Category Archives: Dreams

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22. The 3 DNA Components that Make Up our Success



Values, attitude, and skills.

These three elements play a significant role in our success. 

They’re also encoded in our DNA.

This week, Johnny uncovers how values, attitudes, and skills contribute to our success in life. By using real-life experiences and stories, he reveals easy ways you can start elevating these three components to pave your path towards success and prosperity. 

Johnny discusses:

  • The dragonfly analogy and how it resonates with humans and success
  • The DNA elements we share with dragonflies
  • Values, attitude, and skills: Ways you can grow in these three areas of success 
  • Tips and tricks to increase your skill set regularly 
  • And more!

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21. Improving Your Conversations with the Power of Empathy



In our digital age, communication has become instant. Now, your thoughts and opinions can be shared with countless people all over the world with just the touch of a button.

However, many communicate online without giving much thought to the messages they’re sending. 

This can lead to public conversations and arguments — and can even negatively impact those involved.

This week, Johnny shares a must-know story that illustrates another side of some very real problems we face today. Stay tuned for the moral of this story to discover how you can think twice before hitting the ‘post’ button next time you witness something unsavory online. 

Johnny discusses:

  • Ways to increase your communication skills and make better connections
  • Why you shouldn’t waste your time arguing with people who don’t care about the truth
  • The definition of empathy 
  • How the pandemic has changed people’s perspective 
  • Tips and tricks to increase worthy social media interactions
  • And more!

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19. Stamina



Many people experience a moment when trying to accomplish a goal where the thing they’re working towards suddenly seems too far out of reach and quitting seems like the easiest option.

Unfortunately, this mindset hinders us from accomplishing those rewarding goals that we should be striving towards for self-improvement. 

In this episode, Johnny navigates stamina and how it relates to your life and success. As another element of success, Johnny explains how stamina relates to the actions you can take every day and how it can help you reach the milestones you’re dreaming of. 

After this podcast, you will feel rejuvenated and inspired to take on your biggest challenges with a new sense of encouragement!

Johnny discusses:

  • The mental vs physical aspects of stamina 
  • How stamina helps him complete a 100 mile bicycle ride every year
  • The value you can get out of stamina 
  • Why physical reminders can help increase your stamina throughout the toughest times 
  • The real reason people quit trying new goals 
  • His son’s personal relationship with stamina and football 
  • And more

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18. Mindset with Ohio Senator Stephanie Kunze



How would you define M I N D S E T?

For Johnny Dawson and this week’s special guest, Ohio Senator Stephanie Kunze, mindset is all about the set of attitudes and beliefs people hold about themselves and others.

A developed mindset also requires growth, openness, perseverance, and many other elements of success. 

In this episode, Stephanie joins Johnny to explain how a growth mindset has contributed to the individual and professional she is today. Stephanie also provides valuable insight to help you establish the right mindset to prosper and succeed in life.

Stephanie discusses:

  • Mindset and the possibility of learning from anyone as her element of success 
  • The importance of developing a growth mindset, openness, and understanding around politics and the media 
  • Must-know advice for those looking to establish a growth mindset 
  • Vocabulary shift as a way to find happiness 
  • The value of having control over one’s reactions
  • And more!

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About our Guest:

Stephanie Kunze is an American politician serving as a member of the Ohio Senate for the 16th district. She formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 24th district. Before her election, she was a member of Hilliard City Council and a secretary at Norwich Elementary School


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16. Scalability



Take a moment and ask yourself: How have you scaled in life? 

Alternatively, what is stopping you from scaling?

In this episode, Johnny Dawson reveals why you don’t want to overlook scalability as an element of success. He reveals how to correctly use opportunities, discipline, adaptability, and more to achieve scalability, progress, and growth in life.

Johnny discusses:

  • How to use discipline, opportunities, and new skills to create individual scalability
  • Freedom as a component of scalability and progress  
  • Why you should avoid blaming and making excuses around opportunities 
  • Why fear of change often hinders scalability 
  • And more!

