Jamie, Jamie, Jamie…If I could pick someone that I’ve met in the past few months that is literally going to make it, Jamie would probably be one of the first names to come to mind. His drive, his momentum, his tenacity and his core values are enough to motivate anyone to follow their dreams.
Jamie’s story is one that resonated with me. I rarely use the term ‘regular’ but Jamie grew up as a regular kid, just like me. There was no special treatment, there were no silver spoon, and there were really no easy roads to take. Everything was a grind, and that’s what I respect most about Jamie. During this particular episode, you’ll notice Jamie talk about his fitness, and how important it is to him. Growing up, Jamie was always into sports, so he’s always had the idea that health is important. Being fit and active was a passion for Jamie as a child, and now in his adulthood, he’s literally turned his passion of staying fit into one of his careers.
Noticing a large shift in the market, Jamie has taken the health industry by storm by allowing people who are looking for a healthy food option to have access to it at the tip of their fingers through a vending machine…brilliant. All it takes is an idea and a shi* ton of execution, and sooner or later, you will have a profitable business. Again, the tenacity Jamie possesses is a common trait that you’d find in many successful entrepreneurs. An example is when Jamie talked about ringing up the radio stations multiple times. He wasn’t getting through, until he heard of that opportune time when they were allowing calls for listeners to win Justin Bieber tickets. Usually, by then, many people would give up. Jamie didn’t, and that’s exactly why he’s a successful entrepreneur with a BRIGHT future ahead.
Here are some pointers I took from my interview with the Italian Stallion:
- Competition is key- Jamie touched on his childhood at the beginning of the interview, and talked about his involvement in sports from a young age. That made Jamie competitive, which brought out the ‘fighter’ in him. Not physically, but mentally. Jamie realised that competition is healthy, and needed in order to move to the next step.
- Freedom = Choices- Mr. Totino mentioned freedom as being able to make choices, anytime, anywhere. I also connect these two words. Freedom to me also means that I can make the choice to buy dinner for my family and friends, take a vacation, buy something that I’d like, or even do nothing. It’s not just about financial freedom, but about mental freedom too.
- See the best in people- This is something that I think the world needs to work on, including myself. Stop judging a book by its’ cover, and get to know them. In the past few years, I’ve learned to try and see the best in everyone that I meet. Jamie is right—sometimes, you will get burned, but most of the time, you won’t, and those are the times that you should cherish and value. See the best in people, because there are a lot more good people in the world than bad.
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