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5 Signs You’re Going Down the Wrong Path

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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In this video, I share 5 powerful ways I identified I was going down the wrong path, so you can do the same.

 

Are you on the right path?

Do you know the signs that you’re not?

Do you know what to do about it?

 

Many go about their days distracted or hypnotized

– by the paychecks

– by the instant gratification

– by perceived by label and status

 

We assume these are markers of achievement and success.

I did. For 4.5 years I thought I was when I was in my career managing songwriters and producers.

I was making money. I was partying. I was doing things. My life was popular.

 

I later realized I was:

– becoming materialistic and focused on what people can do for me

– waiting on others to tell me what was next for me to achieve

– imitating other people’s interpretation of success

– doing things for the sake of approval from others

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I wasn’t truly living MY life. I was living a life driven by the expectations of others.

I wasn’t behind the wheel. I remember reaching a point waking up every morning

with a knot in my stomach…

 

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I had to look deep within to truly know something was not right.

Here are some of the questions I asked myself that helped me to clarity and can help you:

– Are you losing trust in yourself and leaning on the opinion of others?

– Are you uneasy about the things you have to do to be successful?

– Are you constantly feeling anxious with a sense of no control over your life?

– Is your drive fuelled by proving yourself to others?

– Are you neglecting your own needs?

 

Tomorrow, I’ll share with you ways to identify people that are not compatible with your path.

 

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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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3 Comments

  1. Gianna LaMaina

    Jul 15, 2018 at 1:53 am

    The fact that I answered “yes” to all your questions shows I need to make a lifestyle change. I definitely knew I needed a change before reading this blog, but this blog helps as confirmation. Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. Jan

    Jun 22, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Hey Joel,
    this makes me scared. I always put so much energy to build my production company and then when it comes down to actually producing something for my clients I hate it.
    I want to make movies. Not social media video. It’s completely different.
    I’m afraid never to live my dream but a compromise instead.

  3. Angelo

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you so much for the inspiration, Joel! I can resonate 100% with your story, had a sense of proving other people wrong after being bullying during my time in school. This brought in bullshit situations where I got the respect of my parents and society, but my gut was telling me every day that it’s wasn’t the right place for me, in short, that I wasn’t accomplishing my real purpose. Three years ago I started to place bets on myself, still, I’m not in the position where I feel like I’m achieving 100% my purpose, but I’m working every day to get myself closer to that situation, and in the meantime, I keep enjoying the process. Thanks for being her Joel!

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The # 1 Reason Why Most People Fail in Life and In Business

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Here are some things to think about and to answer after you have watched the video above.

Part of taking radical responsibility is accepting the fact that we create all of our life experiences… The Good and The Bad.

 

  • What in your life right now are you not taking responsibility for creating?

  • What are you resisting right now that you know you need to accept?

  • And what would happen if you became curious about this area of resistance and decided to explore it?

 

Click this to attend our Master Your Influence event in Bali, Indonesia this July 23rd – 26th

 

Here are some of the points we cover in the video above:

 

How to breakthrough identity issues so you can show up in the world as a confident leader.

 

How to stop stepping outside of your alignment so you can stay congruent with your purpose.

 

The method Michael Jordan uses and why it won’t always work unless you know when to

implement it.

 

Why Elon Musk is big on taking a Leap of Faith.

 

How I took my power back and built a brand worth millions in record breaking time

(2 years to a $1.2 Million Dollar offer).

 

My methods of removing overwhelm and loss of clarity for your vision.

 

Why getting rid of negativity is a myth and where you should put your energy instead.

 

The methods we use on a daily basis to hit our goals faster and with more follow through.

 

 

We explain all of these points in detail in the video — make sure you watch it in full because there are a lot of gems of wisdom you don’t want to miss!

 

Check out the video and let me know what you think?

 

 

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What You Can Learn From My Ultimate “I Am Screwed” Moment.

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When I was 16 years old, I had the ultimate “I am screwed moment.”

Everything from this point on happened in slow motion. What I’m about to describe probably happened in the space of thirty minutes but it felt like five hours.

I was walking down the street with my buddy one night, eating a paddle pop ice cream. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a group of about twenty teenagers running towards us, dressed in black.

I instantly knew that something was up and as they got closer, we both realized we were screwed and there was nowhere to run to.

Seconds later the gang of teenagers came straight towards us as fast as they could.

“I got lucky and copped a baseball bat to the head. My friend wasn’t so lucky. He was repeatedly stabbed by several different people and there was blood everywhere.”

As I saw what happened to my friend, I knew I’d be next. I was hit so many times with the baseball bat that I was numb from the pain. Everything started to go white.

Then I heard a faint voice. The voice was calling my name out.

I listened to what the young man was saying and realized he was saying that his little brother knew me. All of a sudden, he put out his hand, lifted me off the ground and told me to run in the other direction, or I’d end up like my friend.

I somehow managed to get on my feet and run, but I was not giving up on my friend. I ran around the back of the shopping center that we were standing outside of and entered the building. I ran to the first security guard I saw and told them I needed help.

In my search to get help, miraculously, my friend had made it into the shopping center and he was being treated by a number of bystanders for his massive knife wounds.

I went over and spoke to him. He was okay and things looked better than I expected. I had about sixty seconds of calmness. Then I looked to my left.

Through the glass doors, I could see the same gang of teenagers running into the shopping center. Everyone including the two security guards ran in opposite directions.

