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Overcoming Adversity with Bob Hunter

In this episode, we speak with Bob Hunter, the founder of Oxford Pierpont, a business development services company. Bob’s journey to entrepreneurship was not an easy one, as he lost his vision due to sickle cell disease in 2016 and subsequently lost his job. However, within six months, he started his own business and has been successful ever since. Bob credits his mother’s “get over it” mentality for giving him the strength to overcome his adversity and not let his illness hold him back.

Bob shares his insights on overcoming adversity and maintaining a positive mindset. He mentions the concept of the “David Goggins mentality” and the importance of comparing oneself to others who have experienced greater challenges and overcome them. Bob offers two practical tips for both business and personal growth – the first being to practice meditation to strengthen one’s perspective and maintain a positive mindset, and the second is to focus on fixing personal credit, as it will make it easier to grow a business later on.

Overall, this episode is an inspiring and thought-provoking conversation on resilience, determination, and the power of a positive mindset in the face of adversityBob Hunter was the director of Operations Development at L M I Solutions and had a successful career.

KEY POINTS:

  • Bob lost his vision in 2016 due to sickle cell disease and lost his job.
  • Within six months, he started his own business called Oxford Pier Pon, offering business development services.
  • He was almost not born due to sickle cell disease but survived after having his spleen removed as an infant.
  • He spent a lot of time in the children’s hospital as a child but appreciates his mother for shaping his perspective on the disease.
  • He believes that anyone with an illness can make a decision each morning to be in charge of their life or let their health control it.
  • His mother had a “get over it” mentality which he credits for giving him strength as an adult.
  • He was raised with the mindset that his illness should not hold him back and his mother still expected him to do well in school.The speaker discusses the concept of the “David Goggins mentality” and how it relates to overcoming adversity.
  • The speaker mentions their experiences interviewing people with inspiring stories of overcoming adversity.
  • The speaker suggests that it’s important to compare oneself to others who have experienced more challenges and overcome them.
  • The speaker wants to ask the interviewee, Bob, for both a business and a mindset hack.
  • Bob’s first piece of advice is to practice meditation to strengthen one’s perspective and maintain a positive mindset.
  • Bob’s second piece of advice is to focus on fixing personal credit, as it will make it easier to grow a business later on.

QUOTABLE MOMENTS:

“ You can do way more with a positive mindset than you can a negative one” – Bob Hunter 47:48

LINKS MENTIONED: 

Bob on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordPierpont/

Bob on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@mybusinesscredit1052

Bob on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/OxfordPierpont/

Andrew Brockenbush on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abrockenbush

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