08 Jan Receiving medical advice from a dank basement
Aaron starts today’s podcast out by sharing an inspiring story of a young man fresh from graduate school that went to work for a technology company in the mid-90s. William Kelly got this idea to use the new world wide web as a means to help people learn more about one’s medical problems, and a popular health site was created.
By starting from a very humble surrounding in an old, dank basement to a sketchy offices to one of the largest successful businesses, a big chunk of online communities started as an idea and thrown together ideas by an ambitious thinker. With a simple desk and phone, there’s something about having a great idea and not waiting to have all of the best before launching. Once a plan has been designed, by seeking out other people that can see the vision as well after it has been articulated, baby steps will help you reach your goal.
The biggest difference between people that have been successful and others is by taking action. Take one step at a time, and you’ll get closer to your goal.
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
Take the first step towards an articulated vision and keep using baby steps to make your dream a reality. It all starts with one step.
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- Data mining
- William Kelly
- Learning.com for children
- Where top internet businesses were first started
- The Pacific Crest Trail
ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES
Each 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!”