Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta reveals his five tricks for success, launches ...

Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta reveals his five tricks for success, launches ...
Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta reveals his five tricks for success, launches ...

A young rich list entrant worth more than $200million says following the advice of school teachers is a recipe for being stuck in a boring job and not reaching your potential.

Fred Schebesta, the co-founder of financial comparison site Finder, ranked 26 on The Australian Financial Review's league table of entrepreneurs aged 40 or younger. 

Having turned 40 in March, Mr Schebesta has written a new book, 'Go Live! 10 Principles to Launch a Global Empire'.

The entrepreneur, running a business employing 450 staff in 80 countries, said too many people followed the advice of their teachers and made that their life strategy.

'In school we are taught to be risk-averse, to follow rules and get a job,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

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A young rich list entrant worth more than $200million says following the advice of school teachers is a recipe for being stuck in a boring job. Fred Schebesta, the co-founder of financial comparison Finder, ranked 26 on The Australian Financial Review's league table of entrepreneurs aged 40 or younger

A young rich list entrant worth more than $200million says following the advice of school teachers is a recipe for being stuck in a boring job. Fred Schebesta, the co-founder of financial comparison Finder, ranked 26 on The Australian Financial Review's league table of entrepreneurs aged 40 or younger

Five tips for life success

1. Say 'yes' to a new challenge

2. Push on, don't give up

3. Add an extra 2 per cent effort

4. Thank people for their feedback

5. Celebrate successful people

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'It's not very entrepreneurial and there is far less support for business owners. 

'So it's natural for most people to follow this path and get stuck in jobs that they aren't happy in and avoid taking risks.'

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Mr Schebesta and his schoolmate Frank Restuccia started a digital marketing business in 2001 called Freestyle Media.

They later sold that and set up Finder in 2006 which in 2012 evolved into the Finder financial comparison site, with Mr Schebesta's share worth an estimated $214million.

After two decades as an entrepreneur, starting when he was a Bachelor of Finance student at Macquarie University, Mr Schebesta said hesitation was the enemy of success. 

Say 'yes' 

He is instead an advocated for the 'yes' principle. 

'This is all about seizing every opportunity. Saying "yes" to things you normally wouldn't do can be a liberating

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