Randall Hunt is no stranger to tackling and overcoming adversity. Growing up in Compton, CA, Randall fell in love with golf by watching tournaments on television. Unable to afford lessons, he instead taught himself the sport through hours of research at his local library, followed by countless days hitting balls on dirt fields to practice. His innate talent quickly shone through, and Randall became one of the world’s top junior golfers. Because of this impressive accomplishment, Randall earned a full scholarship to a Division 1 NCAA national championship program at Pepperdine University in California.

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Randall had the world at his fingertips when an unfortunate car accident threatened to derail everything he had worked so hard for. Randall severely damaged his right arm in the accident, and medical professionals advised him to seek another career path. Just as he had in the past, Randall Hunt saw this obstacle as a challenge and set out to find the solution on his own. He consulted with the best neurosurgeons in the field and took part in every surgical and therapeutic option available at the time. Although partial use of his arm returned, Randall was still living with chronic pain. He decided to try even harder to come up with a solution. …


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Every leader has stories of failure that ended up teaching them important lessons about their next ventures. Noted confectioner, Milton Hershey, famously failed at chocolate-making for thirteen years before landing on the formula that eventually worked. Throughout history, the number of successful people who learned through failure reads like a who’s-who of celebrities: Walt Disney, Stephen King, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, JK Rowling, and even Colonel Sanders. The characteristic that separates them from their peers is that they learned from their mistakes and also taught themselves tricks along the way.

The first step in any industry, whether it’s selling goods or services, is to thoroughly do your market research. Necessity breeds invention, which means something either needs to be improved upon or created. In addition, it’s vital to do your due diligence about any potential or upcoming competition, even by looking at parallel industries. You never know when the next ideas will fuse with existing technologies, rendering one of them null and void. For example, there are countless items that have been phased out by the invention of the smartphone. …


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Being a leader is a lot more than just managing people. A good leader knows the importance of inspiring others, as well as helping them succeed. The growth of your team reflects back on you and the success of your company, so it’s in your best interest to help raise them up.

People who remember old bosses fondly often have the same feedback. They are good listeners, they validate employees, and they make sure to reward positivity. They also know that dialog is a two-way street, and are open to suggestions for improvement. When it comes to conveying their expectations about specific job descriptions or responsibilities, or even the company’s vision as a whole, they remain consistently transparent so there are no surprises or ambushes regarding employee performance. …

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