April 9

010: The One Thing That Separates Winners Vs. Losers (Why Feeling Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success)

By AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

010: The One Thing That Separates Winners Vs. Losers (Why Feeling Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success)


Why do some people just have that “it” factor where everything they touch turns to gold, while others keep failing, losing, and struggling on the littlest things?

How come some people become MASTERS in their craft quickly while making it look effortless?

In this episode we discuss the one thing that separates the winners from the losers.

It’s the quickest and easiest way to mastery and success in anything you do.

If you don’t understand this now, you’ll hate yourself later.

Take what you learn in this episode, implement it, and watch your life change overnight.

  • What you can learn from Katy Perry
  • The Secret To Mastering Anything
  • Discover The Secrets Behind Top Performers (No Matter What You Do)
  • Why feeling uncomfortable is the key to success
  • The quickest and easiest way to go from “struggling loser” to “natural winner” (your friends will think, “Omg, everything you do just seems to be successful and work!”)
  • Why fear can be your biggest ally and how to use it


“Success requires action. You must do it scared.”

“Not everyone can do it, but those who do do it, they know it’s completely worth it, and they will never turn back.”

“You have to go through those initial periods of feeling like you’re not good enough. It’s gonna be hard. It’s not gonna be easy, but stick to it. Go through that uncomfort. As soon as you’re feeling uncomfortable, keep going through it because by doing that, in the process, not only are you making progress and going through it but you’re also training yourself to start becoming COMFORTABLE with being in that state, which is required to accomplish anything great in your life.”

“The one thing that separates the winners from the losers, is, winners take action.” – Anthony Robbins

“Ideas are great, but someone has to step forward and make things happen. Not all ideas will be successful, but dare to be great and give it a try.”

“What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”

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Hey, folks, AJ here. I want to quickly talk to you about something that’s kind of deep, something that maybe, you know most people don’t talk to you about or talked about in general. But basically it has to do with a lot of different things, like giving up, okay, giving up, and quitting being uncomfortable. So you might look at someone who is maybe living the life or successful or, you know, wealthy or rich or whatever the case says or even. I mean, you know, when someone hears that I made over one hundred thousand dollars in sales from flipping things, they might be like Oh, well, that’s because that’s you and I’m not, You know, I can’t do something like that or this and that, but the thing is, it’s completely like it’s, It’s so ironic because, the truth of the matter.



Is that nobody else knows what those successful people went through are what they did behind the scenes or how they got there. For example, for me, I didn’t just wake up one day, and develop the ability to flip things for profits and, you know, be great at it. I didn’t just they didn’t just randomly happened.

I had to go through so much shit and so much learning and so much a so many, so many ups and downs to get to that point. And that applies with anything you know, any, any type of success. Okay, The problem is, you know, so many people see all these successful people, and they immediately assume, like, Oh, that’s, you know, they just appeared and show it up. Boom! If they’re successful, they are living the life, and you know that’s them. But here’s the crazy part. Okay.

All of those excuses that people make all of those people who quit and you know, could continue to just try to go at it and stop. And they’re like, Oh, it’s too hard. It’s too uncomfortable. I tried it, but it didn’t work. Okay, like guys you don’t, you know, recognize that that’s part of the process. Okay, going at something non-stop in quitting a fucking million times or feeling like, you know, failing a million times is part of the process.



That’s what gets you there. That’s what gets you to become a master at something or be successful or get rich or even wealthy, you know.



That’s what gets you to achieving any kind of goal that’s worthwhile. Okay, People don’t understand what goes on behind the scenes.


I mean, you might look at some, you know, you might look at a celebrity or someone or someone rich and be like, Wow, yeah, I wish. If only I had their life, If only I had all the money and the houses they have, then I’d be happy, or then I’d be good. But it’s like most successful people live a life up until you know they become successful, meaning they’re constantly working their faces off their behind the scenes. So much happens so much struggle and hardship and just constantly going at it day after day and constant learning. You know, the fact is, it’s going to be shitty either way, whether you learning on your own or try and learn from the vent or it’s going to be hard either way. Obviously, it’s better to learn from the mentor, but the truth is that it’s going to be hard either way.

