Stuart Knight is the Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author of
. Stuart is a thought leader, influencer, visionary, and successful entrepreneur. Stuart provides the leadership and energy that has inspired the creation of Going Beyond Sustainability. Stuart Knight joins other leading Bestselling Authors, International Speakers & Entrepreneur, and Founders taking part in our Leader Roundtable Interview Series. The DotCom Magazine editorial team is delighted to have Stuart join us for our Leader Roundtable Interview.
Let's start by telling us about your business.
We are a company that builds fun, exciting and refreshing personal and professional development programs for individuals and corporations.
Q: Please tell us how you make sure your customers will become raving fans of your company?
We create fans of our service by being authentic, engaging and most of all funny!
Q: Please tell us the one thing that separates your business from the competition?
Our competition is conservative. We offer self development in a way that is edgy and more in line with the way people consume content.
Q: And to finish this section, Please tell us what is the one major key to your companys success?
We don't preach, but rather offer ideas in a way that is funny, enlightening and entertaining as a way of keeping people engaged and inspiring them to make powerful changes.
Q: For our readers just starting to build a company, what advice can you give entrepreneurs just starting out with a new venture?
Start anywhere because anywhere is still a place and anywhere will lead you everywhere.
Q: For entrepreneurs seeking to build a business as successful as yours, what big piece of advice can you give them when times get a little challenging?
Remember that when things get challenging it means you're on the right path because there isn't one entrepreneur in the history of time who hasn't been knocked down. Instead of letting it beat you up embrace the pain as confirmation that you're on track to something great!
Q: In todays fast changing business environment, how do you stay abreast of things?
Don't try to be on top of everything, but instead be an expert in one or two areas. It's impossible to effectively be on top of everything and even if you are good at something doesn't mean you have to be the go to resource. Pick one or two things to always stay abreast of and people will remember you as the person to go to when that thing comes up in their life.
Q: What is your Why? In one sentence, why do you get up in the morning?
I get up in the morning because I see it as my responsibility to use my talents to make the world a better place and anything less is time wasted in a very short life.
Q: In one sentence, what is the most important thing one has to do to be a great leader?
To be a great leader you have to do everything in your power to teach others lead a great life.
Q: In one sentence, describe how important your customers are to your business?
I don't see people as customers, but rather citizens of planet earth who want to use the services we provide as a tool to make their lives and the world as a whole better than before.
Q: In one sentence, describe a positive way that technology can make the world a better place?
Technology should only be used to give humans more time to do the things that make them truly happy and not what others tell them will make them happy.
Q: In one sentence, tell us how something positive to motivate our readers?
Start seeing yourself as the amazing person others see you as.
Q: In one sentence, tell us how you start your day to get ready?
The best way to start your day is with at least 15 minutes of silence and to use that time to align yourself with creating a day that will have meaning to you and to others.
Q: In one sentence, describe how you handle rejection and setback?
If you haven't experienced rejection and setback recently you aren't trying hard enough. See a little pain as an indictor that you are on the right path.
Q: In one sentence, describe what your hiring philosophy is?
Hire people who are aligned with your why and you will be able to teach them any skill they need to do the job.
Q: In one sentence, describe how you keep your sanity in a competitive business environment?
I never take business too seriously, but rather see it as only one of many extensions to a happy life.
Stuart Knight, thank you so much for participating in the DotCom Magazine Leader Roundtable Interview Series. We appreciate you participating in this important roundtable interview series, and helping our readers learn more about what it takes to build a great company and become a great leader. We wish you, your family, and of course Going Beyond Sustainability, nothing but the best.