Ashton Kutcher Attributes His Success To 3 Key Things

Aug 15, 2013, Entrepreneurship, Life, Mindset, Self Development

You may have already seen this video being passed and shared all over the Internet. Actor Ashton Kutcher gave a short speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, citing 3 keys to success. But it’s really a great message that I felt compelled to share and expound upon. (Please just overlook the hordes of incessantly screaming teenage fan girls!)

All three are great points and I can definitely relate them all to what we do making an income online, and what I do to help my customers, students, and team members.

1. Opportunity comes in the form of hard work:

Ashton has it made now, having millions of dollars, and getting top notch acting gigs like being Steve Jobs in the new Jobs movie. But, it all started with hard work, doing things like ripping shingles off a roof, washing dishes, sweeping floors in a warehouse, and other tedious, menial jobs. Every job was a stepping stone to the next job or opportunity.

Much the same way, success online begins with putting in a lot of work – in yourself, into content (blog posts, videos, emails), and into others – but once you get the momentum going, and you’re sitting in your beach chair, you’ll look back and see that it was all worth it

2. Be Sexy:

This may not be what you think he’s referring to.

Ashton explains that REAL sexy is being smart, thoughtful, and generous. Everything else is crap…What the world tries to tell us is sexy – looks, sex appeal, sensationalism, etc. – is all crap taught to us to get us to feel bad about ourselves and buy more of what they’re selling us.

What a great point that many people need to hear…especially young kids who are turning to things for comfort, approval, and love that will never fulfill the promise.

I don’t want to take away from that point, or make lightly of it…but hey, the opportunities to earn a full-time income online, AND to have a lifestyle of freedom to work when and where you want, answering only to yourself…that’s SEXY

In my online business, I sell physical products on sites like Amazon, eBay and Shopify, digital/info products from my websites, and make recurring commissions from affiliate referrals and ad revenue. The business model of making a living online – from anywhere you want, and working any time you want – well,¬†it’s SEXY!

…Compared to the traditional corporate 9 to 5 – where you have to commute, clock in, and work an arbitrarily created number of hours each week, on someone else’s watch, building your business is super sexy.

…Compared to the “economic downturn” that most Americans think we’re in the middle of (because the news told them so), the opportunity we have to make an incredible income from the comfort of our home simply by offering something of value, something we have knowledge and experience in, to the masses online…well that’s absolutely dead sexy.

3. Build Your Life:

Ashton said in his speech that Steve Jobs said,

When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way that it is, and that your life is to live your life inside the world.

Ashton went on to explain what Jobs meant by saying:

“…try not to get into trouble, get an education, get a job, make some money, have a family…

But, life can be a LOT broader than that when you realize ONE simple thing:¬†That everything around us that we call “life” was made up by people that are no smarter than you.

And you can build your own things, you can build your own life that other people can live in. So BUILD a life, don’t just live one, build one!”

…WOW, I don’t need to add anything to that one, ‘nuf said!

That’s exactly what my goal has been all along, and also the mission of my Live Without Limits blog. I am all about opening people to the idea, the belief, the understanding, the awareness, that YOU alone control your life…not the media, not the people close to you, not the government, not your boss or employer…YOU are in control of your destiny.

God gave you amazing potential, huge dreams, and a purpose. It’s just up to you to BUILD it!

Are you ready to start creating your life the way you want it, the way you envision it?

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