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What does real wealth mean to you? Is it having your dream home? Buying an expensive car? Is it when you’re rich enough to have your own private plane? If you ask Armando Christian Perez – who you most likely know as the musician, Pitbull – wealth has absolutely nothing to do with money – it has only to do with happiness.

In this episode, Tony sits down with Pitbull to talk about his journey to achieving success. Because today, Pitbull is on top of the world. He is a world-renowned musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide. He’s had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 5 billion views, and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world.

But none of this came easily.

Tony and Pitbull discuss the power of failure and why our biggest setbacks can be our biggest gifts. They delve into what it means to cut the noise out of your life and focus on what matters. And they share their belief that if you want real wealth in your life, you have to cultivate joy, surround yourself with people that make you better, and always find a way to give back.

Pitbull Interview

Pitbull Interview Show Notes

[01:10] Episode introduction
[02:30] How basketball prepared him for the music business
[03:10] Learning from the failures of the music industry
[03:50] You don’t make mistakes, mistakes make you
[04:20] Overcoming early challenges
[04:50] Grateful for growing up in adversity
[06:20] “The women that built me”
[08:10] Taking his life from a negative to a positive
[08:10] Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future
[08:50] Envisioning the circles he wanted to be in
[09:40] Listening to Tony Robbins tapes growing up
[11:10] The Colonel Sanders story
[11:40] Creating his own slogans for his own story
[13:10] Don’t talk about it – be about it
[14:50] What is Pitbull most proud of?
[16:35] The award that meant the most to him
[18:40] The SLAM school
[19:00] Pitbull’s tips to accelerate success
[19:40] Patience, passion and perseverance equals success
[20:15] Cut out the noise in your life
[20:50] What do you want out of this journey?
[21:40] Drowning in information, starving for wisdom
[21:50] It’s the challenge that makes the success fulfilling
[22:10] What’s the next level for Pitbull
[22:50] Find out how you learn best
[24:40] How are you going to make a decision if you aren’t a critical thinker?


How to get what you want – By learning how to set meaningful goals and take massive action, you can propel yourself to achieve whatever you set out to.

Music and your brain – Music has the ability to impact us mentally, physically and emotionally, influencing us on a number of conscious and even subconscious levels.

The midnight workout – Your true character is revealed when there is no one looking, because it’s what we do when we act from our core self that really matters.

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