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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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  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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Many of you are running around like mad trying to manage your time. You’re reading productivity hacks, taking cold showers and waking up at 5 am.

You’re doing all of this because you want more time to do what you love.

Let me hit you in the face with one technique that has allowed me to win back time, so I can do what I love.

Stop replying to everyone…

You get emails asking you to do stuff.
You get asked to do an intro.
You get asked to speak at an event for free about your area of expertise.

Here’s the problem:
YOU KEEP RESPONDING TO EVERY REQUEST OF YOUR TIME.


What’s the answer?

The answer is really simple like everything I write. Are you ready?
Stop replying to everyone.

I learned this technique the hard way. When I was looking to interview entrepreneurs in 2014 about their story and share it in the form of a blog post, I didn’t get many replies.

I’d email very successful people who have achieved the impossible and get nothing.

Radio silence.
Donuts.


Why don’t your idols respond to requests for their time?

There’s many reasons.

  1. They have too many requests and could never humanly answer every single one.
  2. They have limited time and can’t fit everybody into their schedule.

The second reason is the most important. Your idols don’t respond because that’s their way of saying no.


No response is the best response.

By responding to every request of your time, you go down the rabbit hole of endless back and forth conversations.

Let me illustrate this point with a short story.

A US startup approached me on LinkedIn and asked me to advise them on their social media strategy. They offered me equity in return for my expertise.

The product was not something that aligned with who I am, and I was heading off to Europe on holidays and had no time to draft a proper reply.

I sent no response to their request.
They messaged me a second time.
I sent no response to their request.

Then, I got sucked into responding. I felt my moral compass telling me to reply and tell them no. On top of that, the startup had a very well known person in the social media industry join them. FOMO kicked in.

I replied and that’s where everything went wrong.

Once I replied to the request I got daily reminders and emails with pitch decks trying to convince me why they were the one startup who could beat Instagram. The claims of how much traction they had got more and more ridiculous.

“Eventually, a simple request of my time turned into a daily debate”

They wouldn’t leave me alone. I began to regret my stupidity for responding in the first place.

If a request of your time doesn’t resonate with you, and you don’t feel like saying “Fuck Yes” when presented with an opportunity, say NO.

Don’t be tempted by a request of your time. 
Say no.


Not replying is what works.

People generally give up after one email or direct message asking for your time. I’ve tested this theory a lot and it has almost always turned out to be true.

As soon as you reply, you become like a lawyer in the High Court trying to defend someone who is accused of murder. Your time is yours. You only get one life.

“You don’t need to justify yourself, your time, or your goals to anybody”

YOU HEAR ME? NOBODY!

The way you win back time and make room for what’s important to you is to fight the temptation to reply to every request that comes your way.

Quit giving away your time like free balloons at a car expo.


You end up making up lies.

The problem with replying to every request of your time is you can end up making up lies to get out of doing something. Or you may end up exaggerating or putting forward excuses that aren’t entirely true.

This causes even more problems for you because if the requester knows people within your network, they may find out you’re not being honest.

Why construct a grand plan that takes more of your time to respond to a request?

It’s easier to say nothing at all.


Silence says it all.

Smart people who ask you for stuff will know that after a week, if you haven’t responded, you’re probably not interested.

Silence is the best response. After all, if someone really wants you to do something they’ll chase you, they’ll follow you up and they may get a mutual connection to intro them to you.

Many pitches and requests are poorly written or incredibly selfish.

Fight back with silence. Don’t reply. Stop replying.


You’re not missing anything.

The temptation to respond can also be caused by the fear that you’re missing out.

Maybe someone is contacting you to fund your idea.
Maybe something you wrote is going to be published in the New York Times.
Maybe the request will lead you to direct a Hollywood Movie.

All of these false ideas are what’s causing you to respond to everybody.You’re worried you could miss the jackpot or your lucky break.

The harsh truth is that these opportunities are earned through hard work.Genuine opportunities that will excite you are clearly articulated and your gut feeling will guide you better than you think.

You’re not going to miss out on winning an Oscar for a movie you made because you didn’t reply to an email”


Not replying isn’t rude.

We feel we must reply to every request of our time. We have a fear that we will be accused of being rude.

This belief is false also. There’s nothing rude about not replying. We all get lots of emails and messages online and we can’t answer them all. People will understand when you don’t reply. If they don’t understand then that’s a problem with them, not you.

Don’t feel you have to reply out of politeness.

<<<>>>

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Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship. You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net

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  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?

 

 

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