The Most Important Thing For Success

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I know that’s quite a bold subject line! But really, if you’ve always wondered how successful business people made it, I reveal some hint inside today’s video.

In particular, I share the ONE thing that great people have in common…

I explain what it is, why it is important and how you can have it too.

It’s a simple concept, but most people get it totally wrong and end up wasting a lot of time! Once you understand and implement the simple concept I teach inside today’s video, you’ll achieve your dreams MUCH faster, and MUCH easier.

Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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77 Responses to The Most Important Thing For Success

  1. jtwebman

    I disagree the #1 thing is to start and never stop trying :) Clarity of vision is nice but that it stops people from taking steps towards their goal and getting their team setup.

  2. Susan Evans

    An inexpensive mastermind for a home business like mine is to throw ideas around with my husband. We build on each other’s ideas. It’s called synergy, and it’s mentally stimulating.

  3. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah great! I love hearing different opinions about this Jeff! I totally agree that action is super important. But don’t you think it would be a massive shortcut to know WHAT to take action on first? Like, to have super clarity on WHAT exactly it is you are suppose to be doing… I’ve seen many people take massive action in the wrong direction and wasting a lot of time and money.

  4. GabesFitLife

    I’ve been listening to Yaro’s podcasts a lot recently and he really gets to the bottom of what it takes to get the results you’re looking for. The EJ Insider takes it to the next level and I definitely recommend it too!

  5. jtwebman

    True, it might be like the chicken and the egg and which came first kind of thing. You can also over plan and never take action. I like to call it ready, fire then aim. Most people get ready and keep trying to aim but never fire. Masterminds and mentors can save you mistakes, time, and money but without action you still have nothing. Most of the time failing and making mistakes is a good thing, not a bad thing. Nothing is ever a waste of time as long as you learn the lesson from the mistake.

  6. Brent Mail

    How do I get you as my mentor Gideon? Great meeting you the other day, and expect something in the mail (the slow, real mail) today. Cheers, Brent

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  8. TheMasterhughes

    Gideon give a beginner a break and check out my site the master hughes I’m coming right up behind you. okay maybe not so fast, but like a turtle ill get there.

  9. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah that works fantastic! Tineke (my wife) is a great inspiration for what I do with my businesses. That’s often where it all starts for me. So yeah, having your hubby in your mastermind can be key to your success – as long as it’s all done in a spirit of harmony!

  10. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Gabe! Yeah Yaro really has a knack for doing interviews. He’s been interviewed a TON, and over the years have been able to interview some of the TOP people in our industry. Amazing when you think about it…

  11. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Brent – I’ll send you an email…

  12. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Master Hughes! Just checked out your channel – you have a great presence on camera!

  13. Amid Yousef

    Hey Gideon, so proud of you and the great work you did with YARO, it seems you have figured it out buddy.

  14. Gideon Shalwick

    hehe – getting there Amid. It’s one big and fun journey!

  15. Amid Yousef

    how to get involved in a MASTERMIND?

  16. Gabe Johansson

    Forgot my phone was linked to my other account lol

    I agree! It’s cool to watch his recent travel vlogs with top people. Very insightful.

    Also, great to see more videos from you! Looking forward to more

  17. Troy Staines

    Hi Gideon – I have been a subscriber of your YouTube channel for some time and have only just learnt that you are on my back door step on the Sunshine Coast. I run a manufacturing business in Caloundra (slightly different business model to yours) but I do find a lot of information very interesting that you talk about in your videos. I was wondering if we could get together at some stage over a coffee and have a talk in person?

  18. japanvideophoto

    Hey Gideon, thanks for the great content. What lapel mic are you using?

  19. japanvideophoto

    The ejinsider link in description is not working at the moment? Service unavailable error message…

  20. SproutSpire

    Hi Gideon,
    Been watching your videos for a while, but I find this one very inspirational. Maybe you need to do a meetup for all the people here that would love to meet you in person? :)

  21. Gideon Shalwick

    Hah – I thought you looked a little different for a sec there Gabe! I think you must be the top commenter for quite a few of the top blogs out there! I see your comments everywhere lol! Great work – it’s working!

  22. Gideon Shalwick

    Sure – can you please flick an email to support AT rapidvideoblogging . com please? Cee, my PA will set something up…

  23. Gideon Shalwick

    I’m using a wireless sony lav mic for this vid – I list all my equipment on my personal blog at gideonshalwick . com / resources

  24. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Carlie! Glad to hear you found this vid inspirational! Lots more of those coming up if people want more of that. A meetup sounds like fun! Will think about it…

  25. Gideon Shalwick

    I think it was down for a little bit – but it seems to be back again now?

  26. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Amid – I can send you an email with some deets if you’re interested…

  27. vincent Darras

    Thank you Gideon ! very usefull vidéo !
    By the way, how do you select your projects ?
    I would need an expert to join our project !

  28. svinehunden

    You are telling us that success is something you buy?

  29. Learnguitartunes

    Amazing video, love your videos Gideon. I know my specialised knowledge/ I have my advisors and experts…. I now need a mentor… Anyone interested in being involved in revolutionary changing the way people learn how to play guitar through video blogging?? :)

  30. Errol Bennett

    Thanks Gideon for the information, it was quite helpful.

  31. Dobby Xie

    mentor….I think my video marketing mentor is you!haha~

  32. Ann Brennan

    Great video Gideon. Last year I completed my first Ironman. A year before the race I called my coach and told him I didn’t just want to finish. I wanted to do the best I could on the swim, the best I could on the bike and the best I could on the run. This sounds intuitive but so many people just want to finish and end up finishing in 16:59:00. I finished in 13:24:13 because I knew what I wanted and I was focused on that the whole time. I totally agree that you must have clarity of vision.

