The road to success was not always easy. He had his share of setbacks like most entrepreneurs, but what makes him stand out from the crowd was his willingness to keep working for his goals. He has a relentless desire to succeed.
Here are a few tips he’s shared for others to achieve their dreams.
There is No Secret Sauce
Don’t rely on gimmicks or shady practices to achieve your goals. It takes hard work to accomplish anything worthwhile. Creating wealth in any industry takes perseverance and integrity. Jim Toner fought a tough battle for 25 years to become the success he is today. He did this through hard work and discipline, and he knows you can do it too. Toner also discussed his steps on achieving financial independence here.
Goals For The Win
Setting attainable goals will bring you the success you deserve. Goal setting is incredibly important, but never forget that reaching those goals is even more so. Never give up. This goes hand in hand with his core belief that self-esteem is key to advancement. Believe in yourself, and others will believe in you too.
Be Your Toughest Critic
Be that boss who drives you forward. Never rest on your laurels, because consistently rising to meet new challenges is what will create your fortune, not luck.
Take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to be the best you can be. If you neglect one area of your life, the rest of your world will become unbalanced.
Be a Time Master
Time management is key to Jim Toner’s success, and it should be your too. Get the latest update from Toner on Facebook.
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When you set out to start your career some of the most important things that one to your success are the things that motivate you to be better than you were. For some people that drive to succeed is simply not strong enough and their dreams fall by the wayside. Dr. Mark McKenna never felt as though that was an option for his dreams. A CrunchBase article entitled “A Glimpse into What Drives Atlanta Entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna” discusses his budding medical aesthetics company and the drive that he has to help it succeed.
For a very early age, Dr. Mark McKenna knew that he wanted to contribute to the medical field. To that end, he enrolled himself Tulane medical school where he graduated and began work as both a surgeon and general medical practitioner. While he was initially committed to the medical field there was always a pull towards something more entrepreneurial. He had felt a desire to grow something from the ground up after seeing the medical practice that his father held. This spirit is one of the contributing factors that helped him create and then sell ShapeMed to the company Lifetime Fitness Inc. for a substantial profit.
His newest endeavor is OVME. OVME is all about elective surgery and the process of making it a more patient-focused experience. The reason why something like OVME was so important to Dr. Mark McKenna is that he had worked in the medical field and he saw the growing need for professionals who were patient-focused in this field. It can become a little jailing to work in an industry where a lot of the work is not necessary. The problem is that even though the procedures might say that they are elective it does not mean that it’s an optional thing for the patient. They may be engaging in this process for several reasons, and these doctors could potentially be changing their lives. Dr. Mark McKenna has created a way for professionals to provide a better standard of care for these individuals through his practice OVME. It is his hope that his legacy will impact many facets of healthcare.
Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar embarked on a wide-ranging tweetstorm in February 2018. He expounded on the possibilities of the stock market, Bitcoin, startup companies, and monopolies, among other important topics. The key to Pishevar’s tweetstorm lies in his predictions that the market would dip in 2018.
As of the summer of 2018, these predictions have come true in a moderate fashion. Shervin Pishevar did correctly predict the fall in Bitcoin prices, though the drop has not been as severe as he warned it might be. “Gold will rise in response (to Bitcoin’s fall). Bitcoin will continue to crash but stabilize at 2-5k range and begin a more stable rise over the next 24 months.”
As far as stocks are concerned, the market has experienced a number of sell-offs, but the market has remained relatively stable. The 6,000 point drop that Pishevar predicted has not yet come to pass.
Pishevar touched on many other topics in his tweetstorm. He pointed to the resurgence of China, stating that its dominance in infrastructure could greatly influence the global business climate. He criticized infrastructure in the United States, claiming that “our infrastructure is in tatters, decrypt and decaying. Our government and companies are trapped in short-term thinking.”
According to Shervin Pishevar, technology innovation is moving overseas and Silicon Valley is losing its dominance. Shervin Pishevar warned of the five American tech monopolies: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook. He stated that these five mega-corporations stifled technology investment in the United States.
“Just like Ma Bell, these 5 giants have too much power, stifling startups,” he claimed. “Uber might be the last giant to eke out before it was too late.”
One sector of the economy that Shervin Pishevar is bullish about is space exploration. He pointed to the exciting possibilities of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. He said that the companies would “suffer derision” until their core business was successful.
Shervin Pishevar has a unique and valuable perspective on the tech and financial worlds. While not all of his predictions have come to pass, it is worth keeping them in mind as the months go by.
