Take a Look Behind the Curtain with James J. Maioho,
Author of Winners Give Up!
About James J. Maioho:
Q. What are
your previous occupations?
A. Bond and Variable Financial Advising,
Youngest US Sales Rep (at time) of Caterpillar, VP of Business Development for a
large cataloger and manufacturer, turn around and tax strategy consultant for a
private consulting group. Division manager and territory developer for the
fastest growing temporary IAQ firm in the midwest
Q. What was your
A. I like fixing problems and finding solutions! All of my
work has provided that opportunity
Q. What Highschool and/or College
did you attend?
A. I went to Tri-County High School, Howard City, MI. I
have degrees from The Musicians Institute of Contemporary Music, L,A., CA and
BA-Business from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids MI
Q. Who is your
A. Ayn Rand
Q. Who is your favorite
recording artist or song?
A. There are too many to name, but if I need a
real emotional kick start I’ll put on the final movement to Beethoven’s Ninth
(Ode to Joy)
Q. What is your favorite Movie or TV Show?
House MD/ The Godfather
Sneak Peak Behind The Scenes
What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. That’s a secret! 😉
is your greatest role model?
A. My Grandfather was a big influence. There
are many Avatars I try to follow and emulate in some way. Thich Nhat Han,
Branson, Robbins, Dyer
Q. How do you define success?
has changed tremendously over the course of my life and career. Having once been
status based, then monetarily measured, asset based etc. I find that the key is
much , much simpler. I believe you are successful if you have cultivate the
ability to be completely grateful for where you are right at this moment.
Q. What is the secret to your success?
A. I really studied at the
school of hard knocks when it came to this. Any success I have is due to
gratefully being able to have a service mentality and doing the right thing for
the person in front of me. In a broader sense, just do the best you can at
WHEREVER you are at the moment. The rest will take care of itself.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
where I am now….in my own skin.
Q. What’s your kryptonite?
Q. What historical figure do you most relate to?
Sometime I feel like Jean Valjean or Edmund Dontes though they are fictional.
Forrest Gump? Somedays Oscar Wilde and other days Thomas Aquinas…too many to
Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. No regrets, I
would not be here now I had I did even one thing differently.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Q. What is your best advise to people whom look up
to you and your success?
A. Keep your pants pressed, your hat in your hand
and don’t sweat the little things.
Do the VERY best with what you have RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait for some better
opportunity to begin being the best. NOW is that opportunity!
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