Starting out as an underdog in the music industry with zero connections, Garrain Jones used MySpace to message producers. A chance meeting with Ludacris led to a recording contract, and opportunities to produce for stars like Chris Brown and 2 Chainz.

The business deals Garrain made excluded him from the financial rewards of much of his work. Before long he was $200K in debt with nowhere to turn. Burnt out and discouraged, he quit the music industry and became homeless and attempted suicide as his life spiraled out of control.

After committing to a massive overhaul of his lifestyle, Garrain spent four years building himself back up, defying the odds of failure that were against him.

Now a successful millionaire, he speaks and writes on how to undergo transformational life changes, and is an inspiration to those who feel like they have no options left. He was featured on Impact Theory hosted by Quest Nutrition co-founder Tom Bilyeu, a show that explores the mindsets of the world’s highest achievers to learn their secrets to success, featuring past guests like Michael Strahan and Wyclef Jean.

Podcast Summary

01:47 –  How Garrain was taught a lesson from a homeless guy: “change your mindset, change your life.”

07:34 – “Flowers that grow together grow much faster together than they do by themselves” – how being with positive people catapulted him into the next level of transformation for his life.

14:31 – “Whatever you are doing, I want to do it” – The moment when Garrain took down his fake front and spoke from his heart for the first time in his life (that coincidentally propelled his business).

19:10 – The real power lies in embracing your ultimate truth!

21:19 – Breaking down and the death of the ego.

27:47 – Reading for memory or for mastery? Why Garrain read the same book 325 times while becoming a different person.

34:27 – What’s going on for Garrain today? 

37:29 – How Garrain ended up doing real estate development. Focusing on the big picture and being open to opportunities.

41:36 – “Once you believe in whatever the product is, now it becomes sharing” – and finding your value as a person

43:54 – The peaceful grind:  Doing what you love at all costs!

Get Connected with Garrain

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Episode Resources

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill 

The Power by Rhonda Byrne

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