There’s no monopoly on knowledge. There are only levels. What one knows today might be more than what one knew yesterday, and less than what one may come to know in the future. Success comes to those who follow the age-old advice – surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. This mantra is key to entrepreneur and investor Mike Luzio’s prodigious success.
Luzio’s road to millionairedom started with selling copiers, and he wore many hats in his long-standing career of 21 years. He was an entrepreneur at Network Access Solution and acquisition lead at Sprint. Currently, as the founder of LVE Group, he shares and grows his passion for consulting, speaking engagements, agency consulting, and angel investing. Mike has actively sought inspiration from all kinds of people and nurtured relationships with those who have supported him in reaching new heights. Over the years, one saying he’s been particularly drawn to is: “What comes easy, won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy.” This is a philosophy that has been echoed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Springsteen.
Throughout Luzio’s transformation from selling copiers to making tens of millions and founding the LVE group, the one thing that has driven his transformation is his willingness to put in the work, walk the extra mile, and surround himself with people smarter than himself. Encouraging his Instagram followers to stand upright in the face of COVID-19, he says, “What we’re working on getting past, our fight for survival will make us stronger. Only the end product will last. It won’t come easy; nothing great ever does.”
Mike Luzio added, “Just make sure your style works for you, and it will all work out.” Every business is the mirror image of its founder. While following the footsteps of those who have been there before you is a good starting point, it doesn’t get you someplace new. Luzio believes his style of doing business was critical to his success and speaks volumes about his confidence and courage to follow through on his convictions.
When business advice starts sounding like life advice, you know you’ve got something special. Time is of the essence when it comes to a successful life. To respect the time one has on hand, Mike tells entrepreneurs to, “Celebrate your wins for a little while, but get right back to the grindstone afterward. Recognize your failures, but don’t wade in them; learn from them.”
Quotable, bankable, and, most importantly, relatable, Mike Luzio’s ability to articulate life’s struggles and triumphs helps decode success. Hopefully, budding entrepreneurs will draw inspiration from Mike’s example and experiences, and inch closer to their dreams.