261. Re-framing Failure and Trauma as a Catalyst for Success with Rob Christie

In the shiny, happy world of entrepreneurial success, we don’t often hear about an entrepreneur’s failures and even traumas. But these can play an incredible part in a person’s success. In fact, you could say success is often a product of failure.

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.

In this episode we pick up our conversation with entrepreneur and all-round polymath, Rob Christie. In this raw and open interview, we look at failure and even trauma in our business and personal lives and how it can often be a great catalyst for success. Rob shares some fascinating insights from his own life and career, and he even shares with us his theory on why pretty people have it worse than the rest of us. This is another one that will get the old neuro-connectors firing. Enjoy.

If you haven’t listened to part 1, listen to it here now.

Here’s some of what we explore in part 2:

  • How reframing our failures and traumas and can drive success
  • Questioning perception (yours and others)
  • Rob’s story from severe dyslexia to multiple business owner
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Thoughts on leadership
  • The positives of negative feedback
  • The downside of being pretty
  • Why a reasonable idea plus action beats an amazing idea
  • Overcoming idea paralysis
  • Why there’s no such thing as an incredibly handsome comedian
  • Rob’s hilarious, over-the-top plug for Christie Spaces (Heaven or Eden?)


Christie Space

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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