Brad Branson

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Whatup dudes!  Spending my last few days here in Tokyo before heading back to the US for the holidays.

Excited about getting back, as well as finally getting an apartment for the first time in almost 3 years.

I'm going to move to Chicago full time, and take multiple improv classes to get shit rocking there.  EXCITED!!!

Ah, might as well tell everyone, I have one more spot on my last US bootcamp of the year, December 21st-23rd in Chicago, so get on that if you are interested!!!

Today's vid is about how I choose the friends/mastermind I surround myself with, how they've helped me push through success barriers, and how you can also get around the right type of people to push yourself to get what you want out of life.

Check it yo!  And then get back at me:



Click here for the vid!

Hope you enjoyed that.  Figured not too many people would be able to see The Great Wall in China, so I thought I'd bring it to your home.  :)

And thanks again everyone for the amazing launch week.  By the time you read this the Bro Pass bonuses will probably be gone, 12AM PST Thursday night, but if you still haven't gotten on it, let me remind you one last time that it all ends tonight!

http://www.EvolutionsByBrad.com

Enjoy!

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#1
ThePilgrimage

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Thanks for pointing out Abraham Hicks. I'm gonna check out his stuff, although his website bills him as the originator of the "Secret." Kind of silly seeing as James Allen wrote As a Man Thinketh a hundred years earlier.

Anyway, I like the cut-throat and fastidious boundaries you have with your friends. Something to emulate for sure. If it wasn't for Christmas times with the fam I would totally be in Chicago! Keep the boot-camps coming!
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#2

Sourceprana

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Good Stuff Brad , thanks !
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Tyler

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Ooooooh SHIT Great Wall Of China -- so jealous!  That panoramic shot looked amazing.

Fantastic video!  You're clearly completely comfortable now on camera and in public places, it's very cool to see.

This has been another great week on RSDN!  We're gonna record in Maui this weekend for the wedding, hopefully road to Hana and top of the volcano, should be sick.

Hearing nothing but great things about "Evolutions"!  Psyched for Miami!

Tyler
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PBilly

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Sick video!

I've cut most of the negative people out my life now it and it feels great

Thievery Corporation was a nice touch as well 
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#5

lk100

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 Yo. I just checked out Tyler's new vid and expressed my grattitude in the comments because I am feeling everything so much. After I posted it, this video was up and I was touched that you popped in the great wall slide that I recommended at the end. One love boys. We're on our way!
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#6

Thoma5

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 Love it brad..
The 5 people thing comes from Jim Rohn I think. (Great guy!).

It's all about knowing the process works.. doesn't really matter who applies it.
It's like before i had my first sale in business I was " yeah, maybe it would be cool if it worked, meh, I am scared, doubt, ohh".
AFter I was like "wtf, let's get more people here, oh, sell more yeahh"
It changes everything.

You remind me I should get more friends that are inspiring to me.. It would increase my experience of life!
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#7

bingobango

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yes, it seems as though you do have a pretty kick ass life! no doubt.
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Matt~

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The fleece you could finally use it!
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#9
ludvig

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Awesome video thanks man. I´ve always had a tendency to give up when I run into a problem I can´t seem to find a solution to. I start thinking "Oh I guess this was a bad idea.."

I´ve been aware of that silly uncounscious thinking lately and remind myself that it´s just an obstacle like it often turns out to be. Not a reason to find other ways (to make money, in my case)

This speech really helped me with keeping that in mind even stronger than until now.
Thanks!

I hope to see more of these "Truth about success - Brad style" videos from you.
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AssEatingOwl

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You and your stuff is very inspiring lately would love to take a bootcamp with u here in uk.
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#11
deepBlue_

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I don't know man. Choosing your friends with a goal in mind seems a bit too streamlined to me. I think it's really important to be open to all kinds of people and not be like "this dude does not have characteristics I want to have, so screw him" . I'm a very analytic person and I love to surround myself with musicians, artists, historians, non-academics and so on. Not because I want to be like they're but to see the world a little bit from their eyes. Because if you cement your believe system with having only people around you that are like you but more extreme in some ways is very close to group-thinking.

That said I really think you have to surround yourself with that kind of people, too. As you said especially a having a mentor kind situation can help you big time. But it shouldn't be the only criteria to choose people you hang out.
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#12

SexyBEasT

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Your the man
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#13

jbevan106

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i feel like you've recently "leveled up" regarding article content. im sure your game has too but i dont see your game on a weekly basis. In my opinion, your content is developing to be similar to Owens. By that i mean, you're explaining lots of depth while keeping it clear and understandable. keep it up bro!
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Sweet Toof

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But how can I begin to go about finding the types of friends in my life that I genuienly want?

I do try and see the best in everyone and am no longer the aloof elitist I use to be, but it does seems most people I meet are negative hater types or have no goals and purpose in life, and no desire to change or transform. Maybe it's because I only go to clubs and bars to meet people? And when I have met higher quality people they have their own lives and it seems impossible to hang out with them.
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#15

Jimbiz

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Lebanese Blonde - tune! I remember that one from listening to Beach House Radio Chill whilst studying for my dipoma!
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Ozzie

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nice video. keep it up.
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#17
incy

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Hey, Brad. Loved the video.

Got a question, if you don't mind... Is Derrick the same way (strict with the social circle and friends) like you and Tyler?

Say, right now I'm wondering if it is the right thing to do to alienate a bit my coworkers/housemates/etc... Simply because I feel they are a bit complacent in their lives, which I feel affects me quite a bit.

OTOH, if I do that, I'll have to find more awesome/motivated friends and hang around with THEM. Hm, good idea...

But is Derrick the same way with friends and social circle or is it just RSD thing (like how Tyler said "I don't believe in business networking", "I'd rather surround myself with small social circle", not verbatim but he said that in one of his success videos)?
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Gift~

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I'd like to see a video with you and Derrick having a chit-chat.

Maybe ask him what it took to become a multi-millionaire, mindset, focus, what drives him etc etc.

Would be interesting to see a non-pickup video. (although, I love the pickup videos!)

Gift~
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#19

OneTwo

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Sick video Brad!  I was at that same great wall location (mutianyu) as you back in July. View was INSANE. Way better than the other one that was supposedly crowded and less scenic.  The top of the stairs at 3:35 were a bitch to hike up.  And that merchant who sells shit on the platform and lives in a tent around the corner is pretty crazy.  Definitely check out the bar Helens in Tiananmen Square, lots of foreigners there. 

Hook up with any hot asians there? I didn't see too many

Cheers,
Ryan
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SteveyP

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 Nice!

Love 'lebanese blonde'. Thievery Corp is the best shit to put on when it's banktime. 
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#21

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 Curious about your business idea.
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#22

StevieManc

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 Love the slide shot!

Great vid
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#23
Zappa

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great video and content!
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Drama

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BRIGADE!
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#25
Buffalo

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Thanks Brad!
I was psyched to read the title because it's something I have a problem with
one thing I wonder is what are some things that you do to attract these awesome people into your life? Tyler used to say he used to do anything to get around successful people. Do you seek specific people you admire?
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#26

rsdvasco

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 You see Brad, great video. Shared already with my friends. No swag and bro pass bullshit
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#27
Anthony John

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 Merry Chirstmas Brad!  Your blogs and videos have been very motivating and inspiring.
I truly believe that you are the average of the books you read and the top 5 people you hang around with the most.
So I figure if I watch self help videos made by you, Owen, Jeffie, Julien, and Alex; your knowledge and wisdom will rub off on me.  And it has been working!
Glad to see all of your hard work is paying off.  Way to represent Milwaukee, WI too btw.
Boom!  I am a Champion.  We are Champions and we can only get better.
Success!
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#28
TheMC

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"Brad talks about how he improved so fast with good mentors and how to choose and surround yourself with awesome friends."

"You are the average of the five people you spent the most time with." 

 
See, the problem with this is, if you hang out with people who are 'better' than you, sure, you will raise your average. However, why would they want to hang out with you? You're technically pulling their average down; why would they want that? 
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TheMC wrote:
"Brad talks about how he improved so fast with good mentors and how to choose and surround yourself with awesome friends."

"You are the average of the five people you spent the most time with." 

 
See, the problem with this is, if you hang out with people who are 'better' than you, sure, you will raise your average. However, why would they want to hang out with you? You're technically pulling their average down; why would they want that? 



Cause they see your potential and realize you arnt going to be leeching and be giving back eventually :)
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ThePilgrimage

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Also, they can give back in different ways. One guy's hilarious, the other is on point in his career.
Matt~ wrote:

TheMC wrote:
"Brad talks about how he improved so fast with good mentors and how to choose and surround yourself with awesome friends."

"You are the average of the five people you spent the most time with." 

 
See, the problem with this is, if you hang out with people who are 'better' than you, sure, you will raise your average. However, why would they want to hang out with you? You're technically pulling their average down; why would they want that? 



Cause they see your potential and realize you arnt going to be leeching and be giving back eventually :)
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#31

dresdenwhite

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 Good stuff. Great Wall is such an amazing place to experience. I never use this word but...drumroll...breathtaking!
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Sketchyyy

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 My favorite video of yours, Brad. Thanks
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#33

mikiliniz9

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 favorite so far!
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