Kurek went from being homeless in two countries at the same time to creating a multi-million dollar business and working in 17 countries as a leading expert in personal and professional development.
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- [00:57] – Kurek used to be a film actor in Hollywood
- [01:08] – He left for Australia to work at a company that left him homeless
- [01:27] – He’s been in Australia for 20 years now
- [01:43] – Kurek’s expertise is in taking entrepreneurs and making them highly successful
- [02:04] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: Entrepreneurship is based on a scientific formula. In order to get results, do the action first. Self-development needs to be a priority
- [03:29] – “In order for things to change, I must change first”
- [03:54] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: In the 90’s, Kurek was so excited about his infomercial. He had a product called Fan Hands, a glove that had a round frame that was used for skydiving. He was at the infomercial convention in Las Vegas and was super excited. When he made a demo, he found out his product didn’t even work
- [05:48] – Be excited, be passionate
- 06:58 – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: When Kurek became homeless in Australia, he decided to start running free seminars. He was in a restaurant giving a speech and he asked people whether or not they remember the person who does NOT win first place. A person from the audience stood up and introduced herself as Natalie Cook, a beach volleyball olympian who won the bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics. She asked Kurek if he could help her win the gold medal for the Sydney Olympics – and he did
- [08:07] – Figure out the first step and just follow through
- [08:56] – Every sports team Kurek works with now wins the olympics
- [10:00] – Be honest about where you are and know where you want to go
- [10:41] – Keep your eyes open for possible adjustments
- [11:26] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “We have a brand new program that we’re doing called 10X Your Profits and the Value of Your Business”
- 12:11 – Check out Kurek’s new program at KurekAshley.com/Fire
- [14:59] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “It was really fear”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Learn to like your dislikes”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Every morning, I have a routine where I get up and read my goals, affirmations, and the ‘I am’ statements”
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- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – How Would Love Respond? – “it’s an International #1 best-seller”
- 18:13 – Connect with Kurek on his website and via email
- [18:49] – “All your dreams come true if you make the decision to make them come true”
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