Tuesday December 27, 2016

I want to start off with hoping everyone had a great Christmas and wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year! I really enjoyed my time off with friends and family. With recently having health issues I was able to really take in the family time and re-check my priorities. It has always been important to me to put family first and to tell you the truth, everything I’ve ever done in life has been because of family. For tradition my family and I go to my mother and father sides for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Eating and exchanging gifts never gets old. As with age comes experience, nothing I could ever hear or read will put me on the level of first-hand experiences. Talking and interacting with others may gain you wisdom and knowledge but learning to take care of yourself can be even harder then you think. From an early age I was always taught to think not only about yourself but think of others as well. Never in my mind will I change that train of though but something personal that I learned this weekend is to always make yourself content and happy first and foremost. After looking around and listening, I realized that a lot of my family and friends are content in their everyday life, (as much as they seemed to complain) and after thinking about that, who am I to change that!? A friend of mine has always said, “if you want to build something, build something anyone grateful and willing can take or be apart of, not just one human being.” I say that because if you lose yourself aspiration and purpose you will lose track of what really important to you and to others. My day again started early, even with the rain showers this morning I had gone out and visited some of our local veterinarians. In our business the vets see a lot of our clients so we try to keep in communication with them. After that I spent the majority of the day on the phone cold-calling businesses interested in a project that WardMedia and Invisible Fence Brand will being holding in February. It not only a great networking event but it will also be an event to build not only our brands but to build other companies brands as well. It should help the community and local charities get the marketing and exposure that they should have too. Lately I’ve been out of my daily routine of estimates and sales but at the same time I always find it funny is that becomes my nature in what ever endeavor I might be doing. Today I am excited for tomorrow adventures and with that said I’m praying for a healthy new year to my special friends and family!

Thursday December 22, 2016

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. Today was a day of traveling! After a morning meeting with my technicians it was off to Carroll County Maryland. With a three hour drive in between our working territories I’m not only taking in the scenery but I’m also scheming and pondering my next moves. I always like to refer life and business to monopoly, (and not because I always win at monopoly) but in monopoly you have to come up with strategies, patience, and wisdom. Deciding on when you need to be greedy while others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy. Just looking around on my way home you can just see that statement in the infrastructure around us. I like to say I play offense and make moves in business according to the defense, only I wish I new how to do that in personal relationships. Some how I got it backwards and play defense on human interactions creating more conflict then none. But today while driving I’m putting a list together of my micro chores that are at home and which usually take place every time I go away and come back. Ex. (Mail, Bank, Accountant) Then after that it was off to the doctors office. It interesting to think about the medical field and with it being a top industry how much you can observe and learn from it. I believe the folks in that industry don’t get enough credit, (even though I get frustrated every time I go in there and end up waiting…) but their work is never done… I think it safe to say though that the doctors and nurses in there can really find enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment from helping the many kids, parents, adults, and grandparents that come into those offices. After leaving from there I headed home to what starting to become a tradition of eating as a family again. With busy schedules and traveling the world never leaves enough time for that anymore. So with that said I get right back into my work and after supper tonight it was collecting money out of my local bubble gum machines that I keep locally. I learned early on to be diversified and I have learned how to carry more eggs in one basket especially when you’re really watching that one basket. Now I’ll admit some days I’m trying to watch more then one basket but it having something to fall back on when the original plan goes sour or fails. I was reminded in the doctors office today on when something fails to not only readjust, but to move quickly away from the obstacles that are thrown at you. It creates more focus and production when you quickly adjust which in return gains better morale in the co-workers around you. I also learned today that there always a tomorrow. Having to wait hours in the doctors office and rescheduling meetings and appointments from today to tomorrow turned out to be no problem compared to the disaster it really turns into. Fortunately everything worked in my favor which will allow me to have a positive mindset next time that opportunity present itself. It true writing out your thoughts and ideas can take your mind to better places. Writing for the past three days I got to admit has help with being able to relax late at night. Again I don’t know how long it will last but when something working, don’t ever stop, keep going!

