The No BS Show Episode 16 - Self-Reflection

Brandon Skinner and taylor garland

Brandon Skinner and taylor garland

In this episode of the No BS Show, Brandon Skinner is joined by Territory Manager, Taylor Garland. Known around Riverside for his dashing beard and being best dressed, Taylor started with Riverside in October 2017. His fiance encouraged him to apply at Riverside. Taylor has had massive success with his career at Riverside Payments, and gives us the opportunity to sit down with him and ask the important questions - what led you to that success?

Taylor notes there were low points and learning to push through those was one of the factors. He crushed it as soon as he came into the company, but soon hit a slump by overthinking and steering away from the plan and advice of his mentors. He knew he needed to get back to the basics, so he did. Another factor of his success has been self reflection. He has had his fair share of people close to him being critical about his job choice and it not being ‘blue collar.’ Taylor came to a crossroads and chose to live in a career that fulfills him and takes him down his own paths. “I knew I was going to regret if I didn’t take this road. I want to wake up every morning excited about my job. This was where I needed to be.” Taylor had to make adjustments within his relationship and personal life by opening more communication, being positive, putting in extra effort, and believing in himself and his support team.

Skinner agrees that self reflection is one of the greatest tools for anyone to use. “You need to develop a habit of knowing what you want, and what you can do better. If you’re not getting better everyday, you’re getting worse.” Skinner encourages everyone to do some digging and find out what makes them happy. A large majority of your life is spent at work.  So, make sure you are spending all that time doing what you love. If you love what you do for work it carries over to every other aspect of your life. 

Another factor in his success was giving it his all. Taylor knew if he didn’t put his all into his efforts, he wasn’t going to make himself proud. He wouldn’t know what he was truly capable of accomplishing. Skinner agrees with the notion of going all in. Skinner worked 70-90 hour weeks when he started Riverside. “After 30 days, you build a pipeline.” You start to develop habits and routines of hard work that quickly become your new norm. 

Skinner leaves us with a few things to remember, “put in work, do what makes you happy, and give it your all.” Straight from the mouths of two very successful men, we’ll take their word for it. 

Written by Helen Simpson-Orcutt