Success Principles From Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy

by Drago on February 7, 2014

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Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week – “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” (Muhammad Ali)

Word Of The Week – Abecedarian (ay-bee-see-dair-ee-un) : of or relating to the alphabet or alphabetically arranged.
eg : The children recited an abecedarian chant, beginning with “A is for apple” and ending with “Z is for zebra.”

Proverb Of The Week – Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. (Proverbs 10 verse 4 The Bible)

Success Principles From Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy

We love to study successful people and companies and learn about what drives them, what makes them unique. Today we share insights from Bob Parsons who has built up one of the most successful Web Hosting and Domain Name registration companies in the world.

Here are Bob’s rules for success in business and in life.

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– Get and stay out of your comfort zone

I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say, “But I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is simple: “Security is for cadavers.”

– Never Give Up

Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.

– When you are ready to quit, you’re closer than you think

There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”

– With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.

Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of “undefined consequences.” My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, “Well, Robert, if it doesn’t work, they can’t eat you.”

– Focus on what you want to have happen

Remember that old saying, “As you think, so shall you be.”

– Take things a day at a time

No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.

– Always be moving forward

Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

– Be quick to decide

Remember what General George S. Patton said: “A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”

– Measure everything of significance

Remember what General George S. Patton said: “A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”

– Anything that is not managed will deteriorate

If you want to uncover problems you don’t know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven’t examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.

– Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing

When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.

– Never let anybody push you around

In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you’re doing as anyone else, provided that what you’re doing is legal.

– Never expect life to be fair

Life isn’t fair. You make your own breaks. You’ll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).

– Solve your own problems

You’ll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you’ll develop a competitive edge. Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: “You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others.” There’s also an old saying that I remind myself of frequently. It goes like this: “A wise man keeps his own counsel.”

– Don’t take yourself too seriously

Lighten up. Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

– There’s always a reason to smile

Find it. After all, you’re really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!”

If your business needs help finding a reason to smile, give us a call. We’re here to help!

Have a great week unless you choose otherwise.

Drago

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Success Profile 

This week’s success profile is two of our clients, West Coast Mazda & West Coast Toyota. (I have deliberately featuring these two clients for the past couple of weeks so that you could see how much their You Tube Channels have been growing, last week they were at 259,000 & 139,000 respectively, look at what they are at this week. This should tell you how important content creation is!)

The reason why we want to recognize Brad Hansen and Randy Saunders and their teams are that they are doing exceptional jobs of marketing. We speak a lot about the importance of “Content Creation Marketing” and being committed to providing great content for your customers.

Brad and Randy have done great jobs at being the faces of their businesses, their You Tube Channels have received over 265,600 views and 141,300 views of their videos respectively in just over a year. The impressive fact about these views are that no one ends up on a car dealers You Tube channel for entertainment sake, customers arrive their because they are producing content that they come across when they are searching for information about vehicles.

Their channels are gaining thousands of new views each week!

To view their channels and their videos click on the links.

West Coast Mazda

West Coast Toyota


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West Coast Nissan – www.WestCoastNissan.ca
The Christian Athlete My Story – www.thechristianathletemystory.com
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British Columbia Law Institute – www.bcli.org
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West Coast Toyota – www.westcoasttoyota.com
West Coast Ford Lincoln – www.westcoastfordlincoln.com
4D LABS – www.4Dlabs.ca 
Dominion Lending – www.dominionlending.ca
Ask Scott – www.AskScott.ca
South Centre VW – www.southcentrevw.com

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West Coast Mazda – www.westcoastmazda.com
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North Shore Acura – www.NorthShoreAcura.com
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Cold-FX – www.Coldfx.com
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Jim Pattison Hyundai – www.jpautogroup.com
Capital Direct – www.CapitalDirect.ca
Jim Pattison Lexus – www.jimpattisonlexus.com 
Happy Honda – www.HappyHonda.com
Watkin Motors – www.WatkinMotors.com 
Buist Motors – www.Buistmotors.com
The King Of Floors – www.KingOfFloors.com
Bon Voyage Travel – www.BonVoyageTravel.com
Cove Mortgage – www.CoveMortgage.com
Mattress Mattress – www.MattressMattress.com
Israel Tours – www.Israeltoursforchristians.com
Briar Design & Construction – www.Briarrenos.com
Spa Utopia – www.SpaUtopia.ca
Direct Buy – www.Directbuy.com
Crystal Clear Water – www.crystalclearh2o.ca
Cummins – www.Cummins.com
The Hockey Shop – www.TheHockeyShop.com
Prestigious Properties – www.PrestProp.com
Ralph’s Auto Supply – www.Ralphsauto.com
Royal City Jewelers & Loans – www.Rcj.ca
Sunshine Coast Health Centre – www.Sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca
Sears Carpet & Upholstery Care –
 
SureSlim – www.SureSlim.ca
Surrey Golf Club – www.SurreyGolf.com
Tell Del – www.TellDel.com
Tourism Surrey – www.TourismSurrey.com

Just to name a few…


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