"Grind while they sleep"
"Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed"
"Sleep when you're dead"
How many of these memes, quotes or photos have you seen lately glorifying the almighty "Hustle"?
I sure have. I've even shared a couple myself. You guys know I never set aside the importance of having to put in the work and sacrifice to achieve your intended success.
Today's conversation however, gave me pause as it left me full of respect, humility and hope. Thing is, my next guest, Ian Farrar
, had experienced the ups and downs of an incredible career in a way that very few people can truly understand.
As a sales professional, entrepreneur and founder of Far North Ltd
and Carpeway Ltd
, Ian has over 20 years in global business development roles. With a strong, global network of influential contacts to call on, Ian has founded, scaled and exited companies in his native North East. Ian also has impressive experience holding non-executive directorships for public sector organizations.
As a self-confessed Social Evangelist, Ian embraces relationships across many social platforms. Founding and hosting the UK’s top-ranking business podcast Industry Angel
, saw Ian nominated for a 2016 European influencer award alongside juggernauts Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris.
As an accomplished keynote speaker, Ian often shares his burn out experience that landed him pushing through business meetings with beta blockers and ultimately collapsing in the hospital.
Ian subsequently fired himself from corporate life in 2015. With a calling to share his thoughts on culture and leadership, Ian speaks passionately about the need for leaders to protect their teams from workplace stress. In addition, Ian also explains his love of personal branding through content creation and calls for his audience to begin their own projects as "no one is coming to save you".
This incredible conversation was a blessing in disguise. Ian's personal account was a welcome reminder that we have an inherent responsibility to take care of our mental health and that success, however that looks for you, should not come at the expense of your personal wellbeing.
You can connect with Ian via Twitter
as well as his official website
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