But the people who are successful are the ones who realized that all of those down times and all of those you know adversities and negative things that happened to them. All those struggles are all those times they want to quit.



Is part of the process, like that’s what you have to go through in order to get to the top or get to your goal. So if you ever doing something and you’re feeling like you’re just completely failing on it, you want to quit, you want to give up. For example, let’s take the example of learning how to flip things for profits. If you want to, let’s say you I decided this is what I want to do. This is what I want to learn. I want to start making some more money. I’m tired of having money problems. I want to pay my bills offer. I want to take on extra vacation or basically create some side money. Let’s say you want to jump into that and you start, and at first you’re like, Man, I’m really struggling with this. This is hard, and I don’t know if I could do this. Those, those thoughts and doubts are going to come either way. Okay, it’s not like you can jump ahead and skip that whole period or phase. I mean, that’s what happens when it comes to learning anything. That’s what happens when it comes that accomplishing anything in life you have to go through those periods of where you’re just you might feel completely lost like you want to give up. But that’s the thing. It’s all part of the process, really, remember that. So next time you’re sitting down and you’re like, Oh, man, I’m not this isn’t for me. I’m not built for this. I can’t do this or you’re making all these excuses and you want to quit, sit your down and keep going through it.



Don’t walk away from it. Keep going through it because that’s what you have to go through in order to become a master at it. Okay, whatever it is, you know, if you want to learn how to flip things and makes the money that way, go through those initial learning curves, okay. At first you might it might take you months. I mean, in many, taking months and months to finally be like, Okay, I finally did it. I finally got it. Next thing you know, let’s say you get into a position where you could easily make fifteen hundred dollars every month with just maybe two hours per week of your time.



You’re going to look back at that point and be like you’re going to remember those times you wanted to give up and be like, Oh, my God! Like it was completely worth it, you’re going to look back and just smile to yourself. You’re going to be like, yeah, I remember when I first started, I tried to do this, you know, it was so weird. I completely didn’t know what I was doing. I wanted to give up, but I just kept at it. I kept going through that period off struggle and learning.



I kept going, and eventually, I mean, look, we’re on that now.



You know, that’s how that’s how it goes down, and, I mean, ask any successful person that will give you the same response. I mean, think of celebrities are artists, you know, So many artists don’t even realise type of struggle that they go through before they blow up and become famous. I mean, I think it was I don’t remember for sure. I think it was Katy Perry. Who, you know, First of all, she’s a massive star. Okay, massive star today.



Super successful, super rich, obviously, you know, worldwide the whole World knows her. Katy Perry before she had famous. Now I could be wrong on this, But before she got famous, she was living out of her fan where she was living out of her car just like driving around like hustling her ass off, trying to make it, trying to become successful, trying to get known, trying to blow up, okay. And people don’t really see what goes on beforehand or behind the scenes. And they suddenly they automatically assume that these people are overnight successes.

And there’s somehow lucky or even worse, that they don’t deserve to, have what they have. They don’t deserve to be making all that money and stuff like that.

But like I said, you don’t know what goes on behind the scenes. You don’t realize that Katy Perry She probably had a shitty life before she finally made it.



And she had to go through that shitty life of struggle of hard work off working her off to eventually get to where she is today and today. If she stops and looks back, I’m sure she remembers those tough times, and she believes, she feels that it was completely worth it.



Okay, so basically, that’s what I wanted to just quickly talk, too, about, about what happens when you are learning anything in life. We’re trying to accomplish anything, whether it’s learning a new skill set or even learning how to flip things for profits. You have to go through that initial period of, you know, feeling like you’re going. You’re not good enough for feeling like basically what I’m trying to say is it’s going to be hard. It’s not going to be easy, but stick to it. Go through that uncomfortable. Soon as you’re feeling uncomfortable, keep going through it because by doing that in the process, not only are you making progress, I’ve been going through it, but you’re also a training yourself, to start becoming comfortable with being in that state, which is required, like I said, to accomplish anything great in this life, so many people. Never work up to their potential on every aspect of life because they simply can’t face that period of uncomfortable.



