40. Volume: Fred Schebesta: The Entrepreneurial Journey

We’ve all heard the stories. You start with nothing, and you have a dream, you work hard and then BAM, success. But that’s not how it actually happens. The entrepreneurial journey isn’t a one size fits all formula. In fact, it doesn’t even begin with a single step. It begins in the mind.

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

How committed are you to discovering who you are?

In this volume, Ronsley sits down with Fred Schebesta, co-founder of the massively popular comparison website Finder.com. Fred’s also a speaker, a media commentator, an active member of Crypto communities and a dad. He recently cracked AFR’s Young Rich List with the #22 spot. 

Fred defines entrepreneurship as the journey to “create an entity that didn’t exist before and is now brought to existence in a way that it eventually becomes self-sustaining”. That’s quite a mouthful. In order to create this entity, there’s a lot of blood sweat and tears involved. And sometimes you discover creating this “entity” requires a lot more self-reflection and personal growth than you realised.

In this insightful volume, Ronsley digs into the concept of breaking down your own walls in order to build up the walls of your business. Fred is candid about his struggles with his own self-worth that plagued his psyche, unbeknownst to him, until someone asked him some pivotal questions. They both work to explore these concepts in terms that make sense to all of us. 

If you’ve reached a roadblock in your entrepreneurial journey, or just find yourself stalling mentally, maybe it’s time to dig a little deeper. Tune in to this important volume to learn more.

Other insights from this volume:
  • The point when Fred realised he had a problem with the way he talked to himself
  • Fred’s thoughts on taking on debts when starting a business 
  • How Fred’s mum was the original entrepreneur of the household
  • Why you should learn to make bigger bets
  • How you become unbelievable
  • The story of Fred’s epic fight with his parents in his 20s
  • Self-worth and its impact on the entrepreneur 
  • Why Fred has an emotional coach
  • What happened the first time Fred talked to himself in a positive light



Fred on LinkedIn

Twitter – @Schebesta

Instagram – fredschebesta



Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol.4

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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