In his recent podcast, Josh Verne CEO of FlockU notes that there are 5 key points to becoming successful in life and business.
First, you must be a leader, not just a boss. A boss demands respect and uses his title for his purposes. A leader must earn respect by putting the needs of his people before his own. A leader is able to align his goals with his team, so they work together to accomplish their overall task.
Win-win situations are the only way to move forward. Searching for a win-win will force you to work for the very best solution, instead of whatever simply comes first.
Josh points out that we all have two ears and only one mouth. They should be used in that proportion. You must listen twice as much as you speak.
There must be a balance between life at home, health, and money. Focusing all your efforts towards one aspect of life will leave others lacking. The important thing is to make progress in all areas to achieve overall growth.
Passion leads to success. When you wake up you must want to do something. This passion will drive you to wake up early and work late all while loving what you do.
Josh Verne has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. In April 2015 he co-founded FlockU.com and is currently the acting CEO. FlockU focuses on making information more convenient and accessible for college students. FlockU also serves as a hub where students can obtain the latest news on campus life.
Josh Verne also founded Workpays. Before his entrepreneurial career, Josh honed his skills at various retail outlets. He was able to drastically increase sales generating over $200 million at these retailers.