Have you seen this guy speak? No? Then book now to come see him speak in Fiji – he is one truly inspirational human being. And a very very clever businessman. (Seriously, book now: www.nurturechange.com)
I spoke to him for the Sunday Star Times and his short Q&A (below and HERE on the Stuff website) will give you bit of an insight into how good he is…
Q&A with Nurture Change speaker, Dr Sam Hazeldine
Dr Sam Hazeldine is the founder and Managing Director of Australasia’s fastest-growing recruitment company, MedRecruit, which has featured in the Deloitte Fast 50 as the fastest growing service business in the country. The doctor, speaker and number one best-selling author has been awarded Ernst & Young – Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 and was the 2014 recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award.
This accomplished businessman is speaking at the upcoming Nurture Change Business Retreat in November. We asked him a few questions about his insights into business and the best lessons he has learnt.
Who is a leader that you learnt something incredibly valuable from and what was the lesson you learnt from them?
Sir Eion Edgar has a saying that he wants to die with everyone owing him a favour! He taught me that the secret of success is to give more than you expect back in return. When you apply this rule, things just seem to work.
What lesson in business do you try to pass on to others?
Success lies at the intersection of mindset and action. The psychology of the business owner is the biggest chokehold on any business, yet when people aren’t getting the results they want they generally only consider what they need to do differently. But Results come from Actions, which come from Behaviours, which are ultimately driven by Beliefs. So I encourage people to always address their beliefs and mindset first, as that builds the foundation to take the right actions to drive the results you want.
Who do you think is a great innovator (individual or company) and why?
My two-year-old daughter Flossie: she will keep trying new ways to get what she wants until she gets it! Innovation is about being flexible and coming at a challenge from different angles; the most flexible will win, as Flossie is testament of.
What has been your biggest learning in business to date and why?
We have good days and bad days – and we don’t know which is which at the time. Some of my darkest, toughest days in business that I didn’t enjoy at all at the time were the days when I dug the deepest and discovered who I was, what I was capable of. They were the days when I grew the most. It is in the crucible of battle when the warrior is created.
If you were 21 years old again and could do anything you wanted career-wise, what would you be and why?
I have no regrets at all. I wouldn’t do anything differently. I love being an entrepreneur and I wouldn’t change becoming an entrepreneur through being a doctor because that is where I found my mission: to help doctors to live exceptional lives and to help medical organisations be exceptional. I believe that any person or any organisation can be exceptional and that exceptional people change the world, so I love playing my part in that.
What are you most excited about in attending the Nurture Change Business Retreat in Fiji?
I absolutely love sharing the lessons I’ve learnt to help people get into the sweet spot where a focused mindset meets deliberate actions and success becomes almost inevitable. Plus I’m bringing my family – my daughters are pumped about saying “bula” to everyone, so I’m excited about that.
Dr Sam Hazeldine will be speaking on “The 3 Foundations of Success: How to Develop the Mindset Needed to Create Success” at the Nurture Change Business Retreat in Fiji, November 11-15. See www.nurturechange.com for a full list of speakers and further information on the business retreat.
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