Robert Herjavec is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the tech industry. He is an entrepreneur who started from humble beginnings and worked his way up to becoming one of the wealthiest men in North America. Robert's rags-to-riches story inspires many people and is known for his motivational speeches and philanthropic work. He shared his insights and learnings as he climbed the ladder of success.

One thing we always notice is that success often leaves clues. And fortunately, we were able to hear from Robert Herjavec himself about the key habits and mindset that ultimately formed his success story. In this blog, we aim to share some of them with you.

1. "If you want to run a successful business, you need to be a student of growth and a student of learning."

Robert Herjavec loves numbers, and his philosophy is "If you don't love numbers, you don't love business." To be a successful business owner, you must constantly learn and grow. You can never stop expanding your knowledge if you want to stay ahead of the competition. Robert Herjavec is an excellent example of someone who has continued to grow his business by continuously learning.

And this is true not only for Robert. The love for learning and growth can open your mind and eyes to bigger opportunities. You need to understand that the pace of change in any industry accelerates daily. So, you need to get your mind ready to participate in the next evolution of it – through lifelong learning and a growth mindset.

2. "The key to success is not what you know but who you know."

Just like other business owners, Robert Herjavec faced many challenges along the way. One example he shared with the audience was at the beginning, he struggled with growing and expanding his business; this was an excruciating period, and he did not understand why he could not grow his business. After consulting with his team and others around him, Robert Herjavec understood that the key to success is not what you know but who you know.

Many people think that if you are smart, you are more likely to be successful – but that is not mostly true. You can't rely on your knowledge and your strengths all the time. If you're serious about success, you need to have the ability to get great people around you, just like Robert had. Robert's success is rooted not only in his mindset and dedication but also in his ability to build a team of great people and listen to them.

3. "Your business isn't going to grow unless you want to grow."

Success is a great thing. It affirms that the things you are doing are working. But failure is an even greater affirmation. It shows you what is not working and what needs to be changed. Some people never change their habits because they are content with their current situation in life and do not see the need to make any changes. Others change only when the pain of their existing situation becomes too great to tolerate.

In his life, Robert reached a point where the pain was so great that he had to decide to either change his current situation or accept it. In his own words, Robert Herjavec was unwilling to accept things the way they were and decided to make a change.

That decision to make a change significantly changed Robert's life for the better. And that could also be true for you. You can remain stuck in your painful situation or say, "Screw that!" and move forward. Yes, the process of change and growth is uncomfortable. You're going to face unfamiliar things along the way. That's why most people think they'd rather cling to the way things used to be. But when you start to embrace the discomfort of growth and go where it takes you, you're bound to see and taste what success truly feels like.

4. "If you are hard on yourself, life will be easy on you."

Robert mentioned in the interview that he hates running. There is not a single day in his run where he attempts to lie to himself and find an excuse not to run. Robert doesn't enjoy it and thinks it sucks because running makes him feel horrible – but he still chooses to run every day. Because he believes that building successful habits requires intense discipline.

Getting out of a slump means training yourself out of your unhealthy habits. Being easy and compassionate with yourself is good – but it limits your success. It won't get the job done. If you want to take control of your own life and reach success, you must push yourself hard enough to break the chains of fear, laziness, and limiting beliefs. According to Robert, if you won't do it, it would be easier for you to go the other way.