Addicted to Success
Episode 162: #DroppingBombs with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)
Just because you hit rock bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.
If you’ve ever really screwed up, you know how hard it can be to bounce back. It means taking a critical look at yourself to change the habits that got you there in the first place.
But, what if you could use your worst traits, turning them into your greatest strengths?
If you’ve ever fallen on hard times or just feel behind, don’t miss this interview with the man who went from crackhead to CEO of a six-figure company in just three years.
Brodie Kern never did anything halfway. Even as a kid.
By 16, Brodie had tried cocaine and moved on to crack. At 18, he was a self-described hardcore drug user. Once he hit 21, Brodie was in and out of the hospital constantly — at his lowest point, he visited the ER three times in a single week. Recognizing he’d hit rock bottom, Brodie checked himself into a rehab facility.
Brodie opens up about the moment he realized he had an addiction problem.
And, how he channeled his obsessive personality to start healing.
Brodie describes his two-step self-development process: Analyze and attack.
Addiction was just a symptom. Brodie started to recognize the real issues stemmed from his childhood belief that, if he was better, he could stop his own mother from drinking. As a kid, he interpreted her battle with alcoholism as him simply not being good enough to give her a reason to quit.
Brodie Kern got back on his feet and earned his real estate license.
During his sobriety, Brodie had become an expert in personal development and self-optimization. Over time, he figured out that he got that same feeling of completion from helping others.
But, Brodie still felt like he was barely scraping by.
Too rebellious to work for someone else, he became an entrepreneur.
Brody started Wake Up Wealthy, a podcast on which he speaks about his battle against drugs and alcohol to inspire and empower others to overcome their addictions. From his rough start to now, he now owns Bravado Marketing and The Brodie Kern Group, as well as delivering keynote speeches about motivation and self-mastery on stages around the world.
About Brodie Kern
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Brodie currently travels the country with his wife, Hannah, speaking and attending a number of events on the topics of addiction, personal development, fear, motivation, and entrepreneurship. Brodie uses his past experiences with his battle against drugs and alcohol to inspire and empower others to overcome their afflictions.