John Lowery is an internationally recognised trainer in direct sales & network marketing, internet marketer, and social media branding expert. He’s built his reputation as a marketer as an independent entrepreneur and as so many of us see this as a major thing that we all want to put on our Bucket List we thought he’d be a prime target and person to reach out to for a FLUX NEWS interview, this is what he said:
- Who was John Lowery before he got into the business of being an entrepreneur?
I spent a decade in sales before becoming an entrepreneur and before that, I was an actor and musician for 10 years.
- Where did your love of entrepreneurship come from?
I think it’s been with me from a young age as most all of my jobs as an actor, musician, or in sales were spent hunting for the next job or sale.
- Did you ever think being an entrepreneur wasn’t the right path for you and if so what convinced you otherwise?
A few times. In my 10 years as an entrepreneur I have actually spent 3 years or so being an employee. Sometimes you have to do the things you don’t want to do, so you can do the things you want to do.
- Have you had any mentors on your journey to success?
I’ve had a handful of people along the way who have helped me with my personal growth. One of my best mentors was a gentleman by the name of Jim Lutes (a personal development guy). I probably spent a few years being in constant contact with Jim on a number of different projects. He always talked about mindset and overcoming negative thoughts.
- When did you start to make a success of your career and what did that change look like?
I think it took me a few years before I really started to make money without a boss. I don’t know if there was ever an exact turning point, but I like to think that within a few years of doing network marketing and my retail business, I was starting to see the fruits from my labour.
- What has been the hardest part of your journey so far, why and how did you come through?
The hardest part was the beginning. I was working so hard, so often and it felt like I was hitting brick walls and not making any money. I think the only reason I came through was because I didn’t quit.
7.What’s been your most rewarding experience and why?
I think being recognised in 2012 as one of the top trainers within the direct sales was a pretty big accomplishment. To see my name with other great trainers like Tony Robbins, jack canfield and Randy Gage was pretty cool. I think also just completing my first full-length book, “The Social Media Puzzle & How To Profit from it” was pretty cool. Honestly, there has probably been too many to mention, but those 2 come to mind.
- What’s been your biggest learning from your journey, what have you learnt from the other side?
I think the biggest thing I have learned is that you never want to stop growing, always continually grow and stretch yourself. From the other side, I have learned to be patient and that success is really just a result of habits done day in and day out over a long period of time.
Finally, what’s next on your Bucket List?
I think I would like to make another recording as in my spare time I like to sing and write songs, definitely another book, and probably a trip to Ireland or New Zealand.
And that’s all from John if this interview has inspired you and your entrepreneurial aspirations and you’d like to see more of what he’s doing check out his website: www.johnlowery.biz and to keep up to date with all our Bucket List news sign up to our FLUX NEWS newsletter.