LRS 001: An Introduction to The Let’s Reach Success Podcast 91

lets reach success podcast episode 1 introduction

That’s the very first episode of The Let’s Reach Success Podcast. Here I talk about its purpose and explain why I’m doing it. I share the main topics I’ll be talking about so that you can know what to expect.

Show Notes:

  • More about me [0:40]
  • What this podcast is (and what it’s not) [1:50]
  • How side projects help us grow [3:00]
  • One powerful advice [3:50]
  • The things I believe in and which I’m writing and talking about here [4:15]


Podcasting, and working with audio content, is completely new to me. That’s why this first episode isn’t the best. I did add intro and outro which I made myself, and managed to do the technical stuff, but there’s a lot to work on.

I’ll do my best to offer better quality with every next episode. I’m still getting used to hearing my voice. I know it sounds monotone, although I did try to sound excited. And don’t get me wrong. I truly care about the stuff I talk about, but somehow I sound like I’m reading the news. Will fix that soon.

As for the length of episodes, I think they will be between 10 and 20 minutes. I’ll do my best to make each one informative and really cover the most important things on the topic I’m focusing on, so that you can leave with practical advice after you’ve listened to it.

As for iTunes, I’m waiting to get to 10 episodes so that I can submit it there. Will do the same with Stitcher. Once I do it – which will be before the end of this year – I’ll give you an option to subscribe there and leave reviews. If you like what you hear, of course. Until then, you’ll see other options to subscribe too (on Android and via RSS) in the sidebar on the right.

Also, once I get better at podcasting and have some progress and experience, I’ll make a beginner’s guide on how to get started with it. It may be helpful to those of you who’ve been thinking of giving it a try but don’t have the time to do the research.

So that’s it for today! Usually I’ll be adding a new episode in the beginning of each week. But now – as I’m trying to have 10 sooner – it will be more often.


Thanks for listening.

Glad you joined me on the podcast. If you want to hear a particular topic on it, leave a comment below and I’ll make sure I cover it in the future.
And as I’m just beginning, if you have any advice on how I can sound better, improve the sound, change the sections, or anything else, email me at You’ll help a lot.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!


This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.