Life Coach and Public Speaker Rob Fagen, hit #1 on the Amazon.com Business Consulting category Best Sellers List on February 28 2018 for the release of Local Business Mavericks. The book also ranked No. 1 in the Information Management category on Amazon.ca.
Local Business Mavericks Volume 17, is a compilation of 1 on 1 conversations with some of the top entrepreneurs in their industry. Each contributing author reveals their strategies for helping overcome the toughest obstacles standing in the way of their customers success.
Rob Fagen, “My other nugget of wisdom to offer those who are struggling with any number of personal issues would be to tell them this, “First and foremost, don’t panic. Give yourself a break”. We’re usually hardest on ourselves, so just give yourself a break. If I were to offer another person who is experiencing difficulties some advice, I would tell them not to panic, because I have found that life’s going to beat you down, life’s going to throw you curve balls, and sometimes life’s going to give you a shot in the stomach. I have found that life will create difficulties for everyone, and we all have different levels of struggles. I would also like to remind people to just embrace life knowing that because you are feeling these difficult things, and because you’re going through these difficulties, having these struggles means that you’re living. Even if you’re struggling, a life spent struggling is better than not having a life at all. I would say to people, if you’re alive; enjoy this life, and try to be very patient with yourself. That’s my message.
We tend to want to live in this world and have everything, and we seem to want to have everything right now. We often think to ourselves, “I want to get well right now. I want to be the way I used to be right now. I want my life to be the way it used to be right now”. I would counter those lines of thinking I just described by telling people to just be patient. I have found that it is important for everyone to learn to be a very patient person, and be very thankful for what they do have. I am thankful because even for a person like myself, who has lost his career, and so many other things, there are still people in this world who are a lot worse off than me. So, I would remind people to always be thankful for what they have.”
Rob states, “I’m not special in any way; however, the thing that I believe I bring to an audience is a sense of perspective. When I am giving a public speech, I think I bring some insights on how to fight, on how to be mentally strong, and how to appreciate life. I believe that I can offer insights about how to more fully appreciate life because I was given a second and third chance to live. To look internally at your life’s purpose is to have an honest conversation with yourself and ask yourself this question, “What am I doing?” Having an honest conversation with yourself also involves being able to ask yourself at the end of your life, What did I do? I mean, how did I live my life?”
Rob Fagen was raised in a military family, which from an early age instilled discipline and respect in him. He admires hard work, dedication, loyalty and most importantly humility. His childhood health issues made him a stronger person by necessity and broadened his view of the world and what he was capable of. Rob has spent three successful decades growing, learning and leading in various management positions in the hospitality industry. Holding positions from junior management, general management to an area leadership role. He’s always shown a passion for helping people, taking risk and being a transformational thinker.
Rob’s adult medical issues just reinforced the need to be mentally strong and patient. While now limited in many of his capabilities, he’s taken ownership of having a servant mindset with focus on helping others, a passion he’s always had. He has a love for moving both people and organizations forward. Rob is a certified green belt in six sigma and is an alumni of the University of Texas in Austin. Rob’s skill set can assist in finding ones balance in life, create business strategies, reflect on redirection and grow their business model.
Local Business Mavericks Volume 17 is available on Amazon.com Kindle at http://www.amazon.com