Stream Energy is a company based out of Dallas, Texas that has a wide variety of services available for all persons. Their main business is dealing with electricity and natural gas, making it affordable for you as a client. They have plans that you can afford and they also give you the tools you need so that you can manage how much you use.
They offer other programs such as cell phone service, you can also either call a doctor or talk with a doctor on the internet twenty-four hours a day, and they also have programs that help with roadside assistance or protecting you from identity theft and credit monitoring.
Stream Energy also is a philanthropic company that have helped with a number of charities and have started a few themselves. Stream Energy started a charity called “Stream Cares.” “Stream Cares” has already helped thousands of people since being started. An example of what Stream Energy has done through “Stream Cares” is after the string of tornadoes hit Northern Texas in 2016. Stream Energy helped the customers by helping them financially and by helping recover what they could for their customers.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Stream Energy started another charity called “Hope Supply Company,” which helped get diapers, clothes, and school supplies to as many homeless children as was possible and they also helped them financially and by helping with supplies they needed for the children’s’ homes.
The company started another charity called “Operation Once in a Lifetime,” which helped Dallas area veterans with support morally and financially as each veteran needed and they donated free transportation for the veterans who could not afford it to a restaurant where the veterans were given a special honorary lunch.
The company even went as far as to co-host a party for ten girls whose parent or parents were veterans called the American Girl Doll Experience. The company paid some or all of the expenses for the party.
David Zalik is the CEO and co-founder of the incredibly successful GreenSky Credit, a lender specializing in business loans used to help companies grow and homeowner’s achieve their dreams. This powerhouse company was operating from David Zalik’s basement where it has grown to boast a $3.6 billion dollar valuation. Today, David still owns over half of GreenSky Credit, which has propelled him to incredible wealth.
A Unique Approach
One of the reasons why GreenSky Credit is so successful is because of their unique approach to business. They are able to harness the power of third parties to do all of the labor-intensive work, while they are able to cash in on the profits from the endeavor.
In many instances, GreenSky Credit enlists the help of home contractors to market the loan to the homeowners. GreenSky then obtains funding from any of their 14 different partnering banks. GreenSky makes a profit from a percentage of the loan amount and also is paid a percentage of the yearly balance of the loan through the funding bank. Essentially, GreenSky is paid to service and generate the loans for the banks. They are the middleman between the homeowner and the bank while working through the contractor.
GreenSky Credit has managed to capitalize on a niche they created and has generated 1.2 million customers with unsecured loans since the company began in 2012. Estimates of performance by market experts predicted that the company would see in excess of a 25% profit margin, which is partially based on their performance in the last 5 years.
David Zalik’s vision for his company and a groundbreaking approach to lending has created a healthy environment for his company to continue to prosper. He started from humble beginnings assembling computers in college to working his way up to becoming a business visionary with his sights set on the future.
Adam Milstein is a blogger at the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), an activist, a businessman, and a philanthropist who works to make the world a better place for the Jewish people. He helped to co-found the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which works to make the Jewish people stronger and to feel more connected with their relationship with the United States. He is also a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council as well as its chair of national expansion. To serve even more people he sits on the Boards of a spread of organizations, and a few of these include the Israel on Campus Coalition, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and StandWithUs.
Adam Milstein recently penned an article in the JNS related to the way that some radical alliances are helping to increase the amount of antisemitism in the world. He mentions that, both, the radical left and the radical right have fanned the flames of antisemitism over the years and that radical Muslim movements have also. He also pointed out the strange fact that radical Muslim and radical leftists have joined forces in Europe, and, unfortunately, now in North America. While the political far left does not agree with many of the tenets held by radical Muslims including putting gays to death, stoning women, and stomping on the rights of people and minorities everywhere, they ignore all of this to come together and share their hatred for the west.
Adam Milstein asks how the radical left can ignore the bigoted ways of radical Islam including the way it treats minorities and women. Instead of looking at the facts, the left glosses over a lot and by doing so contributes to the oppression of women and other people. By not being able to clearly distinguish between a radical Muslim and the rest of them, the radical left has done a disservice to the world. It also strongly affects Israel and its people, because the radical left portrays them as oppressing Muslims along with blaming them for any other issue in the Middle East. Adam Milstein is hoping to open the eyes of the left as well as people all over the world.
