Robert Herjavec on Drive & Empathy

My family moved to Canada from Croatia when I was 8. We were immigrants, and when you don’t speak the language or have any money, kids make fun of you.

I would say to my mom, “The world hates me. Nobody’s nice to me. I have no friends, and all these kids have better lives than me.”

My mom would reply, “Nobody in this world is better than you, but you are no better than anyone else.”

That inspired me to get out there and kick some butt and make something of myself, but not in a way that demeaned anybody, because I’ve always remembered what it’s like on the other side.

~ Robert Herjavec


"My family moved to Canada from Croatia when I was 8. We were immigrants, and when you don't speak the language or have any money, kids make fun of you. I would say to my mom, "The world hates me. Nobody's nice to me. I have no friends, and all these kids have better lives than me." My mom would reply, "Nobody in this world is better than you, but you are no better than anyone else." That inspired me to get out there and kick some butt and make something of myself, but not in a way that demeaned anybody, because I've always remembered what it's like on the other side." – Robert Herjavec #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #robertherjavec #sharktank #sharktanknation #bekind #believeinyourself #yolo #lifeisshort #noregrets #justdoit #youcandoit

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