Ray Keefe interview with Ryan Gomez
Today I was interviewed by Ryan Gomez on Casey Radio. Ryan is an award winning motivational speaker and life coach and host of the Hour of Power and Leadership each Sunday at 1pm. I was his guest for the second half of the show where he wanted to explore the success of my business, Successful Endeavours, and my role in that.
This is my second interview on Casey Radio. The previous was for the Casey Radio Business Hour where David Wilkinson of the Casey Economic Development Department wanted to know how our win as Casey Business of the Year 2010 had impacted my business.
This time Ryan gave me a chance to tell some of the bigger story of my life, my faith and my business journey.
We covered a lot of ground including:
- How I got into Engineering in the first place
- Why I started Successful Endeavours
- How my faith affects my decisions in business
- How important a business mentor has been to our success
- What advice I have for other small business owners
I found that Ryan and I shared a number of views including the importance of people, the need to have a purpose for what you do and the value of continuing to grow day by day. Ryan is also a big believer in the power of mistakes and learning from them. Something I strongly agree with.
I also had the chance to share about why Manufacturing is so important to me. Manufacturing is the largest industry sector in Victoria, the largest employer and the largest exporter. It is the at the heart of Victoria’s economy and vital to the progress of Innovation, the knowledge economy and the best way to grow employment as it generates more indirect jobs per direct job of any area of commercial activity.
And of course I love creating new products that make people’s lives better. That’s what Engineers do.
I finished off the interview with my favourite business quote and my advice to other small business owners.
Ray Keefe’s Business Quote
“The purpose of the organisation is so that ordinary men and women can come together, and in cooperation with each other, do the extraordinary“. Aristotle ~380BC
Ray Keefe’s Business Advice
If you are a small business owner, it is likely that you will have gaps in your understanding of business and how to take the business to the next level. So my advice is to find a business mentor you can trust and work with, and let them help you. You don’t know what you don’t know.
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Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2012 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd