Brad Branson

Brad
 
Helllloooo!

It's been a little while!

And lemme tell you, things have been just NON STOP.

I realized I had accidentally scheduled way too many vacations in a row, and just got sick of all the traveling and not being as productive as I'd like.

Pretty hard to complain about traveling around the world for fun, but I was actually just talking to a client about this as well who was going through the same problem.

You see, as you get more success, surround yourself with other successful people, and create the sort of lifestyle where you can travel whenever you want, new problems come up.

And a big one is, there is ALWAYS somebody doing something cool.

But I've decided to buckle down here in Chicago for a few months, and really hammer out some new self development concepts that have been percolating in the back of my mind, and I'm super stoked to see what you think of them.

Anyway, for today I chopped a brief clip from my Miami Freetour speech last week where I talked about Work Ethic.

Yay!  Seems like a lot of fun right?  Well, I've noticed that one of the biggest issues guys have that come into the Lifestyle Academy is that they wish they were more productive, and get unconsciously pulled away from what they should be doing, and end up spending too much time on Facebook, Youtube, or RSDNATIONNNNNNN.   ;)  Hahaha.

Just kidding, but yeah, check out the vid, and see how the personality you've "fallen into" since a very young age affects the level of success you have today, and how to change your personality to accomplish more and hit a higher level of productivity.



Boom!  A nice little teaser at the end there.  Haha.

I'd like to ask you a question...

What experiences have you had in your past that affect who you've become today?

If you really dig in deep, what events in your early childhood have molded your personality?

And if you determine those events are holding you back from who you want to become and how you want to act, realize that just becoming aware of these events starts to break their power over you, and then it's a matter of consciously reframing the situation to view it in a positive light.

I'd be really interested to hear about the events in your life that have had an impact on your personality, and if they've had a negative impact, what you plan to do to change that...

Let me know in the comments section below!
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#1

Rukovo

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Join Date: 07/25/2013 | Posts: 24

Love the part about "Productive Procrastination" I do that all the time so it's nice to hear it from somebody else to help pull me out of the delusion of "this is helpful and not wasting time at all"
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Ryan

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Join Date: 11/13/2011 | Posts: 800

In the sixth grade, I remember Katie Holmes asking me to the school dance. Katie was from another school so she wrote me a letter and had her friend deliver it. I was psyched (Katie Holmes was super pretty, still is actually) so I agreed.

The night of the dance, I got MAD sick. Like sicker than I've ever been in my life to this day. So I try to find her parents in the phone book to let her know I can't come, but I couldn't find it and so had no way to tell her.

The next day at school everyone told me she was crying and the girls were really mean to me. I tried to explain but they just thought I was a pussy and bailed.

I some times wonder how I would've developed had I been there that night. I bet it would've altered my course a few degrees.
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unacat

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Join Date: 09/22/2011 | Posts: 279

great speech brad. was there live actually ;)
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planforaction

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Join Date: 11/20/2011 | Posts: 75

I've had people tell me that i'm quiet almost my whole life.  I've had people make jokes like "John is SO LOUD isn't he??".  And i've had people call me "nice" and "too nice".  I can be quiet or loud at the bar, so I know their statements aren't completely true.  This has been a major hurdle in my life.  The only positive reframe I can think of is that it's great to start off quiet because you have lots of room for improvement.  I am also very direct and 'loud' when I want/need something at work.  Hmm..
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Luke_Waterwalker

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Join Date: 01/01/2013 | Posts: 147

In second grade I shit in my pants in the class. Also was mocked by big alfa guy of the class. I'm 5.3  
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Jessie_P1nkman

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Join Date: 12/01/2013 | Posts: 93

I was a big dancer as a wee child, always the first on the dancefloor at weddings etc
Sliding on my knee's, emulating 70's disco dancing, loving it and loving being centre of attention.

When I was 5/6 at the school disco some little snide, nasty kid (who later went on to push a girl down the stairs and she broke her arm) came up to me and told me I danced "like a spastic"

I found a quiet spot to pull my jumper over my head and cry.

I then didn't really dance again until I started taking ecstasy at 18/19 years old and couldn't dance without it.

I still struggle without some form of intoxication (I only drink these days).

I also saw a video with me dancing in the backround when I was about 20, dancing without E and I looked so uncomfortable in my own skin, that still kinda haunts me.
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#7

nondual

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Join Date: 01/24/2013 | Posts: 274

Disagree there with ya Brad. To be sure, for the vast majority of guys who go into pick-up, pick-up is the introduction to their journey towards the paths of nihilism, existentialism, self-help, and all the rest when they discover that pure hedonism doesn't provide lasting happiness.

