Many of the people we talk to at some point in their career have been afraid of failure. Our guest today is addicted to success. Joel Brown created a personal blog while he was still in his 9-to-5 grind to bookmark some of the web’s most inspiring articles out. Today, his blog has evolved into massive business success. Today, Addicted2Success.com is the #1 Motivation and Inspiration web site yielding over 3.5 million hits per month with a passive income supporting Joel’s recent leap out of corporate sales.
In today’s episode, Joel talks to Phil and me about how he learned the art of platform-making early on in life. Why connecting to and helping people have played an integral role in transitioning him from a successful career in music production to a lucrative corporate sales career and now a budding, professional speaking brand empowering and inspiring people all over the world.
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- Joel Brown is CEO & Founder of Addicted2Success.com, the #1 Motivation & Inspiration Website.
- Joel has loose ties to major artists including Beyoncé, Usher, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Eminem, Nelly, T.I., Lollipop, and Jamie Foxx, through his work with American record producer Jim Jonsin.
- Joel’s web site currently yields over 3.5 million hits per month.
- Joel’s next project is moving into the world of professional speaking.
- Joel is currently working on an ebook that will come out this year so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
Defining Shut Up Moment:
I always had a pretty strong love for music since I was about 13. I was into beat-making, production and DJ’ing. I used to network with radio shows locally and I kept nagging them until finally I was asked to help produce one of the shows. I stayed persistent and supplied them with as much exclusive content as I could. It got to the point where I was doing mixes and contacting artists around the world and they were really receptive to it. I lined up a lot of interviews and made traction.
When I was about 15, I ended up getting my own radio show. I learned the art of platform-making. My friend whom I had produced and worked with is one of the best DJ’s in Australia and a DMC battle champion. I pitched his music and it landed in the hands of Jim Jonsin who is a Grammy Award winning multi-platinum producer who has worked with Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Lollipop, and T.I. We made it out to Miami and I got to work with a lot of successful musicians. I learned a lot about applying yourself and swallowing the fear and just going for it. Talking to people who were 30 and 40 when I was just this young buck half their age; if you can prove yourself, people will listen.
2.5 years traveling between Australia and America, I was meeting life and development coaches and my passion changed. I kind of sensed it. As a manager in the music industry, I felt I was limited in a way. I was putting so much into something I wasn’t 100% into anymore. Today, my friends are still in the studio every day with major label artists doing their thing. Over time I was more interested in doing my own thing so I decided to leave. You have to be passionate and happy about what you’re doing.
Shut Up Tips:
For awhile I was in denial. I constantly had friends telling me how great I was doing but I knew deep down in my heart I wanted to do a lot of other things in my life. – Joel
I was new to this concept of building a big vision as opposed to setting goals. – Joel
The only thing standing between you and your dreams is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. – Jordan Belfort (via Joel)
Addicted2Success went from 20,000 views in a space of a year to a couple million and it just keeps growing and growing. – Joel
When you’re young, you’re always told to respect older people. But I think older people can also learn from younger people too. – Joel
To be able to wake up when you wanna wake up, be able to go to the gym when you want to go to the gym, to do whatever you want and have time for your friends and family–which is most important–that’s priceless. – Joel
You can only give people so much. They have to apply themselves the rest of the way. – Joel
Follow the opportunities and commit yourself to achieving it. There’s so much more on the other side. – Joel
Jordan Belfort’s memoir “The Wolf of Wall Street” inspired the upcoming movie directed by Martin Scorsese that will star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Joel has partnered with Farrah Gray to bring you the ultimate information site and resource helping you escape the rat race and start your own business at YourJobIsAJoke.com.
Joel’s web site and blog is Addicted2Success.com
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