Episode 18 – John Rowley: I have to fire you and have you escorted out of the building under armed guard
Today’s guest is one Mr John Rowley. Athlete, business owner & entrepreneur and as I am sure you can tell from the title o the episode, a man with stories and experiences in abundance…
Today, John is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He also previously owned R&J Health Studio, which featured in the movie Pumping Iron starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
John is a classic New Yorker – a tough guy who has a heart the size of a truck. He’s been through multiple challenges in life including being put down by those around him, failing in several businesses, and dealing with both health and mental issues. But none of that ever stopped him from achieving the success he has today.
“Some people will use their background as an excuse not to succeed, and others will use it as fuel. I just happened to be one that uses my background as fuel.” – John Rowley
Some topics that were discussed include:
- John’s background as an athlete
- Recovering from trauma
- John’s experience in the real estate industry
- Dealing with toxic people in John’s life
- Starting a successful painting company
- How it felt like to deal with failure
- How John got into marketing
- Dealing with instant wealth
- Going through open heart surgery
- Dealing with mental illnesses
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