johnson twitterBeing competitive has been the driving force behind his success. Everything that he does, he puts his all into it whether it be wrestling or acting.

If people do not work hard, they do not achieve their dreams. This is something that separates him from everyone else. He wants to be the best at all times and will not settle for anything less.

 

 

 

He Is Very Entertaining

The Rock Dwayne JohnsonPersonality has a lot to do with his success, especially in acting. Dwayne always finds a way to relate to his fans. Whether it be the “people’s eyebrow” or his radiant smile, he finds ways to make the audience more involved. He is the person everyone roots for simply because he is so likable.

 

 

 

He Has A Successful Family

dwayne the rock johnson familyFamily connections have a lot to do with The Rock getting his start in wrestling. After his football career came to an end, he had help from his father who was a former wrestler. In fact, his grandfather, uncles and cousins were all wrestlers as well.

In essence, he joined the family business and learned what it takes to succeed from his father.

 

 

 

 

He Follows His Dreams

the rock wrestlingEverything in life has a purpose for Dwayne. No matter what his dreams were, becoming a wrestler, acting or football, he did extremely well because he wasn’t afraid to follow his dreams. Without the drive to succeed and be the best, he might not have excelled the way he has.

Dwayne Johnson followed his dreams, but more importantly, he did everything in his power to transform them into a reality.

 

 

 

He Works His Ass Off!

Dwayne Johnson in the gymDuring his “Once in a Lifetime Documentary” on USA, The Rock recalled his football failures. He mentioned that it devastated him, but made him work harder when training to be a wrestler.

Dwayne recalls training for hours each day and contributes his hard working ethic to his success.

 

 

He Found a Mentor

Dwayne The Rock Johnson MentorDwayne Johnson had a rough childhood and was arrested nine times by the time he was 17. He was headed down the wrong path and needed an immediate change. Luckily, his childhood football coach reached out to him and asked him to join football to stay out of trouble. His coach, a probation officer, started a football team to keep kids off of the streets and doing something productive.

 

He Learns From His Failures

Dwayne JohnsonWhen his football career ended and he hit rock bottom, Dwayne Johnson was forced to move back in with his parents. His life was in shambles, he spent 10 years training to be a football player before his dream ended. However, he attributes this to his success because hitting rock bottom made him realize that he has to work even harder to reach his dreams.

 

 

He Surrounds Himself With Great People

dwayne johnson fast fiveDeciding to be friends with good people changed his life dramatically. If he would have stayed with the same crowd, he might have been thrown in jail. He knew that certain aspects of his life had to change, so he cut out all of the bad people in his life. This allowed him to feed off of their success and grow as a person.

 

 

Dwayne Takes Risks

dwayne johnson rockTaking risks has enabled Dwayne Johnson to venture from wrestling to acting. If he wasn’t successful in acting, he might have passed up his fame in wrestling. Since the sport is very unforgiving, time away could have resulted in him not being a fan favorite anymore. However, he took the risk and has become a very successful actor.

 

Dwayne Johnson should be an inspiration to everyone. The decisions he made in life are what ultimately led to his success. Oftentimes, his life took a turn for the worse and the end of his football career was a major turning point in his life. Instead of giving up, he dedicated himself to aiming high and becoming a wrestler. Shortly after, he became one of the most well known wrestlers of all time and is now on the road to be a highly acclaimed hollywood actor and role model for all who are willing to be the best that they can be.

 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Quotes

“Success at anything will always come down to this: focus & effort. And we control both.”- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

“In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “aww shit.. they’re up”. – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 yrs andwhat you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable. – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

“If something stands between you and your success – move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

“Success isn’t overnight. It’s when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Picture Quote

 

Article By Joel Brown | Addicted2Success.com

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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39 Comments

  1. add-d-onn

    Mar 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    That’s why
    IF YOU CAN SMELL
    WHAT …… THE
    ROCCCCKKKKK
    IS COOKING

  2. maria booo

    Feb 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    O>O

  3. Dwayne Johnson Success Secrets

    Jan 3, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Am loving these reasons that makes him so successfull, am thinking of applying the same in my life.

    • Jackson Parker

      May 4, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      hi

  4. KnowYourRole jabroni

    Mar 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    The only way you can love the Rock is to understand him, I’m having the same sort of live as The Rock. mother with cancer, try to get in professionel soccer team. born in MAY a bull, its not about worshipping the rock its about being ONE with the Rock. And i sure as hell know 1 thing. i have 10 euros in my pocket Nd im broke as hell, but 1 day… I won’t be. My voice will be heard, i will dedicade all my hard work for the rock.

