Terry Telford – Founder of – 2Helicopters Personal Development

“Take the time to learn, but don’t take too much time that your learning becomes procrastination.”

Meet Terry Telford


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I’ve been a personal development advocate since the late ‘90’s when I read the books Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Success Engineering by Phil Gosling, and The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace Wattles. All of these books pointed to two common themes that helped me shape my future:

1. You can change your physical reality, by changing your mental focus
2. Good and bad are human labels. The Universe doesn’t distinguish between the two.

I have experienced lots of successes and feedback in life and online and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.


How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

Since I was born.

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

Other

What is the name of your current project / company?

2Helicopters Personal Development

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

Our goal is to help people take their lifestyle to the next level by building a solid foundation of health, wealth and happiness.

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

The Universe sent it to me and then it morphed into what it is today 🙂

Why do you do what you do?

This is a combination of 3 passions.

1. I love helping people
2. I love designing products that make a difference in other people’s lives
3. I love marketing

Although helping people sounds like a selfless act, it is actually very selfish. I get to feel like a hero when I help someone reach their goals and dreams and that is a big rush for me.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

There are a lot of things I’d like to tell younger me.
1. Apply to the Royal Military College of Canada. It won’t be as hard to learn French as you think it will be.
2. Reinvest your profits into your businesses and you’ll reach your goals a lot faster.
3. Stay focused and be careful of shiny object syndrome. You will reach your goals faster if you concentrate all your efforts on one project at a time.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

1. Take the time to learn, but don’t take too much time that your learning becomes procrastination. Turn your learning into action. Learn something, then go out and apply it.
2. You will invest time and money into your business. Be very careful with your time. You can’t get it back. Also, be careful with your money, but know that even if you lose some, you can always get more.

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

Put it on hold for 4 years, while I helped build a different business.

What does your typical day look like?

6:00 am – work on my business
6:30 am – get ready for the day
7:00 am – work on my business
7:30 am – leave for my job
5:00 pm – eat dinner
6:00 pm – work on my business
10:00 pm – spend time with my wife
11:00 pm – go to bed

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

Focus on my business, so I would not have to get a job

What is the most important thing in life?

Time. You can never get back wasted time. Even if you do something that you regret, at least you learned from it, it wasn’t a waste of time. Sitting around being bored and “killing time” is a crime.

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Lack of capital. When I first began, I had to use my time instead of being able to leverage myself by investing in software or freelancers. As I progressed and built more businesses, I was able to start investing in software and outsourcing to help me leverage my time.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I love life. I try to keep a positive attitude about everything. I don’t watch the news or read newspapers, but I love knowledge and reading books. My library consists of business, marketing and biographies about business icons.