Chris Ducker, is a virtual CEO, founder of Virtual Staff Finder and author of the bestselling book Rise of the Youpreneur. Chris wants us to lean into our strengths and use that to determine exactly how we show up and how we’re perceived.
“Whatever you’re doing, you have to make sure you’re having fun doing it…Life is too bloody short to do stuff you don’t enjoy doing it,” said Chris.
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Growing up, Chris had no idea what he wanted to do when he was older. He was bombing out of high school but went on to college only to quit after a few months. He was simply going through the motions without pressing the pause button to think about what he truly wanted to do with his life.
By leaning into his strengths, Chris found work in a consulting role in the infomercial business in Miami. He was in charge of international distribution, representation, voiceovers, scripts and creative marketing. Sounds like the dream job, right? Well, not exactly. Chris shared that his boss was a “micromanaging disaster.”
It was during a flight back to his home in the Phillipines that Chris finally pressed that pause button and took a risk. “I’m gonna figure out what I want to do and just do it,” added Chris.
Solving Problems with Virtual Staff Finder
Chris was determined to turn his passion into a career. “How you can take what you know, what you like and turn it into a business,” said Chris.
Chris’s mantra is all about serving first and selling later. In other words, leveraging what you’re good at to help other people. In fact, it’s the very basis for Virtual Staff Finder.
“All we really do is solve people’s problems,” said Chris. “I think I finally found the thing that I was meant to do and meant to give the world.”
The You in Youpreneur
Today Chris teaches his strategy for successful entrepreneurship, focused on creating the brand of brand of you through Youpreneur.
“You just won’t know unless you take the risks…You are way less likely to regret saying the word “yes” than no,” said Chris.
He challenges the people around him to stop thinking in the present so much and start thinking a little bit in the future.
“2,3,4,5 years— what do you want to do, how do you want people to talk about you when you’re not around,” said Chris.
Think about what you’re good at. Got it? Now ask yourself what do you want to be known for. Take out your journal and write it down, then lean into it.
“Really just be you, be the best version you can be of yourself.”
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