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(Video) The Reason Why You SHOULD Follow Your True Passion

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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This video is for those who live a monotonous and painful routine in life. This explains why you NEED to follow your passion to be truly happy and successful.

This will help you shift your mindset for a more positive and opportunistic outlook on your career and life.

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Your True Passion – Advice For Those Who Are Unhappy With Their Lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je3rQevW-cw

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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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Bliss Magazine (@LivingUrBliss)

    Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Wow!!! This is soo cool because i have this on my blog to..and is truly everything i believe and stand for. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

  2. Rohit singh

    Dec 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

    i really loved it because ..it is really for me and so beneficial

  3. Dee Copeland Patience

    Dec 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I really liked this video. It really touched me because it’s how I see the world. Words are just so beautiful and I hope it hits home with people who think that money makes you happy.

    Hope it’s around when my toddler is old enough to understand.

  4. King Alfred

    Dec 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I reckon U have to work towards your goal bit by bit everyday, until U R able to leap across from the job U don’t necessarily love but pays to the job that U love and just about covers everything u need!!
    Regards
    King Alfred

  5. Ghyslaine

    Dec 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    This is powerful, something we do all need to consider everyday. However, as a parent – the *need* to make money and the fear of not making enough to support your child stands in the way of doing what I want to do like a huge, towering cement wall. What is the suggestion to overcome that wall?

  6. Sheryl Schaefer

    Nov 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    This one is very personal for me. We live it everyday – funds can be tight but we are always happy with our work and the life we live. It can be a scary choice, but so worth it!
    @mastersheryl

  7. Mark W.

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Exactly. What I’ve thought for a long time, and great to see it so well narrated and presented. Thanks!

  8. lazioman

    Nov 27, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Awesome video. This got me fired up and ready to go!

    lazioman.blogspot.com

  9. Oliver Tucker

    Nov 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    What a beautiful video. A really fantastic wake up call for those wasting their time! Many Thanks, Oliver

  10. Robert M

    Nov 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

    awesome vid. Im still searching for my passion and this definitely helped. Thanks Joel!

  11. KarenYvonne

    Nov 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I love this. It is too easy to forget the value of going after our dreams and not just looking for ways to make more money!

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