About Joshua Nailes

A dreamer, Fun guy, Music person, loves to meet a lot of fun & cool type people. My mission is to help a lot of people find their happiness and realize their dreams.

Be effective

2 nights ago, I was talking with my brother about productivity, efficiency, and being effective.

Being productive means you’ve produced significant amount of results.

On the other hand, being efficient means getting the most out of your resources, such as time and money.

And being effective means you’re doing it right.

Obviously, you can’t be productive, if you’re not effective.

But

The question that came to my mind were, can one be productive without being efficient?

After thinking about it, my answer is it depends.

For one, efficiency is kind of the factor makes this confusing.

Sports Sample

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For example, Russell Westbrook who is a Phenomenal NBA player scored 51 points in a Playoff game. That’s productive in terms of points.

But he wasn’t efficient on that game hitting only 17-43 of his field goal attempts.

But he was surely Effective, as the game went close 115-111 Final score.

So, the answer to this particular example, is yes you can be productive even if you’re not efficient.

Building/running a small Business Sample

If you’re building or running a small business, it’s obvious you enough that if you have less room for error to mess up.

For example, if you’re starting your YouTube Channel as a content creator, you want to produce as much videos as possible.

 

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But the thing is producing interesting videos for the most part requires some cash going out.

So, this is where efficiency comes in.

If you have limited money to spare, you want to make sure you do the rights as soon as possible.

If you’re starting, you’re probably not going to be as effective as you would be after a year of making videos.

Experience counts.

But you’re not going to get good, if you’re not gonna start.

Time is the most important resource, so just taking action immediately and consistently will be the fastest way to being good.

As they say, repetition is the mother of all skill.

Along the way, over time, and you will get better.

The thing I want for myself to be more efficient is how I spend my money.

The plan for now is to produce videos as many as possible and start with videos that cost less to make.

 

Getting Results is the goal

I’m writing this down thinking, if I should just make this blog more of a compilation of my at the moment ideas rather than trying to make articles I couldn’t make consistently.

So I could finally make more blog posts.

More honest, raw.

So, the title “getting results is the goal” is a belief I’ve held for a very long time, and still do. It’s just right now, I’m doubling it down.

You see, I think, pure hard work will never be replaced to achieve any level of success.

All successful people I follow, have this common belief and say hard work cannot be replaced.

And I get that 100% with all my heart.

But what I think, the main focus of everyone else, or people like who are aspiring to get success in their respective careers should be getting results.

Because if you are not focus on that, you’re probably not working enough, thinking enough, being resourceful enough.

That’s what I’m gonna think about myself If I don’t get the progress I want for this year.

I’m not going to make excuses.

 

 

No Excuses. No buts.

I Started this year a little bit differently, aside from making the same old new year’s resolution and MAKING a strategic plan of actions on how to achieve the goals for the year.

Instead of JUST doing all those things.

The same thing did for years.

I decided I’m going to make a PLAN B.

A plan, that the in case I don’t get the type of success I want for the year (2017), there should be some consequence for it.

And that Plan B is to work abroad for 2 years and drastically earn more than I could possibly earn here in the Philippines

And Save up significant amount of money after 2 years, go home and go all in again in business.

This is the plan B.

But for now, I’m focus on Plan A.

 

Random thoughts -The never ending study 01/13/17

There’s a belief in the Philippines, that one of the ultimate successes in life is finishing your studies way up to getting your college degree.

Parents feeling happy and proud for the milestone of their Child finally getting their diploma.

In my academic years, I’ve always heard the phrase – “Education is Important”.

To every level I got, I’ve heard it. On Elementary, High school and College.

And I agree. Strongly. 

For me, Education is extremely important, I know It’ll be funny to hear that from me to my former classmates and schoolmates, because they know that I never was a good student. I was the type of student who seemed never interested on the class.

Oddly fascinating right now that even after graduating in college for about 3 years now, is I find myself still trying to learn new things, and constantly trying to improve skills that I deemed to have some importance to the path I’m taking .

 

My Simple goals for the year

Every year, especially at the first month of a year, people have made goals for them to accomplish.

I for one, though had an amazing year last year. It wasn’t the year that I accomplished a lot of my goals, especially my career goals.

It was another year of falling short to my financial goals.

Specific goals will vary from person to person, but we can all agree that most of us are pursuing for a better income every year.

Financially, I’d like this year to be the best year yet for me money wise. So that’s #1.

#2 is I’d like to ‘travel more’ this year with more friends. Last year 2016, was the year I traveled the most with friends. All things considered, I only just went to 4 destinations Tagaytay , Subic Puerto Princesa Palawan, and Cebu.

#3 I’d like to blog more.

This blog has not seen much action last year, and while my other blog had an amazing view count last year, I didn’t really made that much content on it either.

Again, this was a resolution I wrote last year that I didn’t pushed through. So, writing this again and not pushing through again would be laughable.

So instead of just, saying I’d make more content. I decided to sit down and think want kind of content do I want to share that is blog worthy or worth reading.

And I thought, of blogging about the documentation of my business career for this year. Such as some TRUE story sales story, sales updates, and .

#4 Starting my YouTube Channel and start posting videos on Facebook and Instagram.

Marketing is attention. And the latest attention medium right now is video. So instead of just reading a text with some few photos of a blog of me eating ramen in some ramen shop, isn’t it better If I could talk to a camera and show you the actual experience by seeing it via video?

 

 

Family, friendship,love ones, and career

I’ve always believe that money can’t buy happiness. Happiness is an emotional state, it can’t be bought. It’s not possible.

But even after that fact, I just can’t deny that money is still important.

Yeah, money can’t buy happiness, but it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t care about it.

In fact, the few or many people who says that money can’t buy happiness, still works their face off to have money. They still go to their jobs, they still operate their businesses if they’re entrepreneurs.

Because money, if you think about it, is just a medium, we use to get our needs & wants.

It’s just a tool to get what we need and want.

People don’t want to be millionaires – they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy. – Tim Ferris –

For me, I think the liberty to spend more quality time with family and friends, it’s experiencing new things, it’s exploring what the world has to offer. It’s having the ability to contribute to others.

We can only do this, when we have the means, which is money, time, and ability.

One of the things I want to do every now & then is to travel, at the very least inside the country (Philippines).

I think, that this is one the best ways to get the most of out money, it’s experiencing different cultures, tasting their cuisines, talking to locals, and traveling with friends.

It’s a good ambition.

But for it to become a reality, I need to work my chosen career path.

 

 

The cliche of making a “new year’s resolution”

Whether you’re still doing it or not anymore. It is an obvious fact that many are still making new year’s resolutions, it’s a tradition for most people to make a stand for what they want to accomplish for the new calendar year.

New years are awesome, for one they make people start afresh, fresh start to make good things, dream for better things, and work on it.

I just think, that if a person have done the same new years resolution, such as – losing weight, making more money, making more friends, traveling more.. and are the same things you’ve been making a resolution for years now..

In my humble opinion.. one should stop.

I mean, it’s crazy for people to think that the calendar itself is the start. The start of making things happen always start when YOU start it yourself.

So, when you plan to make 2016 your BEST YEAR EVER.

Instead of just making a wishlist of what you want to accomplish and have.

Focus on the other things that matter more..

What are the things we should do to make what we want a reality.

With that being said..

Happy new year to you & your family

and

Let’s grind & hustle this 2016.