Do what you love; Pete Fergusson
Pete Fergusson, CEO/Founder of Nemorin Film & Video, the world’s branded video agency (part of the Argonon Group). Ex-Head of Commercial Video for the Telegraph. Broadcast, media and branded content geek.
A new week brings a new Three Lessons Learnt podcast, and this week’s guest is Pete Fergusson, CEO/Founder of Nemorin Film & Video and branded content geek.
Pete’s ambition and drive from a very young age saw him work his way up through the ranks. He started his career as an underage hospital radio DJ and years later landed the role of Head of Commercial Video for the Telegraph. From there Pete founded Nemorin Film & Video with a small team of talented, like-minded people.
If you still need to catch up with this week’s episode, here’s our summary of Pete’s three lessons learnt.
Do something you love
Getting paid to do your hobby is like striking gold! Not only that but doing what you love will keep you going if you ever come up against hard times. As a business owner, you must focus on the bits you enjoy and outsource the parts you don’t.
Surround yourself with nice people
It’s so important to work with like-minded, positive people. You don’t necessarily need to have the same interests, but you do need to share the same outlook and values. You’re not competing against each other when you have complementary skill sets. Remember, clients are very perceptive and can pick up on any negativity easily! You will thrive as a team if you all share a can-do attitude.
Follow your gut instinct
Be comfortable following your intuition and never ignore it. If your gut instinct tells you something, and you choose not to listen, you may suffer the consequences. It might be as simple as going for a cheaper option with a product or service, knowing that it could be problematic and then looking back and recognising you made the wrong choice. The gut is very clever; it’s like another brain, so remember to listen when it speaks to you!
The Unexpected Entrepreneur podcast is the new flagship podcast for Summit, a community for entrepreneurs looking to refine their idea or grow their businesses to the next level.
An unexpected entrepreneur is an expert in their field who has ambitious goals to innovate in their sector and push boundaries, which then, in turn, become their means for living and their own unique business.
Their goal wasn’t always to build a business, but to fill a need in a sector they’re passionate about.