Definitions of Success – Jamie Raskulinecz
Published on July 5, 2017
Our CEO Jamie Raskulinecz will be featured in a Diamond Minds column by Barry Farber that will appear in the July / August 2017 edition of Vicinity and Suburban Essex magazines, titled “Definition of Success”.
What is your definition of success? After asking this question in thousands of interviews
for books, columns, radio, TV and customer research it becomes very clear that the top answer is always focused on the ability to serve others around you and provide an opportunity for growth beyond yourself. When we build the people around us it comes back to us in many powerful ways. This month a few local business owners share their insights on success:
Jamie Raskulinecz CEO of Next Generation Trust Services and the finalist In Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award “My definition of success is being able to do what you want to do when you want to do it and in the process help others to become successful. I like to give back and one of my proudest moments is adopting a family. My partner and I found a family through the mayors’ sunshine fund in West Orange. We helped support a mother and father with three children who were going through tough times. We started out taking the mom grocery shopping every week. We also saw the conditions they were living in and made one of our rentals available to them at a reduced rate. We also worked with others we know to donate furniture and worked with them for six years. And now they are a successful family on their own. We made a tremendous difference in somebody’s life and that’s what it’s all about… Paying it forward.”