  5. lloyd

    Mar 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Hey dwayne you are my idol. wonderful role model.You just inspired me to give all my best in everything that i do to succeed. thank you ROCK!

  6. Joyce Stanley

    Oct 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Oh if only He Would turn his heart around and Actually Search for Jehovah Then would he find treasures more beautiful th anything he’s known. But Luke 8:4-15 tells us it’s what we choose once hearing Gods word. That determines if we get Real Life according to John 17:3.

    • John Doe

      Nov 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Are you fucking kidding me?

    • JP

      Nov 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      pshaw k…uh…right…pretty judgemental of you to suppose he has no faith just because we are talking about a man’s success. Yet you need to find a way to align a conversation to your agenda. Absurd, and Pointless

      • Joyce Stanley

        Nov 24, 2012 at 4:09 am

        Not absurd and not pointless and not saying he has no faith. Looks like the pot calling the kettle black regarding judgment However ur right about this being a bad idea. However I have no agenda. Just know enough about the bigger picture to be concerned for many.

        • James

          Feb 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

          You need to do more research about THE ROCK.. He is a firm Believer in Jesus Christ thats why he is so successful

    • Maria

      Feb 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

      He does know God and specifically, Jesus not Jehovah. He even posed on Twitter with a Jesus T-shirt. Such a shame, that people are quick to judge before checking their facts! Next, time do some research before assuming that people don’t know God or worship him…

    • Aaron Holde

      Jul 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Morals teach us, not religion.

    • Leo Mendoza

      Jul 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Joyce, while I respect ALL beliefs and concepts regarding God, aka Jesus Christ aka the Holy Spirit aka The Bless Trinity…how do you know The Roc has not already done so? Duwayne is obviously being blessed for his perseverance and his positive attitude. No, I do not fully know Mr. Johnson’s background but why should that matter? The past is the past…Jesus does not care how many times we fall down, He, is only concerned about if we keep getting up and keep trying. My sister in Christ, if you want to quote scripture, let us discuss God privately, for if you know enough about scripture to quote, you should also know that in John 8:7 the meaning of casting the first stone right? Look, I would love to discuss scripture with you away from this page. For Christians can discuss scripture because when we speak of Jesus, he will be present. But this is not the right venue. This is a motivational page/website and it hopes to encourage, inspire and motivate others with a great a successful example as Dwayne “The Rock’ Johnson has displayed. Please sister, excuse me for saying so, but we are not to publicly chastise one another, correct each other yes, but your comments can be read as chastising. By the way, Dwayne admits to have 7$ in his pocket. Isn’t 7 a sacramental number? The Seven last words of Jesus on the cross? I love you sister, I love this newly discovered website, and I like Dwayne Johnson,…very inspiring. If I have offended you, this page or any other person who reads this, I am sorry. I am simply trying to defend an inspirational public figure. Thanks.

    • ramona

      Aug 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      God wants us all to be wealthy and healthy. There is nothing wrong with money its how you become wealthy and when you get there you are suppose to share your journey with others so they too can learn how to become healthy and wealthy there is enough riches to go around the world.

  7. Rosa Elia Rodriguez

    Oct 29, 2012 at 5:30 am

    SWEET <3

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3 Areas You Should Focus on to Become a Great Leader

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Having listened to all of our stakeholders and being fully aware of the situation, spring is a good time to conduct a quarterly review to see exactly where we are in order. This helps us have a clear starting point to re-adjust our goals for the coming year.

One of the main problems tends to be that we look back at the things we haven’t done and where we didn’t get the results we intended. Because of this, we get ourselves in a state of anxiety which is hardly a resourceful state for setting positive goals.

A better approach is to be nice to ourselves. Have a look back over the last three months and check all the things you have achieved. Give yourself a treat for all of the things you planned to achieve and did. They may be something as simple as maintaining a to-do list or smiling more.

Afterwards, think of all the things you achieved which weren’t planned and congratulate yourself on your flexibility and creativity; for the person with the greatest flexibility of behaviour controls the outcomes.

For those results that weren’t as you intended, remind yourself that we all make the correct choice at the time we make it. We don’t deliberately make the wrong choices and whatever the outcome, there’s always a positive intention. There’s no failure, only feedback, and we learn more from our failures than we do our successes.

“Be good to yourself. Listen to your body, to your heart. We’re very hard on ourselves, and we’re always feeling like we’re not doing enough. It’s a terribly hard job.” – Marcia Wallace

Look to yourself

It is vital, especially for sole proprietors or owner/managers, to manage themselves in order to be fit, healthy, and relatively happy. Evidence points to a clear relationship between our moods and assorted aspects of job performance such as decision-making, creativity, teamwork, negotiation and leadership.

