ustin Williams , a hospitality industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience serves as the General Manager of the four-star Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando , The Kessler Collection ’ s iconic property in the heart of downtown Orlando . He is responsible for 247-guestrooms , 10,000 square feet of event and meeting space , Grand Bohemian Art Gallery , Starbucks and the award-winning Boheme Restaurant and Bösendorfer Lounge . Williams ’ success at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando can be attributed to his dedicated mentality that drives engagement among grand performers to ensure excellent service , flawless operations and memorable guest experiences – while continuing revenue growth .
Williams serves on the board of directors for several organizations including Downtown Orlando Partnership , Orlando Regional Chamber , Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association , Central Florida Marriott Business Council and Chairman of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association Diversity Council . Passionate about giving back , Williams is also on the board of directors and an active member of Man UP Mentoring , an organization geared toward mentoring at-risk youth . Justin is also an active participant in the Parramore Kidz Zone and its subsequent entrepreneurship program Black Bee Honey . He is an active Board Member of the Central Florida African American Chamber of Commerce .
What is your daily routine in maintaining a Billionaire mindset ? Pray , sleep , plan and execute . I may sleep to rest my body but my mind is always thinking of the next steps in creating generational wealth . The key word in the question is “ maintaining ”. In everything I do , I strategize like a CEO . This includes my personal and professional life . Often we ’ re told that you have to work like nothing else matters . That is a myth that will leave you rich in money , depressed and alone . Create a plan that involves every aspect of your life . I once heard there was no life balance , however there is an allocation of time . Shift and be fluid in order to maintain a quality of life while unleashing your dreams .
What word of advice would you give to an entrepreneur ? First , understanding that a ” No ” is just the pathway to a “ Yes ”.
Secondly , make sure you are taking care of your mental well-being . Working towards greatness takes energy and can take a toll on your mental strength . Take a moment to refuel . Write refuel in your goals . Remember when you are taking a long journey you have to stop and gas the car to reach your final destination . Respect your mind more than your car .
Third , be mindful of who you share your vision with . Everyone does not have your best interest at heart . Be selfish with your dreams ; it ’ s the only thing you own 100 %. Lastly , Kill them with success and a little kindness sprinkled on top n
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