The Power of Getting Started
Rainforester's braved the cold to hear from long time entrepreneur Tim Gourlay, Founder and CEO of Fitset. Tim is a former athlete who had no plan to become a business owner, he wanted to be a pro athlete until things changed - after a few seasons of playing pro volleyball, Tim decided to come back to Canada for love, and to get married and take a different direction in his life. When Tim retired from athletics, he started working in sales and business development where he started feeling the itch for entrepreneurship.
For Tim, getting started was the hardest part. How to start is also the question that Tim asked himself the most before jumping into entrepreneurship, and the question that he now gets asked the most often by aspiring entrepreneurs. In Tim's case, the nudge that got him started came from Joey Hundert, who once spoke at a Social Entrepreneurship class that Tim was enrolled in. Joey's advice was:
- Read the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, today!
- Start a Business, tomorrow!
The next LWOL is on January 30th and will feature Brett Ireland of Bear Hill Brewing Company!
Brett Ireland is co-owner of Bearhill Brewing which consists of four brewpubs: Jasper Brewing in Jasper, Alberta (Canada’s first brewpub inside a national park); Banff Avenue Brewing in Banff, Alberta; Wood Buffalo Brewing in Fort McMurray, Alberta; and Calgary’s Last Best Brewing and Distillery. Prior to his foray into the craft beer industry, Ireland received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta.