By now everyone knows who Charlamagne Tha God (@CthaGod) is. He’s the opinionated “bad guy” that dominates the airwaves every morning on The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee and DJ Envy. Although some people have their reservations about him, CthaGod is a motivator and we can learn a lot from him. He started from humble beginnings in Moncks Corner, South Carolina and has since worked his way to the top. I’ve always liked him because of his belief in himself. When we decide to look at ourselves in a positive light, it allows more success in. Let’s take a look at the three reasons why Charlamagne Tha God is a great success mentor.

1. His belief in himself

Mindset, mindset mindset. Charlamagne never puts himself into a box or speaks negatively about the things that he wants to achieve. Every so often you will hear him talk about certain books he’s read. One of them is The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, a book I definitely recommend to anyone needing that positive energy in life. The right mindset can set you up for success in the long run, so listen up and read things that help get your mind right!

2. His work ethic

I admire CthaGod because of the hustler spirit he embodies. He starts his days early — if you look at other successful people, most of them do. He also studies his craft and the work of other greats in radio and entertainment. If you want success in your life, look at the success of others and emulate it. Listen to his podcast The Brilliant Idiots and you can figure out from his conversations with Andrew Schulz just how much dope stuff he’s doing. In addition to The Breakfast Club, he has his own show on MTV called Uncommon Sense. Opportunities come when you put in work. Do what you love and the rest will follow, hard work is the most common theme of those in the winner’s circle. Outwork your competition!

3. He puts others on

Charlamagne is really out here making things happen, all while leaving a positive impact on his peers. He has put a lot of his friends on in the midst of his own success. No handouts were given, but Charlamagne has allowed individuals that he rocks with to use his platform in order build their own careers. This is a sure-fire way to be blessed in the future. Give love and the love will be reciprocated. Even though he might be considered “the villain” on The Breakfast Club, look past that, because a lot of what he’s doing is positive. Just break down the moves he has made that have allowed him to get to this point, and you will see for yourself. Don’t be surprised when you see that the prince of pissing you off is doing big things. Once you decide to move like CthaGod, I promise you will see great improvement in your career. Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Don’t be realistic. Believe you can do what you want, put in the work and put on your peers. We can all take some pages out of Charlamagne’s book to further our success.

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Stevie Zenith is a Songwriter/Artist/Entrepreneur residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the House,Rap, Fusion Group “The Spacesuit Junkies” and is also the founder of “AimforyourZenith” (A success blog and motivational platform created to uplift pop culture. (The blog caters to millennial entrepreneurs, creatives, and the culture). Follow Stevie on Twitter, Instagram (and here), Facebook and at