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In 2006, three New Jersey siblings were dropped from their record label after their debut album failed to find an audience. They had two options: let this setback destroy their dreams or use it as motivation. Less than a year later, the band was signed to a new label and ready to release their follow-up album. Even though they knew they had created something special, there was nothing that could prepare them for how different life would be once they broke the top five on Billboard. Exactly 12 months after losing their record deal, Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas are superstars. In the sixteen years since Jonas Brothers They became popular sensations, released five studio albums and sold more than 17 million records. Kevin Jonas recently joined us in a special section for quick fire from Everyday Warrior Podcast To discuss success and collaborate with Wells Fargo for the Active Cash Card and more.
Today we take a look at Kevin’s greatest accomplishments, what he values most in life, and where to see the Jonas Brothers at 50.
The greatest measure of success
At just 17 years old, Jonas was already performing in front of massive sold-out crowds, had millions of adoring fans, and graced the cover of countless magazines. Soon after becoming a household name, the Jonas Brothers won Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2008 American Music Awards. Since then, they have received 121 nominations and 61 wins, including Top Group Award at the Billboard Music Awards. For 2020. With so many accomplishments, we were surprised by how quickly he answered when we asked him about his greatest accomplishments.
“My legacy, my journey and my goal is to be a good role model for my daughters,” he says.
Family is as important to him today as it was growing up. That is why, despite his hectic schedule, he spends every morning with his children.
“I love making breakfast for the girls,” Jonas says. “Even if I got there at 4 a.m., it doesn’t matter — we still had breakfast.” When someone measures their success by what they do for others, rather than by typical standards, it reveals a lot about their personality. Despite everything, Jonas remains steadfast, which is a testament to his upbringing, values, and the strength of his family.
It’s all about the way you think
The key to success is having a positive outlook. Our mindset shapes the way we view the world and determines how we react to challenges and opportunities. It’s never too late to develop a healthy mindset, but a lot of what we think comes from our childhood. The Jonas brothers learned a lesson from their father that shaped their approach to success and their outlook on life. Jonas says his dad always told them, “Even if you are [on] At the top, live as if you were at the bottom.” While this advice seems to be about money at first, it is not.
“It was about staying hungry and…[taking advantage] by the opportunities you had,” says Jonas.
Although he heard this mantra throughout his childhood, Jonas admits that he did not appreciate the wisdom behind his father’s words until his late twenties or early thirties. No matter when this happens, once you understand the power of developing the right mindset, nothing can stand in your way.
family and future
It’s no secret that families don’t always get along — especially siblings. This is without the added pressure of walking around and taking on huge responsibilities at a very young age. While being surrounded by family has benefits, those who are critical of the band often overlook the sharp downside.
“I think sometimes people forget that we are brothers, and they forget the dynamics [of]… family and how hard it is,” says Jonas. After some hard times, the three brothers seem to have completed the episode. While no one knows what the future holds for former teen idols, Jonas says he would be satisfied if “we didn’t lose each other, which is what we could have done so long ago.” Jonas adds that he and his brothers will know they have succeeded when “we stand on that stage in our fifties, [with] Our kids are around us, and we’re still a family.”
For Jonas, success is making breakfast for his girls, talking to his wife for hours, playing music with his brothers – the rest is just noise.
Check out the full conversation with Kevin Jonas on The Men Journal Everyday Warrior Podcast, Available now.
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