Market America is well-known in the business world as the “Unfranchise Franchise”. It’s been in business since 1992 and was created and developed by married couple Loren and JR Ridinger. Since its inception over two decades ago, the company has undergone several changes as well as expanding to several different countries. Currently, Market America can be found in America, Canada and Singapore, and they have plans to branch out to Europe in the next few years. Over 650 people work for Market America in their offices, and their main job is to help independent distributors get started with the reselling program. The main office for M.A. is found in Greensboro, NC. Over half a million people sell products through the Market America platform on their own pre-purchased websites. Distributors can make anywhere from a few dollars a month to a few thousand dollars a month depending on the success of their site and marketing.
Market America works with third party manufacturing corporations to create and sell the products available to consumers. The product lines include Isotonix, Royal Spa, Pet Health, Snap and AutoWorks. The company is continually launching new product lines, which give independent distributors the ability to pick and choose what they want to sell. You can either sell one specific line on your site or several depending on what you are looking to achieve as a business owner. M.A. also sells these products themselves on their Shop.com platform, which was purchased from Bill Gates back in 2012.
The company’s distributors will need to pay a nominal fee in order to keep their websites active. As of right now, it will cost distributors roughly $100 a month to keep their sites fully active. If you become an independent distributor through Market America, you will also be required to attend routine seminars that are held online via web conferencing software. Distributors will be alerted of these seminars in advance to book themselves a seat. Seminars can cost anywhere from $100 to $300, and if you miss several seminars in a row, you will lose all rights to sell M.A. products.
The gluteal augmentation is not something that will commonly be heard in the news. By accident when the name is heard most of the times it’s because of the malpractice or the medical accident. Some changes are being seen because of Dr. Mark Mofid, and things are changing for the better. There are so many reasons why Dr. Mark Mofid will be known in the cosmetic medical community. One reason why he is recognized as someone who knows what he is talking about is that he has university education from two universities Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. But apart from the training that he has, over the years he has demonstrated that he can be an industry innovator.
Mofid has gained the reputation of the people because of the status that he has and through his practices he ensures that he adheres to the medical safety. The patients at the gluteal augmentation will ask for the large implant that is not uncommon. But with that, the patients will be taken advantage off so that to pay more but that’s not what Dr. Mark Mofid does he ensures that the safety of the patients will come first. By doing so, he will provide the practices that are entirely safe. That’s why he is at the forefront by doing researches on ways that he can use to do better than what has been done before.
The approach that Dr. Mark Mofid will use is supported by science to get the innovations, scrutinize the details and thinking in a broadway. With the knowledge that he as when it comes to the skin, muscles system and fat have been able to put him in a position to understand things from a different angle. For over eight years that’s how long Dr. Mark Mofid has spent working on the specific ways of carrying out the surgeries. He refuses to follow how thing have been running in the past and he works on coming up with new ideas. That is what has led him to research and come up with the superior gluteal implant.
Atlanta is about to get a lot more beautiful. Renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mckenna, a pioneer in the field of Medical Aesthetics, has just announced the opening of his new, state-of-the-art facility in Buckhead. OVME, pronounced of me, is a “medical aesthetic experience” featuring four luxurious and private treatment rooms, offering all the latest in treatments.
Dr. Mark Mckenna, a graduate of Tulane Medical School, has always had an itch to innovate. Rather than follow the traditional routes through the medical field, upon graduation in 1999, Mckenna went into real estate. When Hurricane Katrina cut a tragic swath through his territory, Mckenna decided to make a change. He moved to Atlanta and made his first attempt at medical entrepreneurship, opening a chain of cosmetic treatment, nutrition, and weight counseling offices, calling his new venture ShapeMed. He sold the business to a chain of gyms, continuing to work with the company for another year, but he missed the challenges and rewards of running his own business. Out of that, OVME was born.
Dr. Mark Mckenna first envisioned his new venture as an Uber-like service for Botox patients. He foresaw a time when patients would pull out their smartphones, and with a few swipes of an app, have an appointment for a house call. While the initial plan was eventually found to be unworkable, for now, it did get Mckenna’s innovative mind churning. OVME 2.0 was built on a deconstructed vision of medical aesthetics that is client-focused, and highly curated to the client’s needs.
The experience at OVME is highly customizable, with Dr. Mark Mckenna and his team providing one-on-one consultations to create care-plans that are personal and focused on long-term results. OVME also provides a comprehensive series of membership packages, at different pricing levels, that include exclusive discounts, access to special events, free monthly treatments, and, for those busy Atlanta professionals, same-day Botox appointments.
OVME, located at 3167 Peachtree Road NE, in Atlanta, opened its doors on March 1st, and Dr. Mark Mckenna and his staff are sure to keep innovating and designing a one-of-a kind medical aesthetic experience.