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…

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
Julian is an awesome host and creates that rare combination of engagement, out of the box questions and complete focus during the entire podcast process. It makes magic when the guest is made to feel the host is one pointedly focused of the content of the conversation. Julian is one of those rare souls who creates that magic moment of now to draw out of you the best parts of your knowledge.
Gary De RodriguezCEO of Peopleisitic USA
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 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
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
I love how Julian features a variety of co-hosts and does a great job of pulling great stories, aka lessons, out of each guest. I take something applicable away from every episode. Very professional. Well done.
Baylor BarbeeBest Selling Author, Triathlete, Speaker
As someone who is both a fan and previous guest on the Pathways to Success Podcast, I can say that Julian’s style of interviewing brings out the best in his guests. Listening to his past episodes inspires and motivated me to push myself as an entrepreneur. It is a lot of fun to learn more about the kind of people that are there making things happen in their profession lives and in their communities.
Zack HooperStandup Comedian and Principal at NPC Commercial Roofing
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
Julian is a very passionate leader with an infectious speaking style. He grabs your attention from the very start and his content is always valuable to his specific audience.
Mark SinatraCEO of Staff One

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

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:

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: