Learn about becoming an everyday hero, being a better parent, living every day as a miracle baby AND with Tourette's syndrome, and more!! Brian Schulman of Voice Your Vibe comes on the show and gets real as he describes to us the crazy things he went through growing up as he went through wild experiences - and emerged as a person who is always spinning things positive. Brian works to inspire people and his children every day!
02:20 - [Ari] How do you go about inspiring one person each day?
03:08 - [Brian] I wanted to give out the opposite of the negative that I had received by those around me. Don’t get me wrong. I mean I certainly had a ton of positivity around me but sometimes, we all know how one negativity can overshadow a thousand positives.
03:25 - [Brian] So I wanted to be a giver of good and positivity, and light, and strength, and encouragement. And I know life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.
03:42 - [Brian] I know I've failed way more in life and in business than I've succeeded, that I've learned from every step, and I've gotten up every time. I've dusted myself off and I'd get going and that’s why I've succeeded no matter what the outcome is.
04:18 - [Brian] My ”why” is to inspire one person a day and that can be in so many different ways. If I can inspire one person to chase after their dreams and no one feel and believe that they can accomplish anything (continue to say more here…)
05:00 - [Brian] You know the reality is, life has and will, and continue to throw me mad curveballs and I will continue to get up to the plate and keep swinging.
12:27 - [Brian reading his daughter's essay] This story about to be told is about an extraordinary man now 42 years young, who accepted all the obstacles life had to throw at him. I know you may be thinking that everyone has different obstacles they just overcome throughout their lifetime so how is he different from you and I?
12:45 - [Brian reading his daughter's essay] What makes this particular man different from you and I is the tactic he used when faced with these obstacles. What makes him different from you and I is that he took these obstacles and used them to help make a difference and inspire others to never let life get in the way of their greatness and achievements. What makes us different from everyone else is not the obstacles life throws at us but what we do when faced with these obstacles.
13:14 - [Brian reading his daughter's essay] Will you choose to accept defeat? Or will you choose to persevere?
14:57 - [Brian reading his daughter's essay] No one knows what life has in store for them. All we can do is live until we are forced to face an obstacle and we must make a choice to either overcome or accept defeat.
15:13 [Brian reading his daughter's essay] One person can make a difference in the lives of others. But the experiences this boy has to face came a life lesson. with determination, perseverance, and support from others, anything can happen.
15:50 [Brian reading his daughter's essay] He helps lift peoples spirits and hopes in times of hopelessness and despair, He helps people turn their ideas and dreams into realities, he helps build people from the ground up and hopes that they too will one day share their stories with others, he makes the difference in this world each and every day which inspires others to make a difference as well.
16:13 [Brian reading his daughter's essay] Who may you ask is this man? Well, he is my father. Out of all the lives he's made a difference, I believe he has made the biggest difference in mine. He inspires me to never give up on what I believe in, He always told me to do what makes me happy. But most importantly to always live every day as if it were the last because we are never guaranteed a tomorrow.
16: 52 [Brian reading his daughter's essay] Be the change you wish to see in the world making a difference in the lives of others.
19:24 [Brian] "They're all here for me, they know who I am, I don't need it."
20: 47 [Brian] Tourettes, by the way, is more common on boys versus girls and usually between 16 and 18 years.
24:18 [Brian] My legacy are my kids, my legacy is every person that I have, the ability whose hearts I have devoted or touched in some way.
24:38 [Ari] If all were able to touch us, the people around us but not our own kids and our own family, aren't we may be doing something wrong? Shouldn't we be focused on family first? I don't mean the only family but if we're gonna be inspiring people, our kids come first. Why should we let somebody else be the inspiration for our kids?
25:14 [Brian] We could talk about this all day, I always wanted to be a daddy. It was no question in my mind. I love kids, I wanted to be mine, mom and dad form. Like she was so inspiring to me.
28:20 [Ari] The typical definition of success from most people is money, great job, doctor. All these things, the people just internally, without thinking about it and that's the pinnacle of success.
28:40 [Ari] The truth is if I could get to the end of my life, look back and be able to say that I'm a good dad. That would be successful.
29:00 [Brian] That's not that, at the end of the day when we're taking our last breath, that's not what matters. What matters is the impact we make in my opinion. The impact we make on people's lives.
29:32 [Brian] They're better human beings. If their hearts are bigger, they are kinder.
30:16 [Brian] "You can't turn the clock back."
32:32 [Ari] From most parents or at least for all good parents the choice is to never accept defeat. The choice is always what do I have to do to overcome or make a passes, it doesn't matter what it is, I'll make it work.
33:13 [Brian] When we become parents, it's not about us anymore, like literally it's like snap and everything changes for the good.
34:21 [Brian] We have genuine heroes around us every single day, people that take a selfless action and make a dramatic impact on somebody's life. It happens every single day, every single moment.
34:56 [Brian] I remember thinking to myself, I don't ever want anyone to feel the way I feel, I don't want anyone to ever be treated the way I've been treated. I don't want them to feel that way or feel like they are being treated that way when they're around me.
39:32 [Brian] So I just said: "well, I'll just tell my story."
41:40 [Brian] I'm inspiring people by sharing it and it's not that they have got to have gone through what I've gone through, we all go through trials and tribulations in our life. We all get beat down, it's about getting back up and I didn't think I had a voice for a story that matter, I just looked at it as life.
44:20 [Brian] This is the most important part for anyone "It's not about you, it's about sharing your experiences that can help at least one person out there" and if you think of it that way, it changes your mindset completely.
45:13 [Ari] Sometimes when we're so down when we've got so much stuff that's happening to us that are creating such havoc in our lives or such negativity or potential negativity or whatever it is and we're just all the way down there. Legitimately the one thing that helps us more than anything else is another person reaching down with their hand to lift us up.
45:40 [Brian] Yes, that's what it is about, it's about community, it's about people coming together, it's about knowing that we all go through different things in our lives and we can do that.
47:16 [Ari] Every single time you get up, and people don't realize this and this is part of the issue, and every time you get up, you're stronger. And every single time you stand up you're that much more able to withstand whatever else life throws at you in the future and whatever else it comes. "I had that moment 2 years ago when I had that really big issue but I can do it I can get passes and I know I can!"
47:41 [Brian] Great ways to remember that? Pull out your phone when you're on your worst moment that you feel you're having in your life and hit record and talk to yourself.
About Brian Schulman
Check out Brian Schulman's guest biography, or read what Julian Smit wrote about Brian:
"If you don't know this fine man, you're not spending enough time on LinkedIn! From Miracle Baby to Forbes Featured Entrepreneur, Brian has gone from fighting for every breath as a miracle baby, born at only 1.5 pounds, to Tourette's syndrome as a pre-teen, to one of the most prolific and popular video creators on LinkedIn! He's the founder and CEO of #VoiceYourVibe, and is a co-host of #LinkedInLocal San Diego! Despite all he's been through he's one of the most positive people you'll ever meet and is The Godfather of LinkedIn Video. He's an inspiration to many and a joy to talk to!"
-Julian Smit, Host of the BIYF Marketing Podcast
Originally recorded 10/7/2019