My friend with his multiple knife wounds also ran and there were bandages everywhere as he made a run for it (I’m not even sure how he was able to move).

This time I was the unlucky one. I ran into the part of the shopping center that was closed for the night and three of the youths followed me. I’d never been so afraid because I saw what they did to my friend.

I ended up in the shopping centers food court and I hid in the darkness. I tried to control my breathing, but it was hard to silence the fear inside of me. I still remember the white Nike pants I was wearing and the bright red Sean John jumper I had on (I later discarded them because of the memory they left).

Again, through some kind of miracle, the three boys did not see me. They ran off in another direction and I stayed under the table.

The pain of my wounds started to set in. I knew deep down I was safe and so the fight or flight response was turned off. All of a sudden, moving and walking felt very painful.

I could feel broken bits of teeth in my mouth.


The aftermath.

After some time had passed, I manage to reconnect with my friend. By that time there was an ambulance on the scene and he managed to get his knife wounds treated. He got lucky and no vital organs were affected.

The next day I went to school and people could see I had gone through one hell of an ordeal. One of my friends in the year level below, came and found me and explained to me that it was his older brother and friends that attacked me.

They had mistakenly thought that we had come from a party, because of the direction we came from, where he was beaten up. He told me that because they had recognized me, to some degree, I was spared.

The story doesn’t end here though (I wish it did). Even after the brutal event, one of the attackers was still upset with me. I didn’t know why and it made no sense. I had multiple times where he and his friends were waiting for me in certain places and I was told they would harm me.

Through a mutual friend, I was able to resolve the conflict and I found out that a few of them were close friends with a few of my friends. In the coming years, I got to know my attackers.

“They were not the horrible violent people I encountered on that night. They slowly changed their ways and one of them has gone on to do extraordinary kind acts all over the world.”


A revelation from this “I am screwed” moment.

After this horrible event had occurred, I tried to make sense of it. I was not a violent person in any way but in a way, I had created this path for myself.

During my teenage years, I let rap music and violence dominate my life. I thought they were both cool.

The revelation from all of this was that I knew I had to change my life. I knew that the path I was on had led me to this moment and only I could change things. The next time an attack like this happened, I may not be as lucky.

I gave up rap music, I changed my group of friends, I started a business with my brother, I quit smoking and I disengaged from anything that was violent. Looking back, an “I am screwed” moment can be extremely valuable. It’s during these difficult times that we learn about who we are and what we can do to change our lives.

I would never have become obsessed with legacy, giving back and personal development if I hadn’t had this life or death experience.

I’m now fully aware of my mortality and I’m never going to take another day for granted.

Everything can change in a split second for better or for worse. What you do in that moment is up to you.

Nothing happens randomly (even this attack). Everything happens for a reason and when you ensure you get the lesson from it, you can go on to do extraordinary things.

I’m typing these words and reaching millions of people with them, partly because of this “I am screwed” moment.


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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Gianna LaMaina

    Jul 15, 2018 at 1:53 am

    The fact that I answered “yes” to all your questions shows I need to make a lifestyle change. I definitely knew I needed a change before reading this blog, but this blog helps as confirmation. Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. Jan

    Jun 22, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Hey Joel,
    this makes me scared. I always put so much energy to build my production company and then when it comes down to actually producing something for my clients I hate it.
    I want to make movies. Not social media video. It’s completely different.
    I’m afraid never to live my dream but a compromise instead.

  3. Angelo

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you so much for the inspiration, Joel! I can resonate 100% with your story, had a sense of proving other people wrong after being bullying during my time in school. This brought in bullshit situations where I got the respect of my parents and society, but my gut was telling me every day that it’s wasn’t the right place for me, in short, that I wasn’t accomplishing my real purpose. Three years ago I started to place bets on myself, still, I’m not in the position where I feel like I’m achieving 100% my purpose, but I’m working every day to get myself closer to that situation, and in the meantime, I keep enjoying the process. Thanks for being her Joel!

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Weekly Wisdom

The # 1 Reason Why Most People Fail in Life and In Business

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

Published

on

Here are some things to think about and to answer after you have watched the video above.

Part of taking radical responsibility is accepting the fact that we create all of our life experiences… The Good and The Bad.

 

  • What in your life right now are you not taking responsibility for creating?

  • What are you resisting right now that you know you need to accept?

  • And what would happen if you became curious about this area of resistance and decided to explore it?

 

Click this to attend our Master Your Influence event in Bali, Indonesia this July 23rd – 26th

 

Here are some of the points we cover in the video above:

 

How to breakthrough identity issues so you can show up in the world as a confident leader.

 

How to stop stepping outside of your alignment so you can stay congruent with your purpose.

 

The method Michael Jordan uses and why it won’t always work unless you know when to

implement it.

 

Why Elon Musk is big on taking a Leap of Faith.

 

How I took my power back and built a brand worth millions in record breaking time

(2 years to a $1.2 Million Dollar offer).

 

My methods of removing overwhelm and loss of clarity for your vision.

 

Why getting rid of negativity is a myth and where you should put your energy instead.

 

The methods we use on a daily basis to hit our goals faster and with more follow through.

 

 

We explain all of these points in detail in the video — make sure you watch it in full because there are a lot of gems of wisdom you don’t want to miss!

 

Check out the video and let me know what you think?

 

 

Continue Reading

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