Finding and Feeding A Starving Crowd | Robert Coorey | Episode 33
“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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Feed A Starving Crowd – Robert Coorey
- Feed A Starving Crown on Facebook
- Reality TV Show Interview – Robert chats w/ my friend Jessica Rhodes (Rhodes to Success Podcast).
- Cloudup.com – Share Your Stream (Videos, photo, music, links and docs – instantly & easily).
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
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