Robert Dickie - GenY Success ShowAbout This Episode

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Robert Dickie is the author of The Leap. He talks about his journey working through the recession in 2008-2009 and quitting his full-time corporate gig in 2009 to become a full-time entrepreneur.

I wanted Robert on the show because he specializes in helping launch your full-time career in the part-time economy we’re currently experiencing. He’s made the leap himself and we talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, his new book and how you can take the leap.

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Key Points

  • Robert talks about what it was like taking a huge risk in leaving his corporate job in 2009 to start a business
  • Why you should be careful about who you ask advice from and how to ask questions to get the best advice
  • Questions we should ask ourselves if we’re feeling discontent with your job
    • Am I satisfied with where I am today?
    • Do I look forward to going to work?
    • Am I learning something new?
    • Do I feel I’m being pushed to my potential?
  • Robert’s parents are not entrepreneurs and he doesn’t feel that they are born, but he feels that entrepreneurs make themselves through their hard work
  • Why depending on one source of income is one of the riskiest things we can do
  • How having options can create freedom for our lives
  • Why having white space throughout the day is important for creativity
  • Why we’re a product of the people we choose to surround ourselves with
  • Networking rule of thumb: give before you ask

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