Josh Verne is a entrepreneur and internet executive with more than 15 years of experience starting and leading multi-channel businesses. Josh Verne is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of FlockU,LLC. FlockU is a mobile peer to peer exchange for all college students. FlockU features relevant content, news, and opinions that college students can relate to. Students control the content, hoping to make things serious, enlightening, and funny.
Prior to founding FlockU, Verne was the Chief Executive Officer for workpays.me. Workpays.me is an e-Commerce platform that looks at financial wellness and helps individuals with their life purchases. Verne also served as the President of Home Line Furniture.
Recently, Verne did a podcast for knowledgeformen.com where he gives tips on how to overcome obstacles to succeed in life and business.
The first point that Verne makes is to be a leader and not a boss. Verne notes that there are two types of people in management positions; leaders and bosses. A boss demands respect and wants to accomplish their goals. A leader can achieve respect through being selfless and using respect to accomplish the goals that the team set together. It is important to be a leader. Put others first and help the people who follow you.
Try to look for win-win scenarios. A win for you is a win for your clients, society, and employees. Regardless of how bleak a situation is, you can always create a winnable scenario.
Speak less, and do more listening. The less you speak, the more power your words have. You will have more authority, and people will listen to you.
Have balance in your life. Life is a balancing act. Balance is not about putting the same amount of emphasis into every aspect of your life. It’s important to progress. Make sure you are improving daily throughout your life.
Find things that you are passionate about. In order to be successful, you must have passion. Find something that you enjoy doing every day. If you are doing something without passion, you will have uninspired, meaningless days. Being successful is all about passion.