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Ed Mylett is a highly successful business leader, peak performance coach, and is one of the best motivational speakers in the world. He’s also the best-selling author of ‘The Power of One More‘, and a self-made multimillionaire who made it on to the Forbes 50 Wealthiest Under 50 list. So, considering the impressive accomplishments of this globally recognized entrepreneur, we will be diving into how he managed to achieve so much in this Ed Mylett Success Story special.

Without Failure, There Would Be No Success. You Need One To Achieve The Other.”

Just like Ed, we too believe that success requires failure. It’s why we research and publish the encouraging success stories of so many icons and high achievers, to clearly show that failure is a part of the process of success.  In addition to this, we also believe every successful person leaves a blueprint of success that others can use for their own benefit. So, if you’re ready to see what you can learn from Ed Mylett’s story of success, then let’s dive right in.


ed mylett story of success

Early Days

Ed Mylett was born in 1971 in Diamond Bar, California. He grew up in a loving family with three younger sisters, but it was rather dysfunctional family, considering his father was both an alcoholic and a drug addict.[1]

Ed spent most of his youth feeling on edge and uncertain around his father, not knowing which version he was speaking and relating too when he was around; the drunk and unpredictable father, or the sober and loving one.

For nearly 15 years, he lived in a state of uncertainty around his father, until one day when his father finally decided to get sober. Ed survived his childhood, but growing up with an alcoholic father had an indelible impact on his psyche. In fact, for many years he felt ashamed of where he came from. He had little to no self-confidence growing up, and was that little guy who would get bullied at school.

Fortunately, Ed Mylett found sports, and happened to be really good at them, especially baseball. In fact, he was so good at the sport that he would go on to play Division I Baseball for the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Major-League Dreams

Baseball would become everything for Ed. In fact, he had big dreams of playing major-league baseball one day. While earning his degree at the University of The Pacific, Ed would go on to become an NCAA All-American not once, not twice, but three times.[2]

He also had one of the best battering averages on the team, and was a NCAA leader in stolen bases. Baseball was everything for Mylett, until he one day he was hit in his right leg by an errant pitch.

The injury from the pitch would eventually grow into a tumor, which then grew into a catastrophic injury that required the removal of small chunks from his calf. This injury, and the subsequent surgeries that it required, eventually lead to the end of his baseball career and some of his most cherished dreams.

Devastation to Transformation

After his dreams were shattered, Mylett would eventually finish up his education at the University of the Pacific. But shortly after, he ended up moving back into his parent’s house.

He didn’t have a job, and was feeling aimless. However, his father decided to intervene in the young Mylett’s seemingly hopeless situation.

One day after finishing up one of his AA mettings, Mylett’s father encouraged him to go to a job he set up for him at an orphanage called the McKinley Group Home for Boys. Mylett went to the job, and became a role model to the underprivileged and formally neglected boys who lived at this orphanage.

This experience would become a transformational one for Ed Mylett, as he’d learned what it truly meant to serve other people. He learned how go from an ego-driven athlete to a loving role-model and father-like-figure to a handful of boys, boys who desperately needed someone in their lives who loved, cared, and believed in them.

It was this experience that helped transform Mylett into the person and leader that would eventually help him achieve massive success he would go on to achieve in the business world.

Big Brother to Big Business

Ed Mylett would eventually stop working at the Orphanage, but the experience and life lessons he learned while there helped pave the way for his future endeavors and achievements.

In 1992, Mylett joined the World Financial Group (WFG). He leveraged the competitiveness and laser-like focus he acquired as a collegiate athlete, along with the heart of gold he acquired while working as a counselor at the McKinley Group Home for Boys, and his career took off.

This winning combination of being driven to succeed and win, while genuinely wanting to help other people succeed, assisted Mylett in growing multiple teams of highly committed individuals who took the financial services industry by storm.

Ed Mylett’s ability to inspire other leaders led to his swift professional advancement at WFG. After a few short years of growing his book of business, Mylett would soon become the company’s youngest CEO Marketing Director.

Soon thereafter, he would go on to rise to the level of Senior Executive Vice Chairman, and then become the Director of Field Leadership for the company. And in the process he accumulated for himself massive levels of financial success.

Next Level Success

Not one to rest on his laurels, Ed Mylett would eventually move on to leverage his skills sets in a different way. Initially hesitant to give up his peaceful and private life, a conversation with Tony Robbins nudge him make his move.

Ed Mylett Story of Success Quote

So, he decided to become a peak performance coach, motivational speaker, and author to help other people learn how to believe in themselves, improve their mindsets, and achieve the next level success they’ve always dreamed about.

Mylett also runs a highly successful podcast, the ‘Ed Mylett Show’, where he shares many of his best success insights with the world, and interviews other success icons to help share their inspiration and insights as well.

In just a few short years, Mylett has grown his online audience to nearly 4 million followers, and growing. In addition to this, he’s also managed to continually growing his fortune.

These days he has own private jet, multiple residences, many fancy cars, and a massive net worth. But even more importantly, Ed Mylett has acquired a true passion for helping people adopt and develop a champion’s mindset and achieve more success in their lives by believing they can.

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Success Ethos | Ed Mylett Success Story

So what is Ed Mylett’s secret of success? Well, we believe as Ed Mylett does as well, that much of his success comes from his ability to connect with and influence people.

Ed Mylett has a keen ability to be present with people, and he has a level of energy and certainty when he communicates that has undoubtedly helped him inspire and persuade people.

So, in a nutshell, much of his success can be attributed to his strong communication skills, his ability to inspire people to believe in themselves, and a strong work ethic, which he acquired from his time as an athlete.[3]

That said, here’s some of Ed Mylett’s own takes on what it takes to succeed at the level he has:

Read More: Ed Mylett Quotes

Final Thoughts

There you have it, Ed Mylett’s story of success. We covered his unique beginning as an unconfident boy learning to cope with a parent who was an alcoholic, to then discovering life changing leadership skills that he never would have learned had his father not been attending AA meetings, to then taking those skills he learned helping kids believe in themselves, to then helping countless others believe in themselves in business and life.

Indeed, we’ve come full circle, with his story clearly demonstrating that without certain failures, there would be no success.

That said, we hope you enjoyed this success story, and learned a thing or two about how you can go about finding a similar level of success in your endeavors and in your life.

Till you reach your aims,


PS – If you enjoyed our Ed Mylett story, then you’ll likely enjoy reading about the success stories of fellow business leaders and coaches like Grant Cardone or Tony Robbins.

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