So by going through those periods, not only are you accomplishing the task at hand, but you are training yourself to be able to go through any kind of, you know, any instance off those phases or points where you just need to sit down, go through it.



Learned the stuff, you know, hustle work. It’s going to become normal to you and that’ll get you, you know much more fulfilling life. It will make you more money.

And there are just so many benefits to it. You know anything about anything in your life where you know, think about something you might be good at or something you some kind of accomplishment that took, you know, years of blood, sweat and tears, or like tone of hard work or whatever it is in today, you’re enjoying the benefits of it, okay, it’s kind of like going to, it’s kind of like, for example, let’s say someone wanted to become a pharmacist, okay. Pharmacists get paid over six figures, okay. Now, to become a pharmacist, reason everyone is not a pharmacist is because not everyone has it in them to be able to go through all that schooling and education. I mean, it takes a tremendous amount of discipline, willpower and commitment to go through medical school to get to the level where you can become a pharmacist, okay, but the farm of the people who are pharmacists today, when they look back and think about their endless nights of studying and just all those years and all those nights of, you know, staying at a coffee shop up late, studying and just killing it.



They just kind of make them smile because they’re like it was all worth it. I remember those days. I’m where I met today because of those days. Okay, you can’t just wake up and become a pharmacist because that’s what you really want. You have to go through those periods of, you know, uncomforted, you know, feeling weird and completely feeling alienated. Our, you know, wanting to quit or give up. I mean, I’m sure even, you know, like a pharmacist example. I’m sure a lot of pharmacists look back and they’re like, Yeah, there’s, like, a million times where I’m just like. What the hell am I doing? I want to quit. I don’t want to do this anymore. This is crazy. But they kept at it, okay. They kept going. The sad part is some people do quit.



I don’t want that to be you. I want you to going through it all take willpower and, you know, recognizing the fact that it’s normal okay, it’s part of the process okay. Nothing good comes easy. Nothing good is going to come overnight. Okay, you have to go through that period of learning. You have to go through that period of feeling like; everything is completely new to you. You’re learning new things. You know, you’re creating these new pathways in your brain and look; it’s part of the process, okay. So invest in yourself. Don’t walk away from those situations. Just keep going through it and really invest your time and yourself into the process, okay. And learning how to flip things from profits or if you buy the blueprint and you’re going through it, know that it’s not going to come overnight. You’re not going to be able to just buy the blueprint. And after you read it, be able to make hundreds and thousands of dollars, okay, you’re going to have to really.



It’s not going to be as easy as that, okay. It’s going to take more time, energy, and, ultimately, willingness to do it. I mean, you’re going to have to have the willpower to keep at it. Keep at it. You know, you know, a month, my pass, and you haven’t even made fifty dollars. But keep going. Like I said, keep at it. And eventually you will reach a point where you’re making a lot of money and you are successful at it. You know maybe even to a point where you could quit your full time job. Or maybe to a point where if you’re already working nine to five type job, you suddenly created the equivalent of a second job without working so many hours. And it’s awesome. Not everyone can do it, but those who do, do it, they know that it’s completely worth it, and they will never turn back.



This has been the flipping Ninja podcast from the crew at the flipping ninja dot com. We believe that all Americans should be able to make their own money without having to rely on a job. If you’re ready to ditch the nine to five, visit TheFlippingNinja.com and join our Flipping Ninja blueprint Masterclass, where you’ll discover how to earn a reliable side income of one thousand to five thousand dollars a month, flipping things with just five to ten hours a week.



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AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

Hey there, I'm AJ, also known as 'The Flipping Ninja'. My flipping journey has been transformative, allowing me to buy sleek cars, indulge in exotic vacations, and even purchase my first house at 24, which I turned into a passive income source. With over 3,000+ items flipped and sales surpassing $300k, it's not just about the numbers. It's about the freedom and empowerment flipping brings.

After years of experience, my mission is to share this life-changing skill. I believe flipping is a powerful side hustle for anyone, from college students to working professionals. Ready to transform your life with flipping? Let's embark on this journey together.

Interested in my full journey? Read More about how I became 'The Flipping Ninja'.

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