057: How to Connect with Tony Robbins with Joel Brown

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Joel Brown, digital leadership expert, founder of AddictedtoSuccess.com, and featured star of the Think and Grow Rich movie.

Here’s what Travis and Joel discuss in this episode:

  • About Joel Brown
    • Being relentless in your pursuit is a key thing.
    • What Joel is excited about is the new Think and Grow Rich movie.
      • Very inspirational and pieced together well.
    • Working on his book right now.
      • Gets to travel the world and feels blessed.
    • He’s 30 years old and started his business when he was 23 years old.
  • Joel’s self-development journey
    • There’s a difference between personal development and professional development.
    • When Joel looks back at his last 7 years in business and back further to when he was 7 years old.
      • Watched Space Jam as a kid and had a no-limit mindset.
      • He embraced the idea of anything is possible.
      • Held onto the feeling that if others can achieve success, so can her.
    • What’s most important is not giving up and having dreams bigger than his excuses.
    • He doesn’t want to give up on his vision.
    • If you were in the desert and could see an oasis, would you give up on that?
    • He looked at what other people could achieve and thought it was awesome, wanted to find out how to do it himself.
    • He’s forever a student with curiosity.
  • Are vision and purpose the same thing?
    • They’re different.
    • Your vision is what you see as possible.
      • You’re always working toward it.
      • He lets the vision guide him to his purpose.
      • He doesn’t just rely on the vision to make sense of his purpose.
      • This is the what.
    • Your purpose is what gives your life meaning, it’s the value that you hold.
      • This is ongoing, it’s always being fulfilled.
      • This is the why.
    • What is Joel’s “why” for doing all of this?
      • He believes that he’s a lighthouse of hope.
      • When people are in troubled waters, he can point them in the direction of hope.
      • Addicted to Success has a formula that’s inspiring.
        • People want there to be something to look forward to in life.
      • Why do so many people go their entire life without finding their purpose?
        • There’s a level of maturity in following your purpose.
        • If you see the skills and gifts you’ve been blessed with, you know it’s not just about you.
          • A lot of people aren’t in the place to wanting to submit to a higher calling.
        • Your vision gives you intention.
        • Your values are your compass and your vision is your tarmac.
        • On average, only 5% of your thoughts are guided through your conscious, 95% through your subconscious.
        • You have to teach yourself how to think.
      • He’s a fan of the law of intention – have a strategy and then commit to it.
    • His definition of success:
      • To live in your potential as often as possible.
      • You feel fulfilled because you’ve stepped into what you’re called to do.
      • You have to find discipline – have a strategy and game plan.
      • When he knew his vision and values, beliefs and habits – he could choose which business deals he did and didn’t want to do.
      • Ultimately what matters is the creation of good or bad habits.
    • The journey to success is really uncool – it’s a repetitive grind.
      • You’re not going to get the result right now.
      • Give yourself a chance and commit to a one year or two-year project.
      • You have to teach yourself that you can commit to something.
        • Joel is always looking for challenges.
      • Joel reached out to Tony Robbins 10 times before he got a yes, and then he cancelled twice.
        • Once you get one guest on with a big enough name, you can get more easily.
        • A lot of the people have great circles.
        • You may end up getting introduced to someone else great.
        • If you want to know how Joel feels about mindset, look him up on YouTube and pick up a copy of Think and Grow Rich.
      • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important and why?
        • What you know is more of a cognitive understanding.
        • There are three levels of learning:
          • Knowledge
          • Understanding – you’ve read it and you comprehend it and you could even teach it.
          • Wisdom – The only way you can gain it is through knowledge and understanding applied.
        • What you know needs to be defined by how much wisdom you’ve acquired.
        • You need to know the right people.
          • Do the people you’re around have similar values to you, do they get your vision, can you deliver value to them in return?
        • He used to want to be friends with everyone, now he no longer wants to have millions of friends, he wants to have a tight circle with deep relationships.
        • He would say right now, who you know is more important for him.
          • Who you know will ultimately allow you to cultivate more knowledge, wisdom, and application.
        • He’s met a lot of people with a lot of education in their toolbelt.
          • They have a good external understanding, but internally, they’re in turmoil.
        • There’s a difference between an informational or educational coach vs. a transformational coach.
      • Joel has gone through a lot of life shapers, they’ve brought out the biggest and best in him.
        • You get paid based on how much conflict you can face and break through.
      • Statement: “Everything that happens in life is the best possible thing that could have happened.”
        • Joel’s opinion – if you’re alive, you’re good and blessed.
        • When you face conflict, you need to know that it’s part of life.
        • He used to be more “why me?” about things.
        • “Your true character rises when you’re facing the storm.”
        • Why are you when you’re faced against high-pressure situations?
          • This is your true character
        • If you look at events in life believing that that’s true, you will be better for it.
      • He believes in God and that God gives him free will.
        • If you’re in a relationship that’s toxic, but you don’t value yourself enough to leave it, you won’t be in a great place.
        • Someone could come along and tell you to wake up and leave, then you’ wake up and realize that you were in a bad place.
        • Often what kills us is that people aren’t making empowering decisions.
      • The Random Round
        • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
          • Professional basketball player.
        • If you could sit on a park bench for any hour with anyone past or present, who would it be?
          • Jesus
        • How do you like to learn best, books, blogs, podcasts or video?
          • Books
        • Favorite book?
          • Ultimate Leadership by John C. Maxwell
        • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine:
          • Probiotics, vitamins and minerals
          • Check emails
          • Write for an hour on his book
          • Jump on a call with business partner to talk about today
          • Go to the gym
          • Read a book
          • Listen to some sermons to keep him grounded
          • Remember to look at the big picture
          • Visit vision
          • Back to back clients
          • Send out emails
          • Go to dinner
        • What is your go-to pump up song:
          • DMX – Ex Gon’ Give it to You
        • What are you not very good at?
          • Singing
        • Can find him on Instagram @iamjoelbrown

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Your vision gives you intention.
  • Ultimately what matters is the creation of good or bad habits.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com – Podcast website

Addictedtosuccess.com – Joel’s website

Think and Grow Rich – Movie including Joel Brown

Ultimate Leadership – Joel’s favorite book

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