Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Leading Australian Businessman, Mark Bouris, on Motivation for the Impossible

I have always been impressed with Mark Bouris since he took on the banks years ago and started Wizard Home Loans. His "Insights from Entrepreneurs" in the current BRW Flagship Issue(June23-Aug 3, 2011) is essential reading for Difference Makers. It's worth buying the magazine just to read it.

While most of us in business are aiming to gain stability and grasp what's possible, Bouris adopts "a disruptive business model" that he says motivates and challenges his staff and produces his results. His office has a large photo of Muhammad Ali on the wall with his famous quote about the Impossible on it.

This is the man that has ideas that make him jump out of bed in the middle of the night because his passion moves him. I can get excited about that. This is the man who when people say "you can't" always proves them wrong. This is the man who sets up his new financial services business - Yellow Brick Road - in the middle of the global financial crisis to bring top quality financial services to every day Australians.

Just one final quote: "Most CEOs look for ways to better order their day", he says. "I look for ways to disorder it. If I start to see a pattern, I seek out the change. Change is what it is all about..........If you want to make a difference, you have to be different. Find your motivation, take the challenge head on, create your own rules and aim for the impossible. You never know where you might end up."

Highly recommend buying the issue. Also in the issue are the 50 best places to work in Australia and why.