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What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Justin Timberlake

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Justin Timberlake is one of the most influential singer/writer/producer/actors in the entertainment world today. With six Grammy awards and four Emmy’s under his belt, it is easy to put him on a box and see him as a very successful entertainer, nothing more, but if you are a budding entrepreneur you will be happy to read about his business ventures and success outside of music.

What entrepreneurs can learn from Justin Timberlake is limitless if only they are willing to learn, here we outline

 

Creativity adds value to business ideas

First of all, Justin Timberlake embraces creativity as one of the main drivers of making a business project work and succeed. He observes needs and examines demands for a certain product or service, and then pour out creative inputs to create something that has never been seen or heard before. He puts premium on the “ideation” of things and capitalizes on that from the very start. His record label Tennman Records, is a recording label that ties up with Interscope Records. He builds musical success from unheard of music acts through creating a new sound “from scratch”. Tennman Records is known for its talents like Esmee Denters (started out as a YouTube sensation), Matt Morris, and the band Fresol.

 

100% Involvement to the business is Key

Many entrepreneurs launch a business without any part of its planning at all. Claiming success over a business venture demands a personal signature from the one person who started it all. Without that “stamp”, an entrepreneur has no hold of whatever the business ends up with – success or failure. To be successful, you need to be a hands-on entrepreneur. You need to get involved from Point A to Point Z. It is the only way to lead it best and get it to a level of success you have envisioned for it from the very start.

 

Stick with the things you know and love to do

Justin Timberlake is best known as a musician. So his very first business venture is a recording company. He also loves fashion, so he takes on a company that is in that industry (William Rast). He then diversify his business interests from there and started restaurants like Destino and Southern Hospitality. This systematic approach to pursuing business projects help Justin to build a money making empire that he feels strongly about, and without a doubt, be very passionate to improve on it over time.

 

Stick with people you know

Justin Timberlakes clothing company ‘William Rast‘ is a high end denim company that is managed and led by no one but himself and his good friend Trace Ayala. Both shared passion for fashion and had undeniable familiarity with each other in terms of taste and creative thrusts. This brought in priceless chemistry which made the line a success in a very short period of time

 

 

Give back to the community

What entrepreneurs can learn from Justin Timberlake? Be generous! With his enormous success both in the entertainment industry and his business ventures, he gives back by hosting charity events like his PGA Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. This did not only make him feel good and invite positive vibes, this also made for a very good PR intervention for his businesses.

 

Justin Timberlake Quotes To Live By

 

As far as the press is concerned, they’re going to say what they want to say. Probably about 10-15 percent of the time It’s accurate.
Justin Timberlake

As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.
Justin Timberlake

Every time you do a project, you learn something new.
Justin Timberlake

I believe people can move things with their minds.
Justin Timberlake

I really didn’t try to make an effort to make urban music, but I am a product of my inspirations.
Justin Timberlake

I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
Justin Timberlake

I’m completely removed from any hype that comes my way.
Justin Timberlake

I’m not in this for the money because if I was, I would have jumped out after our first album.
Justin Timberlake

If you put out 150 percent, then you can always expect 100 percent back. That’s what I was always told as a kid, and It’s worked for me so far!
Justin Timberlake

Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me.
Justin Timberlake
My biggest challenge was to make sure that the songs I did were who I am.
Justin Timberlake
My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life.
Justin Timberlake

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.

Justin Timberlake

When I’m in the studio, there are no boundaries.
Justin Timberlake

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 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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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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