On knowledge for men’s website, Josh Verne is featured on his experience on how to succeed in life and business. He mentions that a person’s biggest obstacle can be oneself; himself included. It started with being the underdog, feeling as if life and the obstacles around are stacked against you.
You have to know who you are and how you operate. The question trapped inside the underdog’s mind is how do I get myself out of this trap, answer is finding a new perspective that helps avoid failure. One of the few things that Josh Verne mentions is “take the advice from people, just take it, but remember who you are and put all those pieces together”. Just because one person started a business one way doesn’t mean you can do the exact same thing; your journey isn’t meant to take that path. Your life, your journey, your path will take you where you need to but be willing to “pivot” when necessary.
He elaborates on if you hold yourself back because you are not only holding yourself back, but you will also hold others back. He mentions a business isn’t just a boss and its workers, but a team, a family. Josh Verne talks about being a leader and not being a boss. He recalls a time where his assistant, that he has had alongside him and his business for close to 20 years, came to him when they were beginning in the business world for help, for advice, and he told her that she needed to figure it out on her own.
With that, she did, but she expressed to him that it would have been more helpful if he could have given her actual help. Josh realized that a part of being successful is your team helps you grow, they are your support mechanism, so you have to engage yourself in that team.
Currently, Josh Verne is on his third business FlockU. It is an online platform for college life. It’s a place where students can go to “be free” in a sense. For a short time before FlockU, he owned an e-Commerce platform.
According to Bloomberg.com, his first business was a furniture store from his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. He stayed with this company for close to 20 years. The business started out as a small furniture store, then expanded to a wholesale distributor, and eventually grew into an international furniture store that made itself available throughout the US.
He mentioned briefly that is married and has two young girls. He was questioned, with where he is now in life and in business if he had the opportunity where would he take his family.
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