Josh Verne is the current Chief Operating Officer of Flocku.com. He has over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience during which he started, developed and sold businesses. He is the perfect example of Jonathan Swift’s quote about vision. Josh Verne was often asked about the secret behind his success. On 17 August 2016, he shared what made him successful in both life and business. There are five parts of his advice.
Management positions are filled by bosses and leaders. Bosses are the people who serve their interest, demand respect and use their title for accomplishments. Leaders are those that put people before themselves to earn respect. With this respect, they accomplish goals together with their teams. Leaders are the people that succeed in business and life.
One should always strive for the win-win solution. Every stakeholder—you, clients, employees, and society—should be the winner. No matter how hard is the situation, there is always a win for everyone. When people don’t use this approach, they face expected problems and have to find a new solution for every single client. The win-win approach results in successful business, good reputation, and satisfied team.
People have two ears and one mouth for a reason. One should listen more than he speaks. It gives more power to his words, and he will appear authoritative. As a result, people will listen more to him.
Balance is vital for life. A person will suffer if he has lots of money but not a happy family life and good health. Similarly, if someone has a healthy body and loving family but not enough money, then he will suffer too. Balance is giving equal attention to every part of one’s life. It is making improvement in every area of his life. In short, each day should bring little improvement in one’s wealth, health, personal growth, and relationships.
The most important part of Josh Verne’s advice is discovering one’s passion. No one can be successful in life unless he finds out what is his passion. People argue that there are lots of passionate people who failed in life. The truth is that there are very few people who were successful without a passion in their life. To be successful, one has to find out what makes him wake up early in the morning, skip parties and work late hours. Without passion, every single day will be another boring day. One’s passion holds the key to good life.