John Anderson – Owner of Freedom360

I write lists every day of top priority and I attack that list in order of priority so this means I am always moving forward.

John Anderson is the owner of Freedom360 and he lives on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children. Mr. Anderson loves to meet other property investors and entrepreneurs and enjoys doing property market research using various property tools such as Ripehouse. In his spare time, Mr. Anderson loves exploring the beaches and forests around his home.

Where did the idea for Freedom360 come from?

The idea for Freedom360 came from see space in the market for a fresh new voice in property investing education that gave people new perspectives on all areas of their financial life. Whether it’s asset protection, increasing their income, developing a strategy, learning how property finance works. I wanted to give a 360-degree view of wealth rather than just looking at buying properties.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

I always plan my day the day before. I often wake up in the morning at about 5:30AM and go to do cross-fit at the gym, do a workout or I’ll walk along the creek near my home. When I get home I make coffee and attack my todo list. I usually have a nap at lunch time and then I power through the rest of my afternoon and plan my next day in the late afternoon.

How do you bring ideas to life?

I bring my ideas to life by coming up with an idea and making sure it is a top priority idea that aligns with the 80/20 principle, that is 20% of the work brings about 80% of the desired result, and if it is a great idea that fits that criteria I get a team of people around me to execute it.

What’s one trend that really excites you?

One trend that excites me is that people are starting to wake up and work together in creating a better world through Facebook, Kickstarter and other social media. Communication can bring conflict or it can bring cooperation to bring us to new levels.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I write lists every day of top priority and I attack that list in order of priority so this means I am always moving forward.

What was the worst job you ever had and what did you learn from it?

The worst job I ever had was doing telemarketing for a big corporation. What I learned was that corporations aren’t as organized.

If you were to start again, what would you do differently?

I consulted with hundreds of different companies over the years and if I were to start again, I would leave consulting and start my own business a lot sooner.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

The one thing I can recommend everyone to do is to take care of their emotional state as there are a lot of ups and downs as an entrepreneur. I recommend doing things such as meditation as I do with the Breathing Zone app, daily exercise, going for walks, doing whatever you need to do to stay in an upbeat state.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? Please explain how.

Paid traffic has really been the key to growing my business because that allows me to scales and reach new markets.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I stayed focused for too long on a business that wasn’t really going anywhere. The way I overcame it was finally moving on from it.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

A business idea I’m willing to give away is hot property text. You have people invest to sign up to receive a text whenever a property becomes available.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

On dinner with a very successful investor friend of mine.

What software and web services do you use? What do you love about them?

I love Jean to communicate easily with people across the world, I love voxer to communicate with people across the world and I love camtasia for recording screenshots.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

The one book I recommend everyone read is Robert Greene’s “The 48 Laws of Power