“We are our own worst enemies.” But what does that mean for a business owner?
Doubting your abilities will never be conducive to success. As a small to medium business owner, a lot can come from learning to be still in the storm, as our guest in this episode found out.
Tony Robertson is the founder of Brisbane Tank Manufacturing (BTM), a producer of stainless steel products for the dairy, brewery, pharmaceutical and food processing industries across Australia.
His business story began when he started work as an apprentice technician and, after meeting the love of his life, strived for more. After completing an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, he went into the administration side of things and learned more about drafting, engineering and procurement.
In this episode, Tony shares his secrets for everyday business success, including learning to be mindful, listening to his emotions and learning from past mistakes to reach his goals.
Listen to the podcast here or continue reading below.
What Tony’s company does - specialises in the manufacturing of stainless steel products for the dairy, brewery, pharmaceutical and food processing industries
A bit about Tony’s background - started as a sheet metal worker building tanks
Why Tony started his own business - wanted more
What it means to be a business owner and what Tony found difficult at first - learning to manage people, manage cash flow and payroll
How and why Tony came across Mind Matters - wanted to learn from his mistakes
Mistakes are learnings
Dealing with the ups and downs of being a small business owner
Managing your emotions as a business owners - making sure your mindset is right
Planning for today and tomorrow and not getting too comfortable as a business owner
Tony’s goal setting - making mindfulness a goal
Dealing with unexpected obstacles after returning from holiday in Europe
What Tony would tell his younger self - listen to your emotions
We are our own worst enemy
What 2019 looks like for Tony and his business
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“We are our own worst enemy; we hold ourselves back from pushing further. Believe in yourself and you’ll kick the goals.” - Tony Robertson #MindMatters #Business #Motivation