Dean Graziosi’s Secrets to Conquering Fear and Doubt to Impact Millions (with Dean Graziosi): Episode 278

In this episode we have multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur, and investor, Dean Graziosi on the show! He has started or played a major role in over 14 successful companies that have changed lives all around the world – including the new platform. His mission for over 20 years has been to deliver self-education to those seeking transformation, fulfillment and success outside the traditional education path. 

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  • Dean says that you don’t have to play small. There is a balance and it is worth it to take those risks for yourself, to move forward even when you think you’re crazy or not good enough. Move forward with purpose and confidence and you’ll realize that’s where you’re supposed to be.
  • The insecurities don’t fade away, they get compounded. If you want a BIGGER life, Dean says, you have to be ready to solve bigger problems, fail on an even bigger scale.
  • Dean says to reflect on where you’re going to be 5 years down the road. Will you still question yourself, wonder if you’re being the best parent, wife, etc.? Yes. You will still have these thoughts. So if they’re going to happen anyway, you might as well be fighting for the best version of you!
  • “We’re all equal as souls, but we’re not equal in the value we bring to the world. And we get paid by the value that we bring to the world.”
  • Dean shares that he is still afraid to fail. That fear never goes away. He wants his kids to see him grow, continue to climb, continue to be the best version of himself. Dean shares that if you’re going to put yourself out there to move, know you’re going to be fearful, and some things will fail: but it’s worth every bit of it.
  • We talk about how you can’t let other people’s perceptions of you control your life. Take risks! Live life for you! If you do what everybody else wants and goes into your inner self doubt that is afraid, then that will end up controlling your life.
  • Dean shares his story about how he used to work on cars, painting them and changing engines. By day he’d work on cars, by night he would work on houses. He bought something from Tony Robbins that shifted his life. He wanted to be in that knowledge based industry. He was petrified. Dean, even as he was gaining massive success, had so much self doubt. He thought he would lose everything, telling himself he’s not Tony Robbins and thinking about how much he was going to lose. He was a millimeter away from saying “they’re right.” But instead, he persisted. Look at him now.
  • When Dean was about to put out his first book, Totally Fulfilled, he wrote it in the same way he talks. Very informal, like a conversation. His publisher read it, said that it was’t a book, it was a 250 page conversation. All those limiting beliefs streamed into his mind. He held his finger over the delete button…ready to delete it all. But he didn’t. He knew what he had was worth keeping. He published it and it became a New York Times Best Seller on the first week.
  • “Sometimes we’re on the 5 yard line, and we give up and don’t realize we’re all the way down the field.” Prove that limiting belief wrong today. It’s a lie. You were meant for more.
  • Dean talks about how there is a need in this age for connection. He says that you can create a facebook group, an online space, that is the best way to connect in this day and age. You have something: a story, skill, expertise, that other people need, want and are paying for.
  • The world isn’t going back to the way it was. Go investigate and find these new ways to connect and share with people what you have to offer!
  • “If you don’t own your future, someone else is gonna.”
  • Dean says to remember that you have a story to share. You have knowledge, or a story, or experience that can help people who are going through something similar to go faster, and accomplish something in their lives.



  • (2:37) Dean talking about imposter syndrome and taking uncomfortable courageous action.
  • (5:31) Where Dean came from and how he went from a trailer park to a New York Times best seller.
  • (6:04) Some of the biggest setbacks Dean has faced while pursuing entrepreneurship.
  • (7:07) Thinking 5 years into the future….what do you want your life to be?
  • (8:38) Fear of failure: Dean talks about how he’s still afraid to fail.
  • (10:05) What people don’t see when they look at Dean’s success.
  • (12:02) How Dean is able to impact the people around him by being the “Dreamer.”
  • (13:47) The moment Dean almost didn’t publish his book because of limiting beliefs.
  • (18:09) Some trends that Dean has seen happening in the online marketing space.
  • (20:33) The “Own Your Future Challenge!” RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
  • (23:48) Mentors that have impacted Dean over the years.
  • (26:27) What does it mean to Dean to make an impact?



“The biggest plight in the human race is knowing you have more to give the world, but you’re not utilizing it.” Dale Carnegie

“If we continue to do what we’re currently doing, we will continue to get what we’re gonna get.”

“We’re all equal as souls, but we’re not equal in the value we bring to the world. And we get paid by the value that we bring to the world.”

“I still play everything I do like I’m 10 points down.”

“If we’re not growing, we’re dying. If we’re not climbing, we’re sliding.”

“Who’s already done it–and how can I learn from them?”

“We are socially distanced, so we need to be virtually connected.”

“The knowledge industry, Forbes says, will be a billion dollars a day by 2025.”

“If you don’t own your future, someone else is gonna.”



Connect with Dean:

Instagram: @deangraziosi

Podcast: Dean’s Podcast


Books mentioned in the episode:

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle 

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings

How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen 

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