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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 8 – Grit – With Braxton Miller



Do you have the courage, resolve, and strength of character it takes to achieve your goals?

NFL football player Braxton Miller does.

In this episode, Johnny Dawson sits down with Braxton, an athlete, and entrepreneur. Braxton discusses how grit plays into his success and shares how his inner strength and courage have helped him build a successful NFL and business career.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What grit means to Braxton Miller 
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people 
  • Why it’s okay to distance yourself from people who don’t match your goals and morals  
  • How grit has shaped Braxton’s football and business career  
  • And more!

Tune in today and discover how grit continues to shape the success of those like Johnny and Braxton! 

Resources:  Johnny Dawson on YouTube | Braxton Miller 


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Episode 7- Sometimes Sacrifice Leads to Success – With Matthew Benson



We all make sacrifices – whether professionally or personally.

What role do our sacrifices play in our success?

In this episode, Johnny Dawson and Aric Johnson are joined by Matthew Benson, CEO and founder of eFuse. Matthew reveals the role of sacrifice in business and in life. Discover how gaming has evolved and the sacrifices involved in utilizing it to further education and business.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The role of personal sacrifice
  • How personal skills can benefit others
  • How gaming has evolved as an industry
  • How gaming can provide opportunities for education
  • And more!

Play this episode of The Elements Of Success as Matthew Benson, CEO and founder of eFuse, reveals the role of sacrifice within success.

Resources: YouTube | Johnny Dawson on Tik Tok | Matthew Benson  | eFuse


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Episode 6 – Resilience – With Borah Dawson



After undergoing brain surgery, Borah Dawson was told that she might be able to walk again after six to ten months. 

Borah started walking four to six weeks later. 

In this episode, Borah is back with Johnny Dawson to discuss the element of resilience. Together, they highlight how the ability to recover quickly from life’s difficulties can enhance your successes — just like it has during Borah’s post-surgery journey.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How resilience played into Borah’s post-surgery experience
  • Where Borah found the motivation to attend rehab and start walking again  
  • Why it’s easy to blame someone or something for a particular life event  
  • The importance of allowing yourself to feel negative emotions 
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover how resilience guided Borah’s path to recovery!

Resources: Episode 5 – Perseverance | YouTube | Johnny Dawson on TikTok 


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Episode 5 – Perseverance – With Borah Dawson



One word that describes Borah Dawson, who has raised a child as a single mother, been a business owner, and survived a brain tumor, is perseverance.

In this episode, Johnny Dawson sits down with Borah to explore the real power of perseverance in the face of life’s ups and downs. Together, they discuss how this trait has helped their family in multiple situations, especially with Borah’s brain tumor diagnosis.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Borah’s initial reaction to her brain tumor diagnosis 
  • How Johnny and Borah guided their children throughout Borah’s surgery and recovery  
  • The importance of a strong support system during challenging times
  • Borah’s experience with a temporary facial paralysis 
  • And more!

Join Johnny and Borah now to learn how perseverance and faith have guided their path towards Borah’s successful brain tumor surgery and recovery! 

Resources:  YouTube | Johnny Dawson on Tik Tok


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Episode 4 – Defining Success



While success means something different to everyone, at the core of success, we all share a common vision. 

In this episode of The Elements of Success, join Johnny Dawson as he explores the true meaning of success. Johnny also discusses how simple things, such as setting goals and creating time, can lead you to become more prosperous in all areas of life. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why success is not about materialistic nor luxurious items 
  • How Johnny’s experiences frame his idea of success
  • What to do if you’re struggling to find more time 
  • How a coach or mentor can help you build prosperity 
  • And more!

Tune in now as Johnny draws from his experiences to explain the elements that allowed him to find success in his personal and professional life! 

Resources:  YouTube | Johnny Dawson on Tik Tok 


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Episode 3 — Evolution



Bruce Lee once said, “Be water, my friend.”

Why? Because water has the ability to evolve and adapt based on its environment. 

Johnny Dawson believes that if we, too, can be as adaptable as water, then we can learn how to maximize our environments to evolve into better versions of ourselves.

In this episode, join Johnny as he explores the concept of evolution. He highlights the different ways we have evolved over the years and discusses how these changes have impacted us on both a personal and social level.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Johnny’s insight on evolution, and why he resonates with Bruce Lee’s “water” analogy 
  • How the evolution of technology has impacted our lives
  • The transformation of social media platforms: How they shape success
  • Five reasons people don’t want others to succeed 
  • And more!

Tune in now and discover the power of evolution as one of your elements of success!

Resources:  YouTube | Johnny Dawson on Tik Tok 


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Episode 2 – Fear



Whether it’s a fear of failure or fear of pain, we all experience fear in our lives.

But how can we harness this feeling of fear to drive us towards the success we seek?

In this episode, Johnny Dawson introduces fear as one of the elements of success. Drawing from his life experience to illustrate the paralyzing power of fear, Johnny uncovers a key way you can overcome your fears to help you find your drive to thrive.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How fear can hinder you — personally and professionally
  • Johnny’s most memorable experience with fear and how he overcame it
  • Why you should consider your “why” when thinking about your fears 
  • How to flip your fear on its head
  • And more!

Join Johnny now to explore the concept of fear and how you can use it to thrive in the face of adversity! 

Resources:  Johnny Dawson


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Episode 1 – Introducing The Elements of Success



We all have a story to tell. What’s yours?

Believe it or not, all the stories, skills, and experiences we have play a major role in shaping us into who we are today — and who we can become tomorrow. 

Today, Johnny Dawson welcomes you to The Elements of Success podcast. This is a show that brings people and success stories together to explore the traits that will break down the barriers between you and success.

In this inaugural episode, Johnny Dawson draws from his personal experiences to highlight how he found his elements of success — and why he wants to help you discover yours, too.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The experiences and adversities Johnny faced that helped shape him into who he is today
  • How sharing our stories can help us build off one another to better ourselves
  • The valuable lessons Johnny learned from his stepfather and the Marine Corps
  • What’s to come in The Elements of Success podcast
  • And more!

Tune in now and get started on your journey towards discovering your elements of success!

Resources:  Capstone Wealth Advisors | Johnny Dawson