Everybody wants to be successful; everybody wants to live their dreams, in whatever form you may imagine it. It can be depressing to think about the dreams that you have left off – it may be because of the current situation, or it might be because the circumstance dictates against it. It is a daunting task to pursue your dreams, but like most things in the world, the only way through it is going through the agonizing process itself. Serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, founder, and CEO of Blackstone Medical Services, Vick Tipnes followed the path towards success at an early age.
Back in Tipnes’ early days, full of doubts and uncertainty, he decided to pursue the ventures of entrepreneurship. He realized from an early age that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He was not born with great salesmanship but pursued his aspiration with passion and motivation. He had to learn the ropes all by himself – the only way to be a part of the industry is to learn the skills of salesmanship thoroughly and efficiently.
The early experiences that Tipnes encountered pushed him to build his confidence. He met countless struggles and sacrifices toward the pursuance of his goals. He started and sold businesses throughout his journey; he worked hard to overcome the challenges that may come his way.
These tests came to his life throughout his journey. Especially in 2012, when he started Blackstone. He was just then working in his kitchen with no revenue, with only just one employee, and a loan from an investor. He knew for a fact that being an entrepreneur pertains to putting your employees first, and accepting that you may not get paid yourself. There were many struggles along the way, there were challenges to be conquered, and sacrifices to be made. For Tipnes, he has a clear vision. He believes that one day his hard work and sacrifices will eventually pay off.
Currently, Blackstone is now valued well over 50 million dollars. They have grown into a national company that provides services in all 50 states, with more than 150 employees. Blackstone is in-network with all of the largest insurance providers in the country, offering an unmated level of service to outpatients, physicians, and insurance providers.
Building such a huge company is not an overnight success. Without a leap of faith and deciding to take a concrete action to learn and educate himself, success would be unimaginable. For Tipnes, he knew it is crucial to take the responsibility of pursuing your goal seriously. Everything eventually pays off, from the hard work and sacrifices in your journey. It may sound trivial, but the first step towards success is believing that you can reach it; eventually, all the concrete plans and actions should follow.