Our close knit team at PAQ is bursting with interesting personalities and we wanted to introduce them to you through our Getting to Know PAQ series.
We pulled Justin, our Founder, aside for a moment to ask him a couple of questions ranging from what drives him to the weirdest food he’s ever eaten.
What drives you, Justin?
What drives me and gets me up in the morning is knowing that I am provided the opportunity to create better experiences and outcomes for our clients.
While my tax and accounting background has taught me the foundational skills required to assist clients, I also thoroughly enjoy learning and refining the outcome-oriented, communication and strategic skills that allow me to effectively solve problems for our clients.
I find meaning in getting to know my clients, finding out what drives them to do the things they do, and working with them to help them achieve both their personal and business goals.
What book did you read that changed your life the most?
These are a few books that have played a significant role in changing my perspective:
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill taught me the value of understanding myself first in order to understand and help others better.
- Principles by Ray Dalio taught me the value of a ‘systems-driven’ organization, making better decisions and how to deal with uncertainty.
- Shoe Dog by Phil Knight taught me how valuable sheer hard work, determination, creativity and grit are in achieving success in business.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Screw it, let’s do it” – Richard Branson
What’s your current passion project outside of work?
I am currently learning Muay Thai and absolutely enjoying the learning process – not to mention occasionally being swept to the ground!
There are certain elements in sports that intersect with business which teach and reinforce the same principles for success: discipline, grit, consistency in effort and creativity. Love it!
What’s the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Cockroaches and worms in Bangkok – crunchy.