According to Josh Verne, entrepreneur and founder of several booming businesses, it is necessary to be careful about how we define success. He recently gave an interview for the Knowledge For Men podcast and said that life is not all about our work but is also about what makes us happy as people and includes things like hobbies, our families, and making time for recreation.
He gave several powerful insights into what he has learned over the years and states that he has learned how important it is to listen. Because one person cannot know everything, a leader needs to take advice and be must willing to hear the counsel of other people. He also cautions against the extreme of giving too much attention to naysayers and losing your focus.
Josh Verne stresses the value of treating everyone on his team like they are family. He strives to be the leader of his group instead of a boss and is committed to helping his crew find solutions to problems. His approach is to grow his employees, as well as himself, in the process of working together.
Verne takes an unusual approach to viewing situations in which he is the underdog and says that pivoting is key. He believes in the power of persistence and in finding the angle which will unlock the potential for succeeding with a particular venture. He also speaks to the destructive power in comparing his journey with that of another, saying that each one has their own path to walk in life. Mr. Verne advocates the notion of finding and pursuing your passion as a means to meaningful work.
Josh Verne is the CEO of flocku.com, a website geared toward college students that combines humor, current events, and issues which are important to millennials. He believes the niche is important to nurture because this up-and-coming generation contains our future world-changers. The content is written by and for young people in college.
Mr. Verne is also co-founder of Workpays.me, a company that provides lending services for those traditionally ignored by the banking industry. Seeing an opportunity for a lucrative endeavor, Josh Verne and crew used techniques which were better able to predict a borrower’s ability to pay, using social media and other nontraditional methods. Bankroll deductions and direct withdrawal from the customer’s bank account are the only payment types accepted. Workpays.me was acquired by Global Analytics in 2014.