188: Jim Wolfe: Level Up! Your Guide to Authentic Confidence

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Jim Wolfe shows men how to create an amazing reality for themselves that they can then share with others.

He is obsessed with reading, writing, learning, travel, and personal growth. He draws on a tremendous variety of sources to create effective educational experiences.

He tends to be science and evidence-minded, but he’s open to anything that actually works and looks for personal growth lessons in literally everything he does.

Jim doesn’t want to motivate you for a few hours or days. He wants your internal life followed closely by your external life to be permanently better after you connect with him.

Favorite Success Quote

“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise and so I am changing myself”~Rumi

Key Points

1. You Need to Develop a Foundational Sense of Self Worth 

If you want to achieve true internal bliss and a sense of joy that is not contingent upon your current circumstances, it is essential that you develop an internal sense of self worth that is not dependent on any achievement, external goal, or societal construct.

If you truly want to live a life that is happy and fulfilled, you must see yourself as worthy because you are you, not because of any grade, tax bracket, bench press record or relationship. It is essential to your inner well being that you derive your sense of self worth from being and not doing.

2. Success is Relative to the Individual 

In a society focused on fast cars, fancy watches, big houses, and beautiful women, it is easy to get caught up in the societal definition of success instead of your own definition of success.

Realize that success is relative to the individual, there is no one size fits all and no one else can determine what success means for you.

For some people, success really is the Ferrari, country club house and trophy wife, for others it’s traveling the world and making an impact and for others it’s simply being a good father and husband and enjoying the work that you do.

Discover what success means to you and go after it with all of your heart, ignore anyone who tells you that you have to pursue a certain path to become successful and forge your own path.

3. You Can Improve Your Happiness Through Simple Practices 

Science has proven that happiness is determined by a small handful of practices and mindsets, not your external circumstances or challenges. By practicing gratitude daily, focusing on things within your control, unplugging and getting present and pursuing your dreams and goals, you will increase your happiness exponentially.

4. Having a Support Group Will Help You Overcome Your Fears  

One of the best ways to overcome your fears is to have a group of individuals who are around you supporting you who are willing to challenge you and push you into the things that scare you.

By surrounding yourself with individuals who are unwilling to accept low class behavior and b.s. excuses, you will put yourself in a position where you are forced to succeed because your circle of influence will leave you no other option.

If you want to become world class and live an incredible life, you will have to do things that scare you. And the easiest way to do things that scare you is to find other people who are doing and have done those same things who will hold your feet to the fire and keep you accountable.

5. Regret is Worse than Failure 

We are all going to die one day, and there is nothing in this world worse than living a life so that when you come to the end, you wish you had done things differently. You wish you had been a better man, pursued your dreams, stayed with your family, or followed your passions.

Regret is worse than failure. Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid to never try and regret your inaction.

Influential Books

1. The Birth and Death of Meaning by Ernest Becker

2. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

3. A Billion Wicked Thoughts by Ogi Ogis

4. The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Dimend

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Connect With Jim Wolfe

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