Monday, December 4, 2017

"The Decision To Go" by Shawn Ryan Randleman

I’ve had the privilege to meet some very talented people with amazing ideas. Each with the hope that we can make their ideas a success. Not realizing that the only person that can make their ideas a reality is them. Making the right decisions to go forward no matter what! I believe too many times, we slow ourselves down on the journey of life, by not making the right decisions! So today I want to reflect on why “The Decision To Go” makes or breaks entrepreneurs and professionals in all expects…

WORK
Would you get up at 5am in the morning Monday thru Friday to give yourself more time to conquer your goals? Many  of us will say yes, few of us actually will. Decisions like this, defines successful professionals from unsuccessful ones. No one can change your life, it starts with you! There's a long journey between your thoughts and the manifestation of your ideas.  Ideas can only be given life only through critical and precise decision-making. The bigger your idea is, the greater the distance you'll have to travel, the more decisions you will have to make and the more goals you will need to accomplish. Remember, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu.

LIFE
Decisions in day-to-day life,  I believe are more complicated then work. Where we live? What we eat? How we dress? What or if we drive? Who's are friends? What’s our next vacation? What are we doing today? Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Each with a cause and effect in our development towards the future we desires.

You must realize everyday is a amazing day, full of possibilities. You must decide to get out and go meet new extraordinary people! Success breeds Success! You never know, you might meet someone who can change your life and the way you make decisions forever.

BALANCE
In closing, you must understand this golden rule of successful decision making...What you do with your time and money in order make your ideas a reality makes or breaks the success of your organization or your career......Let me explain this further. Please take a few moments and listen to my thoughts on "The Decision To Go":


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Monday, November 6, 2017

"Wake Up Being Better" by Shawn Ryan Randleman

Good Day #Smartpreneurs! A few years ago I had a client ask me "Why is it that you seem to be happy all the time? Know matter what, even when things are going wrong, you stay positive!" I laughed because I have my negative moments a lot, but I shared with him something I heard from Will Smith which change my prospective on life’s problems. Let me explain how it change my prospective...

WORK

In your job or business your going to have some bad times, no matter how experience you are. Every company goes through rough times! In these rough times you must use all of your knowledge and connections to excel. You must stay away from the people in your life who pour fuel on the situation. You can not let "today's mishaps" effect “tomorrow's positive actions.” I realize by staying focused on the positive outcomes, keeps me happy during hard times in business.

LIFE
In life your relationships with family and friends have a major effect on your moods day-to-day. It's important especially with close relationships to fix what every issues you have politely and quickly. Your household issues can seriously effect you job and even more when your running a business! Even if you don't fix the issue, make sure you wake up each morning seeking to find a positive motivating solution towards the problem. This mindset keeps me happy with my friends and family despite the magnitude of the issues.

BALANCE
In closing, Happiness is a choice! You can not allow people to steal your joy in life! Will Smith said it best... "I wake up every morning believing that today will be better than yesterday”. I personally use this advice's in most situations, in other words..."In every moment, I believe that the next moment, will be better then the last moment"...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson:

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Monday, October 2, 2017

"Thank God for Monday" by Shawn Randleman

Good day #Smartpreneurs! Today I want to reflect on why Monday is the best day for true entrepreneurs or professionals. We all must admit, that at some point in life "Monday" is the worst day of the week! Think about it! For many of us, we just got off of a two day mini vacation. What makes Monday's so hard, is the fact that the weekends takes us out of our normal daily routine. It's hard to get back on track any time, you take a break. But the most successful people in the world know that Monday is the most critical day of the workweek. Today I want to explain why we should "Thank God for Monday"


WORK
Now my full-time/part-time startup/freelancer workers it's critical to start work early on Monday! For some reason unlike career professionals, entrepreneurs believe they do not need to follow a Monday-Friday 9 to 5 schedule. They believe since they are the boss, they can work anytime they want too. Sorry, this is far from TRUE! Your schedule should be 7am to 11pm Monday until Saturday at least for the first 12 months of a startup. Now I know this is hard for my working class business owners, but you must dedicate at least 12 hours per week to your business and schedule it on Monday.


