260. Opening Yourself Up To New and Better Ideas and Defining Your Version of Success with Rob Christie

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The more exposure you get to different thoughts, different views and different people, the more you’re likely to get better ideas and a better outcome. This is paraphrasing one of Rob Christie’s own quotes, and he is an absolute shining example of its validity.

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.

This episode really could have been called, The Wisdom of Rob Christie (Part 1). And I think you’ll see why. Rob is a wonderfully articulate and interesting guy, and the stuff he says just makes pure sense. To classify Rob as a real estate entrepreneur would do him an injustice. Sure, he’s been hugely successful with companies including Christie Spaces, but his knowledge and thinking goes in all sorts of directions, and tackles all sorts of questions. This is some serious brain food.

All I can say is; please sensei, tell us more. (Which he does in part two coming soon.)

Here’s some of what we explore in this episode:

  • How to find good ideas
  • Defining success and what it means to you
  • Why perspective is so crucial when defining success
  • Valuing experiences and why millennials have got it right
  • How social media has changed our influences and perceptions of value
  • The dangers in falling for the falsehoods of Facebook and other social media
  • Why you shouldn’t always believe what you see, and the importance of backstory
  • The effect of social and technological change on office space
  • The importance of environment for productivity and success
  • Why offices are now more about the experience than the place
  • The benefits of opening yourself up to different thoughts, views and people
  • How to get more neuro-connections
  • Figuring out where you fit in the zoo, and so much more

 

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Christie Spaces

A grisly photo of a Saigon execution 50 years ago shocked the world and helped end the war – The Washington Post

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