434. A Quest to Share the Way Out… and Up
Years later, Justin can still feel the panic attack that seized him in high school. His determined quest since then for wholeness and success has prepared him to help others find a way out…and up.
Justin Stenstrom is a nationally-acclaimed life coach, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He is the founder of EliteManMagazine.com and the host of the Elite Man Podcast on iTunes. Once anxious, insecure, depressed, and unhappy, Justin has overcome many of life’s greatest obstacles and loves nothing more than helping others do the same!
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
When Justin was 17 or 18, he had what he later learned was a panic attack. “It was the worst feeling in the world, and I didn’t know what was happening. I thought I was going crazy. I went to a hospital.” The hospital referred him to a therapist who helped him through the immediate crisis. Soon, he embarked on a search of his own. His determination to understand what had happened and why led him on the path to where he is today.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“The turning point came when I made a decision to get out of the incredible rut I was in. I discovered the whole self-help world, people like Tony Robbins, Paul McKenna, Eckhart Tolle, the self-help legends who have an impact on thousands and thousands of people’s lives. I decided I wasn’t going to be depressed or give up entirely, that I was going to overcome these things. That’s really where it all began.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“My first couple of years as an entrepreneur, I think I wasted a lot of time trying to figure things out for myself instead of reaching out to build a community of people. The community I have now—the network of people, colleagues and friends—is incredible. That’s how you get to be a successful entrepreneur. You have to build that community, almost like a team of people who have your back and you have their back all the time. You grow together.
Steps to Success from Justin Stenstrom
1. For business and for life, reach out and build a community of support. You don’t have to do it alone.
2. Explore the resources of social media, especially Facebook and its many groups, and Facebook Live. Learn how to use it to build your community.
3. Focus on the things that light a fire within you, that cause you to wake up excited. Look for ways to make money from doing one of these things.
On His Bookshelf
How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss
Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Method to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy…Create a Mass of Raving Fans…and Take Any Business to the Next Level, by Ryan Levesque
Top Tools on His Browser
Open and closed Facebook groups
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Careers: Author, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Speaker
Topics: Entrepreneurism, Panic Attacks