We had the good fortune of connecting with Kent Julius and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kent, often we find ourselves balancing long term goals and short terms goals. Can you talk to us about how you think about this?
I personally focus almost exclusively on long term goals for my time, money, and health. Staying focused on keeping these three areas in the long term will create true freedom. This focus also improves the short term. Focusing on long term health makes me feel better in the short term also. Reaching fitness goals, getting proper sleep, and eating healthy feels good in the short term which makes it easier to continue. Focusing on long term money goals is motivating because it helps me make better decisions today in my career. It gives me peace of mind knowing what the end result and what timeframe I am looking to achieve it. Focusing long term on my time works well too, I am ultimately looking for true freedom which is a combination time, money, and health. If you don’t have all three you are not free! My ultimate long term goal is to be able to whatever I want to do whenever I want to do it. Short term I look at all of this like preventative medicine. It’s never easy to eat right, exercise, or go to work, but it is a lot easier knowing this will all lead to true freedom.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I chose to become a veterinarian when I was five years old. It was the only choice for me. It was incredibly difficult in both getting into vet school and finding a way to survive financially. The veterinary curriculum is incredibly difficult also. It made it doable because it was a subject I was curious about and seemed to fall in line with exactly who I am. Shortly after becoming a veterinarian I started shifting my focus from the medical side to business ownership. Because I really I had no formal schooling or coaching in business ownership, this really become a learning process from the school of hard knocks. Maintaining big goals, a focus on life-long learning, and leaving no option for failure allowed me to get through some big periods of adversity. I have now started and sold a large veterinary hospital. With a business partner I have purchased another veterinary hospital and doubled it’s size in 3 years. I am also starting a veterinary training academy to help both veterinary staff and owners to achieve huge success in their own veterinary hospital. I am involved in commercial real estate and looking to purchase and grow other businesses. I have achieved financial freedom and security for my family which has allowed me to make bigger goals.
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We would spend our time exercising and staying outdoors as much as possible. I would probably probably start each day with a 4 AM workout which would be either Ironman training or weightlifting. The training would be finished before most people were out of bed. We would then have a healthy breakfast and quickly catch up on the news. After a little recovery and resting time, we would head to Lake Lewisville for a little wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and chilling on the boat. That afternoon or evening we would head over the The Star (headquarters of The Dallas Cowboys) which is two miles from my house. I am the official veterinarian for the Dallas Cowboys so we would be able to relax that The Cowboys Club which is a private country club where we would likely see some Cowboys players and coaches. We may even see Jerry Jones there. If we had a week we would probably plan a little hunting trip to a cabin or take the new RV.
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My family is the biggest reason for my success. I was shown how to be a good christian and organizational skills from my mom. My dad’s dedication to animals is the reason I am a veterinarian. My brother and sister taught me discipline by basically showing me how to just get things done and not to be a big baby when adversity strikes.
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