While success may put us in a good mood, an organisation that sees the glass as half full rather than half empty, stands a better chance in these difficult times.

Depressed individuals will always see the glass as half-empty and even rapidly emptying. This attitude saps energy and leaves those affected feeling worthless, helpless, and hopeless. In its worst case, depression can impair the ability to communicate and it’s not hard to see the organisational parallels.

Below are three elements within all of us that need to be taken care of:

1. Your mind

The key to a healthy mind is variety, so take an interest in other people, things, events and current affairs. Adopting an open and curious mindset allows us to see future possibilities and hence be more empowered.

2. Your body

A healthy body requires a solid routine. Ensure you eat and drink healthy products (especially water) and get plenty of rest and exercise. Knowing our own limitations and taking action to stay within them ensures we operate at our best.

3. Your spirit

Much has been written about feeding or maintaining the spirit but I believe there is one simple rule. Believe in something that is true to you and spend time each day with your true beliefs. Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm and is as needful to the imagination as friends are to our character.

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

Beyond individual performance, there are broader issues at stake. None of us are islands, happy in our own little depressed world. Moods, good or bad, are infectious and some people or positions can have a greater ripple effect than others. If a shy apprentice has a gloomy outlook, few may notice. But if people like the owner/manager are wandering around looking like the end of the world is coming, that can directly affect team spirit.

Water bearer or well poisoner

So what can the organisation do? Firstly, as individuals, we must show a positive and upbeat demeanor. That’s not easy and faking it will easily be spotted as the deception will be transparent. This isn’t unauthentic, but merely an attempt to empower ourselves.

Congruent leadership offers the means to put into words what it is you are experiencing with the person in order so your behaviour is consistent with your own values and beliefs such that you always appear to be what you desire to be.

Your mood as a leader then is highly contagious. Even though leaders or opinion formers aren’t always in leadership positions, they’re at the centre of informal networks. They have charisma and magnetism, possess strong opinions, and express them forcefully. Therefore, they have considerable social power and can have a direct effect on morale by being a water bearer or well poisoner. Which are you today?

What resonated most with you about this article and leadership? Share your thoughts below!

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The 6 Step Process for Delivering Critical Feedback in a Constructive Way

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We have all been in the position where we knew we needed to have a difficult conversation at work that involved delivering constructive feedback. Maybe a major deadline was missed, there was a clear decline in performance, or someone blatantly dropped the ball. Most of us avoid delivering the feedback, and the conversation can get pushed back again and again, wasting valuable time and money.

Delivering constructive feedback is challenging, and uncomfortable for most people, even highly trained leaders. Yet, delivering and accepting feedback is one of the most important keys for success. So why do we avoid these conversations? Because we never learned how to have them.

Open, honest, direct communication is not a skill we are taught in school. There is no “How to Have Tough Conversations” 101. As a clinical psychologist that specializes in couples work, I see just how important communication is in maintaining thriving relationships. I understand that good communication is the foundation of every successful relationship; both intimate relationships and your work relationships.

Below is a 6-step guide to providing constructive feedback:

Step 1: Clarity on the Goal of the Conversation  

The first step is to get clear on the goal of the feedback conversation. Are you planning to see a change in performance, simply communicate how you felt, or receive an apology? Get clear on what you are hoping to get out of the conversation. Be honest with yourself about what you need, what is most helpful to the relationship, and what is most helpful to the organization. Getting clear on the goal also ensures you are speaking with the right person.

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” – Elon Musk

Step 2: Invitation

Set up a time to talk. Feedback conversations are not meant to be had in the hallway. It is important that both parties can set aside adequate time and have the space needed for dialogue. Additionally, there must be respect for both parties’ need for time to process information. For example, if you are delivering feedback, and the receiver needs time to process the feedback before responding, setting up a subsequent meeting will be most helpful.

Step 3: Ownership

Own the role you played in creating the situation. When you model ownership of blind spots, failures, or missteps, you set the stage for the receiver to do the same. For example, you may acknowledge that you were not aware of how to support your employee and not aware of the problem until x situation occurred. Equally important as owning your role, is owning your emotions. Own your emotions using “I” statements. For example, “I felt disappointed when I realized your sales performance had substantially declined”.

Step 4: Open, Honest, Direct Feedback

Feedback that dances around the problem does not do anyone any good. It only increases anxiety on behalf of the receiver, and potentially causes the feedback to get totally lost. The conversation needs to be open, honest, and direct. For example: “I felt concerned when you did not attend the last two strategy calls this month…It brought up questions for me about your commitment to the company.”

Step 5: Listen, Validate and Accept

When providing feedback, it is important both parties maintain an open mind, and respond in a way that communicates validation and acceptance. As soon as an individual gets defensive, feedback cannot be taken in, and the value of the conversation dramatically decreases. When providing feedback it is important to listen, validate, and accept your receiver’s viewpoint. Notice, I did not say agree. This looks something like saying: “I can see why X led you to commit Y , I understand you were under a great deal of stress/dealing with a personal situation/frustrated.”

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

Step 6: A Clear Plan for Moving Forward

In providing feedback, the magic is that now things can change! If feedback is never given, relationships end, things will stay the same, businesses will die, and money will be lost. If you have gotten to this step, that means you did the hard work, and now you get to put change into action. A clear plan includes an acknowledgement from both parties regarding what they will do differently to prevent the situation from occurring again, and how they will stay accountable in making the change happen.

The good news about delivering feedback is that the more you do it, the easier it gets. Remember, giving and receiving feedback is one of the most surefire ways to open yourself up to massive growth.

As a giver of feedback, it is your job to model openness and a desire for growth, so that the receiver may take in the feedback and make the necessary changes. Exceling at feedback delivery will help you set you apart from others and enable you to achieve extraordinary relationships, in both your personal and work lives.

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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5 Essential Skills to Drive Success in Every Niche

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There are many people who don’t have the courage to launch a business in a niche as they think they don’t have the right skills and experience to obtain success. While there are specific skills which determine the success in every niche, there are also some general skills which ensure success in any business you would try.

Below are 5 essential skills you need to drive success in every aspect of your life:

1. Ambition

When you launch a new business, you need to be prepared for difficult moments such as fighting the competition and winning your target audience. Moreover, if you follow some successful entrepreneurs, you should keep in mind that they also faced difficulties and continue to experience them. So, how does a successful entrepreneur get over all the difficulties?

The essential skill you need to possess is called ambition. Set small and clear milestones in your development plan and use your ambition to go over each difficulty and finalize what you had in your mind. It doesn’t matter how hard the path is going to be. Visualize your target and put in all the efforts to achieve it. Staying organized and scheduling each step to get things done are some of the techniques you can use to achieve success.

2. Listen to those around you

While listening to your instincts is necessary if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, this is not enough. As your business develops, you will have an entire team to manage and lead to success. Therefore, you cannot be a successful leader and have success in every niche unless you learn how to listen to the people around you.

You should listen to your employees and discover what they are expecting from you. This is the way to follow if you want to keep your team motivated and help them give the best of themselves.

On the other hand, you will need to listen to your customers to improve your products and services and provide excellent customer support. By listening carefully to the voice of your customers, you will be able to stand out of the competition and ensure their loyalty towards your brand.

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” – Jeff Bezos

3. Courage

When you decided to become an entrepreneur and build your own business, it means you are a courageous person. Courage will help you harness the power of creativity. Don’t be afraid to take risks if you feel a specific action will bring more success to your business.

Apart from doing intensive research on your ideas and developing the exact steps you are going to follow, you will need the courage to implement them. Not all the ideas will turn out to be successful.

Regardless, you will have something to learn from each success or mistake and this will help you move your business even further. When you have the courage to follow a path which is not very familiar to you, this is going to be the moment when you will widen your horizons and exceed your limits to achieve success.

4. Creativity and imagination

If you already implemented your idea and you see that it works, you most probably think that you don’t need to change anything to achieve more success. You need to keep in mind that customers’ preferences change and your competition is waiting for your mistakes to “steal” your clients.

Therefore, you need to use your creativity and imagination to improve your products and services to meet your customers’ expectations. What is more, creativity can also mean that you are open to talk to new people and use their experience to improve something in your business.

“Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” – Steve Jobs

5. Continuous learning

If you want to drive success in every niche you will need to show a willingness to learn. You need to stay updated with what happens in your niche and what your customers expect from you.

Education is not only something for school. It is a lifelong process, and you should be open to seek knowledge and improve your skills with every opportunity. An efficient trick is to stay close to people who are already successful in your industry, ask their opinions on various subjects and learn from their experience.

The above five essential skills will help you build a successful business in every niche. A true leader is ambitious, knows to listen to the people around him, and is always open to learning from others.

No matter the size of your business, you will need to be creative and use your imagination to improve your products and services. These skills will help any leader develop new skills, stand out of the crowd, and strengthen his position on the market.

What skill do you think is most important to be successful in life? Let us know below!

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