He’s a hero in his community. His employees love him. His peers honor him. And, I think I know the reason why.
Tim is the Midwestern “boy-next-door”, a genuine nice guy who has reached great success and yet still manages to remain incredibly modest, humble and grounded. He gives back to his community and makes a difference in the world.
What I learned from Tim comes not only from his words, but from his actions and from how he lives his life by example. We could all learn a thing or two from this wise man. I hope his feature as our Luminary inspires YOU today.
Here are 10 Tips for Success from Tim Storm:
When we act with more concern for others than for our self, we can’t help but succeed.
Core values will keep you on track.
Having core values to use as a touchstone will keep you on track through uncertainty. Tim’s core values are Integrity, Change, Commitment, Passion, Balance, Respect and FUN!
Being an entrepreneur is like riding a roller coaster, complete with high highs and low lows. Don’t expect it to be easy or predictable and know that change is normal. Recognizing where you are on the roller coaster cycle and taking action accordingly will help you succeed through change.
Maintain your balance.
Create opportunities to recharge. Do what you can to take your mind off of business occasionally and set aside what preoccupies you most of the time.
Don’t be afraid to try.
You can achieve anything by taking the first step. Baby steps add up to experience and results that one can’t fathom at the beginning of the journey. Remember, it all starts from not being afraid to try.
Adversity happens but take action anyway.
If you maintain the belief in yourself that you’re going to find a way, you become unstoppable. Learn to succeed during the tougher times. Remember that races are always won on the uphill, so keep going! Don’t allow someone else’s restrictions to keep you from following your dream. Go in the direction that you want to go, move and grow.
There’s always a silver lining.
Even in the most challenging of times, there is always a silver lining when you learn from your experiences. If you don’t understand “why” in the moment, trust that you will be able to see it later. Adversity is an absolute waste if we don’t learn from it.
Pride leads to happiness.
Do something that makes you proud! When you look at your accomplishments and see how many lives you’ve touched, the journey is worthwhile, regardless of how many mountains you’ve had to climb.
Charter your own course.
Don’t live by someone else’s rules. Do what makes you happy and follow your dream, even if that means you don’t fit into the normal “box”. Risk being called “crazy”.
Experience is more valuable than possessions.
In the throws of great success, remember…toys are fun but- the things with the greatest value in life are not the things that one has to dust off each week. Create a life of experiences. No matter what happens, no one can ever take away the memories.
Thanks for a great interview Tim. (For anyone in Rockton, IL, I think Tim is one of the coolest people I’ve met in a long time. So, will someone please go give this man a great big hug from me!? Thank you!)