My whole life I’ve been obsessed with learning how successful people become successful.

Over the years, I’ve invested thousands of dollars and hours into books, seminars, and personal coaching to learn the secrets to success.

Growing up, I was not exactly a scholarly student. As a matter of fact, I almost didn’t graduate my senior year of high school because of my poor attendance. During my Freshman year of college, I was placed in remedial math and reading courses because of my terrible SAT scores.

Looking back on this experience, I realized I wasn’t stupid. I just didn’t like arbitrarily learning things. On the flip side, when I’d be exposed to an outcome that I wanted to create in my own life, I’d turn into somewhat of a savant learner, tireless action taker, and bold risk taker. This revealed to me a primary truth about success, you MUST have a compelling reason, purpose, or “why” behind any endeavor you take on in life. Otherwise, you are just going through motions, living life arbitrarily, and most likely being a cog in someone else’s goal attainment.

The more I searched within myself about what I wanted to create in life, the more I was drawn to entrepreneurship. My entrepreneurial journey has been filled with great successes, humbling failures and lots of learning. I’ve been involved in real estate investing, internet marketing, network marketing, business brokering, voiceovers, acting, public speaking, online training, and personal coaching.

The goals with most of my early ventures were superficial and motivated by money. I was fortunate to experience some positive financial success and quadrupled my income since the beginning of my career. However, I still didn’t feel like I was doing my best work. I felt like I could do more, create more, and serve more.

So I decided to completely change my priorities. I asked myself, “What would it look like if I was to create something that I truly loved and didn’t worry about making money?”

I was determined to create something that met ALL the following criteria:

  • I had to love doing it.
  • It had to be fun for me.
  • I had to be uniquely good at it.
  • It had to serve others.

After a few months of bouncing around ideas, The Pathways to Success Podcast was born…

What is the Pathways to Success Podcast?

The Pathways to Success Podcast is a weekly show where I interview leaders on business, personal development, health & fitness and many other topics designed to help you find your unique Pathway to Success.

Although there are principles and commonalities of success, everyone has to walk their own path and craft their own story. How I define success might not be how you define it. That’s why I invite a highly varied group of experts who have succeeded in many different avenues. On the show, I’ve interviewed CEOs, millionaires, high-level entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, dynamic thoughts leaders, transformation experts and elite level athletes.

Having a deep recruiting background, I’m uniquely qualified to attract top performers and conduct high quality in depth interviews.

In a matter of months, the show has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from over 43 countries, and has achieved a 5 star rating in iTunes.

Here is what guests and listeners have said about the show…

I had the opportunity to be one of Julian’s guests. He was very professional but kept it a fun experience. Super cool guy, made the interview easy to do, felt like a normal conversation. Very happy with how the podcast turned out in the end!
Thomas DoweidtAmerican Ninja Warrior Contestant
Julian is an extremely talented guy. He is a great listener and has a gift to connect with ease with every single one of his guests on a personal level. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious! Keep up the great work!
Tomasz KwiatkowskiBusiness Development and Strategist
Julian – you have really taken a remarkable outlook on startups. I am so proud of this new journey for you and can’t wait to see what we all learn from this podcast! Thanks!
Yasmeen TadiaCEO & Founder of Fluffpop Artisan Cotton Candy
So many interviewers get interesting guests and seem to try forcing conversation or worse: talk over guests. Julian has a great conversational style and excitement to what he’s doing, but he makes sure the guests are the focus. Good quality, and wonderful interviews.
Christopher GronlundWriter and Podcaster
Julian is the perfect balance of motivation, insight, articulation, inflection, and charm. His confidence commands the room while his energy inspires and entertains. On top of that, he’s an incredible professional to work with. His passion for helping others share their story and reach success drives him to completely embrace whatever subject he’s speaking about. He takes the time to listen and learn, pulling from his own experiences and the stories of others to captivate and engage audiences in a beautiful way.
Dustin JoostHead of Sales for YourCause
Julian is one of those rare people who knows how to listen to what you have to say. I truly feel like his ability to captivate an audience is a direct result of his ability to listen and understand. Keep an eye on this guy. He has a lot of wisdom an value to offer.
Brock HardmanMobile Architect
Julian is a problem solver and a communicator. Julian has the ability to simplify extremely complex ideas into a succinct message that the audience can appreciate.
Pawan JaggiFounder & CEO of Spectra Inc
Julian truly dives deep into each interview to uncover what makes people great and breaks it down so that anyone can apply it in their own lives, both professionally and personally. There is an awesome variety of content that everyone will enjoy. I am so glad I found his podcast! Thanks again Julian!
William HartonProject Manager
Julian is such a great interviewer, really asks interesting, non-typical questions, and tries not to just get the story of his guests’ successes, but the reasons behind the stories. The guests come from all different walks but they share a common dedication to living intentionally and thoughtfully, and Julian is awesome at really digging in with them to discover the deeper truths. In addition to being a listener, I’ve been privileged enough to be a guest on the podcast with Julian.
Ryan WaggonerMobile Developer and Consultant
Emboldened with confidence. Both certain and humble. The most gracious voice to hit eardrums. Focused on the best possible details and eloquent with integrity.
Paul GoodeInformation Architect / UX Designer

My Personality Profiles

A critical component to achieving your full potential is to become fully self aware of your strengths and weaknesses. Having clear inventory of this allows you to pursue the Pathways to Success which are most tailored to your unique makeup. Two resources I have found to be highly accurate and helpful in clarifying my own strengths are StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath and the free personality test from https://www.16personalities.com/

My Top 5 StrengthsFinder® Talents / Themes / Strengths

  1. Learner – People Strong in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
  2. Focus – People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
  3. Futuristic – People strong in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.
  4. Achiever – People strong in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
  5. Activator – People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action.

StrengthsFinder® definitions from: http://www.strengthstest.com/strengths-finder-themes

My Personality Type is ENFJ

ENFJs are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. Forming around two percent of the population, they are oftentimes our politicians, our coaches and our teachers, reaching out and inspiring others to achieve and to do good in the world. With a natural confidence that begets influence, ENFJs take a great deal of pride and joy in guiding others to work together to improve themselves and their community.

Take the Free Personality Test at: https://www.16personalities.com

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