Adam Milstein, an Israeli American businessman and supporter of the Jewish state of Israel, was recently interviewed on the website, Ideamensch. Mr. Milstein currently works as a managing director at real estate development firm, Hager Pacific Properties. He is heavily involved in pro-Israel and Jewish causes. Below are some of the key highlights and tips to fellow entrepreneurs from the Ideamensch interview.
One of the first questions posed to Adam Milstein by Ideamensch was how a typical day unfolds for him and what does he do to try and make it as productive as possible. Mr. Milstein’s response to this question was that when you start out working in real estate your day to day activities are often unstructured and unpredictable. As one acquires more assets and properties to manage, the day becomes much more predicable and structured. On what drives him to perform, Adam Milstein responded that working with charities and leading non-profits helps to spur him on during his sometimes boring work in the office.
Another early question given to Adam Milsten by Ideamensch was how does he bring ideas to life in the workplace? The response of Adam Milstein was that he keeps on pushing through his ideas until they are realized. Adam Milstein also elaborated that if someone cannot bring an idea through, then you should step up and try and do it yourself. He also added that he is a big believer in personal responsibility, self sufficiency and in taking the initiative. Following up constantly on things to do on a daily basis also helps keep him productive and on task.
When asked with one word of advice to other business people Adam Milstein gave the following tip. He said to always follow up on every lead and contact that you can. His reasoning is that you miss 100% of the shots you do not take. If you have a lot of contacts like he does, Adam Milstein recommends using the software known as Constant Contact. It makes managing and responding to contacts and clients very easy. Mr. Milstein also responded that his favorite book is called And the Good News Is written by Dana Perino. The book shows that nothing is as bad as it may seem at first and that it pays to be optimistic in business as well as in life.