Doug Wright is a transformed survivor of a head-on near-death vehicle collision. Passionate about helping people overcome their innermost fears, especially when recovering from trauma, Doug has survived to share his courageous story … his motto is “never give up”. Away from his everyday activities, Doug invests his spare time playing his electric guitar, knocking out an eclectic mix of Eagles hits and fishing for coral trout in Airlie Beach, Northern Queensland.
Where did the idea for Will Never Give Up come from?
Will Never Give Up, came up after my near fatal work accident. During my long ordeal recovering in hospital, the words that came to mind were – “I will never give up.” This business name now reflects not only who I am, not only what my business is about, but WHY I do what I do.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I check and respond to client emails, phone calls, spend time researching, writing content and coaching clients.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Think of an idea, research it, then just do it.
What’s one trend that excites you?
New innovations are taking technology onto another level. Nobody can predict where the technology will take us in the coming years but in my opinion there are exciting times ahead.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Think of the idea and get it to the market place, even if it’s not completely finished – entrepreneurship is about getting started!
What advice would you give your younger self?
Take all of the advice that you can, be a sponge, lose the ego and listen.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Life….it’s all a game out there. You just have to figure out the ‘rules’.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Go out there and do it, talk is cheap. Walk the talk.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Having a business coach and mentor, Jon Michail, who helped with brain storming ideas and then putting them into practice.
Having a business coach helps you achieve your goals and ambitions much quicker because you are not reinventing the wheel. Life is too short to do that. You need to leverage other people’s success.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Many years ago I started a business with a partner. Not having enough capital to keep the project going, we went bankrupt. Having my family there for support, to start again was how I overcame it.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Check out investing in the organic cannabis oil production and hemp industry. It is on fire. A growing part of the health industry with worldwide opportunities.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I went to a seminar on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, where I learnt much. I would definitely suggest that others look into the fascinating opportunities of this emerging technology.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
Simple email – still the best way to connect and build real relationships.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
“Dare to Fail”, by Billi Lim. It inspires you to take action even in the event that you may fail. Failure is part of success. If you haven’t failed you haven’t succeeded.
What is your favorite quote?
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
By Steve Jobs
- Find a business name that reflects who you are, and why you do what you do.
- Having a business coach helps you achieve your goals and ambitions much quicker because you are not reinventing the wheel. Life is too short to do that. You need to leverage other people’s success.
- Be true to yourself, learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat the same mistake over and over again.
- Take on the challenge and don’t hold or look back.
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