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How to succeed at your craft

Today I share some inspiration …

Jason C. Mayden was rejected by Nike three times before joining the company as a design intern. He climbed the ranks to design executive, working on everything from footwear to wearable, and with athletes such as Michael Jordan and Russell Westbrook. Mayden approaches design like a sport: relentlessly honing his craft, staying focused and cultivating new skills. “Discipline is what makes the difference between someone who succeeds and someone who doesn’t,” said Mayden, who’s now the co-founder and CEO of Super Heroic, which creates sneakers and apparel for children.

Former Nike Designer Jason Mayden saying…. 1. There is a difference between a response and a reaction. A reaction is very emotionally driven, it’s not calculated, it’s not thoughtful- a response is strategic, it’s intentional, and it’s meant to have a person understand your true disposition or reaction to whatever moment that you are in
2. Suffering is your way to overcome obstacles. you can’t have a testimony without a test.
3.I would rather try and fail than fail to try.
4.I don’t let someone else place their limits on me, I believe I’m Limitless.
5. People who master their craft never feel settled, they don’t believe that they have mastered their craft.
6. Excellence comes from consistence. It’s the small things over time. And it’s never the smartest, it’s the people who runs the hardest and the person who doesn’t quit that wins.
7.I look at my life as addition, I look at myself and say what can I do today to add to my abilities and skill set. What can I do today to serve someone else.
8. When you keep a mindset of service your problems and that darkness become smaller, because you’re not focused on self.
9. If everyone around me are fed and fulfilled, then I don’t have to worry about people becoming vileness and trying to take from me. So the way I feed is through time, joyfulness and good energy. Acknowledge other peoples existence.
10. Take inventory of your weaknesses-Be very honest with yourself. Figure out the ways people can tell you No, then take that No off the table, so the last thing they can tell me is a yes.
11. Learn from people who know what you don’t know, then add your skills to that layer.
12.Look at life like chess…think 5 steps out and look at what you’re not good at and improve on that focus. Turn your weakness into your strength
13. Your greatest enemy is your inner ME.

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2 thoughts on “How to succeed at your craft

  1. Dear Jason, what words of wisdom from such a young man! At 81 years old, I am still learning and your words gave me such wonderful insights to myself, the world and others, even at my advanced age. Much Love!

    1. yes he is amazing inspiration for sure Lina! much love

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