A Couple More Rules of Success

Rules of Success from Brian Moaddeli

1. Establish Goals Every Week

Some people’s businesses couldn’t be more varied. On any particular day, a person may have to count inventory for a corner produce market, conduct a phone meeting on new productivity products for a manufacturing company or, restore a irrigation machine on a farm and keep the website up to date for the consulting business created a week ago. For every business you operate, you cannot overlook any of them. Then one may have to arrange the weekly schedule toward reaching those pursuits.

2. Surround Yourself with Excellence

If you are looking for a partner to aid you to initiate your business or to hire employees, try to recruit qualified candidates who are sharp and present something that enhances your set of skills. Your business will be strengthened as a result.

When you do that it becomes viral and your staff, whether it be a caterer or a painter, it brings success.

20 Inspirational Quotes

At times when I’m displeased with how a few things in life are transpiring, I think people should keep at their side some inspirational quotes to harness more perseverance. I always discover at the very least one quote which covers precisely the issue I’m experiencing.

In some fashion or another, knowing I’m not the one to have doubts, you must be reminded to remain optimistic and focused to continue feeling upbeat. Moreover, the words of wisdom supply good reminders to keep trying, take action, be thankful, and be appreciative.

I for one am an enormous admirer of quotes for inspiration. I like that so much energy can come out of a simple sentence. They inspire us to be more.

I want to share some great quotes that I find to be possibly the most inspiring, and perceptive into the thinking that energizes some highly successful people in the world. A few of them are pretty similar, nevertheless this just assists us in the process of implementation. I trust you will discover them as helpful and motivating!

Here is to building a greater career and lifestyle in 2012 and beyond – Brian Moaddeli

1. “The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” ~ Michael Althsuler

2. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized” ~ Sun Tzu

3. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

4. “If you want to be great and successful, choose people who are great and successful and walk side by side with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “The most important thing in your business relationships is your reputation for honesty. If you can genuinely and sincerely fake honesty, you will be a success. Never doubt it.” – The Mafia Manager

6. “After loyalty come ability, skill and competence. Promote only able people (and the occasional humbler). You find able people by testing them.” – The Mafia Manager

7. “Do not fear when your enemies criticize you. Beware when they applaud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

9. “Fire is the test of gold, adversity of strong men.” – Seneca

10. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller

11. “The skillful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.” ~ Sun Tzu

12. “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.” – Richard Branson

13. “Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgments.” – Dr Warne W. Dyer

14. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great action.” – J. F. Clarke

15. “Giving people self confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do because then they will act.” – Jack Welch

16. “Before making an important decision, get as much as you can of the best information available and review it carefully, analyze it and draw up worst case scenarios. Add up the plus or minus factors, discuss it with your team and do what your guts tell you to do.” – The Mafia Manager

17. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and only five Minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you will do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

18. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

19. “It’s alright to be Goliath but always act like David.” – Philip Knight

20. “If you hear a voice within you saying “you are not a painter” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Making the Most of Your College Years; Q&A with Brian Moaddeli

Brian Moaddeli is the current Vice President for Northern and Southern California branches of College Works Painting, an entrepreneurial management internship program for college students, but got his start in the business world when he founded a successful internet company at the young age of 14. While studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Brian started another company, Champaign Real Estate. The California branch of College Works Painting has flourished under Brain’s leadership, experiencing nearly 100% annual growth consistently over the last 5 years. A professional highlight for Brian has been the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneur’s Organization in San Diego, representing more than $551 million in annual sales. Brian Moaddeli provides his perspective to college students interested in reaching their potential in college and prepare themselves for success beyond graduation.

What Clubs and Activities Should I Join While in College?

Networking with like-minded students and faculty is an important part of the University experience, and joining extracurricular activities is a great way to do this. Most schools offer lots of options to choose from—sometimes making it difficult to decide what to choose. Personally, I think that the role you take within the group is more important than the type of club it is; don’t just be a passive member, become the club president, treasurer, or head of marketing. Down the road, graduate schools and employers will know that the majority of students join on-campus activities, but it takes someone with initiative to become the leader of a group, or to start their own. Rise to the top of the pack taking responsibility as a leader of whatever interest you’re passionate about.

I want to work for a certain company, but they’re not hiring summer jobs. What should I do?

If you are passionate and want to work for a very specific company, say a sports franchise, your best bet is to intern for them while you’re in school. That way, once you graduate and are ready to work full time, you’ll already have contacts and work experience there. If they’re not hiring at the moment, be persistent and willing to do whatever it takes—even if that means working for free. Prove that you’re someone who should get paid. If you can manage it, the experience you gain will pay off.

Shouldn’t I focus on education while in school and working once I graduate?

I’ve seen a lot of students buy into the misconception that the degree they’re earning is what is going to get them a job after graduation. They think that in an interview they’ll be able to sell their abilities based on their degree and their lofty aspirations—being ‘highly motivated,’ with a ‘great work ethic and drive.’ These are great qualities to have, but these points alone won’t effectively set candidates apart from the thousands of others who are competing for the same positions, especially in today’s economy. Employers are more inclined to think, ‘If they haven’t done it by the time they’re a senior, what’s to say they’re going to do it post-grad?’ That is why it’s important to develop yourself into a well-rounded individual before jumping into the job market after college.

How do I choose the best grad school program? Does getting into a ‘big name’ school really matter?

Choosing a grad school depends entirely on what you seek to gain from the degree. You can get an MBA from a top ranked university or a little-known online college, and the degree will be the same but the experience will be completely different. That being said, the quality of your post grad experience is heavily dependent on who you are as a person and the effort you put into it. Just make sure that when deciding on a post graduate degree and program, you are doing it for reasons that are beneficial to you, and not just because you’ve been told it’s “the right thing to do.” Take ownership, do research, and define your own path to success.