This is the Get Motivated series where TyypoPrints interviews productive people achieving their dreams and sharing how they do it. If you would like to be featured contact us.
- What's your name?
My name is Paul Roy
- What's your business or occupation about?
People who use wealth managers have access to financial software that helps them understand and manage their personal finances. I bring this software to people who don’t have 7 figures under management.
- What does your average work day look like?
I’m a night person, so my “day” starts at around 6PM. I start by looking at my plan for the day, written by my sometimes over ambitious self the night before. Each day I have 3 major tasks.
- I improve my business.
- I talk about my business.
- I improve my mindset.
- What's the hardest part about your work?
Giving myself credit for accomplishing stuff. In the past, I would forget about my triumphs and focus on the times I had failed. My wife says I’m hard on myself. She’s right. I’m getting better at this every day.
I’ve overcome this problem by keeping a journal. Every day I write down what I did to move my dreams closer to my reality. When I need a boost, I simply go a month back and start reading. It reminds me that I’m accomplishing a lot.
- What keeps you motivated?
I am motivated by watching the people around me grow and mature. It’s so inspiring to watch the people I care about win at life.
- What's the best productivity method that works for you?
I keep track of all my notes using Evernote and The Secret Weapon. This system literally organizes my entire life. It organizes everything in my world using different contexts depending on what’s important to me at the time. It gives me superhuman follow up. Best of all, it’s free!
I recharge by encouraging others during the day. Sometimes it's making a birthday video for a dear friend, or helping a fellow entrepreneur promote their awesome stuff. Giving back is a huge part of my recharging process.
When I need a break from the world, I go for a walk in the jungle. There’s something about the solitude that gives me time to rest my mind. I’ll often return from my walk with a new idea for how to serve my clients better.
- What's the best advice you've ever heard?
You are the combination of the five people you spend the most time with.
This advice has always steered me in the right direction. When I was younger, I didn’t pick my friends wisely. Result: I got in trouble. As an adult, I’ve made it my mission to find people who are doing what I want to do and hang out with them. As my dreams evolve, the people I hang around with change. This is natural and healthy.
- What’s something that you haven’t said, but it’s worth mentioning?
Persistence is the only thing you need for success. Anything you want can be had simply by consistently moving toward it. I’ve lived thousands of my dreams, even the unlikely ones, because I just didn’t give up. Sometimes it took decades to get what I wanted, other times things showed up within hours. The dreams inside your heart belong to you alone. Nobody else has them. Nobody else can bring them into reality. Keep moving toward them and you’ll live an exceptional life.
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