Nick Palkowski has been involved in student leadership for 11 years. He was an officer at the local level for six different teams. He ran a state association of over 18,000 students. He also served as the Wisconsin FFA President. More recently, Nick launched yourpodcastguru.com and is experiencing tremendous success. According to Nick, his two keys to success have been action and commitment.
SHOW UP AND SHINE Questions:
If you boiled life down to one philosophy that brings meaning and adds value to your life no matter what circumstances you face, what is that philosophy for you?
Find the opportunity. With each challenge, setback, or obstacle there is a seed of opportunity. When you search for opportunities you will not be tripped up by obstacles in our way.
What are one or two keys to success for you?
Action and commitment. Nothing happens without action and commitment. Even when you are unsure of the right way to go, you are usually better off taking action then doing nothing.
What is one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made and what did you learn from it?
I’ve never failed. And if you believe that, I have some tropical beach property in Wisconsin you might be interested in. The truth is I’ve failed more times then I can count, but I believe it’s important to look at failure differently than most poeple. When you learn from your failures, they actually fuel you forward.
What is your best advice for people who want to SHOW UP AND SHINE? In other words, what would you say to help people live into their bigger story?
If you want to succeed spectacularly, you need to be willing to fail spectacularly. Failure and struggles are the price of admission. They are your chance to flex and work the muscles you need to live a next-level life. Don’t be discouraged! Embrace failure, learn from it, and move forward.
Question: How have action and commitment been keys to success along your journey?