289: Josh Verne: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Succeed in Life and Business

Josh Verne is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in starting, growing, and selling businesses and is currently the CEO of Flocku.com.

Favorite Success Quote

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” ~Johnathan Swift

Key Points

1. Be a Leader Not a Boss

There are two types of people in management positions.

Leaders and bosses.

A boss uses his title to accomplish his goals, he demands respect, and he does what is his best interest.

A leader earns respect by putting his people before himself and then uses that respect to accomplish the goals that he and his team have set together.

If you want to truly succeed in life and business, then you have to be a leader.

Forget forcing your will onto others and demanding respect.

If you put others first and serve the people following you, you and your team can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

2. Everything Needs to be a Win-Win

Never agree to a deal or follow a plan of action that is win-lose.

Always strive to achieve a win-win situation.

A win for you, a win for your clients, a win for your employees, and a win for society.

No matter how bleak a situation may look, there is always a way to create a win for everybody.

When you stop settling to situations that are not win-win, you will be forced to find the very best solution every single time you are faced with a new client or an unexpected problem.

This will skyrocket your business, your team, and your reputation like nothing else.

3. Speak Less, Listen More 

This point is simple and profound.

You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Use them in that proportion.

The less you speak, the more power your words will have, the more authoritative you will appear, and the more people will listen when you have something to say.

4. You Need to Have Balance in Your Life 

Life is a balancing act.

You can have all the money in the world, but if your home life and health are out of order, you will suffer.

Conversely, you can have a loving family and a shredded body, but if you are not making enough money, you and your loved ones will suffer.

Balance is not about spending the same amount of time focused on every area of your life either.

It is about making progress in all areas of your life and ensuring that you improve just a little bit each day in your health, wealth, relationships, and personal growth.

5. Figure Out What You Are Passionate About 

If you want to be successful, find something you are passionate about.

While it is true that there are plenty of passionate people who are unsuccessful, there are very few successful people who lack passion.

You need to find something that wakes you up every morning with a fire in your belly.

Something that excites you and makes you want to skip parties, wake up early, and work late.

Otherwise, your life will be a groundhog day of the same boring drudgery and the same uninspiring mess.

Find your passion and you have the keys to the good life.

Influential Books

1. Made in America by Sam Walton

2. Rocky


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