Hockey Champion Joel Samuels Shares His Top Wisdom

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Joel Samuels is a successful entrepreneur, athlete, and public figure. He is a self-made success who shares his inspiring journey to motivate and inspire others to pursue their dreams. A born athlete, Joel is a talented hockey player honored with two MACH Ice Hockey Champion in 2011 and 2013. He is also a three-time regionals Ice Hockey, Nationals Ice Hockey Participant, and a two-time Ice Hockey Champion (2009/2010). The George T Estelle M Crowder Scholarship winner is also a dedicated philanthropist helping others achieve their dreams. 

Driven by the motto “I can, I will, and I did,” Joel believes that we’re all born with the potential to bring our dreams to life. You can also adopt this motto to identify your goals and the right strategies to bring them to life.

Joel has broken down the motto into three subcomponents. Primarily, you’re standing at the crossroads of what you want to do and all the reasons why you can’t do it. First things first, you can do it, no matter what it is. You have to believe in yourself and your ability to make things happen. You don’t need permission to follow your passion. You just have to say “I can” and start chasing your dreams. No one else can do it for you because they’re too busy searching for meaning or spinning their wheels just like you.

Secondly, you need to accept that you’re capable of achieving anything; you have to devise a plan for a full-on life takeover. It’s kind of like goal-setting, but instead of using words like “I want” or “I wish” that are passive, you’re focusing on action. This forms the basis for why every aspect of your plan will be actionable and within your control. The question to answer should be: what actions can you take that will help you start doing more of the things that matter to you?

Finally, it’s easy to think about what you want to do or what you would do if. But, it’s tricky and scary to follow through with making a change. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it or shouldn’t try. Anyone who is truly happy and found happiness or purpose in their lives didn’t just talk about what they wanted to do; they did something about it. They took action, made shit happen, and executed. Now it’s your turn. Discipline, integrity, and hard work remain essential virtues for Joel in his journey to success.

“You need to attract the energy that feeds into your needs and growth. Also, we can all build each other up through encouragement and recognition. I hope everyone can be inspired by my journey through the challenges of being a minority playing hockey, building on the family legacy through our business, and creating a footprint of my own through fitness and motivation,” says Joel.

To Joel, his goal is to expand his social media presence to reach and impact more lives. He wants to continue sharing more lessons from his life experiences and also what he learned from the digital space.


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