Nathanial Bibby – Growth Happens When Only You Can Help Yourself

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Nathanial Bibby ranks number one in the Asia Pacific region on the Social Media Marketing Institute’s top LinkedIn marketers list, and he won Best Use of LinkedIn at the Social Media Marketing Awards 2019.

He is a two-time finalist for the 2020 Social Media Marketing Awards for his campaigns “Monday Night Live” and “LinkedIn vs. Instagram.”

Bibby Consulting Group has generated over $400 million in sales through LinkedIn lead generation.

“If you’re basing what you do in life on other people’s opinions of you, you will never be fulfilled.”

Nathanial Bibby

Worst investment ever

Ever since Nathanial started going to school, everything he did was geared towards seeking his family’s attention, especially his father. A lot of what he did at university and early on in his career was geared towards other people’s opinions. He always thought it was his responsibility to solve all of his father’s problems. It came as no surprise that after completing university, Nathanial went to work with his father in Phuket doing property development.

A father-son duo

Nathanial and his father were very successful in terms of sales, and the business was booming. Soon enough, his dad bought more land and developments that only caused trouble in their business.

Spreading his wings

Nathanial left Phuket and moved to Hong Kong, where he worked a job that he hated but kept doing it because his family thought it was the right job for him.

Nathaniel tried several other things that he thought would please his family. It took him about six or seven years to do something that he wanted to do.

Standing on his own

Nathanial finally dared to do what he truly wanted. He quit his job and started a company, to the dismay of his family and friends. They all thought that he was insane and did not talk to him for six months. But, this was the most fulfilling decision Nathanial has ever made.

Lessons learned

Start listening to yourself

If you’re basing what you do in life on other people’s opinions of you, you will never be fulfilled. Ignore the views of others, and listen to yourself. Start doing what you are most passionate about.

Follow your passions

It might be hard to say no to people and go out on your own. People will judge you and resist you changing altogether. But, when you succeed, they will respect you.

Andrew’s takeaways

Be more of you

Often, the challenge is not to be like someone else; the challenge is to be more of you. Ultimately, you are unique, you are the only one, and you are your uniqueness. So be more of you.

You can make it through the bad times

Things don’t bring happiness. What brings joy is peace with yourself and having good people around you. With these two things, you can make it through anything. You can make it through losing everything, losing all the money that you have, if you have yourself, and good people around you.

Actionable advice

Find what you’re passionate about because if you’re a business owner, you’re going to run into some big challenges. If you’re not passionate about your business, you’ll probably give up, and the passionate people will outwork you.

Secondly, start adding value without expectation, and all the things you need will get taken care of. The world will find a way to meet your human needs, whether it be your financial needs and your business, or relationships or what have you. All you need to do is get out of your head and focus on giving and helping other people.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Nathanial’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to simply turn 36 years old.

Parting words

“Andrew, keep doing what you’re doing. I love seeing people adding value. It’s fantastic.”

Nathanial Bibby

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