Successful Friends.

Your friendships determine your destiny.

Who you are as a competitor, what you achieve, and how you react to everyday circumstances — these are all reactions shaped by the people you surround yourself with most.

Those relationships will either make you or break you.

Those people closest to you either push you relentlessly forward or ensnare you in a web of unending distraction and soul-crushing malaise.

Which is why it matters who you choose to spend your time with.

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Failure Isn’t Final.

Can I share a behind-the-scenes story about failure? My failure.

Almost two years ago we started working on a podcast here at The EDGY Empire.

As we begin to talk about putting together a production of our own, we began to throw around some really crazy ideas. Our dream was to put together a series based on the real life stories of ordinary people who lived life heroically.

When I wrote my book, we had developed over a thousand stories, so I figured sharing those stories via podcast wouldn’t be much more difficult than writing about them in a book or doing research.

Boy, was I wrong. In every possible way. Seriously

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Learn and Improve.

Your mission is to learn and improve.

You don’t need to get it right the first time. Or even the second or third time. But you do need to learn from your mistakes and figure out a way to make sure you get to where you want to be.

That’s the secret to breakthrough. Continual improvement. An obsession with being a better version of yourself.

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The Details Matter.

It’s usually the small things that make the most difference.

It’s the details that will likely determine your degree of success or failure.

It’s not going to be one big moment or one grand experience that automatically propels you from where you are to where you want to be.

That’s luck. What you’re living is life.

If you want to be better than you are now, you have to improve the seemingly insignificant tactics you execute on a daily basis.

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Perception of Effort.

Progress takes hustle. Momentum requires sweat.

You can’t get from where you are now to where you want to be without massive amounts of hard work. That’s the truth.

Anything that you want to achieve is possible as long as you’re willing to work for it.

You have to work for it. No one can do it for you.

You can’t delegate being awesome. You can’t hire it out. Or reap the healthy consequences of someone else’s effort.

It’s on you.

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Your Drug of Choice.

It doesn’t need to be true. You just need to believe it.



That’s when everything changes. Because belief is a drug.

It changes how you think, how your body behaves, your energy, how you feel, what you see, and every other part of your existence.

Your belief is a pain reliever. And a hallucinogen.

What you believe becomes your future.

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