163: Rick Kantor: A Man Who Found His Path By Losing His Bike

Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Mr Rick Kantor. 

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Rick-KantorTodays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is not a normal type of guy.

Rick Kantor does things his way, even to at the age of 61 going back to graduate school and getting a Masters in Creativity and Innovation, when to be honest the majority of us are glad that education finished in our teens.

What makes this even more unusual is that this is a guy who has started and run several successful companies, ranging from a novelty manufacturing company, to Terrasanti a natural wall product made from American Clay, which has won many awards over the last few years

He classes himself as a life term entrepreneur, but its the fascination for continued education that is so inspiring, as 10 years ago when he sold his novelty manufacturing company moved to a new town in California and spent the next 3 years getting a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and mixed media from Sonoma State.

So, after a career of artistic business, creative enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures, he decided to delve into where creativity comes from, how to make innovation happen in organizations, and how anyone can tap into creativity, the number one quality that CEO’s now look for in new hires.

With a world changing this fast, business knows they must build a culture to sustain creativity and innovation to change… or die.

So where does our guest find his continued passion for new experiences?

And where does he get his ideas for the new and exciting from?

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Mr Rick Kantor.

Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Rick Kantor, such as:

How the best way to look at risk in our life is to strategically reduce it until the risk is one we are willing to take.

Why the state of flow is the state that we should aim for in life. It is when our passions and intentions are being fully met!

Why it is so important for all of us to spend fifteen minutes a day reflecting on what we need to do in life. Allow quietness to enter our busy world!

The story of a stolen bicycle that led to the realisation of what he should be in life….true to himself!

And lastly…..

How we should all say to ourselves everyday “If you can see it, you can do it, you can be it” and what a different life we would have!

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