GIFTED ENTREPRENEUR’S A-LIST
NAME: Billy Anderson
COMPANY: Made You Think Coaching
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “You are where you are because you put you there.” ~ Unknown
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m a Courage Coach & Speaker. I kick people out of their comfort zone so they can make a difference with their life.
WHY DO YOU DO?
My goal is to ensure that when people are eventually lying on their death-bed, they will be able to answer the only important question: “Did I matter?” We matter by adding Value to others, so I help people figure out their unique way to add Value. What are they awesome at? What excites the hell out of them? What provides them fulfillment? I aim to be an inspiration to those who want to make the world a better place and have a ton of fun in the process.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR GIFT?
My biggest strength is Courage. Courage to be 100% authentic regardless of what others think of me. Courage to take risks, and to experience life to the fullest. It’s only when we step out of our comfort zone that we truly figure out who we are and what makes us tick. I lead by example: changing careers, ending unhealthy relationships, speaking in front of huge audiences, jumping out of airplanes, Running with the Bulls in Spain and leading wilderness expeditions for people in life transition.
HOW DO YOU GIFT IT FORWARD?
In helping others increase their self-awareness, people inevitably realize their happiness depends on the happiness of others. They learn to shift from a me-me-me attitude to a how-can-I-add-value-to-others attitude. I seek out clients who want to have a positive impact, both at work and in their personal life. My training and experience allows me to be great volunteer, as a mentor for recent high school grads and as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the last 8 years. I’ve also led my own fundraising projects, such as walking from Muskoka to Toronto (200 kms) in the middle of winter to raise money for kids with cancer.
HOW DID YOU START ON YOUR GIFTED JOURNEY?
When I was 5 years old my mom heard me crying in my room. She asked what was wrong and I replied, “You’re born, you live for a while, and then you die. What’s the point?” It took me years to answer that question and now I help people figure out their point so they can kick ass every single day.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THE 21 YEAR OLD VERSION OF YOURSELF?
Take more time to be reflective, asking myself questions like “What went well today, what didn’t, why?” “What did I learn today?” “What am I proud of?” “What could be going better?” And start meditating ASAP kiddo!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE THINKING OF BECOMING A GIFTED ENTREPRENEUR?
Fear is your friend – seek it out. If you don’t have opportunities to fail in front of others, you’re not maximizing your potential.
WHO ARE THE ARCHANGELS IN YOUR LIFE?
My biggest hero is Muhammad Ali. He stood for what he believed in no matter what the cost, he inspired people to be better, and he dedicated his life to it. He believed in himself no matter what.
HOW CAN WE LEARN MORE?
If you want to ensure you’re having the biggest, most positive impact you can with your life, start with my free Values Assessment and Webinar at: