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Joel Brown’s 4 Powerful Dimensions of Success

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In 2011, Joel Brown, now Founder of the widely popular motivation website Addicted2Success.com, was working as a salesman in the corporate world. The Chief Operating Officer of the company he was working for invited Joel to an intimate workshop where he came across the “Wolf of Wall Street”, Jordan Belfort.

Meeting Jordan was Joel’s first experience to a person that challenged him on his vision. Joel was told that his purpose was the intersect between “what he was good at”, “what he loved doing”, and “what solution he would love to bring to the world”. That night, Addicted2Success was born and it came due to an intersection of Joel’s expertise in marketing/networking, his love for reading books by a myriad of influencers like Tony Robbins, and his solution which he conceived as sharing the knowledge he learnt from his experiences in the music industry, corporate world, and even as a snake handler in the north west of the Australian desert.

Today, Addicted2Success stands as the world’s premier motivational website receiving over 120 million views in the last six years, and having over 2.2 million social followers across various platforms. Like his company, Joel has also grown into becoming a person that speaks globally on self development and developing a successful brand online, and an avid philanthropist. He will be featured in four documentaries this year including “RiseUp” and “THINK” alongside behemoths like Tony Robbins, Dwight Howard, The Dalai Lama, Jack Canfield, and Bob Proctor.

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped” – Tony Robbins

When I asked Joel what he credited his success to, with no hesitation he said “self development”. To Joel, self development is a constant journey an individual takes to fill the gap between who they currently are and who they could potentially become. Joel has interviewed over 100 successful individuals from Gary Vaynerchuk to Deepak Chopra.

In doing so, he has discovered an underlying pattern of abilities these successful individuals posses and this discovery led Joel to create four dimensions of success that directly affect self-development in every human being. Joel puts these dimensions to work in his own life in the form of his coaching program.

 

Dimension #1: Values

Values present individuals with a compass in life and by virtue, they guide you. If you do not operate by your values (I.e. you go by someone else’s definition of success), you will have a difficulty in achieving your full potential. Your values can encompass anything from business and fitness to charity and family. Joel believes that people should strive to figure out their top three to four values as by doing so, they can tie their goals to their values. For example, one of Joel’s top values is self-development (contribution).

When Joel went about building a business he simply implemented an element in the business’s culture that served to service and contribute to others which only drove him more to work at building and growing the business. Joel believes that motivation comes from external sources and thus is not as sustainable as inspiration which is intrinsic and comes from a hunger to succeed. That hunger can come about when you link your values to your goals. It’s just not as simple as reading quotes on positivity.

 

Dimension #2: Beliefs

Joel equates beliefs to being ready and that in order to succeed you have to believe in yourself but more importantly have an unwavering belief that whatever you want to achieve is possible whether that be a business you wish to build, or a record you wish to break. Joel’s favourite story is of a man who had an unwavering belief to build his business that despite being turned down by 302 banks for financing, he continued to strive towards his vision. That man was Walt Disney. To succeed, one must stack their empowering beliefs over their limiting beliefs.

Joel recognizes that humans tend to default to the negative, and due to this recognition he believes that in order to counter act those limitations, we have to focus as often as possible on what we believe is true and possible.

 

Dimension #3: Habits

Joel equates habits to being willing to change your own life before you change others. Habits are daily actions that can get you closer to success. They can range from actions as small as twenty minutes of meditation to reading three books a week.

To think that you will change as a person overnight is absurd, but to think that your willingness to change in itself is a sign of success is empowering. After all, habits are powerful and if you choose unhealthy habits they can act as a detriment to your success. Joel sums it up best: habits will make or break you.

 

Dimension #4: Skills

The last dimension is skills and Joel equates this to ability but not just the ability to perform technical tasks but also to excel emotionally (i.e. great communication, becoming self aware).

In the world we live in, Joel recognizes the plethora of online resources from webinars to podcasts that are at our disposal. However, simply reading many books or watching a lot of videos is not enough. It can provide foundational knowledge but in order to get to understanding the intricacies of your subject or industry, you need to surround yourself with people that have your desired skills. Joel loves that Elon Musk when he started SpaceX surrounded himself with the world’s best rocket scientists and picked their minds for hours daily.

So great, you’ve read these four dimensions and some of you might even be feeling motivated and ready to go. Now what? Joel believes that there is no real self development without action. In life, Joel has strived to acquire wisdom and he believes the only way to transform your knowledge and understanding into wisdom is through action.

“At any given time, you are either moving closer to or further away from success.” – Joel Brown

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To access Joel Brown’s podcast interviews with some of the world’s most successful people and videos, head over to iamjoelbrown.com

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Swish Goswami is a 19 year old sophomore from Toronto, Canada studying at the University of Toronto. He is a serial tech entrepreneur and innovator, UN Youth Ambassador, early stage tech investor, LinkedIn campus editor, vlogger, social media personality and TEDx speaker. Swish is one of the world's youngest venture capitalist as a Business Development Associate at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital. He is currently focusing his energy on growing his wearable tech startup Technotronics (in partnership with NBA player Trevor Booker), RafikiMedia, The Next Foundry, and FoodShare.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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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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