Episode 53: Scratching Your Way to the Top with Amani Roberts
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go together.”
There is no easy way to get what you want in life. Often the path will have many twists and turns. You must scratch and crawl for everything. Solely focused on that ultimate goal. Keep your eye on the Prize.
But there is another way. Another path that at first may seem counter-intuitive. Believe it or not, the best way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. Consistently thinking of others and how you can provide benefit to them, will pay huge dividends. But you must be patient. You must be willing to delay immediate gratification for long term success. Long term strategies. It is important to always keep our long-term dreams in mind through the process but making the process about understanding others and what their hopes and dreams are, you can find ways to help them. This outward shift in focus has a reaction we typically fail to understand when we are wrapped up in our own selfish pursuits. This giving perspective has a remarkable effect on those we encounter. Or even the casual observer. As we impact their lives in a meaningful way, we leave a mark. We plant a seed. And over time these seeds bear fruit. Many types of fruit. Some fruit we did not even expect.
Amani Roberts has been helping others achieve their dreams and goals for many years. After working his way up the corporate ladder in the hospitality industry, Amani took 2 decades of expertise working at Marriot and his two degrees out to California realizing his dream of becoming a DJ. Honing his craft and earning another degree from Scratch academy, Amani has been rocking out clubs, corporate events, and even the classroom. Your perpetual wingman, Amani not only sets the tone, but he also sets the standard in when it comes to the music business and life lessons. His new book DJ’s Mean Business, Amani walks you through the business cycle like a night at the club. His metaphors and content are both witty and relevant. Spreading this knowledge to his students at Cal State Fullerton, Amani teaches, mentors and practices what he preaches. Learn how this corporate executive, flipped the script, found his gift, and has been sharing it with the world ever since. With even bigger goals on the horizon, hear how he is laying down tracks and knowledge in my recent conversation with Amani Roberts.
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