The accomplishment of an aim or a purpose; the attainment of popularity or profit; the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.
We all want to be successful at something. A successful business person, parent, or student; success with our finances, our marriage, our friendships. Hey, I just want to be successful at Apples to Apples!
Randy and Evan are two pretty successful dudes. They've accomplished a lot in their little lives. From creating apps to running businesses to just plain running, I'd say they have some pretty good advice to give on how to be successful.
Randy, the man with the shiny head, the one with the amazing dreams, and best of all...President of Ziyak. He is an opportunist by nature and can spot a winner from a mile away. He's overseen large sales forces in the Solar and Auto industry but overall, specializes in start-ups. Randy moved to Kansas City a few years ago when he noticed there was a lack of competition in the Renewable Energy sector here. He built SunSmart Technologies from the ground up and was recognized as the 87th largest Solar Contractor in the US within its first year of business (Considering there are more than 500 Solar Contractors in the US, that's a pretty big deal!). After selling his interests in that business, he came across an amazing opportunity in the App industry. His buddy, Evan, had found a hole that needed to be filled in the bulk trucking industry, and then rainbows started shining and angels started singing as Evan and Randy joined forces for the very first time.
Before Evan, Ziyak's fearless VP, even graduated high school he had already started a business called Holwick Detail (a car detailing business). Evan played tennis in college and attended UMKC's Business School. He managed KAW Services, a trucking company based in Liberty, Missouri, for three years. While there, he managed the tank cleaning division, schedules, accounting, customer service, and ISO tanks. It was working for KAW that he realized the trucking industry was still stuck in somewhat of the dark ages. So, when the angels began their chorus in 2014, it was as Randy and Evan created something called "EasyFleet", which also happen to be their first mobile app. The goal was to bring the trucking industry into the technological age. Million dollar trucking companies were still running on carbon paper, so thanks to Randy and Evan and their amazing minds, our beloved truckers can easily keep track of when their trucks are cleaned and where to get them cleaned, since that has to be done each time they're used.
Like I said, very successful. And very intelligent! It is amazing getting to work with these minds every day. Their brains run at 100 miles per hour almost all day. And then they actually run! Randy and Evan completed their first triathlon just a few months ago and are getting ready to compete in their next one on September 11th!
So, here are ten tips on how to be successful from two men you are killing it in the success business.
It seems so simple. Choosing to wake up every day and be the most successful you that you can possibly be, isn't always easy, but it is absolutely possible! So, today I'm going to choose to be a successful mom and employee. It can start off as simple as that. What are you going to be successful at today?
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Kendra is an Executive Assistant at Ziyak. She loves to share her humor and share her passions with anyone who will take the time to read what she writes.