June Yoon, International Project Director, Millionaire Mind Intensive (MMI)
June Yoon, International Project Director, Millionaire Mind Intensive (MMI), spoke to Business & Finance about her role, the MMI event and her goals.
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Q. What are your main priorities and goals in your role?
Are you expecting better results in your life? Do you want to achieve more in your career and relationships or within yourself? I think most people do (and I’m no exception, of course). Most people want to be more successful in whatever they do. Changing the way we do things is one of the most difficult things to do. When we do something for the first time, we try to find a rhythm and adapt ourselves to it. But once we adapt to it, we become comfortable and there is inertia that hinders us from change, right? That’s the rhythm that I want everyone who attends Millionaire Mind Intensive to adapt. That’s our priorities and goals in each and everyone in Success Resources.
Q. What are your biggest challenges as an International Project Director?
National culture plays a big part in how we act, and we can’t change that – we can just learn how to make it work for everyone concerned. Having an open mind about the challenges of managing an international project is essential. It helps you address them in a pragmatic way that benefits everyone. Also it may seem obvious, but we are working across borders, it is unlikely that all our clients and participants will all speak the same language but I told everyone that language should not be the challenge for you to success!
Q. How do you keep your staff/team motivated?
We take great pride in individual accomplishments that build on the success of the team. Our employees are energetic, passionate people from diverse backgrounds with creative approaches to work and life. We champion our opinions and perspectives and are highly motivated to work towards a shared vision. We have fun, love what we do and that drives us to give our very best.
Q. How do you define success and what drives you to succeed?
I tend to view success incrementally. As someone who is invigorated by new, complex challenges, I never want to find myself in a situation where I feel like there is nothing left to learn or achieve. If, over the course of my employment, I can leave work each evening satisfied that I’ve learned something new or useful, then this counts as success to me. In addition, success, for me, will always be about making a difference in other people’s lives. I want to be a change-maker. If I know that at the end of the day my work has helped someone to turn their life around, then I sleep well at night and wake up eager to start work all over again the next day. I’m really driven by results, too. I like when I have a concrete goal to meet, and enough time to figure out a strong strategy for accomplishing it. Our yearly goals were very aggressive, but I worked with my team to figure out a month-by-month strategy for meeting the year-end numbers. It was a real thrill to accomplish that and I’m motivated by digging into data. Give me a spreadsheet and questions, and I’m eager to figure out what’s driving the numbers. I prepare the monthly analytics report around sales. The learnings from these reports help drive and determine how the company charts its next steps and makes sales goals for the following months, and having that influence, and providing the must-know information, is really motivating.
Q. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given, or would give, in business?
The best advice I have ever received came from my mentor, my CEO of International Success Resources, and was, “If I do nothing challenging, I don’t leave a footprint in life. If I do not do the very best I can, I cannot give my family the best.”
Top leaders should put themselves in other people’s shoes and listen. If you listen to people, whether they are from Europe, the UK, the US, Mexico or Russia, whether they are rich or poor, white or black, male or female, old or young, they make you grow, they keep you innovative, they keep you active. Do not look at the bottom of the pyramid or emerging markets as a problem to be solved, see it as an opportunity to make a difference, to change the quality of the lives of the underserved by giving them dignity. Nothing is wrong with maximising shareholder value by serving the underprivileged.
Q. What have been your highlights in business over the past year?
Since 1992, we have supported individuals, enterprises and organisations through educational programmes around the world, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands from more than 35 countries. We continue to help them live, learn and succeed not solely for their personal fulfilment but also to share their experiences to grow future generations.
Q. What’s next for your company?
We will not settle for a half-hearted, lackadaisical approach when it comes to your education. We want to work joyfully and energetically and do everything it takes to deliver the best seminars, workshops, training and coaching you have grown to expect from us. We expand and watch you grow.
Q. What opportunities or plans for growth do you see in 2018?
Our desire is that every participant is inspired and empowered to dream bigger, perform better, be more innovative, think differently and attain the lifestyle they deserve through applying the strategies, skills and tools they learn from the Millionaire Mind Intensive. Ultimately, our goal is to see lives transformed.
Top leaders should put themselves in other people’s shoes and listen. If you listen to people, whether they are from Europe, the UK, the US, Mexico or Russia, whether they are rich or poor, white or black, male or female, old or young, they make you grow, they keep you innovative, they keep you active.