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Discovering the Transformative Power of Principles and Positivity with Jeff Fried

In this episode of “The Joy of Living,” Barry Shore talks with Jeff Fried about the principles of success, the power of positivity, and the importance of mindfulness. Jeff shares his insights on how to build a successful brand, navigate the boxing world, and lead with integrity. He also discusses the importance of inner peace and authenticity, and what it means to live a life of joy.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of surrounding yourself with people of good character. Jeff believes that the people we associate with have a profound impact on our lives. He encourages us to surround ourselves with people who are positive, supportive, and who share our values.
  • The need to be mindful of your thoughts and actions, and to challenge negative self-talk. Jeff emphasizes the importance of mindfulness in our everyday lives. He suggests that we pay attention to our thoughts and actions, and to challenge any negative self-talk that we may be experiencing.
  • The power of positivity to transform your life and the lives of others. Jeff believes that positivity is a powerful force that can help us to achieve our goals and to live happier lives. He encourages us to focus on the positive aspects of our lives, and to spread positivity to others.
  • The importance of finding balance in life and not stressing over things you can’t control. Jeff believes that it is important to find balance in our lives. He suggests that we focus on the things that we can control, and to let go of the things that we can’t.
  • The need to be authentic and genuine in your relationships. Jeff believes that authenticity is essential for healthy relationships. He encourages us to be ourselves, and to be honest with the people we care about.

What’s Jeff’s most fervent desire?

Jeff’s most fervent desire is for kindness to prevail among people. He believes that kindness can generate great results, and he hopes that his family will always be healthy.

Jeff Fried

Show Notes:

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[10.29] Principles

In this segment, we delve into essential principles that pave the path to success and the profound impact of our associations on our journey. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of character, integrity, and the pursuit of doing well while doing good.

  • The significance of our associations takes center stage as we navigate the pursuit of success; collaborating with the right people elevates our achievements.
  • Recognizing that none of us can accomplish great things solely on our own, we emphasize the importance of building strong support networks.
  • Conducting deals and partnerships with individuals of good character becomes crucial, understanding that integrity significantly influences outcomes.
  • Character is truly revealed in how we treat those who may not offer anything in return, reflecting the essence of our values.
  • We follow three core principles that serve as guiding lights on our journey:
  1. Integrity and character are at the forefront of our decisions and actions.
  2. Balancing success with benevolence, ensuring that our endeavors positively impact others.
  3. Acknowledging that history celebrates the daring and courageous, often overlooking the timid.
  • Embracing boldness and confidence becomes essential for reaching the desired levels of success.
  • We adopt a non-judgmental approach, recognizing that we may not fully comprehend the challenges others are facing.
  •  Navigating through negative situations with resilience, we find strength in working through challenging territories.
  • Upholding our principles, we have the courage to distance ourselves from unnecessary negativity.

[19.10] Positivity

In this intriguing segment, we explore the dynamics of positivity and its varied expressions in different environments. Join us as we navigate the complexities of building a brand and the importance of mindful associations.

  • Positivity manifests differently in individuals; not everyone wears a constant smile from cheek to cheek.
  • In certain industries, a constant smile might signal a need for caution, indicating that appearances can be deceiving.
  •  In a commercial setting, the focus should be on people first, before the product or service.
  • The need to pivot from initial business plans is common in every industry, requiring adaptability and flexibility.
  • The importance of choosing associations with care, as the people we align ourselves with can greatly impact our success.
  • Building a brand presents unique challenges compared to building a business, demanding strategic and creative thinking.
  • Not all checks that come our way are beneficial; being discerning about opportunities is crucial to long-term success.

[26.02] Boxing

In this captivating segment, we explore the world of boxing and the importance of character in navigating this competitive field. Join us as we uncover the significance of mindfulness and appreciation in the pursuit of success and the role of luck and opportunity in shaping outcomes.

  • In dealing with individuals in the boxing arena, character becomes a defining factor that influences success.
  • Maintaining mindfulness and appreciation for our journey is essential to understand our motivations and aspirations.
  • While luck may play a part, creating our own luck through preparation and dedication is crucial.
  •  When luck aligns with the right opportunity and preparedness, it can be a game-changing moment.
  • The example of Phil Ivey exemplifies a person of character who has excelled in their field.
  • Giving others exposure and opportunities is a testament to the principle of doing well while doing good.
  • Regardless of one’s background, personal growth and evolution are achievable in any pursuit.
  • In the boxing world, genuine recognition comes from individuals who appreciate authenticity and integrity.
  • GYM: Growing Your Mindfulness, a powerful approach to personal and professional development.

[41.31] Leadership and Mindfulness

In this thought-provoking segment, we delve into the realms of leadership and mindfulness, exploring the significance of positivity and emotional strength in navigating life’s challenges. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of making principled decisions and prioritizing the best interests of a company and its stakeholders.

  • A powerful reminder to spread positivity each day, recognizing the transformative impact it can have on ourselves and others.
  • Mindfulness emerges as a crucial emotional strength, empowering us to navigate life’s conflicts with resilience and grace.
  • Embracing the notion that life may be a series of conflicts, acknowledging the need to respond with integrity and authenticity.
  • Making decisions with conviction, guided by what we believe is right and just.
  • Acting in the best interest of a company, understanding that principled leadership can shape its success and impact.
  • The importance of mindfulness extends to being considerate of all stakeholders involved in a business venture.

[46.37] Resolution

In this insightful segment, we explore the essence of resolution, authenticity, and inner peace. Join us as we unravel the power of genuine self-acceptance and the impact of our inner thoughts on our journey to success.

  • Embracing the idea of doing our best and acknowledging that it is all we can do in any given situation.
  • The importance of authenticity and genuineness, recognizing that not everyone operates from a place of authenticity.
  • Inner peace becomes a source of strength, impacting every aspect of our lives.
  • Finding harmony within ourselves is crucial; being at peace with who we are is key to our well-being.
  • The significance of recognizing and addressing our inner thoughts, as they can either hinder or empower us.
  • Sometimes, overthinking can be counterproductive; taking action is often the best approach.
  •  The detrimental nature of inner thoughts that breed self-doubt, potentially sabotaging our progress.
  •  Inner thoughts may not have accurate insight into reality; we must challenge their negative influence.
  •  Striving for balance in life becomes a vital aspect of personal growth and well-being.
  •  Refraining from stressing over things beyond our control, focusing on what we can influence.
  • Embracing the potential to learn from anyone, recognizing that valuable insights can come from unexpected sources.

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About Jeff Fried

CEO of Fried & Company and its affiliate, All In Entertainment, concentrated on commercial areas of sports & entertainment, hospitality, corporate finance and entrepreneurial ventures.

FriedCo orchestrates and invests in strategically aligned innovative, disruptive companies within emerging industries. Corporate Finance includes worldwide hospitality and aviation M&A endeavors, including within Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nigeria, Thailand, UK, Dubai, Shanghai/Macau, among others.

All In Entertainment represents sports and media interests and commercialization of global sports and entertainment properties, including industry platform leaders in the areas of Entertainment, Land-Based and Online Casino Gaming, NBA, World Championship Boxing, Broadcasting, Publishing and Film/Television.