Sometimes the only person standing in your way for success is yourself. Do you have the audacity to move our of your way?
To get past the gatekeepers and through the doors of barriers, Aaron has some steps to consider as you advance confidently in your dreams.
As a part of Laughlin Assoc International with Mossimo Penco in Rome, Aaron ate at a restaurant and park up against an ancient Roman wall. They tried to open the old door, which was locked. Like a speakeasy from Prohibition, they finally got in.
Aaron describes in vivid detail the scene of the restaurant where he ate an amazing meal at the same time as the Prince of Jordan and entourage that evening. Sometimes it has nothing to do with how much money you have, but who you know.
That’s one way to get through the door. Another way is during the most unexpected of times. In Pocatello, Idaho of 1986 Aaron met his wife for the first time face to face while she’s experiencing an allergy attack. He needed to achieve something, knocked on a door, and presented his need. Fortunately there was a great person on the other end that was able to help and she received medication
“The difference between a successful and a great artist is audacity.” -Pablo Picasso. You’re never going to rise up without forming relationships and audacity.
Sometimes you need to be bold enough to deserve this opportunity to be heard.
“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 shares wonderful gems in each episode 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
Have a clear goal. You’ve got to be able to clearly articulate your vision/goal. If you want to be taken seriously, first thing you do is write it out and be ready. Lack of preparation will ooze out of you just as readily as confidence will.
Believe it’s true. Your subconscious does not know the difference between conscience and reality. You’ve got to do the work and get yourself ready, which then gets you into that worthiness phase. Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts. Show gratitude.
Then start over.
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- Laughlin International
- Restaurants in Rome, Italy
- Speakeasies during Prohibition
- Emotions and Italians
- Prince of Jordan
- Pablo Picasso quotes
- Forbes Magazine
- Speaking on a TEDx stage
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES
I couldn’t find the quote that Aaron mentioned above on audacity, thinking it came from Picasso, but I have found The Ultimate List of Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs and 100 Best Success Quotes.
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!”