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Finding and Feeding A Starving Crowd | Robert Coorey | Episode 33

Finding and Feeding A Starving Crowd | Robert Coorey | Episode 33
February 3, 2015



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Finding and Feeding A Starving Crowd | Robert Coorey | Episode 33

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Your home life impacts your business, if you are happy at home your business will do well. If you are having difficulties at home, it will impact your business life.Robert Coorey
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The Startup Dad Journey of Robert Coorey

“I don’t think you should take risk for risk sake. But I do think that if you look at a situation and you have an opportunity in front of you and you think it has a reasonable success of being good then you should go for it and you should not be fearful. Because I think one of the biggest mistakes you can make especially when you’re starting a business on the side, like if you have a full time job and you’re just getting started, is watching those pennies to carefully. I know everyone says be careful and don’t waste money and things like that but at the same time every business is going to waste some money and I think you need to be trying a lot of things and investing in different areas to make things happen a bit faster. Otherwise, you’ll just grow to slowly by not trying enough stuff and refusing to invest in anything.” by Robert Coorey

Robert Coorey, is a #1 best-selling author, a Reality TV Pilot Host and a wildly successful marketer. Recently listed by Startup Australia as one of Australia’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs. Robert has built a super-responsive global online community of serious business owners and nearly broke the world record for the most number of people in a webinar. Robert has filled up dozens of live events, been featured extensively in the media and launched three best-selling books.

Entrepreneurship means you need to take calculated risk.Robert Coorey
Family First:
  • Review family fun photo (image above) –  Wife and two sons
  • Balancing family and business by: I wake up early in the mornings and spend sometime with my kids. When I need to do work, I do it in blocks of time.
  • What does Fatherhood mean to you: Guiding and nurturing as well as leading by example to my children.
  • Household Chore: I am an expert on taking out the trash!
Along This Journey We Discuss:

 

  • I was always very successful in my corporate jobs. After a while I started to feel like a rabbit in a cage working in the corporate world.
  • I had all these great ideas and even though the businesses were supportive, I felt that I want to driver on some things and be the founder of my own destiny.
  • The very first business that I started up was five years ago, doing online videos for businesses. It wasn’t mainstream them, and so I worked very hard that year trying to get it off the ground.
  • After 12 months I only made 32K after filing my taxes coming from a very lucrative corporate job. I realized, I wasn’t feeding a starving crowd.
  • The catalyst that inspired his leap: I kept waking up in the morning and hated the idea of going to work. It just got to the stage where I couldn’t do it anymore, I had to make a change.
Life is short, now is the best time to go after your goals and dreams. There is never a good time to do itRobert Coorey
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Real Dads, Real Talk:
  • Failure, Doubt and Fear: Not being a success in what I have done. For me that is extremely important. That is one of the negatives on being a high achiever.
  • Hardest Personal Sacrifice: Less social time.
  • Private Health Insurance: From an Australian perspective, you are able to purchase private insurance as a business owner. I purchased our coverage.
  • Intersection between Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship: I like to bring my kids to the office every now and then. They love it and get really excited about it. That is one way that I have been able to connect the two.
  • Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently? Before I left my corporate job, I would have made sure that I had customers already in place.
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools
  • What is one time management tool? Cloud up- whenever I take a screen-shot, it gives me a link, so I can share it with other people.
  • What attributes your success as an Entrepreneur, Father, and Husband- I would say my grit. I have a real passion about seeing things completed.
  • Manage Health: I go to the gym twice a week with a personal trainer.
  • Book every startup dad should read: Think and Grow Rich
Resources & References Mentioned
Startup Dads Get A Free Copy Of Feed A Starving Crowd E-Book
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu

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