For the other guys it's the other way around. Intellectuals who were fed up with asking questions and needed to balance themselves out, finding grounding activities such as the pursuit of and fucking women. They have already gone through their crises, and pick-up is their last attempt at any kind of meaning.

 
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Burton

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Join Date: 02/01/2012 | Posts: 81

planforaction Wrote:
I've had people tell me that i'm quiet almost my whole life.  I've had people make jokes like "John is SO LOUD isn't he??".

Story of my fucking life. I had a teacher give me a fake certificate that was sarcastically called the "Mr.Conversationalist" award.

Fuck you item= Eat that frog by Brian Tracy
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#9

Immovable Mover

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Join Date: 12/21/2010 | Posts: 8

Thanks for bringing this great content, Brad. 
I would consider, though, whether, over over the long haul, both your work ethic and your productivity will actually come down to your character much more than they will your personality. 
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#10

genius2005

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Join Date: 07/05/2013 | Posts: 68

Hey Brad, I got real busy here lately. It's been nearly impossible to keep up with Lifestyle Program plus I had to take a business/vacation trip to Miami.

Is there way I can catch up to speed on what's been going on in the program and will the Alumni feature allow me to go back and learn all of the stuff I missed when I got too busy?

Thanks.
 
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Brad

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Join Date: 08/28/2007 | Posts: 3316

genius2005 Wrote:
Hey Brad, I got real busy here lately. It's been nearly impossible to keep up with Lifestyle Program plus I had to take a business/vacation trip to Miami.

Is there way I can catch up to speed on what's been going on in the program and will the Alumni feature allow me to go back and learn all of the stuff I missed when I got too busy?

Thanks.
 


Yo!  Yeah dude, you have lifetime access to everything, so I'd say watch the videos at a pace that you can, and take your time with your ManOS.

Then, watch the webinars to see more questions answered on the various topics, and if you still have any questions, throw them up in the Main Forum in the LSA and I'll answer them there...

 
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#12
Frambola

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Join Date: 01/06/2014 | Posts: 65

Hi Brad,
An event that had a huge impact on my life was getting a positive reply from a potential employer. I have been on the job hunt for this type of career almost 2 years and I had a friend who worked at the company who I could use as a reference. Even though I had to learn a new program to complete it, the testing processes seemed easy enough and I even handed the assignment in days early. I wasn't selected for the interview process. Ever since then I've been a naracasistic person, stopped the job and I lost hope/belief in my worth. Putting a positive spin on it, I can now see that being considered means I'm  close to achieving my dream career path. I will update my portfolio and start applying again. I now realize that I can challenge myself to finding out how good I can really be. 
Thanks
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#13
kapz

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Join Date: 11/01/2007 | Posts: 776

Great Video Brad for me it was when i was a kid i remember my first crush. I was 6 years old and i really liked this girl. I used to dream of us being boyfriend and girlfreind. Then one day i decided to tell my freinds and at that age they starte teasing me Kapz fancies Neriosha. I told them don't say anything. Then they started talking about it and keeping it secretive with other kids the girl found there was something weird going on as the other kids started acting weird. She started crying and then the teacher sat the whole class down. He then asked what is going as there is a secret rumouring around. He told the girls freind what is going on can you let everyone know. The girl stood up in front of the whole class and said Kapz Fancies Nirosha. All the kids started laughing and how kids do statred teasing me woooooooo. I went red in the face and was so embaressed. The girl was shocked she started crying and was upset. She was so upset she got sent home for the day. I got it from all the kids in my school that day and the next day her mum approched me and i got really told of for it. I was in tears and upset and was left confused as in the bollywood movies it is not like that. In the bollywood movies girl sees boy they like each other have a song and dance. Some drama happens that stops them being togather. The boy fights for her and they live happy ever after. It was social conditioing just fall in love and she will love you back and it will all work out. I think the reason i am on this path now thinking about it was i was social brainwashed by bollywood movies that what you see on there and when you apply it in the real world it does not add up. 



This is the kind of BS we had for dating advice in those days was watching this and laughing my ass of. Used to watch this film a lot when i was a kid.
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#14
ChrisBlk

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Join Date: 05/12/2013 | Posts: 14

Gret video Brad,

Your content has made me look at more area of my life than just pick up.

Chris
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