Monday, May 30, 2016

I am happily married to a wonderful woman and I have a beautiful perfect little daughter. Throughout this week, I kept thinking of the importance of making sure that they both always come first. Along with making them a priority, I need to make sure that I my faith and my continued relationship with God a priority as well. While a major goal of mine in life is to succeed financially and to be able to retire somewhat early, I can not ever allow that want to overtake my relationship with my wife, my children and my Father in heaven. I am only 26, and I have already been presented with choices that would probably very well have taken me down the path to financial success, but the path that would have kept me with my family was clearly a different one. I know that I will continue to be presented opportunities and decisions that will test my relationship and my want for my families happiness. As long as I make sure to always put them first, I will one day be blessed with the financial success that I want. I will say however, that I do not ever see myself being happy when I do have financial success if my wife, children and my Heavenly Father are not there to experience it with me.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Personal Board Of Directors

This week we had an assignment to create a board of directors for ourselves. We could choose whomever we wanted to sit on the board. They would be people that we felt would help us succeed in life as a businessman and a person. This was not a new assignment to me personally. I have had 3 other classes that have required me to complete the same assignment. This time around however, a thought came to me that I want to share with you. Each time I have done this assignment, I have thought to myself, how cool would it be if I actually did have these people on my board of directors? While completing this assignment for my current class, the thought came to me that I already do have the people that I chose on my personal board.
Let me Explain…….

What I mean by that statement is that anytime I am in a spot where I need to make a decision, I should think about these people and what they would do, or what they would recommend to me. Doing this will most definitely help me make better, smarter decision in life. I feel that by doing this I will be a better person and a more successful businessman. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Week 4 Personal actions that will lead to success

This week I studied readings and video presentations from various people concerning your personal attitude toward business and how success is determined from that attitude. One of my favorite parts of this weeks material was learning about Personal Constitutions and how to create one for myself. I feel that by creating a personal constitution, I am setting myself up for success.

Having a personal constitution might help you in the following ways:

1. You will have a moral compass that you can continually follow.
2. You will have goals in sight and have a game plan to reach them.
3. Anyone who is involved with business will at some point be put in a decision that will make or break the company. If you have a personal constitution in place, those decisions will be much easier to make.

These are just 3 examples of benefits that come from creating a personal constitution to live by as well as to incorporate into your careers.

There is one thing pertaining to this constitution that I feel is the keystone. You must make sure to be constantly revising the document. It is not something that you can make one day and say that is good, that is all I will ever need. Life is constantly changing as well as your career. Your personal constitution must change with it.

Monday, May 9, 2016

My thoughts for week 3

Business can take up much of ones life. For some, the saying that you are married to your business is very true. I feel that in some ways this can be a good thing because the potential for your business to succeed is greater if you are closely involved.
To me, my family is everything. This weeks material taught me the importance of your family in business and making sure that you always put them first. Business opportunities will always come and go, but your family will not.
One other item that I would like to make mention of is trying new business ventures. Sometimes success will only come when we are out of our comfort zones and trying new things. This is how we grow and become more diversified. By doing this, our areas of weakness or lack of experience in certain areas can become areas of strength and growth. Some might argue that this is not always the case and that this can lead to failure in many examples. I agree with that, but I feel that that is all in how determined we are as well as our own personal work ethic. If we do not want to try new things or are scared of messing up, we will never be successful businessmen or entrepreneurs.