The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort

Check out this short post from Jordan Belfort's personal blog, where he talks about the two main aspects that you have to master to be successful in life. First you'll have to begin with your internal world. Learning to control your thoughts and emotions and use these to build a better outer world. It's a short, but powerful read. Enjoy!

The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort Outlines His Keys to Success

People don’t often see me “as the author Jordan Belfort” or “the entrepreneur Jordan Belfort”. Thanks to my somewhat infamous notoriety, most people see me as “the Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort.” It makes sense. I built my reputation on it and at one time I was very proud of the name. I still use it today and it was even the title of my first book. One thing people need to understand is I am no longer that person. The ruthless and corrupt individual that would sell his own brother if it meant I could continue my hard party lifestyle is gone. I’m a good man. I’m a good father. I’m a great entrepreneur, and you can be too.

Key to Success

If you want to be the best at what you do, then you need to know the best way to do that. For many, it means being able to grow their business and gain venture capital from interested parties. Everyone wants to be rich and there is no reason why you can’t. I had millions of dollars at my disposal and I partied hard and fast. I wasn’t smart with my money and it ended up sending me to prison for two years. I don’t think Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DeCaprio would have been too interested in developing a movie about some average guy. You need to follow some keys to success if you want to break out of that average mold.

The Inner World

The first thing you need to understand is there are two worlds that you need to master: inner and outer. The inner world is your mind and mindset. Most people are filled with fear and doubt and they let that limit them. We don’t do things if we think they’re foolish or if someone will think we’re foolish for doing them. The first thing you need to do is control your emotional state. Fear, greed, confusion and uncertainty can all lead to poverty and an unsuccessful business. There are core beliefs that are limiting you and you need to look past them. I will empower you and show you how to retrofit your beliefs, so you can succeed. If people look at you and see you as confident and successful, then they are going to gravitate to you. You just need to show everyone that you have a bold vision for the future.

The Outer World

The outer world is the physical world around you. Mastering this requires understanding basic business principals. You need to not be afraid to fail and when you do…fail elegantly. You need to understand ethical persuasion and selling yourself and your product. Marketing helps bring people to you and your product.  You will learn to create passive streams of income that come in without you doing much of anything. The only way to get rich is quick. You’ll not likely start out a major success, but instead will fail and fail and fail, but then one day everything will click and the money starts pouring in.

If you want to know how I got started and earned my nickname, then go to the theaters this Christmas and watch “The Wolf of Wall Street.” It’s a thrill ride that showcases my greed and avarice in a funny and entertaining way. When you’re done, come back here and see the man I became.


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