The Need To Be Number One – Insights Into Freedom Series, Part 2

Nobody wants to be the second best. Not everyone can always be at the top, but humans have the intrinsic desire to be number one. But along life’s journey, we often miss the point. For one reason or another, we lose our driving force and eventually fail.

Inside this second video on my Insights Into Freedom Series, I talk about my own need to be number one and how this passion has propelled me towards my personal success and freedom.

However, I also discuss how this desire can give you false confidence and can become a strong force that will bring you down.

Watch this video and know how to properly balance your need to be number one with keeping your integrity and character for long term success.

I’d like to know your thoughts and experiences about this insight. Please leave your comments below so we can learn from each other.

Talk soon!

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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26 Responses to The Need To Be Number One – Insights Into Freedom Series, Part 2

  1. MagicTricksWithAlex


  2. AngryOrc100

    im the 3rd viewer ohhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhh

  3. xRaRFx

    That’s really truth! I’m gonna be the number one too! :)

  4. chandibadmash

    AWesome ^_-

  5. scarfulify

    Another Gideon Shalwick video, yay!

  6. Gideon Shalwick

    uploaded my latest video in my Insights Into Freedom series… are you
    following along? some cool stuff coming up…

  7. 428ghost

    A bit of psychology on relating to personal success: people who claim their success is due to hard work are better received by others than those who claim talent. Hard work can be repeated, talent cannot, and while people admire talent they also seem to resent an inability to achieve similar results. You don’t win friends with salad, or talent 😉

  8. debtshepherd

    Good video Gideon. A bit of insight. I already know your material and am sold on it. I give people your info all the time. And I notice in this video you are looking down and to your left often (to read notes maybe?).

    This is distracting and takes away your power. I don’t have a problem with it, since I’m already familiar with you. But If this was my first time seeing you, it could be a credibility issue even if a subconscious one.

    Keep it rockin’ brother!

  9. jtwebman

    Great video Gideon! Keep them coming :)

  10. SIlvio

    Are there video’s out there that lean more toward “Being part of something that will enrich your life.” Rather than “Selling you something that will enhance your life”…??

  11. Hi Gideon,

    Here’s some breaking news for you: No one cares about your teenage years! Seriously, why have you taken us on this self-indulgent trip down memory lane? You are not famous enough for us to give a darn about your childhood.


  12. It’s funny how often we arrive at the #1 spot and then quickly forget how we got there. It’s a process of realizing that my version of being #1 is just a distant 2nd place to someone else.

  13. KookieDaze

    Thanks, for the advice, you should check us out and tell us what we need….Thanks again

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  15. marthanyc

    If you want to be the best, you need to be willing to invest in your trade AND in your inter-personal skills, too. Being humble is a way of being, which I haven’t mastered, yet. I intend to – one day.

    BTW, Gideon, your bookend is very relaxing. I like it.

  16. Gideon,

    I’m really enjoying the RVB mini-course for its engaging, educational content (awesome job and thanks!), but these videos fall short. What bothers me is the vagueness (What was your “event”? When else have you become number one?). Without specific details the credibility of the rest of the information goes way south.

    I look forward to more thought-provoking, real insightful content in the future – the stuff everyone knows you for!


  17. skylardharma

    great stuff

  18. Interesting. Recently I was a guest speaker at private college. I gave an inspirational / informational speech. I raised over $70,000.00 for my college education from grants and scholarships. The school’s president told I needed someone to promote myself because I was too humble. I feel too much bragging can lead to arrogance, but at the same time it does also seem very helpful for promoting.

  19. toptrianglehomes

    Great animations in the video, Gideon. Kudos to your editing staff! Of course, the content and star quality where well done, also.

  20. planetofelites

    great video!

  21. Carla W

    I enjoyed your video and your wisdom!


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