LIFE
In order to be massively successful in life you must stick to a schedule. Many times in life we allow the events around us to dictate our schedules. We never dedicate a day to schedule the next seven days of our life. I'm a firm believer that Monday should be your plan day! Usually by Monday morning most people know the outlook of the rest of your week. So it's easier to schedule appointments and to set goals at the beginning of the week. The simplest thing such as creating a meal plan for the week can save you extremely a lot of time and money.


BALANCE
In closing, Monday is the day you evaluate your goals for the week and confirm all of the week's appointments. You should set at least three priorities for the week. And get them done...Let me explain this further and give you some more tips, please listen to my 2-minute lesson:



Monday, September 4, 2017

"The Power of The Mission" by Shawn Randleman

Good Day #Smartpreneurs! You know to often I see startups with great ideas and the resources to back them, yet they still fail. Without a long-term mission you can not expect long term successful results. You must understand that it's more then your idea, it's the way your idea impact others which makes you successful. Let’s explore how important is the mission behind work & life…

WORK
I've seen over the past 14 years, businesses with the craziest ideas and the most limited resources become the Pinterest, Tesla, AirBnB and Uber of their industries. Why? Their focus was on the mission and how it would benefit others, not just themselves.

Too many times we go to work or start a business for just financial gain! Only few have set the mission of growing and building a lifestyle which benefit others more then ourselves. Many of the companies such as Pinterest or AirBnb, bigger companies such as Microsoft and even Apple have underestimate the power of ‘Someone On A Mission”. That underestimation has cost them big time!

We’re now on the dawn of a “New Social Economy” which you must, care about the clients you engage with, more then your own opinions behind your product or service. You mission is to solve the problem and fulfill the need. Your business must have a team with mission to solve a problem to survive in this new competitive marketplace. In return you will get the lifestyle you desire!

LIFE
More important then your career or business mission, is your personal mission in life! Everything is not about MONEY. Before you set any of your career or business goals create a person mission statement & plan. Your personal mission should reflect what type of lifestyle you want to live that would make you “Happy & Balance”. You also reflect on if “Money Was No Object” what would you do?

Start first by asking yourself if your planning to single or in a relationships. If your in relationship understand their is two mission happen at the same time. You will need to support each other on the journey. Finding common goals you share and creating new goals based on each others mission. Do you have or want kids in the near future? Kids are big life long investment! Do you want to love in another country? Different rules & cultures

BALANCE
I learn along time ago "You never underestimate the power of someone on a mission!"Yyb...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson:





Monday, August 7, 2017

Surround Yourself by Shawn Randleman

Good Day #Smartpreneurs! Over the years of my journey in business I've taken time to submerge myself around greatness and wisdom. Now over 15 years later, nothing has changed. At every level of my life I surround myself with someone greater then me. So "What’s my secret to staying surrounded with greatness?"

WORK
As entrepreneurs, we have a lot more flexibility in who we surround ourselves with, then most career professionals. It is imperative as a entrepreneur to seek coaches, mentors, advisors and continuous training to achieve greatness. Especially throughout the development of your career as a entrepreneur.

If your family & friends are not supportive. Don't turn your back on them. Just limit your time with the nay'sayers. You must build a solid support system to grow exponentially! 

As a career professional stay away from the "water cooler" group. Take lunch with other professionals you inspire to become! Go back to college and advance your skills in your career. In college you will meet like-minded great people!

LIFE  
Who we spend our spare time with? Defines our tomorrow's! Remember that time is priceless and nonrefundable in life. Spend your spare time with people, who are going to elevate and take your life to the next step. 

If you want a better relationship! Start by hanging around successful couples. If you want your children to be culturally diverse, change their environment! Teach them the importance of having quality friends over cultural differences. You must surround your family's mind with greatness!

