A Message to Millennials with Mark Howley
[Tweet theme="tweet-box-shadow"]“Throw your heart and soul into being the best at the task at hand.” Mark Howley @pacificbag[/Tweet]
While recording today’s interview, I realized that this episode has the perfect message for millennials. So many of you are wondering what to do with your life and your career. Most of you want to find a purpose and make a difference. My guest today is a very successful man who has the perfect message for today’s episode. Mark Howley is the CEO of Pacific Bag Inc. which is an award winning 30 million dollar packaging company with more than 5000 clients.
Mark has also launched an encore career as a professional speaker, and he really loves inspiring young people. His message is especially applicable if you are in a job that isn’t quite right for you. Mark specializes in finding the silver lining in your job and using it to find a career that is fulfilling. He speaks from experience because he has had some difficult times in his past, yet he decided to take the high road and use his experience to grow and help others. Mark not only created a successful business and a successful family, but he found purpose by leading young people through sharing his message. In this episode, Mark shares his story and message with us.
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[Tweet theme="tweet-box-shadow"]“When you are stuck get help.” Mark Howley @pacificbag[/Tweet]
[04:00] Mark shares his story from when he was young and life was fun. He was partying too much. He had a craving to chase something. [05:54] Mark's mother was diagnosed with cancer, and Mark was drinking and doing drugs. He knew he had to stop. Everything seemed glum and he was taking one bad turn after another. [07:55] He went to rehab and it felt humiliating and his friends didn't support it. [13:15] How Mark realized that his negative thoughts weren't serving him. [14:58] He was able to shift his mindset to work hard and make things better. He knew being the best he could be would make him feel better about himself. [17:04] Mark found outside sources such as books and exercise to keep him focused and engaged with what he was doing. [14:58] He was able to shift his mindset to work hard and make things better. He knew being the best he could be would make him feel better about himself. [17:04] Mark found outside sources such as books and exercise to keep him focused and engaged with what he was doing. [19:51] Mark became curious and finding out the details of his bag business became interesting. He decided to accept where he was and do the best he could. [21:42] How at a point Mark became ready to grow and further himself in the industry he was in. [25:48] How Mark's top-earning sales representative started as a personal assistant gopher type position for Mark 14 years ago. [27:12] Standing out by having a willingness to learn. Hiring is more about values and character than experience. [28:07] Mark shares the importance of work ethic and taking pride in things we complete. It's not bad to say, "I don't know". [30:06] How Mark doesn't think that the millennials are any different than any generation. [33:54] How millennials want to make a difference and are more open about reaching out for help if needed. [36:11] How it is an honor for Mark to focus on his family. [36:42] How Mark quit his job and started working for Pacific Bag and finally became where he is now. [37:56] Mark's success wouldn't have happened if he hadn't learned all of his previous lessons. When something good happens, you need to be ready. [39:15] Focusing on the beauty of things and learning and doing while finding your true path. [40:27] Be humble and your day will come.
[Tweet theme="tweet-box-shadow"]“Find outside sources like books and exercise to keep focused and engaged.” Mark Howley @pacificbag[/Tweet]
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