260. Opening Yourself Up To New and Better Ideas and Defining Your Version of Success with Rob Christie

The more exposure you get to different thoughts, different views and different people, the more you’re likely to get better ideas and a better outcome. This is paraphrasing one of Rob Christie’s own quotes, and he is an absolute shining example of its validity.

Each week, join Ronsley Vaz as he talks with some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the world, and picks their brains about doing what they love, navigating the challenges and anxieties of a self-made business and how to think outside the box.

This episode really could have been called, The Wisdom of Rob Christie (Part 1). And I think you’ll see why. Rob is a wonderfully articulate and interesting guy, and the stuff he says just makes pure sense. To classify Rob as a real estate entrepreneur would do him an injustice. Sure, he’s been hugely successful with companies including Christie Spaces, but his knowledge and thinking goes in all sorts of directions, and tackles all sorts of questions. This is some serious brain food.

All I can say is; please sensei, tell us more. (Which he does in part two coming soon.)

Here’s some of what we explore in this episode:

How to find good ideas
Defining success and what it means to you
Why perspective is so crucial when defining success
Valuing experiences and why millennials have got it right
How social media has changed our influences and perceptions of value
The dangers in falling for the falsehoods of Facebook and other social media
Why you shouldn’t always believe what you see, and the importance of backstory
The effect of social and technological change on office space
The importance of environment for productivity and success
Why offices are now more about the experience than the place
The benefits of opening yourself up to different thoughts, views and people
How to get more neuro-connections
Figuring out where you fit in the zoo, and so much more

Links:

Christie Spaces

A grisly photo of a Saigon execution 50 years ago shocked the world and helped end the war – The Washington Post

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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