  33. Kathi Heern

    Awesome video Gideon! The insight of having a vision& a mastermind goes hand in hand with focus & goal setting which is key in accomplishing anything.

  34. John Roberts

    Thanks for sharing !

  35. Amid Yousef

    Hey Gideon you have my email or send it to { amid (At) tvshowhow . com }

  36. Amid Yousef

    Hey Gideon you have my email or send it to { amid (At) tvshowhow . com }

  37. 319223Say

    Hi Gideon, that was spectacular.

  38. 319223Say

    Hi Gideon, that was spectacular.

  39. Yvonne Hill

    Great video Gideon….thanks for sharing as always…

  40. Yvonne Hill

    Great video Gideon….thanks for sharing as always…

  41. nina prado

    Me dí cuenta de que tus videos ya no se puede activar los subtitulos y cambiarlos a español….
    Algo contra los espanos !!??

  42. John Wright

    Yes you and Yaro are my favorite mentors. Due to lymphoma cancer my life kind
    of got side tracked. Now day by day I am trying to get my blog started. Having no
    experience has hampered me, also being on a set income, paid once a month
    which is way below poverty hasn’t helped either. So now I am researching ways
    that will make money. Too many people who sell pure crap. But experience brings
    understanding and wisdom.

  43. Greg Barth

    Love the glasses! Learned tons from your videos so far. Thx much.

  44. Stephen Gibson

    Hi Gideon, I’ve read ‘Good To Great’ a couple of years ago, I’m now going to find it again, blow the dust of the covers and read it again. Thanks for your advice, invaluable

  45. Joel Annesley

    Hi Gideon,

    Some really excellent points you make in this video. One of the biggest take home lessons for me is the idea of expanding the mastermind group. When you have a mastermind of people with all similar goals and likeminded ideas, you are certainly ‘forced’ into getting more clarity over your own vision, not to mention the power of results you can achieve when working together. Keep up the great work, you make an excellent mentor and always help me re-focus my goals.

  46. myconsultant1999

    You’re great to listen to. Thanks for all the guidance!

  47. Gideon Shalwick

    hmmm … ¿estás seguro? Nos lleva unos días para cargar el archivo de título real para un nuevo video. ¿Ha tenido este mismo problema para cualquiera de los otros videos en mi canal?

  48. Kevin Johnson

    I like the break down of the Mastermind. Very Helpful!

  49. MissValEVal

    You are successful so you know these mentors but what about newbies who don’t have connections yet? Oh your videos are awesome :) !

  50. TheMasterhughes

    Gideon I got your message thanks , I appreciate the comments.

    I think that is why your so well liked you come across as very friendly guy

  51. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Vincent – I’ll send you a message via YouTube… check your inbox :)

  52. Gideon Shalwick

    Hehe… it depends exactly what you’re buying… in this case!

  53. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Jack!

    I reckon you’re onto something really cool there on your channel!

    I’ll send you a PM about something via YouTube – please check your inbox…

  54. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah… just “quite” helpful? What would be AMAZINGLY helpful in your view Errol?

  55. Gideon Shalwick

    haha – thanks Dobby!

  56. Gideon Shalwick

    oh wow AWESOME stuff Ann! That is totally impressive! Ironman is no “cuppa tea”!!! That’s some serious kudos there! Well done! – btw… sending you a private message on YouTube…

  57. Gideon Shalwick

    Thanks Kathi! Sounds like you’re pretty well experienced in this area!

  58. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re welcome John!

  59. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah thanks 319223Say!

  60. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re welcome Yvonne!

  61. Alexandre Chaves

    For sure, I am your biggest fan in Brasil ! Congrats ! Keep posting !

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  63. Erik Carr

    Gideon how do you make your logo in the beginning of your videos?

  64. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Erik – the team at Splasheo did it for me… just google them :)

  65. InsaneReviews07

    Gideon what are your tips when it comes to getting more popular on Youtube People say do great content I do great content but dont get the views I think I deserve

  66. nina prado

    Owwwwéé! Desculparme … realmente ahora puedo traducir los subtitulos…Es que estaba tan apresurada por entenderlos !!!
    Jajaja!! espero que me perdone please !!
    Kisssss !!!!
    (luego aprendo ingles y… listo !!!)

  67. Kat Mikic

    Can I just say… Sing it brother!! Awesome video and Gideon you are sounding SO OZ these days!!! 😉

  68. Gideon Shalwick

    hah thanks Kat! what are you up to these days?

  69. johnson ebedo

    Another cool video from you Gideon, you have inspired me a lot and am glad to say i’ll be kicking things off soonest :)

  70. cameramanage

    Thumbs up if you also watched the entire video!

  71. Calloway Green Ltd

    How do you get the thumbnails of your videos as bespoke ones?

  72. ILoveSnapeeHijab1

    very helpful! ty fr uploading! :)

  73. selfgrowthproject

    Spot on Gideon, vision and clarity is SO important for business success. It’s much easier to devise a clear vision from learning from the mentors who have done it before and utilising the experiences of other people. Nice one.

  74. arnas dickus

    You need to get YouTube partner or click on your channel to monetize it’s basically a function that only more advancer you tubers could use

  75. fitnessellc

    You’re talented and cute! Love your videos. Learning a lot.

  76. Joseph Benjamin

    Good stuff Gideon!

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