What did I learn?
So far, we’ve seen that there is a current gap in my focus and getting tasks done. We learned about the importance of taking care of your health first and about what setting goals and being productive really is. While I do plan on addressing it, there was something more profound in terms of learning this week.
Sam and I were fortunate enough to go and see Daymond John speak at her university. Daymond is the founder of the fashion brand Fubu and a shark on ABC’s SharkTank. He told his story of how he started out and how he built his brand. He shared the lessons he learned along the way, both the successes and failures.
What was interesting was that his story was similar to the story Robert Kiyosaki tells in Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It’s the same lessons are random people on YouTube share when they share their own learning and successes with you. There are common, underlying themes to all of their stories.
You have to have a goal. You cannot accomplish anything if you don’t have a goal to work towards. Goals then need to be broken into action items, small achievable tasks that will push you closer and closer to it. Do your research, know what moves will be the best for you. If you’re starting a business, you have to know how your product works and study your markets. A goal is worthless if you don’t put time into it! You will make mistakes and fail, but that’s better than doing nothing at all.
You also need to love what you do and love those around you. If you don’t have love, you’ll be miserable and unhappy. Money is not an indicator of success or happiness. It itself is merely an exchange for goods. Success is achieving the goals you set out to achieve, it’s being happy and fulfilled with yourself and your life. You can want to have a lot of money, but it means nothing if you’re unhappy.
Remember to take care of yourself and never once doubt your worth. You can pitch a product or idea to someone but if you can’t sell yourself and your passion for it, others won’t be interested in it. Love what you’re doing and love yourself.
Success has nothing to do with how big your wallet is, but has everything to do with how big your heart is.