LISTEN NOW! (Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM!) It is such an admirable goal to want to be the CEO of your own company. But, can you imagine achieving this goal as a teenager AND being a millionaire!? Jaylen Bledsoe is the CEO and President of his company, Bledsoe Technologies, and he has acquired a wealth of wisdom along the way. When interviewed in St. Louis, he shares about the overview of his company ranging from website design to I.T. Consulting.
“I was 12-13 years old when it got started as an L.L.C. in 2012.” Understanding that this journey can’t be achieved on his own, Bledsoe gives credit to his mentor that advised him to, “take risks. There’s nothing that you can do as a minor that will shoot you down for too long. Because your young, you can jump back up and keep going.” Bledsoe has also worked with other young entrepreneurs to help each other with their ideas and goals. At the time of being interviewed, Bledsoe shared that he will soon be working with hotels on a project. He plans on attending business school at Harvard.
2017 is the year of breakthrough and Jaylen Bledsoe is proving that breaking through mindsets is a reality. We are blessed to be a blessing for others. This entrepreneurial value is the cornerstone of what has been witnessed through the Green Family and their company, Hobby Lobby. The Green family has just recently launched the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. This is the essence of what business is all about; understanding that success is in helping others succeed and giving back.
As media headlines have responded to the business success displayed in Jaylen’s life, namely his achievement of creating a company valued at more than $3 Million, he recently shared that this is not what is goals are focused upon. He points out that this valuation became public when he simply responded to a question during an interview. “The world has made that interview, who I am. They’ve made that net worth and that valuation, my title, and my introduction. They’ve looked to make me prideful of that number.” As he continues, “I never said it to brag, or to flaunt the numbers.” He addresses the heart of the issue and points out how money is not his highest goal. Following Jesus is. “I have to understand that the one who chases after money, and teaches money, is teaching the wrong thing. They’re following the wrong thing.”
Money has nothing to do with his purpose. “Being for someone when they need me. That’s God’s purpose.” Many business men and women throughout the world are well aware of R.O.I.: The Return on Investment. How quickly will I get my investment returned to me? When some would be focused on the value of dollars, Bledsoe is focused on the value of people. In his own words, he says, “I don’t care about the return on investment being money or more marketing, or more dollars in the end. My R.O.I. is the YOU.” This is such an inspiration for those who have a desire to be involved in business and to be reminded what the true purpose of business is: others.
This is such an encouraging reminder about the values of life and how we can live our lives for the betterment of others. True wealth is the depth of relationships in our lives. Be encouraged as you see the entire interview with Jaylen Bledsoe, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: others focused, cultivating authentic relationships, VFN Kingdom Business, Bledsoe Technologies, encouragement, hope, and pursuing your dreams. John and Steve shared in this segment.
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