We live in an age where we are perpetually sold the myth of overnight success. Every corner of the internet is saturated with chancers who promise they have found a get-rich-scheme that works. Here’s the news, they don’t! There are no shortcuts to success, no magic wands to wave or secret formulas; there is only hard work and endeavor. Just ask entrepreneur Kamil Misztal.
As the son of Polish immigrants, Misztal’s family moved to the US when he was an eight-year-old child. He learned the hard way that if you want success in life, don’t expect it to be served upon a silver plate. It takes blood, sweat, tears, and a rock-solid self-belief to make a name for yourself in today’s competitive marketplace. But if you have the willpower, it can be done.
“If I’ve learned anything, it’s that there are no shortcuts to success. Only consistency and discipline matter,” explains the 30-year-old who has founded a diverse range of profitable companies in areas as varied as transport and the THC/CBD industry.
Misztal adds, “Even as a teenager when most of my friends were dreaming of becoming pop stars or making a million dollars overnight, I realized slow and steady always wins the race. That’s why I knuckled down, got a job in a grocery store, and observed the everyday detail of how a successful business operates. It wasn’t glamorous, and it took a lot of time and hard work, but short-term pain equals long-term gain every single time.”
After learning the ropes, Misztal wasted no time applying the lessons he learned to his businesses and was soon turning over in millions. When asked why he appeared to succeed so effortlessly where others failed, he replies in his trademark candid style, “There’s nothing effortless about it. Very rarely do people appreciate the amount of hard work that goes on behind the scenes. When you’re good at something, you can make it look effortless. That’s why people think it’s easy to be successful, but trust me, it’s not.”
When asked what pointers he would give to any budding entrepreneurs looking to make their mark, Kamil Misztal advises, “Go all in. There can be no half-measure in this game. It’s all or nothing. You need to find what you do well and be consistent with it. Never let standards slide. There will be many setbacks along the way and times when you feel like throwing in the towel but don’t. Keep your discipline and eyes firmly on the prize. It will take a long time before you achieve anything tangible from your endeavor. But trust me, both your patience and endeavor will eventually be rewarded.”