Every person has a history that has formed them into who they are today. Despite everything that happens in our lives, it is not the events that happen that shape us, it is the way we respond to them that does. I recently had the opportunity to meet Tristan Hamm, one of the talented producers behind Gohamm Productions, and the founder of Revived Outdoors, an outdoor adventure company that shows people their true abilities. Tristan let me in on some tips he learned that have made him the successful man he is today.
Entrepreneurs Will Never Stop Learning
Entrepreneurship is one of the biggest risks a person can take, however it also has the potential for the biggest rewards. “There is nothing I wish I knew before I started. Everything I have done, all my failures, have led me to where I am today” Tristan explained. This had been one of the most unexpected and powerful responses I have ever been given. The more Tristan spoke, the more I realized how accurate he was. By knowing nothing, Hamm had opened the door to learning everything. Nothing was skipped over or assumed as he started from zero and worked his way up. Business is a learning process. Everything about it is constantly changing. As society is changing, successful businesses must realize what they can do to keep up. With every bump in the road or failure, the company comes out stronger and wiser.
Start with a Goal, But Know There is No Clear Path
“I always knew I wanted to work and build my own dreams, but at first I didn’t know what those were,” Hamm said. Once you figure out what you want to do, everything you do should be working towards your goal. Everything should be one step up, leading you in the direction you want to go. Unfortunately, entrepreneurship has no GPS. It is not like a highway. Instead, it can be seen as a curvy road with some detours. You have to be prepared for the trip to not be easy. Sometimes you seem like you are so far from where you are trying to be, but you just have to stay focused and pull yourself back to where you want to be.
You Are More Capable Than You Realize
“People hold themselves back because they become too comfortable. They are content with how things are and don’t want to rock the boat” Hamm admitted. What many don’t realize is that they definitely won’t accomplish their goals if they give up or never try. Hamm admits that he has had many failures, however, he stood up more times than he was knocked down. When all seems lost is when you have to gather up the strength to jump about it in a different way. Challenge yourself, if something is not working, then figure out how to make it work, or find something else that will. When we are put in situations with no simple solution is when our true drive and colors come out.
Any entrepreneur can admit that their job was not easy at the start. However, their goals were achieved because they never lost sight of them. Tristan Hamm has shown that when you have a goal and are passionate you can change not only your own lives but those of so many people around you.