Today’s guest is the “Millionaires’ Mentor” Robert Hollis with a documented 45 millionaires who credit him as their business mentor. Robert is an author, speaker, personal coach and mentor to a satisfied customer base of 712,000 people worldwide. His businesses have yielded him a residual income of over 2.5 million dollars a year.
Robert, what’s an interestingly weird fact about yourself?
“I do own more than 1 Tommy Bahama shirt.” LOL. Robert loves to travel a lot. He’s been all around the world and took 6 BIG vacation in the last year.
How did you get started as an entrepreneur?
“People are successful from 1 of 2 things, either inspiration or desperation”.
The success of Robert Hollis was born out of desperation. Robert wasn’t good at school and he just did what he was told. When he grew up he started working as a mechanic and he worked hard. Things got tough when he went from making $2,500 a month to working for $900 a month.
There was a significant emotional event that altered his life to not to live like that any more. He was at a all time low and driving home with his son and son said, “Dad, this is not the right place to park our car, our apartment is a couple blocks away“.
Robert was hiding from his son the fact he wasn’t parking home because the REPO man was looking to take back their car. He got home and prayed on 1 knee looking for a better way.
Then he went to a presentation and saw this guy making $62,000 a year. Robert never heard of network marketing previously but believed in his abilities.
Bill Gold became his mentor and Robert learned what not to do by watching him. He got started 26 years ago and his upline said, “Robert, you have to go to this event” and so he did. He got pissed when he got there and saw so many different people succeeding. Robert slept in his car and spent 3 days with him, watching what he did because he knew he needed a mentor.
What’s the biggest misconception about network marketing?
That we’re sales people when we’re really not.
What’s the primary marketing style of Robert Hollis?
Roberts primary style of marketing is learning to communicate with other people. People Skills, building relationships and figuring out how to help them.
How has the Internet revolutionized the network marketing industry and how you build massive organizations?
It’s done everything. Back then we used VHS video tapes and now it’s a similar simple process but done online.
What’s your secret to good retention?
“It all boils down to building a solid relationship”. Even though Robert has hundreds of thousands of people in his downline he does things such as take the time to wish everyone a happy birthday everyday, even if it takes him a really long time to do so because he understands this business is all about relationships.
What was your biggest temporary defeat?
Everyone was telling him to write a book but he struggled with that being dyslexic and he almost let that stop him. However, Robert decided to still put the book together by recording himself speak and that book is entitled “How Is That Working?” and it went on to become a #1 best selling book on Amazon. The purpose of the book is for people to read it and figure out how to become an entrepreneur.
What was your weirdest breakthrough experience?
“Me understanding how complex and complicated I was making this.”
What’s the vision of Robert Hollis?
You become who you hang around. Hang around people who give more a year in charity then they do in their career. Robert’s vision is to continue to inspire millions of people.
Robert, if all you had to your name was $1,000 and a laptop computer, what would you do to become successful?
Robert would find a mentor with a passion and purpose who is documented in helping others become successful and that he resonates with and then “sell out” to that mentor meaning do everything they advise, buy all their products, attend all their events, etc.
“The mind that got you in the current situation you’re in is not the mind you want to use to get you out.”
What’s the best way for people to connect with you Robert?
The Easiest way is Facebook
Or simply Google the name Robert Hollis.