Stuart Gentry

Renewable Energy Consultant

Stuart Gentry currently works as a consultant in the renewables industry, specifically the net Zero area. Stuart has been involved in a large number of ground breaking projects that act to reduce the damages of climate change and achieve net zero carbon usage. Stuart is also passionate about charity work, including African school builds, teaming up with likeminded individuals and think tanks.

What is your typical day, and how do you make it productive?

My typical day usually starts with the gym, then walking the dog, followed by the school run. My typical workday involves court based activities assisting people in family court and consulting on renewable energy projects. My productivity starts at the gym, a good workout puts me in the right mood to start the day.

How do you bring ideas to life?

Outside the box thinking, innovation and world first ideas are all crucial. This all help me with the development and delivery for energy strategy, journey to net zero, enabling electrification. Charity work including African school builds, teaming up with likeminded individuals and think tanks.

What’s one trend that excites you?

Progress in Green Technology. One of the biggest challenges the world is facing right now is putting the brakes on our carbon emissions so we can tackle the climate crisis. This year in particular, I am excited to see continued progress around green hydrogen, a new clean-burning source of energy that produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions.

What is one habit that helps you be productive?

Keeping fit and keeping focussed – a health body equals a healthy mind. I also make a point of making my bed every morning. This is very simple, but it helps maintain positive habits on a daily basis.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Take the risks, dream bigger. You are enough.

Tell us something you believe almost nobody agrees with you.

Male and female roles are still essential for success in family units. Traditionalism shouldn’t be viewed as a force of negativity.

What is the one thing you repeatedly do and recommend everyone else do?

Make a plan, for the next 12 weeks, stick to it, review it. Adjust it.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?

Dial out for 1-2 hours. Phone off. Shoes off, get grounded, walk in the grass or walk on a beach barefoot – connect with the planet – technology can be overwhelming at times.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business or advance in your career?

Think different, be different. Stand out from the crowd. Education is crucial, but does not guarantee success, you also have to be practical. So, a combination of education and practicality has helped me a lot.

What is one failure in your career, how did you overcome it, and what lessons did you take away from it?

Early in my career I was not commercially astute on assisting a business exit, my efforts were not rewarded. Always make sure you are papered up.

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

Success simplicity – working in green energy – become an energy/carbon expert.

What is one piece of software that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

Teams – it saves time, help manage projects and delivers on excellence.

What is the best $100 you recently spent?

The best $100 I spent was using a service on Fiverr, this created a success and made my business £35,000 in under a week.

Do you have a favorite book or podcast from which you’ve received much value?

I listen to the Joe Rogan Podcast on a daily basis. I find that it expands my mind and introduces me to wider subjects and discussions.

What’s a movie or series you recently enjoyed and why?

The TV series Yellowstone – it made me want to own my own ranch, live off the land and be self-sufficient and sustainable.

Key learnings:

  • Create a life that suits your career, create a team with the same mindset
  • Life is about routine, daily. Become all you can be, but start with the basics – make your bed every morning
  • Nothing extraordinary, was born out of normality – think different, be different, act different – innovate
  • Without a visionary attitude, there is no destiny but mediocrity