Prominent Role Models

For the next while, we will be running something new. Interviews with business people who have hustle and motivation. This will be beginning in the coming weeks and will be a great way to learn different ways of doing things.

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AM

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The Power Of Routine

Happy Monday Everybody!

I know that a lot of you out there don’t share my feelings about Monday’s, but luckily that isn’t what I’m going to talk about today.

Today we’re going to talk about the power of having a routine. I know that it’s often said that doing the same old thing over and over again won’t help you get ahead, and yeah this is true, but we aren’t talking about doing the same old thing over and over. We’re simply talking about routine.

The kind of routines you want to have are very simple. Brush your teeth and shower every morning when you wake up, and you also make your bed, and eat breakfast before you head out the door. These simple tasks you complete all the time are more important than you might think. Do you remember that one time you overslept and had to have a quick shower, but you didn’t have time to eat breakfast or make your bed, and you didn’t even realize you forgot to brush your teeth that morning? You probably got to work and had a pretty rough day all in all.

Why did you have a rough day? And how did I know that? When you complete those few small tasks every morning, you may not realize it, but you’ve accomplished something. When you missed those tasks, you feel like you’ve already failed the day, so you felt that way the rest of the day. Feeling down all day caused you to not work as hard, or focus as well as usual.

Find out what your routine in the morning is, and make sure you feel accomplished when you complete those tasks every morning. If you want to change up your routine, write it down, stick the new routine on your bedroom mirror, and accomplish the new tasks too.

If you do this, everyday you can walk into work feeling good about yourself, and confident about the day.

Until next time,

AM

You Have to Fail to Succeed

You Have to Fail to Succeed!  It’s that simple, I don’t understand why so many people nowadays are so afraid of failure.  Failure truly isn’t the enemy, it’s a learning experienced.  If you’ve never failed, you’ve probably sheltered yourself and never taken a real shot at something, so I hope you’ve come to terms with “average”.

If you refuse to ever take a chance and risk major failure, you’ll never learn the lessons you need to climb to the top.

Until next time,

AM

The Misguided Gender Balance in Business

The business world nowadays and specifically the tech business world is something people view as a majorly male dominated part of society.

I was watching a keynote and a panel this morning on women in technology and it turned in the direction of women in business in general. Women are becoming more and more prevelent in business these days. In the white collar world it’s all about skills and less so about gender, race, sexual orientation. These things don’t make a great business person and help run a good business. At the end of the day a person’s personality and skills/knowledge make for a good business.

For lack of a better way to say this, does being a man or a woman, gay or straight, or whatever ethnicity someone is define whether or not that person is an asshole? No, this is based entirely on somebody’s personality and people skills. Having the right people will make for a better culture and a better business.

What does all of this have to do with a climb to success? At the end of the day, stop worrying about your gender. Stop worrying about your ethnicity. Stop worrying about your sexual orientation when you apply for a job. Instead focus your time on being someone who brings skills and knowledge to the table. Instead of worrying, read a book or take a class and take the right skills to the table.

Above all else. Don’t be an asshole.

AM

Be The Hero Of Your Own Movie

Be The Hero of Your Own Movie

This Joe Rogan video is one of my all time favorite motivational clips and one of the few I watch multiple times a week.

The basis of everything he says stands true in the lives of almost all of us. Imagine what the hero of your own movie would do. If your life was a movie what would you do to be the hero, or in other words your best self. Whatever the hero of your own movie would do, is what you should be doing. Once you’ve determined how to be your own hero, you can set goals to get there.

The first thing is to not worry about the past. Anybody who has never failed, has never truly learned. Failure teaches us valuable lessons in life, and each time something goes wrong we learn how to avoid that same instance next time. The key is to look at your failures whether in career, finance, or relationship as a learning experience and grow from it. You then move forward and use these lessons you’ve learned to be a better person in the future.

So do you want to be the hero of your own movie? Or would you rather play a supporting role in your own life?

Until Next Time,

AM