Ian is an engineer who shed his 9-5 handcuffs and broke out of his corporate prison to attain fulfillment in entrepreneurship as a financial services provider where he found his true calling in serving and educating others.
What is the secret to your success story?
The secret to my success story is discipline and work ethic. I believe having a positive and growth mindset is essential, but it is incomplete to attain the success you want. By adding discipline and work ethic to your entrepreneurial arsenal, you will not only facilitate your road to success, but also make attaining your goals that much more rewarding.
How did that secret help you achieve your goals?
Stepping out into the world of entrepreneurship later in life after a long career in the corporate world was insanely scary and stressful. I didn’t even know where to begin. I decided I was going to do what I wanted to do, what I enjoyed and something that would make a difference. I found myself in financial services, educating and empowering Canadians in an area that many struggled with. It was a tough beginning as I was completely out of my element, I lived in a cubical for 15 years and now the biggest part of my job was to meet and talk to people. Although it was difficult, I put into place a system and was extremely disciplined in carrying it out. It took a lot longer than I anticipated, but eventually all my hard work and effort paid off. Now I have people calling me! It was at this point that I decided that I wanted to share this knowledge with others and promote entrepreneurship. I am close to launching my book and a podcast to share my secret!
What advice would you like to share with the Shelley Essery Community?
Failure is not something to be feared. Having all the right tools will not guarantee success. Being consistent, purposeful and perseverant is critical. You can’t stop or give up because of the road blocks you face. Friends, family, environments, competitors, timing, etc, they will all cause you to stumble in one way or another whether intentionally or not. Your true power lies not in an ability to avoid falling down, it is in getting up stronger and smarter after a fall. Every miscue, error, mistake or unfortunate turn of events is an opportunity to learn and grow. Keeping your focus on the goal and not allowing fear to distract you is where success can and will be found
Connect with Ian:
Phone number: 226-678-2143