Rob believes that leaders are not born, they’re groomed. Rob’s been through his own share of adversity, having an alcoholic father who died when Rob was very young. Rob shares how he was able to overcome major challenges at a young age… to accomplish what he has today.
Rob started his own podcast about three months ago and has over 100,000 downloads already.
“I went into it with no expectations, but high hopes. I’ve been satisfied with the results, and people are really being impacted by it.”
When he was 19, Rob got his first sales role within a company. He says up until that point, he had never been successful, and was a “typical college student.”
He had to transform himself to be successful.
“I had to become a better version of myself every single day”
He grew into a management position within the company and eventually ran his own office for them, training a few thousand people in the process. He says it fulfilled him to help others and see them grow.
He left the company after 6 years and went into other ventures. He was successful in them as well, but missed that feeling that he was giving back and helping people. He started researching podcasts and decided to start his on show.
Rob shares that he is obsessed with Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule”, which states that in order to become a master at anything, you need to put in 10,000 hours of dedicated practice, regardless of the endeavour.
People tend to think that others are “over night” successes, when they don’t see the work that went into achieving that success.
With his first sales role, it took him about five months to start seeing success. Before that, he shares that he wasn’t listening to what his manager told him. He watched a co-worker make $1,000 in 3.5 hours of sales calls one day, and he took notes on everything that person said and did during the appointments, to incorporate into his own approach.
“Don’t try to re-invent the wheel. Just follow the simple principles to be successful”
Rob believes that the difference between a successful person and one who is not is the purpose behind what they’re doing.
He recommends that people write down their goals and put them somewhere they can be seen every day. This way, when you fall down, you will see your goals and remember the reasons behind why you’re working.
Rob’s father was an alcoholic and passed away when Rob was 15. Looking back, he remembers thinking a lot of good would come from this, and he believes that his father would now be happy of the path he has chosen.
“We’re all different cards in life. Some people use that as a reason to play victim. I wasn’t going to let that define me as a person.”
Success often comes from adversity, giving that person an advantage.
Overcoming objections or people seeing “no” to him doesn’t affect Rob as he’s overcome much more difficult situations in his life.
“The Five Regrets of the Dying” is a podcast episode that Rob felt he had to do, after reading a book on the topic. The one regret that came up often was that most people wish they lead a life truer to themselves, and not just did what others expected of them.
“People live their lives doing what they feel they’re suppose to do”
Journaling and taking time with yourself will help you discover your passion.
Cartoon: Bugs Bunny
Video Game: Halo
Family Tradition: Fishing (Rob grew up on an island)
Most Embarrassing Moment: Having his pants pulled down in the middle of gym class
Amazing Breakthrough as an Entrepreneur: that he can really achieve anything he wants
www.MWFMotivation.com (free download of Rob’s e-book “Hack Your Goals: The Step-By Step Guide to Achieving Success)