Tomas Laurinavičius is a lifestyle entrepreneur and blogger. He believes life can be designed and it’s your responsibility to make it a journey of the lifetime. He helps aspiring entrepreneurs build businesses, develop a rock-solid work ethic and design a high-output lifestyle.
His journey started 10 years ago when he discovered Adobe Photoshop, a popular graphics editing software and fell in love with design and business. Since then, he has been in a constant transformation taking him to over 40 countries all over the world and working as a designer, writer, marketer, startup founder, consultant and content creator. He created his freedom through discipline by showing up daily and taking care of his body and spirit, learning new things and exposing himself to challenges that allowed him to grow personally and professionally.
He believes Global Lithuanian is someone with an open mind and thirst for progress. The world is shrinking, thanks to advanced technology, but we’re still facing problems that could be easily fixed if only people started thinking in terms of the world and not in terms of a single country. Think climate change, education, access to capital, transportation, energy, business and so much more. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Just take what works in one place and integrate it in the place where people need it the most. Every person has gifts, talents and skills that can benefit other humans. Global Lithuanians take action and make things happen instead of rationalizing or dreaming about making a change. Lithuanians and all other global leaders can mutually benefit each other by connecting and transparently sharing best practices, tools and solutions to problems that have been solved already.
Tomas shared three useful tips for creating a personal and professional network working all around the world:
- Put others first. Your success in life depends on how much value you will create for other people. It’s not that you have to serve others and forget to live. Your wellbeing and net worth are directly affected by the number of people you help.
- Do your homework. There are inspiring leaders you follow and want to connect with but they are busy and get tons of distractions already. Instead of creating more noise, do your research and find out how you can help their day better. Think of creating a strategy, optimizing their website, or- ganizing a meetup, etc. Anything goes as long as you help them with their mission.
Don’t try to impress people, get interested in what they do. Tomas believes and lives by Dale Carnegie’s idea that “you can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” If you want to improve your social skills, his book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is a must-read.