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AJ Adams  ☝🏾 #1 Magnetic Branding Expert 🏆 I show you how to expand your influence, attract attention, build your empire, get paid. 💵 Apply to work with me👇🏾

⚠️WARNING: This is a #realtalk post...
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I’m baffled at the incredible arrogance of those who believe they are experts even though they have never done the thing they claim expertise in🤨
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Deep down they know they are full of 💩, so they post their unproven theories on social media to fish for validation from their equally inexperienced peers.
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Instead of challenging themselves and one another to shut up and DO instead of running their mouths about how they would do it better while never taking action to do anything, they sit around circling jerking each other’s egos.
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Quit speaking as an authority on things you have never done. Your opinions of how you would have done “it” better or how someone else did it wrong are worthless unless you have navigated that type of situation successfully before.
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You’re like a blind man walking on the edge of a cliff-completely void of the self-awareness to realize you are setting yourself up for embarrassment and ruin.
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That’s not confidence you’re projecting, it’s hubris.
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You’re only impressing yourself and those who don’t know any better.
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The rest of us-the doers who are in the trenches of entrepreneurship-those who have crawled through 💩 and walked through 🔥 to get this far; we who have paid our dues for years and still pay them daily...
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We look at you with pity and shake our heads 🤦🏾‍♂️, because while you look in the mirror and convince yourself you’re a true entrepreneur, we look at you and simply think, “They’ll learn the hard way.”
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You know who you are, because you won’t like this post. You may be bold enough to throw a punch in the comments. And if you do, be warned...
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Entrepreneurship is a street fight. And while you’ve been hyping yourself up on social media content from your favorite entrepreneurs, I’ve been in the “streets” of entrepreneurship for 6 years spitting out blood and putting dirt in my wounds.
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So, if you come with it, come with everything you have and be ready to lose it all. Because there ain’t no tapping out once you’re in the ring. 🤕💥🥊

This post isn’t about what I’m saying during the @abc15arizona interview with my beautiful wife.
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It’s about why I’m being interviewed on an @abcnetwork to begin with.
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Two words: Brand Association.
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You know you are the expert. You have proven results. You may even be monetizing your expertise to some degree. But ours still frustrated.
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Why? Because you’re not making the kind of money you know you deserve! You aren’t earning an income that you believe is on par with the value you deliver.
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There are two simple reasons for that: 1)You haven’t positioned your personal brand at a high enough level of value. So, your clients are only willing to pay you up to the value they perceive.
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2) You are grossly underpricing yourself because you aren’t confident you can justifiably command fees thy are up to par with the value you feel you have to offer.
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The solution: Elevate your brand positioning. One simple method to accomplish this is to associate your brand with established high value, highly credible and highly visible brands.
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Examples: @forbes @entrepreneur @foxnews as well as personality brands.
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Elevate your brand associations 👉🏾 elevate your brand positioning 👉🏾 elevate your perceived value 👉🏾 command higher fees.

(Part 4 of 5)
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Your followers hear more than just what you’re saying. They also hearing the context of what you’re saying.
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You can very simply create more interesting content by being intentional about the audio elements of your content.
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Remove or add elements that support, emphasize, and enhance the magnetism of your content.
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Films do this masterfully. Think about the audio elements that take a simple movie scene of a person walking down a dark hallway and turn it into a intensely suspensful and even scary moment.
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There are a few brand I personally follow that have mastered the concept of strategically using audio to make their content more engaging and magnetic. One of those brands is @goal.cast
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Check them out and notice how they use music to drive the emotional connection of their content.

Are your notifications on for my posts? If not, turn ‘em on and comment below to tell me they’re turned on.
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I’m feeling stupid generous and want to change transform someone’s business.
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I’ll pick one person in the next 48hrs from the comments below and give them absolutely FREE access to my Magnetic Personal Brand Course and private Facebook group where I host weekly live training calls.
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and GO‼️

(Part 3 of 5)
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Dating 101: Don’t ask, “So, how many kids do you want?” on the first date. You’ll end the night real quick!
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You understand (hopefully!) that there is a process to building a relationship within the context of dating, and you must build to a certain closeness before asking for too much-marriage, sex, their house key. So, why do we not approach content creation in the same way?
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Why are you trying to sell to an audience that you’ve not first established a relationship with? Do they even know you? If not, then they sure as hell don’t trust you.
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Be consciously aware of who you are targeting with your content and what is your relationship with them?
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Have you added enough value in the piece of content or over time with multiple pieces of content to earn the trust needed to pitch your product or service?
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If not, pump the brakes and stop going at your audience like a rottweiler during mating season!
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Take a beat and answer the 4 most important questions your audience is asking you:
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1) Who are you?
2) What do you stand for?
3) Who do you serve?
4) What unique value or results do you deliver?
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When they have those answers, you can ask, pitch, and sell to your pocket’s content!

