A highly talented interior designer, Joshua Jones, believes in perseverance and hard work. He lives by the maxim from I. King Jordan, ”Deaf people can do anything except hear”. He is an optimist who knows how to overcome adversaries and obstacles.
When Jones first began working, he faced many challenges and even discrimination due to his Deafness. In his words, “The firms I interviewed with were more concerned with how we would communicate rather than looking at my skills and determining how we would work best together.”
In Jones’s opinion, his determination to reach his goals led him to his current success. Despite all the challenges he faced his motivation to succeed pushed him to work harder.
Jones believes that when we do something we love, we go out of our way to accomplish it. Doing something for your own sake and for your own purposes is likely to be more fulfilling, satisfying, and successful than doing something to please others or to meet external standards.
Being patient is directly related to our ability to control ourselves. Confidence is the best tool for success. When we practice patience, we are able to decide how to respond to an event without being influenced by our emotions. We can remain centered regardless of the situation.
The fact that Jones was motivated to reach his goal was exactly what kept him going. He stayed patient despite all the discrimination and came up with a brilliant idea to turn his weakness into strength with the help of his business partner. As a result, he founded his e-design studio instead of offering traditional design consulting services, where he helps transform a wide range of clients’ living spaces into their dream homes via online design consultancy.
According to Jones, his top priority is to see his business flourish and prosper and help clients create beautiful and functional spaces at an affordable price. Additionally, he benefited from being a pioneer of e-design, so he now has a clear understanding of the areas where he can experiment with expanding his business even further.
In Jones’s words, hardships and challenges provide a unique opportunity for people to reshape their lives. That’s exactly what he did; instead of feeling discouraged and giving up after encountering prejudice at the beginning of his career, he triumphed over those prejudices. As a result, his adverse experiences shaped him into today’s successful entrepreneur.
Jones believes that there is no way without a will. Developing your motivation and finding your drive are two of the best ways to improve your personal effectiveness. Motivation is the power to deal with life’s setbacks, as well as finding new ways forward, creating unique experiences for yourself, and following your growth.