There is always something in life that can be likened to a farm experience, especially if told by a storyteller such as Aaron.
As only Aaron can, he artfully blends the experience of a friend facing the dreaded job all owners have to go through at some point in their life by letting employees go with a recent experience he had on the farm with a birthing goat.
No matter what situation we have to face, we have a choice with how we will let it affect us. If we remember the simple steps posted in the “lesson of the day” below, we will be able to follow Winston Churchill’s advice of shifting our perspective from that of a pessimist to an optimist.
“Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young
Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.
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LESSON FOR THE DAY
When facing the tough aspects of your business, remember these important steps:
- Get educated.
- Get organized.
- Get it done.
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- Mount Saint Helens
- “It’s better to be a has been than a never was” quote origin
- The Lookout podcast on having courage to know when to quit
- Kidding season (birthing of baby goats)
- St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, merchants and ecology
- Winston Churchill
- Jimmy Buffett “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” song lyrics
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES
Aaron uses other “farmisms” when likening his baby goats in an earlier podcast as examples in becoming a strong leader for business.
ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES
Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin
LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:
A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apart from 8 to 2 and recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary with the only boyfriend she ever had. After the kiddies are put to bed, she writes show notes as she continues to ignite her passion for writing and editing, fact checking and learning to make the world wide web a more educated place. When we learn that more gets accomplished when we replace “can’t” with “can” so many possibilities are opened to us. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”