Had the incredible privilege of spending a few hours creating content and chopping it up with @therealbradlea about success, branding, entrepreneurship, and even religion. They call him “The Real Brad Lea” and I learned today just how real and deep he is!
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Stay tuned for the content to drop soon.... Thanks for #DroppingBombs with me today, Brad💣💣💣‼️

(Part 2 of 5)
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Ever watched a video on social media and at the end had no idea what was the point of the video?🤨
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It’s because the intellectual context-the ONE BIG IDEA🤔💭 wasn’t clear.
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You will produce 10X better video content by simply making the major concept crystal clear.
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Clearly state it at the beginning of your video or ask a question to set it up (like I did in this post).
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Here are a few simple practical tips to instantly help you fix your video content:
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👉🏾Be concise.
👉🏾Don’t ramble on.
👉🏾Don’t constantly interrupt yourself.
👉🏾Have ONE☝🏾big idea💡 broken down into 3-5 easy steps.
👉🏾Restate the one big idea at the end of the video (and depending on the length, multiple times throughout the video).
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Now, put this into action. Make a 1min video sharing one big idea.
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I’ll even incentive you to take action. Do the following: 1) Post your video on IG, 2) Tag me in the comments. 3) Tag a fellow content creator in the comments below this video. I’ll pick one person to give a free training to ($497) value.

Most people die having lived an unfulfilled or mediocre life not because they were incapable of fulfilling their potential, but rather because they never owned the truth that they were created to be fruitful, multiply, and have dominion (Gen. 1:28).
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You were born for greatness. The wins and victories are already laid up ahead of you (Eph. 2:10).
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Your job is simply to invest intentionally in becoming the person with the capacity to claim what is already yours.
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Don’t allow society, family, stereotypes, the economy, your circumstances, or anything else convince you otherwise.
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Where you are does not determine who you are. This is your story and you have the power to author it.
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So, take control of your life, don’t play a passive character. Write your success story.
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Tag a friend to let them know you’re excited to watch their success unfold.

(Part 1 of 5)
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Creating engaging is easy and simple.
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You don’t need fancy equipment or any money whatsoever.
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Grab your iPhone, find a cool spot, and spot knowledge.
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If you’re not already creating and posting daily content, it’s not because you can’t. It’s ONLY because you’re overthinking it.
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Ditch your lame excuses, find and interesting visual context, turn on your iPhone📱and create daily content.
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Progress, not perfection.
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Start NOW...👊🏾📱🏆🚀👀

I find this statue a bit ironic.
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Siegfried & Roy were, for a time, the hottest show in Vegas. They performed a spectacular magic show featuring their iconic white bengal tigers.
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In 2003, one of the tigers turned on the performers and Roy was mauled.
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Lesson: You can try to tame a lion 🦁, you can cage him, you can get him to do what you want him to do. But at the end of the day...
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That lion is still a MFing lion!
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Don’t allow yourself to be tamed or caged. You weren’t created to perform for anyone. You’re a freaking LION!
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Stay beast, people. Keep roaring, #TribeDomination
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Comment “🦁” you refuse to be tamed.

At the #Thrive2018 event with my Queen @imheatheradams rubbing shoulders with legends and learning from their journeys.
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If you’re not thriving in your life, relationships, and business, you need to invest more greatly in the currency of business that matters most-relationship.
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Learn from those who are where you aspire to be and doing what you aspire to do.
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The ONLY reason you’re not yet where you want to be is because you’re not yet who you need to be.
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Are you committed to keep pushing, keep hustling, keep growing, never stop THRIVING?
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Comment “#Thrive2018” if you are
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You know you have a message that will impact the world.
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You believe your product or service will change lives.
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But there’s one problem...
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You’re an unknown.
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Sure, you’ve got a few clients maybe even making six figures.
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But you’re frustrated.
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Why? Because you know in your bones that you’re fully capable of making 10X or 100X the impact and income.
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So why aren’t you doing it already?
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You’re not getting enough ATTENTION. Plain and simple.
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You’re not getting the attention that will get you paid!
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Until your ideal clients and customers know who you are and what you do, they can’t do business with you. You haven’t given them the opportunity to.
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Want the exact strategy to get out of obscurity and start growing a massive and reach millions of your target audience?
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Comment “🚀” below👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
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#thrive2018

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