Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guest is an author and a seasoned speaker! Introducing Mo Fathelbab, President at Forum Resources Network. Mo partners with host Gregory McDonough to share his entrepreneurial mindset, confronting fear and development, and the value of peer groups. He also delves into consulting services for leadership. It’s a great, informative conversation you don’t want to miss!
- As an entrepreneur, startups are bound to have some uncertainties including doubts and investing. Despite this, Mo truly believes in working hard and adapting. His mission is to unwaveringly pursue success, connect with a billion people, and change the world.
- Approaching goals can reset one’s mindset, and for Mo, it falls within sports or business. Goal-setting is crucial, and when plans deviate, it's about constant progress. He strives to adapt and seek help when stuck, echoing the wisdom of Jeff Dennis, a founding member of Toronto's EO chapter.
- Mo is passionate about peer groups as they offer a non-judgmental space for personal growth, bridging divides and nurturing empathy in our polarized world. Understanding others' motivations reduces judgment, reminding us of our shared humanity and the potential for a more empathetic world.
- Training oneself to respond with empathy to less fortunate people is something Mo is working towards, by countering negative thoughts with well wishes. His work with CEOs has shown the significance of self-belief and resilience in achieving success.
- Mo’s late grandfather's metaphor taught him to confront fear directly, motivating him to tackle it promptly. This mindset helped him become more comfortable in situations like public speaking, where he honed his skills at Toastmasters International.
- Initially, Mo took pride in hearing that people in peer groups felt closer to their peers than their best friends or family. However, he realized that peer groups are meant to help individuals become their best selves, not replace their close relationships.
- Forum Resources Network provides consulting services for both peer groups and executive leadership teams. The same effective principles that apply to peer groups are extended to executive teams when CEOs seek dynamic and open communication. This work is highly rewarding and meaningful for them.
Quote of the Show:
- “There is no failure. It’s just a question of how much I’m going to work and how hard I’m going to work.” -Mo Fathelbab
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mofathelbab/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fathelbab
- Personal Website: https://www.mofathelbab.com/
- Company website: https://www.forumresourcesnetwork.com/ and https://www.growthinstitute.com/
- Entrepreneur Organization: https://hub.eonetwork.org/
- Books: The Friendship Advantage and Forum: The Secret Advantage of Successful Leaders
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Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.