With over two decades worth of experience, Josh Verne, the CEO of Flocku.com, knows how to be successful. He has vast knowledge in regards to creating, growing, and selling businesses. Recently, he teamed up with Knowledge For Men to give his advice on the key points to being successful, not only in business but in life as a whole.
Strive to be a leader and not a boss
Verne points out that there are two types of people: bosses and leaders. Bosses use their titles to accomplish their own goals and they demand respect without earning it. Leaders earn their respect by putting their team’s needs above their own. They use that respect to accomplish goals that the team has set. Being a leader will lead to more respect than being a boss.
Stop agreeing to situations that aren’t win-win
You should never agree to situations that are in any way losses. You should always strive for win-win situations. The winning situation should benefit not only you but your team and your clients. No matter how awful it may look, there will always be a way to create a win. If you start looking at life this way, you will force yourself to find the best in each and every situation.
Stop speaking so much and start listening
Verne knows that you have two ears and one mouth for a reason. They are meant to be used in proportion with one another. If you speak less, your words will have more power when spoken. People will listen to you more if you have more authority with your words.
It’s important to create balance
Life is all about how you balance it. If one thing is out of order, the rest will suffer. Verne states that creating balance is not about spending exactly the same amount of time on each of life’s areas, but instead it is about striving to make progress in the areas of your life each and every day.
Find your passion
There are many people in the world who are passionate but unsuccessful. There are very few people however that are successful without passion. If what you do doesn’t put a fire in your belly every morning, you shouldn’t be doing it. Having passion will help you strive for success.
Josh Verne is an entrepreneur who founded workspay.me, a marketplace that deducts purchases from payrolls. He sold that company to Global Analytics in 2014. In 2016, he founded FlockU.com, a peer-to-peer content exchange for students and is currently its CEO.
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