Staying motivated in our work is hard, especially when the drive to do bigger and better things can lead to burnout. But James Stanley, the principal of a luxury architecture firm in New York, knows some tricks for taking a balanced approach. He shares these with Brilliant Thoughts host, Tristan Ahumada, as well as his thoughts on meditation, his vices and the story of an unexpected run-in with Donald Trump.
What is now a true design-build firm had much humbler beginnings, but has now grown into a company which has worked on a multitude of high-end projects. But building and leading such a company is not without its trials and difficulties—it requires confidence, persistence and understanding the staples of running a business. Stanley shares how he has developed those skills, and discusses how he has overcome disappointments in his career and the importance of working toward our own personal definitions of success.
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Tristan Ahumada is the People Editor for SUCCESS, operates Lab Coat Agents as its CEO, consults Fortune 500 companies, runs a successful Real Estate team in California, expansion teams in the U.S. (in different brokerages), owner in one Brokerage, currently sits on different boards for tech companies, and is also an international speaker. His love for technology and systems pushes him to test and use the latest products for growth for all businesses around the world including Real Estate Agents/Brokers. Tristan is from Southern California where he currently lives with his wife and two kids.