When we work hard, we deserve to claim our prize.
During high school Aaron was already showing his talent in business and entrepreneurship by thinking outside of the box through selling tickets for a school activity where a prize for the most tickets sold motivated him to success. How many opportunities and prizes are presented to us on a regular basis to think outside of the box and ambitiously reach for a seemingly lofty goal?
Aaron provides some great tips in today’s “Lesson of the Day” to audaciously put ourselves out there and achieve success by a landslide.
“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
Set a big goal. If you want to have real success, you have to set really big goals! Think outside of the box for how you can do something different than everyone else. You have to be audacious and add a human interest element. What are you willing to ask someone that others are too afraid to ask?
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- “Give a difficult task to a lazy man” quote origin
- Benson Polytechnic High School founded by Simon Benson
- Volkswagen Dasher
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
- Tom’s Shoes: One for One
- Office Depot back to schools program
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES
Curious about other companies that decide to give back, I found a Forbes list of American companies that have give back programs, and 23 Charitiable Companies.
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!”