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Some of the best entrepreneurs are self made entrepreneurs who made it through hard work and persistence, entrepreneurs such as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and Steve Jobs.. One such Irish entrepreneur is Joseph Costello who is also one of Irelands top business mentors. Ronan talks to Joseph about entrepreneurship and more.
Joseph talks about his background, how he grew his limousine business, how he expanded himself as an individual, the paradigm, the importance of happiness, the law of gestation, and why life is a journey. Joseph also talks about how he handles his mentoring, Napoleon Hill, decision making, tweaking your mind and brain, going into panic mode, asking the right questions, how he was recently named as best innovative business mentor, and the best advice he would give.
More about Joseph Costello:
Joseph Costello grew up in Bohernabreena, West Dublin and left school at the age of 15. He went straight into work in a local coal yard until the age of 18 when he began working with his father in the local council. He stayed in that role for several years but at the age of 23 he began what he refers to as a “a path of self-destruct” when he suffered from a mental breakdown and began to question where he was going in life.
It was during this time the opportunity came about for Joe to purchase a limousine which a friend was selling, he saw an opportunity and went for it. In 2008, he expanded his fleet and had 5 limousines, this grew to 31 in 2013. In 2013, he also purchased his first commercial property which subsequently led to another substantial purchase of a couple of thousand square feet in 2016 and led to over 50 tenants. He currently has a planning application in review for over 1,100 properties in West Dublin.
In terms of personal self-development, he notes a key defining moment on his journey which occurred when he saw a TV documentary on Bob Proctor and the power of the mind. This sparked his interest in self-development and he began partaking in various courses associated with psychology and hypnosis. He was at an event when an opportunity presented itself to meet Bob Proctor - having studied his material, Joe was lucky enough to have made a good connection with Bob who advised him in all aspects of his life and Joe then went from studying with Bob to now being a consultant - one of his top global consultant worldwide with clients based all around the world.
He was recently awarded “Best Innovative Business Mentor” (Irish Enterprise Awards) and listed in the Top 10 Business Mentors in Dublin (Influence + Digest).
Whilst his business has grown substantially in the last 20 years, his path of self-development and performance mentor has led him to guide other business owners and people looking for guidance on a path of personal growth and success - he is committing to helping others reach their true potential through the same principles which he has applied to his life which has led to his self-made millionaire status with what he refers to as “little or no education”.