He’s studied chemistry; worked in the music industry; sold handbags; taught yoga; raced motorcycles; and trained thousands of people in Presentations Skills, Train-the-Trainer, Negotiation Skills … and more.
Mostly though he loves to read.
And read and read. Especially sci-fi.
So nowadays he writes books and runs websites. Which is fun, and nothing like work at all.
Here are some questions he’s often asked (well he made them up actually, but he’d LOVE you to ask them anyway!):
What was your first job?
It was mowing the lawn for my Dad. The pay was terrible, but it was fun because I liked engines, so I revved it a lot and it sounded like I was racing around the grass.
I also used to be a golf caddy, which was funny because I don’t enjoy golf.
And I sold handbags from a market stall, which is also funny because … well handbags are not really a boy-thing. But it did teach me how to sell something you don’t use yourself.
Where do you live?
Right now I live in Queensland, Australia which is beautiful. The first half of my life I lived in England, which is rainy. I lived in the South of France for a little while too – that was rather nice and I’d like to do it again!
Do you play an instrument?
I love music and used to sing and play guitar in a band. Now I don’t have a guitar or a bass, but I could play one badly if asked. I’m learning to play piano (it’s hard!) since I didn’t do that at an early age. I think everyone should learn an instrument of some description, it’s a lovely creative activity.
What do you like to read?
My dad loved Sci-Fi, so that was a big influence. I loved John Wyndham, Philip K Dick, Robert Heinlein and I have a soft spot for Isaac Asimov (who had great non-fiction books about space that I loved). So I still love Sci-Fi, but also like Fantasy; Thrillers and some Action. I also enjoy Young Adult books hugely. I mean, who doesn’t like Harry Potter? (If you don’t, I feel for you, I really do haha!)
What is an Entrepreneur anyway?
Hmm. Good question. I wish you hadn’t asked it. (What’s that you say, these are questions I wrote down to ask? Oh. Alright then, better answer it.).
Ahem. An entrepreneur is someone who looks for opportunities to help people by providing a service or a product that is not available; or could be made much better. And hopefully make a bit of money as a nice side-effect. I think an entrepreneurial spirit is a wonderful thing, and with more of it, we could change the world for the better. (And not always with money as the reason!)
Can I get in touch with you to ask more questions?
Yes, as long as they are easy ones! Just use the “Contact” link on this site and send me a message!
By Robert Scanlon