Rick Siskey knows first hand that a success story is hardly as compelling without a little adversity thrown in. In fact, it seems to be part of the human condition to know that someone successful fought his or her way to the top, despite all odds. It makes everyone feel they, too, can succeed someday.
Perseverance, according to Rick Siskey, is key to making it in the business world. After thirty years in the financial services industry, Rick Siskey has spent a great deal of time working with clients who have overcome adversity. He believes those who develop a stomach for tough things and learn to deal with problems have a greater chance for success in the long run.
Over the years, Rick Siskey has learned to deal with overwhelming tasks by breaking them into smaller pieces. He likens it to the “elephant principle”. “You cannot eat the proverbial elephant in one big bite,” Rick Siskey points out. “When your task, your vision appears impossible, think through a strategy in which you can take it one step at a time, short win after short win.”
Individuals who give up easily, Rick Siskey believes, never give enough of themselves to a dream. “I want all of my relationships – employees, family and friends – all those around me to never stop simply because it may get a little difficult,” reflects Rick Siskey.
In life we learn from the bad things that happen to us, Rick Siskey says. It is through falling down and getting back up again that we learn to work through problems in life. Adversity is actually a good thing. But Rick Siskey is quick to point out that there is more to life than work. “Every person needs to stop, experience the moments in life, just take a breather,” adds Siskey. People who never take vacations, who do not have lives outside of work do not impress Rick Siskey. “Those folks eventually burn out, blow out, or just get out all together.”
As for excuses, Rick Siskey doesn’t have much taste for those, either. “Personal responsibility is crucial to success in anything in life,” Rick Siskey says. “In the final analysis, the only person who can impact and change your life is yourself.”
Over a span of three decades, Rick Siskey has become recognized as a premier investor and advisor to entrepreneurs and businesses. Possessing “an uncanny ability to discern situations in advance,” Rick Siskey knows what it takes to start, build, finance and sell companies. Following a successful career in the financial markets, Rick Siskey established Wall Street Capitol to service the types of financial needs expected by high net worth clientele. Today Wall Street Capitol performs at a level not easily matched for entrepreneurs and individuals of financial means. Rick Siskey is also the Chairman of Siskey Industries, LLC, offering traditional and alternative sources of capital funding, strategic advisory solutions and alternative investment opportunities. Through Siskey Industries, Rick Siskey joins his expertise to a network of industry professionals in the arena of private equity investing. For more information, visit www.siskeyindustries.com