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15. Adversity



We have all faced adversities at some point in our lives. 

What was the greatest adversity you’ve faced thus far?

In this episode, Johnny reveals what adversity means to him and ways our mindset can help us overcome life’s challenges to find the success we desire. He shares stories of adversity from his life and shares how he helped his son’s baseball team overcome their adversities.

Johnny discusses:

  • Why is adversity often related to misfortune
  • What losing a game meant for Johnny and his son’s baseball team 
  • Teaching children to play in the heat: How Johnny changed children’s mindset and perspective 
  • How to overcome adversities 
  • And more!

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Episode 14 – Hope & Faith – With Shawn Bailey



Shawn Bailey is the founder and president of NeXT Basketball Foundation, a nonprofit youth basketball organization that strives to create future leaders through values, community service, and community initiatives.

In this episode, Shawn joins Johnny Dawson to not only explain NeXT’s vision and mission, but to also reflect upon his journey as an individual and Christian who strongly believes in hope and faith as his elements of success. 

You will learn:

  • How hope and faith define the person and mentor Shawn is 
  • Using constructive criticism to build leaders 
  • Anticipation as a meaning of hope, and how Shawn uses it to achieve success 
  • NeXT Basketball as Shawn’s passion, and how the evolution from passion to obsession can lead to success 
  • How parents can help children find their element of success within sports 
  • And more!

Tune in today and join Shawn’s journey of hope and faith and how it closely relates to success, passion, perspective, and purpose!

Resources:  Johnny Dawson on YouTube I Shawn Bailey I Shawn Bailey on LinkedIn I NeXT Basketball Foundation  I James Clear I “Atomic Habits” – by James Clear I Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) I Liberty Middle School


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Episode 13 – Accountability



What does accountability mean to you?

How do you hold yourself accountable as you journey towards success?

In this episode, join Johnny Dawson as he takes a deep dive into all things accountability and how it relates to success. Drawing from his own experiences, Johnny shares how you can avoid playing the blame game and, instead, start fixing problems using the “solutions game.” 

You will learn:

  • The difference between blame and solutions from an accountability standpoint 
  • Why accountability is so important in a war scenario 
  • How the media approaches accountability 
  • Accountability as another pillar of happiness 
  • And more!

Join this insightful conversation today to learn why accountability always starts from within!

Resources: Johnny Dawson on YouTube I About George E. Vaillant, M.D.


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Episode 12 – Blessed — With Justin Kershaw



Would you consider yourself a blessed person?

Do you believe that feeling blessed is related to getting back what you give?

Consider these questions as you tune to in this episode with Johnny Dawson and Justin Kershaw, the founder and president of Venia Medical. Together, they explore the concept of feeling blessed how this feeling can apply to both your personal and professional life.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What being blessed means to Justin 
  • How giving back can lead to being blessed with personal opportunities and success 
  • Justin’s take on taking risks to succeed
  • Controlling personal thoughts and attitudes: What keeps Justin’s energy up as a serial entrepreneur
  • And more!

Listen in and discover the exact words of encouragement you need to become a blessed person!

Resources: Johnny Dawson on YouTube  I Justin Kershaw I Venia Medical OH


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Episode 11 – Community — With Doug Ulman



While the term may convey many different meanings, community is all about a unified body of individuals with a common interest, like a shared hobby or a neighborhood.

What communities do you have in your life?

In today’s episode, Johnny Dawson sits down with the founder, president, and CEO of Pelotonia and The Ulman Foundation, Doug Ulman. Together, they explore the concept of community, how it fits into the success journey, and the ways Doug’s organizations contribute to the overall idea of community building.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What community means to Johnny and Doug 
  • How has social media changed the scope of communities 
  • Why Doug created Pelotonia and The Ulman Foundation 
  • How to commit to an (online and physical) community
  • And more!

Join Doug and Johnny today to learn ways you can find the community you’ve always been looking for! 

Resources: 

Johnny Dawson on YouTube  I Instagram I Facebook I Pelotonia I Ulman Foundation I Doug Ulman on Twitter