Wednesday December 21, 2016

WeBe patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. -Phillips Brooks

Do you ever worry your self to the point of exhaustion and then realizing that it was unnecessary? I do it all the time! It goes back to my article I wrote yesterday and how I’m always running to get to my next destination, making what needs to be done happen today and not tomorrow. I’m at a constant battle to keep my body and mind in the same room but that how I execute. My agenda for today again started early running across Sussex County Delaware giving estimates for installing Invisible Fence Brand Pet Containment systems. Two clients were sold on the idea of a Pet Containment system, one a GPS installation on a farm and the other a Outdoor Shield that will contain their dog from getting into the water. Back at the office it was filing paperwork to eating leftover Lasagna for dinner and then catching up over the phone with the people that really matter in life, the family and friends. My thoughts for the day weren’t really abroad like they usually are… thinking about our next business/advertising move, finances or relationships. It was more on the task at hand of demonstrating how Invisible Fence Brand gives our clients a peace of mind and safety for their pet. I got to say these are the best of days when you turn the radio up and let the thoughts go. It like being on the farm for me, spending hours in the equipment which is like a mini vacation. Coming up this week is Christmas and just like last year I order all of my gifts off Amazon and all at the last moment. After Christmas it’s obviously the New Year so if your like me of always planning your next agenda and goals, your placing your New Year resolutions. Some of my obvious resolutions include the categories of self awareness, knowledge, health relationships, and business but also breaking it down to were I can read a book once a month, communication improvement amongst employees by summer. Another fun thing for me to do this time of year is to go waterfowl hunting and with the colder temperatures bringing in the Canada Geese and Greater Snow Geese it makes it extra entertaining to catch the banded birds. It a challenge to find days of freedom to go but again it like a mini vacation. I hope to find patience as time goes on and with the holidays coming up, just to relax and enjoy the little moments. Have the conversations that maybe difficult but always keeps the other person’s wants and needs before yours. “Check your wants and needs at the door!” I’m excited to say I’m ready for the New Year because with the New Year comes new challenges and experiences and with age comes wisdom.

Justin Ward

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Tuesday December 20, 2016

I thought for a long time that writing and blogging was something that was unnecessary, but after listening to Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk who said, “it all about documenting, not content creating” it definitely had changed my mind. After literally having anxiety attacks and health issues this past month, I’ve come to the conclusion of really trying to focus on self awareness, health, knowledge, and controllable situations. From a young age I’ve always been a go-getter, always having something to do, always getting up early and always working. So it sounds like all of my work is finally catching up, even at the age of 24. But with two franchises, a starting of a Media Company and side hobbies I find it hard for me to slow down. Putting people in place only adds to the stress and discomfort because with people comes unreliability, unsatisfactory behavior and experiences. At the same time, it like I wouldn’t have it any other way. The dreams that people take a lifetime to accomplish I want them tomorrow. The dreams that people take a lifetime to accomplish I’m going to accomplish them and then some. I don’t know exactly where this aspiration came from but I know I’ve always had a desire to achieve and accomplish all that I can, because one day you will die. It never has been about being the best or having more then the other person but it also has been about really understanding the talent that each individual has and utilizing it. I get up before the sun everyday. I always turn down the question, “would you like some coffee?.” I eat very little breakfast and after that my mind goes straight to business and like today I’m off to do a training call before 8am for a dog that has not been trained to the Invisible Fence Brand just yet. After that it was stopping at Jiffy Lube and Ledmark Financials, who finances our clients and on today’s particularly agenda I’m back at the office working on marketing content plans for 2017. For our company I’m really pushing us in the direction of doing more social media advertising. I find that the users and customer attention is in no other place especially with people and their pets. Between funny videos, world news, and living vicariously through others it definitely is an escapism place for anyone. With that being said I’ve come to a conclusion to start writing and blogging. Documenting my daily thoughts, actions and agenda which doesn’t have to matter to anyone but myself and it will be my selfish way of expressing what needs to be said. I don’t know how long this will last but if my health improves we will definitely know it was worth the time and investment. What next on my agenda keeps me excited, relationships, businesses, real estate purchases, and traveling. You don’t build an empire by sitting still and you don’t get to play in the biggest games of life if you don’t take your talent, energy, and persistence to the next level. I know a lot friends and family who are comfortable where they are in life, which is fine… but not this guy. I’m always pondering on what to get involved in next, chamber of commerce, marketing events, and entrepreneur conferences, where is the next area of attention going to be? (So on a side note nobody would of ever have gotten me out in a crowd or public event. I was the shy and quiet kid that always wanted to stay at home.) It funny how time changes what “was” important to what “is” important now. With that being said I keep things to a point were there always changing, but away from getting stale and comfortable. For the past two years each day has brought it challenges for someone that keeps their emotions bottled up and not realizing how much emotions can effect oneself, I’ve come to realize that I haven’t expressed them in proper ways. I’ve come to realize too, that the more people you bring into your circle the more people you need to be thankful and appreciated of. Learn the small talk, it what build what most important between human interaction and don’t ever forget where you came from, where your going, the man up stairs and the person you choose/pursue/wish to be the one riding shotgun with you through it all.

Justin Ward

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