Finally posting a new podcast! I know I basically skipped a week and for that, I apologize but it has been a busy week and a half after I proposed to my now fiance! I could be more excited and happy about what the future holds. Well, with all that being said, I hope you enjoy this podcast.
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
– Zig Ziglar
Why I like this?
–Part one. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have.” This mean seeing what you have available to you. What do you have skill, talent wise that you can use to get you where you want to go? Don’t make excuses because you don’t have this or that, use what you have as your strengths and don’t dwell on the weakness that you think will hold you back.
Part two. “success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.” you may notice I say success journey. Well, this part of the quote is a great example of that. Success is a journey. It isn’t a destination that only a few people get to. It’s forever flowing. Success is the path, the journey that you travel down as you go after your goal or whatever you are trying to achieve.
Part three. “success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” we define success. Everyone has their idea of success and what it is that will make them feel they have reached it.
Tips for raising successful kids?
Now we all hear about how nowadays kids should get a trophy for participation and we should pat them on the back for every little good thing they do.
But let’s look at a two different mindsets real quick.
The first is giving kids everything for “participation”. What this can do is lead kids to basically accept that things or success will come in time no matter how much work was put into it. if we praise kids for a natural ability of sorts then they may think that they always have to be 100 percent with that ability and that that ability is number one or all they have and in turn can lead to them not even thinking about other parts of their skills or other parts to grow in. they want to stay great at something so they don’t attempt to try something new because it may be hard or they not have the same success in it.
The other mindset is a mindset of learning by trial and error. If we praise kids for how they were learning and how they were able to figure something out it will keep their minds open to trying different ways to figuring out a solution, it will set up a conscious of growing is good vs the first mindset of your great at one thing stay at that. We should praise efforts because as we know to be successful at something takes effort, takes risk, tasks growing and learning from failures along the way.
So instead of praising kids for being “genius” praise them for the way the solved a problem. If they are young and figure out something say a puzzle real easily try something harder to help them grow and get the concept to always push themselves.
At the end of the day instead of asking how their day was, talk about what they learned, what they are thankful for, how they pushed themselves to grow and achieve.
So here is a fun thing to think. What kind of mindset do you think you have? I found that I have for the longest time had the first mindset but I now try hard to work towards having a mindset in which I take the risk to learn and to grow while going after the things I want to achieve.
We want to show kids it’s ok if they aren’t great at first. It’s okay if they fail at first. It’s all about learning and growing and we want to instill that in them at the youngest age we can.
Top Five Successful People Who Started As an Intern
- Steve Jobs
We all know him as the co-founder of Apple and the guy who changed the smartphone world and brought us the iPad, iPod etc. Well, Jobs started as an intern in Hewlett-Packard when he was just 12 years old. He called the president of the company to talk about his school project and the president was so impressed he offered him a summer internship.
- Steven Spielberg
We all know his movies and he is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in film history. He’s also the producer of one of my favorite movies, back to the future. At the young age of 17, he got an unofficial internship at Universal Studios. He continued to learn and work hard and worked his way up.
- Oprah Winfrey
She originally started as an intern at a CBS affiliate in Nashville. Oprah had a tough life growing up but she overcame that to become one of the most iconic faces on TV, one of the most influential women in the world and one of the richest as well.
- Bill Gates
Gates started as a congressional intern doing clerical work for the US house of representatives during the summer. Afterward, he decided to start Microsoft using his interest in software and programming to co-found the world’s largest software companies.
- Anderson Cooper
During college, cooper spent his summers as an intern and training with the CIA. However, he would not pursue a career there and instead became the well-known journalist and TV personality on CNN.
Tip of the week
Find an interesting article about someone successful and read it study it and learn something from it. What’s the subject or your dream or goal? What’s something you want to achieve but maybe don’t know how to? Google it. Find someone who has achieved what you want and read about them. Study what you can find about how they did it.
Rock Harmonic Story
I have been working on a clothing brand called Rock Harmonic Clothing. Rock Harmonic is about a mindset and a lifestyle that intertwines together to create something that people can use to help them on their journeys of success and life. I created the symbol called The Harmonic Symbol. I want to motivate people to go for what they want. To inspire them to know that it really is possible and to inspire other to do good things. And to create a life that they want. This symbol is for everyone. It can stand out to all and unite for the good, we all want more and The Harmonic is a reminder of that and to go after that!
You can shop now at shop.rockharmonic.com!
Question of the week
– How do you define success?
– We are individuals and we all want different things, we all have a different perspective and we all define success in our own ways and our own terms.