Taking flight instead of standing in line

03 Feb Taking flight instead of standing in line

Have you ever traveled off of the beaten path and decided to create a new one? What happened?

While in Nassau, Bahamas, Aaron wanted to go beyond the touristy places and went to a bat cave. Within a few steps he was in this natural cathedral of bats (not touristy, but definitely unique!). By going off the beaten path, he had a unique experience.

Near the end of the event he attended in the Bahamas Aaron met a man that thought outside of the box in the business world and was tremendously successful in large corporations because of it. He had figured out a way to not go with the norm, so Aaron asked him what his key to success was.

He had three:

  1. Buy low, sell high.
  2. Live within your means and don’t get into debt.
  3. If you’re standing in line, you’re probably in the wrong place.

In Portland there are some unique points that require outside of the box thinking that help preserve a natural habitat between Wallace Park and Chapman Elementary School. The school has a gigantic smokestack that has been preserved as a nesting place for swifts, providing a unique scene for anyone watching.

“Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” -Aaron Young

Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on so  it can help somebody else going down his or her path as a contributing member to society. As an added bonus he shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

LESSON FOR THE DAY

Keys to Success:

  1. Buy low, sell high.
  2. Live within your means and don’t get into debt.
  3. If you’re standing in line, you’re probably in the wrong place.

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ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES

10348224_10203003818990177_8143585800154248690_nEach of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:

A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apart from 8 to 2 and recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary with the only boyfriend she ever had. After the kiddies are put to bed, she writes show notes as she continues to ignite her passion for writing and editing, fact checking and learning to make the world wide web a more educated place. When we learn that more gets accomplished when we replace “can’t” with “can” so many possibilities are opened to us. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”