Sometimes just doing the basics can lead to a promising finish in anything you do.
Connie Jordan of Las Vegas is a professional life, career and executive coach at Anchor Adversity. As the founder and CEO, she is trusted with educating, motivating, and re-branding thousands of individuals’ leadership spirit by coaching life strategies. Jordan is known as an energetic and positive professional who takes pride in supporting others as they engage in self-development to embrace change.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
My business idea came from a strong desire of wanting to leave a legacy which impacts others in a positive educational way. Once I realized that starting a business was not as difficult as those may say or do, I then began to brainstorm business names and pictured myself growing something that has been long desired. I often heard that you just need to dive in and do… so I did. In reality, my inspiration comes from within. I have always been a self-starter along with envisioning greatness.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My typical day consists of daily reading of self-help books and authentically understanding myself.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Exponential growth in the company. My goal is to see a major profit within the three to five-year time-frame, or of course sooner.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
One habit that makes me productive as an entrepreneur is that I envision where I will be in years to come; I always keep the end in mind. I am endlessly digging more into understanding me which pushes my future outcomes to be more thorough and of merit.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Advice to give my younger self would be to advocate myself much earlier in life. I could have received so much more on multiple levels such as financially, emotionally and socially. My contributions now are endless, and if I could have guided myself to be more active and not wallow so much, I could be further along. Take advantage of opportunities that would position me better. Really look at the success and failures of others, study it and learn from it.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Something true that no one agrees with me is the fact that simple can be worthy. Sometimes just doing the basics can lead to a promising finish in anything you do. I think of moments when I should ask someone a question, and then I don’t. Yet, when I do ask, the answer is given, and the notion (whatever it may be) is done.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
As an entrepreneur, I repeatedly value who I am daily. Intently, we must take ourselves more seriously and determine our worth. No one really knows you, but you.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
One strategy that helps grow my business is trying not to feel the weight of any concerns or doubt and merely focus on making it happen.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
As an entrepreneur, you face failure every single day. The trick is to learn from it, adapt, and keep moving forward. We have to remember that nothing is owed to you and there is a slight chance that anything worthy will just be given to you. We have to work hard and dream big.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently spent $100 on a client who was getting ready for her promotion. She had nothing, and I knew her self-esteem would rise by taking her on a shopping spree. It made her feel so good. I could see her face light up as if she was a star. We may have our adversities in life, but the poverty-stricken environment of this particular student is no comparison. It was the best $100 I ever spent; we must pay it forward.
- Intently, we must take ourselves more seriously and determine our worth. No one really knows you, but you.
- Sometimes just doing the basics can lead to a promising finish in anything you do.
- Really look at the success and failures of others, study it and learn from it.
- My goal is to start a world-wide community of believers that when you think you cannot…you can!
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.