Jason Smith
An optimistic creative living in a world full of opportunity. I inspire change, growth, creativity, and strength. With a diverse background working with athletes, musicians, and actors producing content to working with C Level Executives in business development. I’ve had the pleasure of working with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Starting companies, failing and succeeding with some, but always gleaning from each experience. Now I share what I've learned with you while I continue my journey in life. My mission is simply to help as many people as I can, which is actually not that simple, but I persevere. I'm just The Usual Smith, trying to do the unusual thing – create, go against the grain, help others, and thrive. Oh, and occasionally I may have a Kanye moment. Connect with me on LinkedIn @jasonsmith85
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The customer isn’t always right—but should feel they are

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “the customer is always right” at some point in your life. Perhaps you heard it working at McDonald’s or serving up chicken at Chick-fil-A; if not in food service, then definitely in the sales business, or at your local

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How To Be You In The New Year

One of the most important new year’s resolutions you can make is to be your authentic self. Here are a few words of wisdom to take with you into the new year. New year resolutions with sticky notes on blackboard BE: Empathetic —with the desire

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How To Be A Successful Leader Part 3: Be The Core Power

So you’re still running that team, kudos. Question, have you been doing some self-examination lately? Looking at the man (or woman) in the mirror? No? Well, you better do as Ice Cube said back in the day: “you better check yo’ self before you wreck

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How To Be A Successful Leader Part 2: Managing Your Squad

So you’ve got your squad together. You have all these wonderful personalities, knowledge, and skills nestled into one unit. Your squad, the squad. Give yourself a pat on the back, perhaps even a self-hug, because you’ve just entered into a new territory, new plush grounds that were constructed for

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How To Get Over The Fear Of Starting A Business

Short answer, get over it! You’re doing something that millions of others have done before you—sometimes multiple times with multiple failures before hitting that winning shot, which still took a full 48 minute game, with the season on the line. Their teammates had checked out