This is the Success Road podcast and my name is Joshua Rivers.

I believe that success is a journey, not the destination.

I strive to make the journey as great as possible, realizing that I can constantly be making improvements.

It also means that what success looks like can, and will, be different as you continue down the road of life.

This podcast is my way of sharing this view with you.

Throughout the episodes of this podcast, we’ll explore many different areas of life and how we can make changes to improve our life. We’ll cover topics like productivity, family, finances, career, and more.

As Aaron Walker says, I’m trying to help you not just be successful, but to be significant.

The Success Road podcast has seen many changes over the years. It first started as Quality Living Made Simple in February 2013. My goal when I started was to examine what it means to have a quality life and to share simple things to help achieve such a life, with podcast episodes and blog posts mostly devoted to personal growth and achieving a quality life.

Throughout the first two years, I went through a couple changes in my artwork:

Going into Jan 2015, I changed directions slightly to the Success Road. That’s when I started to have a little better focus on what I was doing with the podcast. I continued to post episodes until November 2016, when I decided I needed to take an official break from the podcast.

I had been trying to grow a side business throughout this whole time, and keeping up with all my responsibilities become increasingly difficult. The direction and focus of my side business even took a turn from web development to podcast editing.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, I put more focus into my side business. Several times I bumped into the wall of “not having enough time but also not having enough income to leave my full-time job.”

In 2018, I had the idea of sharing some the things I was learning about growing and starting a side business on a new podcast, Side Biz Start. I published 10 episodes on that podcast when I got the idea to merge what I was doing with Side Biz Start with Success Road since many of the concepts overlapped. This was the birth of season 3 for Success Road.

Starting in February 2019, I began republishing the episodes from Side Biz Start on the Success Road with Season 3 focusing on growing a side business, but still keeping to the original purpose of the podcast: to give inspiration for the journey of success and significance.

303: Saying “No” So You Can Say “Yes”

Why is saying “no” so hard? Some of us are people-pleasers, so we like saying “yes” to people. It makes us feel better when we help others (gives us that dopamine boost). Sometimes, we feel like we need a “small distraction” from our other responsibilities. And,...

302: Creating the Right Mindset about Your Side Biz

What is mindset and why is it important? Your mindset is your attitude about what you’re doing. If you have the wrong mindset, it can derail the work you’re trying to do. Money-first – this mindset puts you in a place of desperation or greed. All-or-nothing – this...

301: Why Start a Side Business?

Welcome to the first episode of season 3 What is this podcast? Main topic – why start a side biz? Who am I? What is this podcast? Help you start a side biz Help you grow your side biz Help your personal growth Give you support, encouragement, and inspiration Why start...

Takeaways to make 2017 your best year ever

In the last episode, I mentioned that there was a free ebook from Michael Hyatt that will help you set up 2017 to be your best year ever. The ebook is called "Achieve What Matters Most in 2017" and covers what over 30 high achievers do to help set each year up for...

The ONE Thing

I wasn't really paying attention, but we actually passed the 100 episode mark for this podcast a few episodes ago! That includes the episodes when this podcast was Quality Living Made Simple. I started this podcast back in February of 2013, so it took 3 1/2 years to...

Success to Significance with Aaron Walker

Our guest this week is Aaron Walker. He has started several businesses throughout the years, but his current endeavor is "View from the Top." Aaron shares some fantastic things, including: How he started is first business How he retired several times, the first time...

Personal Growth to Reach Your Potential

Dan Black was on the podcast to talk about his book "The Leadership Mandate" back in episode 33. That was back when this podcast was Quality Living Made Simple. I'm actually going to replay that episode for you here in minute, but before I do, I wanted to let you know...

Tom Schwab’s Entrepeneurial Journey

Today's guest is Tom Schwab. After serving in the Navy and trying several industries, Tom started Interview Valet, a service that connects podcasters and guests.