We were lucky to catch up with Jayson Wells recently and have shared our conversation below.
Jayson, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. So let’s jump to your mission – what’s the backstory behind how you developed the mission that drives your brand?
At Shoes Have Souls Foundation, we believe every person should experience that feeling of confidence and self-worth as they take steps in the quest of life.
We are connecting the world through story. In our vision to provide 158 million pair of shoes worldwide is our rooted purpose of lovingly uniting the world as team.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
As a Mindset Enhancement Coach, I search for obstacles because I know they are unavoidable. I have proactive responses ready so I am the aggressor when they arise. I’ve learned that one of the biggest challenges for people is we haven’t grasped the reality that what we think, DIRECTLY influences what we do. Mindset is EVERYTHING!
I HELP the helper!! Even “GREAT” coaches, have COACHES! I am the coach’s coach!!
Through my life’s journey, and 13 years of professional basketball, I have gained a critical understanding of how high performing teams’ function both on and off the court. I use this insight to help leaders build winning teams by doing SIMPLE things, BETTER.
I believe that people with PURPOSE enhance the world. Let’s enhance the world…
More PURPOSE, more CONNECTION, more RESULTS!
Basketball taught me life. I have a heart to develop people, especially young people. We are in an age where we only criticize young people instead of influence, inspire and impact them!
Can you tell us about a time you’ve had to pivot?
The word pivot is actually one of my favorite words. Out of the many times that I’ve had to shift directions, whether it was because I was in the wrong place, or simply out of alignment with who I’m committed to being, the ability to pivot to a new direction is imperative.
The biggest pivot that I’ve had to make so far in my life is the pivot from being an athlete to a non-athlete. So much of my life revolved around practice, workouts, and games, that I had no idea how to structure my life outside of being told where to be and at what time. Starting a business as an entrepreneur, no one is there to tell you what time or where you need to be. Many times I found myself not even knowing what to do. So the biggest adjustment has been finding a way to recalibrate my time management. The biggest plus for me has been identifying what I referred to as my “IPA’s.“ An IPA is an Income Producing Activity, and although I don’t spend all of my time here, I definitely have dedicated time to the business and generating revenue and profit.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
Resilience is also a word that I use often. When speaking about resilience, I like to dive deeper than just sharing with someone that they have to be resilient. I share stories about challenges and obstacles that I’ve gone through as an adult, and more than just being resilient, HOW I got to show my resilience.
In my experience, tapping into my resilience comes from my ability to go back into my past, find a similar situation, and remind myself that I’ve been here before and that I’ve made it through. So for me it’s not simply about being resilient, it’s more about the awareness that I have of myself of how to navigate fear, doubt and other challenges. All this as a reminder of my strength and power.
- Website: www.jaysonwells.com
- Instagram: @jayson.wells
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrjaysonwells
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayson-wells-0b311b21/
- Twitter: @jaysonwells_
- Youtube: The Jayson Wells Experience
Patrick Hart (North Carolina State University)