Success is Not a Hobby

What determines whether a person becomes successful, or whether they struggle endlessly in life? To answer this question, we need to look at the environment in which we were raised. Many people were raised in an environment where the focus was on SURVIVAL—not on someone’s desire to create the life of their dreams.


The truth is, success is easy. We were born to be a success. Each one of us has a purpose in life…but change is the hard part for most people. If you subconsciously learned the idea of “survival” growing up, it’s going to be difficult for you to change into the person you need to be in order to become successful. Many people stay stuck in the same place for years, because of their resistance to change. They’re afraid to let go of the past.


In this episode, I discuss:


  • How your parents’ or caretakers’ view of life subconsciously impacted your ability to be successful
  • How we spend 20 years of our life under the authority of other people, asking constant permission for everything we do
  • Why you have to BECOME the person who can pull off and master certain skill sets in business, in order to achieve success
  • Why the answer to your struggles is usually found in the place where you least want to look
  • How the people from your past generally don’t have the ability to support the “new you” that you want to become, because they don’t share the same values (the moment you start to change, they feel threatened)
  • Why you can’t have safety and risk at the same time
  • 2 questions you should ask yourself in order to embrace success


If you’re stuck, ask yourself: “What am I resisting changing in my life?” And why are you resisting that change?


When one part of you wants to move forward—and the other part of you doesn’t want to lose what you’ve created from the past—that’s when you’re torn. You’re literally split in half. When you’re in that place, you can’t possibly make the right decisions or grow the way you need to grow, to follow the desire in your heart—because you’re always cutting yourself a little bit short, based on what you’re afraid to walk away from that’s behind you.

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