Updated: Sep 8
Society tells people that they need to specialize in one thing in order to be successful. However, there is one man that comes to mind that seems to have broken free of this narrow idea of how to become successful: Joe Rogan.
Joe Rogan is a person who embodies the term "Renaissance man" in every way. In fact, titles he's held include TV personality, comedian, podcaster, and UFC announcer. At first it may seem like all of these different areas of success are nearly impossible for the average person but it's really a matter of simply shifting one's thinking.
Here is what Joe Rogan's success has shown me about how to get ahead in life.
Having a Range of Talents Is a Good Thing
It may be surprising to see that Joe Rogan is good at so many things. But it isn't the fact that he's excelled in so many areas. In fact, the real truth is just that he's being himself. Too many of us define ourselfs based on our occupation and never really stop to think if that is what we're actually naturally good at.
Stop Playing into Stereotypes
Does Joe Rogan seem like a stereotype? Why not? He has a wide variety of interests and is comfortable enough with himself to induce in all of them.
Think about your own personal interests. Then thing about how you dress, the music you listen to, and all of the factors that make you, you. You may find that you have been trying to mask aspects of your personality in order to fit in.
However, the truth is that you don't have to hide who you are by trying to confirm to stereotypes. Just be who you are and you'll be a much better and happier person in the long run.
Following Your Passion Can Make You Money
On Joe Rogan's podcast, he interviews people from a wide variety of backgrounds. His guests range from professional athletes to doctors and well-known celebrities. This is how his podcast has managed to rank No. 1 consistently.
To apply this to your own life, consider the fact that the world is rapidly changing. What might be a guaranteed high-paying career path today might not pay as well as in the future. So it's a better idea to branch out and figure out how to get paid for your passions. Not only will you get to spend more time doing what you enjoy, you might be able to even make a full-time living of it.
Open Your Mind to Others
Joe Rogan has spent his career having conversations with some of today's most interesting people. What people enjoy about him is the fact that he shows a genuine interest in learning from others and is willing to learn more about their worldview.
Unlike Rogan, a lot of people spend their lives closed off to new ideas. If you want to do something different, why not start hearing what other people have to say before you think of how you'll respond?
The Bottom Line
Joe Rogan is one of the most inspirational people alive today because he is true to himself. His capabilities as a modern Renaissance man that have granted him success show that you can still be yourself and get ahead in life. So just be the best at being YOU!