Monday, March 20, 2006

Interview with Curt Skene

Keynote Speaker - Seminar Leader - Business Coaching
Insights to "Master the Make it Happen Mindset" in your Business, Career and Life!

Q: What is your key focus?
A: My focus and passion is in helping people Master their MarketPlace. I like to say I teach people how to find more business, create more opportunity and have more fun.

Q: What is the pushback that you often get?
A: Time is a huge roadblock. It is interesting but people don’t have time to change, time to learn or time to plan even though they will readily agree that change will serve them well. People don’t have time to do the things they want to do let alone the things they have to do.

Q: Tell me about one of your heroes.
A: Having worked for Microsoft for 7 years I would have to say Bill Gates is one of them. Not only is he incredibly bright but he was able to balance technical smarts with business acumen. Bill is also very self-aware, meaning he knows where he adds value and where he doesn’t. He has a good level of confidence which he balanced with paranoia to ensure Microsoft never got too cocky or self assured.

Q: What is unique about you?
A: I think most people find it interesting that I am a two-time world award winner in business and a certified hypnotist. I blend tactical and strategic concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Q: Bottom line - what is it all about?
A: It’s all about your happiness, your family and your future. Look in the mirror and be happy with who you are, where you are and where you are heading. When you are happy you have a ton more energy to focus on your success.

Q: What is the most common mistake you see?
A: People fail to do the basics brilliantly. No matter what you do there are 3-5 things you better do very, very well. Those may differ by profession but things like Network, Promote, Service, Empathize are a few that we all need to be great at. People try to get fancy before being true to their core needs.

Q: What concerns you most about business today?
A: I don’t really have lots of concerns. The world is changing and businesses are re-inventing themselves too quickly to get too caught up in it. Perhaps my concern is for those businesses that don’t get that the world is changing rapidly and they need to evolve with it.

Curt Skene, CHt CNLP
Keynote Speaker - Seminar Leader - Business Coaching

Interview by George Torok

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