22-year-old Jason Wojo is the founder and CEO of Wojo Media, a firm that has helped dozens of businesses achieve success and build better brands.
In this article, Jason shares insights on overcoming challenges, relieving stress, and grooming successful habits.
We experience challenges every day; most times, they come in the form of something as simple as a shaky charging cord, and other times, it can be something as serious as getting kicked out of your house.
On his way to the top, Jason faced a lot of financial problems. He couldn’t pay for his food, let alone his drivers’ license.
It got to the point that he couldn’t take it anymore. This feeling of depression forced him to sell most of the items he didn’t need anymore, including his Pokemon Pillows and backpacks.
During this period, Jason was an earnest follower of serial entrepreneur garyvee, and at the time, Gary started his “flip items series.”
Jason tweeted his first sale and tagged Gary.
To his surprise, Gary retweeted the sale! This gave Jason a lot of motivation to keep up the hustle. That summer, he made over $2000 flipping items on Facebook.
This is what kept him afloat; hardcore dedication to keeping on flipping items even when the sales weren’t soaring you and motivation from one of his mentors, Gary Vaynerchuk.
Burnout is a phenomenon millions around the world face daily. This happens when we forget to take breaks or relax.
For solo entrepreneurs that are just starting their journey, Burnout is something you’ll experience a lot.
This is because you’re a one-person team.
To get past this, Jason recommends that you learn how to allocate tasks to other individuals who can take the workload.
” The biggest reason why business owners burnout is because they don’t want to trust anyone with their tasks. They have an ego, and ego is the silent killer of most businesses.”- Jason.
Bracing up for success!
Some days, I look for a quiet room to reflect upon the choices I’ve made so far this year. Some of them were good, others not so good.
During this reflection sessions, one question always pops up in my mind;
What do successful individuals do that sets them apart from the rest? Today, Jason will answer this age-old question.
I’ll let him take it over from here;
Hey guys, it’s Jason! So here are a few things I do that have brought me great success;
The first thing is consistency: You can’t stay good at something until it’s done repeatedly, and massive action is taken towards doing it and keeping it a part of your routine.
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson
Next is to understand the reward: What’s the end goal involved? Taking on a successful habit means you want to replace a bad one with it.
With the combination of accountability and consistency, hitting that end goal will be a lot easier, and having that impact in your life will drive other areas of your life that need a successful habit added to them!
Finally, You have to be accountable, Acknowledging that you have a terrible habit,t and holding yourself responsible for changing it.
This means of accountability won’t just be for habits but will help you manifest multiple facets of your life once you build more consistency in holding yourself accountable for your actions and the things you want in life!
What keeps you motivated? Every one of us has something we draw inspiration from in tough situations.
For Jason, It’s the climb to success;
Every day, Jason wakes up with a sense of urgency to scale every single day at an exponential rate.
“My overall motivation is the story I’m telling. Every single action I take, deal I close, client I acquire or kindness I spread out to the world is a reflection on me and my legacy moving forward.”
Lastly, Jason also draws inspiration from the fact that he gets to live life on his terms.
On a Parting Note;
Here’s a quote Jason thinks will inspire you;
“When I was 14, my father was stationed in Japan. I went rock climbing with this kid from school. He fell, got injured, and I had to take him to the hospital.
We came in through the wrong entrance and passed this guy in the hall. It was a janitor.
My friend came down with an infection. The doctors didn’t know what to do.
They brought in the janitor. He was a doctor too. And a Buraku- One of Japan’s untouchables. His ancestors had been slaughterers, gravediggers.
The janitor knew the other staff didn’t accept him; he didn’t even try.
He didn’t dress well.
He didn’t pretend to be one of them.
The people that ran that place, they didn’t think that he had anything they wanted. Except when they needed him. Because he was right. Which meant that nothing else mattered. And they had to listen to him.” – Hugh Laurie (Be The Janitor)