BALANCE
In closing, my mother always says..."You show me your friends...I will show you your future"! As a child my response was, "No mom, I make my own choices, my friends don't make them for me!" 

Over the years I realize, that the majority of good or bad decisions, I've made in my life. Where influenced at some level, based on the environment or my"friends". Despite the fact, I truly believe that the choice is yours! 

If you want massive change, you must let go of ALL NEGATIVE PEOPLE! Including your "FRIENDS & FAMILY" because negative & selfish people are toxic towards growth. STAY AWAY! In order to be great you must "surround yourself with greatness"!...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson: 




Monday, July 3, 2017

You Dont Need A Vacation by Shawn Randleman

Good day #Smartpreneurs! Many people work hard to pay the bills, but even harder for the holidays and summer vacations. It’s a very interesting mindset to me because I work so hard to make every day a vacation and holiday! Successful people look at holidays and vacations a little different than others.

A vacation for many successful people is a reward of all the good work they’ve accomplished during a period of time. The interesting part is while on vacation many successful people do work. Why? Because they Love what, they do!

As I've had the pleasures of meeting great people who are hard workers. It stifles me to hear how excited they are about their vacations. The reason why is because 50% of the conversation is not about the vacation it's about how great it is to be away from WORK!

A serious entrepreneur understands you must create a system around your idea. Be willing if necessary to work in 12-20 hours 7 Days a week for a short period of time to "create a life you don't need a vacation from."

Holidays for many successful people are all about seeing and spending time with loved ones. Most entrepreneurs don’t have time during their busy schedule to hang out with love ones and friends during the year. It's a shame that hard workers focus more on...the dress for Easter, the cost of food for Thanksgiving and the gifts for Christmas. Instead, of the time, you spending with the people you care about...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson:

Monday, June 5, 2017

“The Earth’s Greatest Pollution" by Shawn Randleman

Good day Smartpreneur! Today's "Success Never Sleeps" reflection quote is "The Earth's Greatest Pollution Is Our Negative Thought." My mother taught me the following scripture "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" Proverbs 23:7 KJV. Before we speak or react to any situation, it starts with a thought, either positive or negative.

Many of us allow negative thoughts to pollute our daily lives and set the course of our day. These negative thoughts are projected through body language and what comes out of our mouths. Causing the people around us to react a certain way either good or bad. Many times we judge people, not looking deeply into ourselves. Not realizing we were the cause of the reaction. In order for us to change our actions, we must first begin by changing our thoughts.

Many of us tried to blame our past experiences for the reason behind our thoughts. In order to advance in life, you must let go of your negative thought process. Don't get me wrong, learn from your past experiences. But you can not allow your past negative experiences to dictate your future. You will end up missing out on a lot of great opportunities in life. In order to change the world around you must first start by changing your thoughts...Let me explain this further; please listen to my 2-minute lesson:

Monday, May 1, 2017

"The Best Revenge" By Shawn Randleman

Good day #Smartpreneurs! I was taught four years ago that the sweetest revenge is massive success. Despite all the tragedies I’ve experienced this year, I will never fold. The price of becoming successful is that I have had a lot of haters, even among my family and friends who don’t understand my decisions. They wish for me to fall, yet I wish for them to become great! I've learned how to follow my purpose in life which is bigger than my girlfriend, kids, family, friends, and haters.

I've helped so many people fulfill their destiny; God wired my brain different than other people. Most people never tap into how they are natural wired, they follow what they were taught to do. You will never become truly successful or happy just going with the flow. People actually fool themselves that their happy and successful because their “comfortable”! Stop lying to yourself and making excuses for your current situation. Start today, follow your purpose and become truly successful.

