Over the weekend I left my little home in Key West and set off to Orlando to close my first client and to work the Premier Beauty show at the Orange County Convention Center.
It’s safe to say that this business trip was a huge success!
I arrived in Orlando Saturday and had my meeting at 2 p.m. I met with the manager and the owner of the towing company that I have been referring my work to over the past month and a half. The meeting went really well. We discussed the overall value of my website as well as pricing, future goals and many other things as well. The biggest takeaway from my meeting was that I actually picked a partner that was too established. Currently the towing company that I’ve been working with receives around 15 calls a day for towing services in addition to the 11-15 I refer to them every day. What this tells me is that I have to find a less established company that truly benefit from my services. What this means is that I need to find a company with maybe 2 or three trucks that works 24 hours. Finding this company will ensure the future success of not only my website but my business going forward.
I did leave Orlando with a deal though so this wasnt a wasted trip. The owner told me that his company would like to do more heavy duty tows, like RV towing or Boat Towing. So later on today and this week I will be working with the towing company, taking control of their website to ensure they become the number one heavy duty towing provider in Central Florida!
Stay tuned friends!!
I decided to go in my library and pull out a book I read a couple years ago Think Like a Champion featuring yours truly, the Donald. He mentioned that he wakes himself up at 3:30 a.m. every day. I thought to myself, why in the world would anyone want to wake up at 3:30 a.m. every day?
Like everyone else in the world I love sleep. So not only was this an issue then it’s still an ongoing battle for me today. So how does one become successful if they’re waking up at 12 p.m. or later on their days off- or sleeping in until 30 minutes before a shift? The truth is they don’t. We all get 24 hours in a day. Those individuals who discipline themselves to wake up before the crack of dawn hold a significant advantage over the average person. It’s no secret that some of the wealthiest people in the world are up before the crack of dawn. While everyone else is asleep, these people are building their dreams in reality. These individuals are successful not just because they wake up early or have wealth but because they have discovered something much more valuable- their why.
I want you to ask yourself: what is your why? Knowing your why is an incredible advantage in every aspect of life. It gives us the drive, passion and determination needed to be successful day in and day out. Steve Jobs was an icon and he got 24 hours just like everyone else. Is not about the hours you put in, it’s about what you put in the hours.
Below are notes I took from Think Like a Champion.
I have been quite busy finishing up my semester and starting accounting tomorrow. I also got an extra whiteboard yesterday so I can write new goals and draw up my new clients marketing plan in Orlando. I am truly blessed to be able to stay in Florida.
I want you to dig deep down into your heart and figure out exactly where you are in life and then I want you to get a pen and paper and write down where you want to be a year from now and then two years from now. The purpose of this is to gain a general understanding on where you are in life in the present moment. Warning: this will make most people feel insecure because they believe that they can always put aside their dreams for tomorrow.
What these people, and the younger me failed to realize is that the present moment is immensely powerful and having a positive mindset will only amplify this moment. In sales we don’t make our sales when we’re negative; we make our sales when we’re happy and motivated! If money motivates you but you have no money then count your blessings. Start your day counting something everyday and get out of that negative mindset that’s holding you back from owning the present moment!
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they have to take responsibility for their actions. Failure to act is an action in itself and a lot of us tend to recluse ourselves in our smartphones and live within our safe spaces to avoid external judgement, when really we need to remove ourselves from this habit and learn to experience the world as it is now.
Own the moment. Seize the day! Live life and be happy!
Working late sometime 6 months ago
What do we know about working late? Working past 8pm kinda sucks for the most part but really it’s not that bad. Growing up I’ve always been a social individual. During the day I would spend time making friends and playing with everyone outside. But now that I’m getting older I have a longing for staying inside and being alone. Not only this, I can actually hone in on my better attributes because i’m less prone to distractions.
Sure working late sucks but as for now I’m getting all of my work done after 10pm which allows me to not work for someone else. Right now I have my Towing Company site that’s gone up and it looks really good. This post is Sponsored by Orlando Towing Company
Welcome to the most awesome blog I’ll ever make and soon this will be one of the most influential blogs on the internet! As I sip my delicious Cuban coffee at 1:30 a.m. I often think of greater things. I just turned 25 in August and with no kids in sight (that I’m aware of) I’ve decided to feature a blog that will provide motivating and inspirational concepts as well as towing information.
Adversity and getting dealt crap hands are part of life and while trials and tribulations are going to happen to everyone, they don’t have to control how you perceive the world. They’re called lessons for a reason and we cannot let our circumstances determine who we are in life.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts. Now get out of 2nd gear and live!