For the past six months, I've been hosting a weekly podcast with one simple goal: to highlight people who've taken non-linear paths to success. This is important to me because I believe that what makes someone successful is not following along a prescribed formula, but instead listening to their own internal compass.
My guest this week exemplifies the "non-traditional" to a tee. He started out as an orphan at six months of age when his mother left him on a neighbor's doorstep. From there, he landed in an abusive foster system, started and had a business stolen from him before he turned 20 and beat the odds to become who he is today.
Now, Andrew Griffiths is Australia's #1 small business and entrepreneurial author. He's spoken at TED. And he inspired thousands of people around the world to chase their dreams and overcome their own hardships.
During our discussion, I talk to Andrew about the epiphanies in his life that set him on the right course. He also speaks about why he thinks it's critical to be generous with your time, the importance of surrounding yourself with the right peer group and how he let go of his own anger.