Craig and Catherine Greer-Smith shared the secrets of their success with the Fraser Coast Young Professionals.
Craig and Catherine Greer-Smith shared the secrets of their success with the Fraser Coast Young Professionals.

Make it with a mentor's help

GET A mentor - you can't do it alone.

If there's one piece of advice Craig and Catherine Greer-Smith have for ambitious young Fraser Coast businesspeople, that is it.

The Gold Coast property developers and marketing gurus were inspirational guest speakers at the Fraser Coast Young Professionals breakfast last week.

They put their successes down to having an inspirational mentor in every aspect of their lives and encouraged others to do the same.

“Whether it's family, finances, spirituality or health, if you want to exceed in life get a mentor - someone who inspires you,” Mr Greer-Smith said.

“Work hard on your personal development and then your business.

“The question about success is not how, it's how much you want it. If you want it, you'll find a way.

“You've got to work hard and persevere and remember the average success story is 10 years, not 10 weeks.”

The couple had a number of simple tips which they believed would lead business people to success:

  • Live a balanced life
  • Read
  • Play with a straight bat
  • Communicate and connect with others
  • Have a dream
  • Expand on those dreams
  • Enjoy the journey

FCYP president Daniel Sanderson said he found the Greer-Smiths' speech both inspiring and motivating.

“It was great to see and hear from a beautiful married partnership who were able to encourage and motivate younger people to take those steps towards seeing their dreams.”



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