Connect with us
Apply Now

Executive Voice

Success Is 80% Action, 20% Other Things,” Says Avi Grondin


“Thinking about what to do doesn’t get the hard job done. Many people think, but the problem is taking action on the thoughts. If we are honest, many of these extensive thoughts are cloaks people use to hide their inabilities, fears, and insecurities,” Avi Grondin says.

The 24-year-old entrepreneur and digital marketer believe that the fastest way to succeed is to take action on your thoughts. Avi says he isn’t playing down on the need for critical thinking for success.

“I am a thinker. I always play scenarios in my head before taking action,” Avi Grondin says, as he quickly replies to a message on his iPhone.

“But I think the hardest part of success isn’t thinking, especially in business. You can think all you want; that doesn’t change anything. What moves the needle are the actions you take.”

Avi Grondin, who has started a Valet parking business and sold it before starting his marketing agency, Variance Marketing, maintains that the leaders and CEOs must have a bias for action for businesses to grow.

For Avi, the time spent ‘thinking’ things through, trying to make the best, and less risky decisions, are times that should be used to work. These ‘thinking’ times should be put into work. If there is no work, there is no output. And with no production, how do you make progress, make money for your business?

The problem many businesses, especially young entrepreneurs, make, Avi believes, is equating thinking to action. A well-laid plan on paper that isn’t implemented is only but a dream. The plan won’t make the business grow. Implementing these plans is how the company will grow.

Fear of failure, the Toronto-based entrepreneur says, is the primary reason people think more than they act. The fear of what they have planned out failing stops people from taking action as soon as they possibly can. People will instead push the doomsday into the future, rationalizing why they need to wait a few days more, a few weeks more, a few months more. They can’t stand their plans failing, so they plan more.

An action-bias is what makes a business or leader stand out from the rest of the park. The people who have been able to break the mold of mediocrity, who’ve broken the boundaries society set for them are those who take action, all the time.

Read More: Meet Vancouver Artist Raeliss

Avi says that people should not abandon the places of thinking through an idea, but they should act as soon as possible. That instead of waiting for the image to fully form in their head, they should take the necessary action. 

“Success is just failing along the way, learning from your failures and continue moving,” the young entrepreneur says.

For Avi Grondin, a man who went through the harrowing experience of losing his father when he was two years old, the desire to succeed should be stronger than the fear of failure. Success is built on the firm foundation of failures that weren’t allowed to define the journey.

To follow Avi Grondin’s journey and get first-hand info, click his covers on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn today!

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.