Josh Verne is a rising star in the world of American business and entrepreneurs. Beginning as co-president of Home Line Furniture, he moved on to become co-founder and CEO of workspays.me, an online business that deducts purchases directly from payroll. After selling workspays.me to Global Analytics Holding in 2014, Verne founded FlockU, a content exchange for college students in 2016 and is CEO of that company as well.
With over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur, Verne is well versed in starting, expanding, and then selling businesses. He believes that true vision and the surest path to success is simply the ability to see what others don’t and then act on that information accordingly. Josh Verne believes that finding what inspires you the most and putting it to work is the best chance any entrepreneur has for success.
Verne’s business philosophy is straightforward and simple. He believes there are two very different types of people typically found in management jobs. There are leaders, and then there are bosses. Bosses have the power of their job title to demand respect, and can be counted on to always act in their own best interest. A leaders however, earns the respect of co-workers by putting them ahead of his own desires.
Verne believes that in an atmosphere of respect, working together towards a common goal is much easier to do than the other option. Someone has to be the leader, but it can be a fine line to walk. A boss may be able to demand respect, and insist on his will being followed but how dependable is “forced” respect? Much better to earn it by leading well, and being the kind of person others know they can call on for help or advice.
One firm policy of Verne’s is never obligate yourself to an idea or plan that is “win-lose.” If the plan isn’t a winner for the client, business and socially as well, then it needs to be re-worked until it is. According to Verne, if one never settles for less than a win on all sides, they have no choice but to come up with a plan that works when problems crop up. This kind of thinking is what puts Verne a cut above anyone else in business only for themselves.
Verne has another philosophy that makes very good sense. He believes that people have two ears and only one mouth for a reason, and when the ears are used to listen more, and the mouth to talk less, that is a recipe for success that’s hard to beat. The less said, the more people pay attention when you do speak.
Balance in all areas of life is a must for those who want to succeed. If your private life and health aren’t all they could be, it doesn’t matter how big your bank account is. It takes money to get along in today’s society, and when one doesn’t make enough they and their loved ones are the people who will suffer for it. That simple point comes down to one thing, balance promotes progress.
Passion is a big part of any successful venture. Of course, there are a lot of people out there who have no shortage of passion yet they fail in business anyway. The trick is to find the idea that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. If not, your business may keep plodding along anyway, but chances are it will never grow to reach its full potential.