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How Do I Get To A Point Where Approval Isn’t Needed?

The Best Thing I’ve Learned From Dan Kennedy 

Let me tell you the best thing I’ve ever learned from Dan. One of them. There’s so many. 

But this is one of the best. It’s called approval not needed and it’s a principle. It’s a way of living. It’s a type of life. It’s a quality of life. 

It’s just a beautiful way to live where you just really have nothing to tell anybody, nothing to show anybody you care about what anybody thinks about what you do. 

And the thing that Dan taught me very, very early is that approval really isn’t needed and it’s a wonderful statement and it’s a great phrase that people love when they tell them approval is not needed.  

But the key bit is how do you get to the point where approval isn’t needed? 

Well, you get to the point where you educate yourself so well on the principles of life and the principles of business and success, and you just know exactly what you need to do to get to the point where you want to be, whether it’s in life, whether it’s in relationships, whether it’s in business, whether it’s finance.  

When you get to the point in your life where you’re just sure, you just know what works, the principles of life, the principles of business, the principles are making money. 

Approval isn’t needed. You don’t need anybody. You don’t need your friends, your family. Just nobody to approve of what you’re doing. 

And I believe personally that’s the thing that everybody wants. 

There are hundreds of people in this airport right now and most people’s problem is they think they need approval.  

Everything that they do, whether it’s relationships, their job, going to college, getting married like, whatever it is, whatever it is, people are, they’re just living with their belief that they need to be approved of. 

I think they do that often because it’s a substitute if you like, for really living the life that they want to live, and you can only ever get to the point of living your life when you know exactly how to live, how to be successful, how to enjoy your life, how to make money, how to do all of the things that you secretly crave, which is significantly more important than approval.  

These days, I say approval isn’t needed because it really isn’t. I don’t want it. I don’t need it. 

And that’s come from the belief, the confidence that I get from living the life that I am today, which is underpinned by the principles of success in business, in life, and happiness, and understanding, and that’s one of the things that I’ve got from Dan. 

Lots of autonomy to live life how I want to live life with who I want to live life where I want to live it, and when I want to live it. 

Not having to be in any town or any city, any country on any given day to make the money I want, which just kind of flies in the face of how most people live life. 

I think the best thing that I’ve ever learned from Dan. Is the idea that approval is not a phrase that he used, it’s a phrase that I come up with myself, but it was as a result of everything that I got to learn from Dan. 

It allowed me to live a life where I don’t need approval from anybody. I got to cut the card and all of the negativity.  

All of the worries about what people thought about me, what I was doing, how I was living my life, and I believe that’s how every entrepreneur these days secretly is doing what they’re doing, so that they get to live their own life on their terms, independent of worrying about what anybody else thinks. 

Approval absolutely is not needed. 

Watch as I travel to Cleveland to meet Dan Kennedy in this FULL vlog on my YouTube Channel.

Or listen to it on my podcast, here.