"Success is like beauty, it in the eye of the beholder”... I say this, to tell you a story based on beauty. The interesting thing about humans is that they are attracted to different types of beauty. Despite how you may view a person or object, someone in this world thinks it's “God's great gift to the earth.” Success is seen in many different ways too, but the objective behind success is conquering what you perceive it to be. In Beauty, it's a combination of hair, makeup and clothes, which fits with your unique personality and body type. Just like success, beauty is controlled by outside influences such as the runway and magazines we adore. Truly beautiful and successful people understand exactly who they are.  Success is conquered by mass producing what you have.

The sad part about both beauty and success is when you are achieving your goals…you have some haters along the way! Some people who will tell you that you're ugly…so…you do what you was destiny to do! Remember ‘the best revenge is massive success."...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson:

Monday, April 3, 2017

Believe In Yourself by Shawn Randleman



Good Day #Smartpreneurs! At your request starting today, every first Monday, I will release an excerpt from my new upcoming book entitled "Success Never Sleeps"! I want to start this summer with a quote from the chapter "Believe In Yourself."

As we all need to set new goals for the summer. The most important action, we must take, is to believe in ourselves. All of the previous goals  this years  that you did not accomplish is simply because you did not believe in yourself enough to complete those tasks.

WORK
As we reflect on last this year's accomplishments and failures within our unique professions. We must ask ourselves what held us back from achieving the goals we attended to accomplish in our work life. Many times, we blame the outside influences such as our boss, the market, major client chargeback, etc. for the reason behind our failures. Yes, these factors play a major role, but more importantly, your discipline and persistence is the key to accomplishing your work goals this year. Your discipline protects your mindset from any barrier or challenge you may face! You must believe in your God given talents towards becoming a master or guru in your profession!

LIFE
As we reflect on our lifestyle throughout this year. It’s a blessing to see another summer, but there were many things you want to improve on. In order to change your lifestyle, you must change what you’re doing daily! We all start our year, with all these fresh new goals and the determination to complete them! The problem is when real world problems occur during the process, we retreat to what we know. Instead of pressing forward and believing in ourselves! You must believe in yourself to create the lifestyle you desire!

BALANCE
"Believe In Yourself but also Believe In The Others Around You!” If you can’t believe in the people around you, it's time to change the crowd around you. Success breeds success, and if the environment you're in the major of time does not reflect what you want in life. Chances are you will never achieve it! Every year you are supposed to grow, and if you have the right people around you, they will grow with you...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson:









Monday, March 6, 2017

"Do What Few People Will" by Shawn Randleman

Good Day #Smartpreneurs! Too often we daydream of the possibilities of having more! We envision our dream career or profiting business! We see that, dream house and car! We want our kids to go to the best schools and our families eating the best meals! We know it's possible because we see the dream, in reality, all around us everyday!  Why but is it so hard to obtain our dreams? It's simple..."You must be willing to do what few people will do!"

WORK
If you want your dream career or successful business launch, you must take sacrifices that everyone  around you will not! This commitment will take your money and your time, which is priceless, so you must be 100% committed to the mission. Surround yourself with the right professionals and invest in the proper equipment that get the job done. Learn from each error you encounter and each milestone you accomplish. Be willing to continuously learn and stay ahead of your competition!

LIFE
Do you want your dream home or car? You have to evaluate your assets you have right now! First, create additional cash flow to pay off your liabilities. Side B business models are the way to go if you have a full time job. If you own a business, discover another source of income within your current product or service model. To obtain your dreams, you're going to need cash flow and good credit! Start now, paying all bills on time, double all credit & loan payments. You should also save at least 10% of your income BEFORE TAXES each month! I suggest 401k, IRA, or Stocks. For weekly savings, Stash is a great company to save your money and earn returns.

BALANCE
I was taught, "If you want what few have, you must be willing to do what few people will do!" Even if you must stay up for the next 48 hours to stay on track, DO IT! I guarantee the sleep after will be so sweet and relaxing with no worries because you got the job done!...Let me explain this further, please listen to my 2-minute lesson: