Jack Delosa is an entrepreneur, investor, best selling author, host of Foxtel series Entrepreneurs and founder of the training institution for entrepreneurs, The Entourage.
He is also someone who has had first-hand experience of the fear and uncertainty that can arise in times of crisis, having been only weeks away from a monthly loss of $800k back in 2016.
His drive to build sustainable businesses stems from his experience growing up with parents who worked for a charity which assisted drug addicts in need.
“At the age of six, my parents ran Break The Cycle which was a not for profit organisation that did amazingly profound work,” explains Jack. “They helped drug addicted jail-birds get back on track. That was the world I grew up in and I learned a lot of life skills from listening to them. When Break The Cycle collapsed, I felt angry and a huge sense of injustice, too. That pissed me off.”
Jack harnessed his anger by embarking on a business that helped other businesses. His company The Entourage aims to build resilient and sustainable businesses. More than most, Jack understands the power and opportunities you get from building sustainable businesses that can ‘stand on their two feet and become profitable’.
“At The Entourage, we change people’s lives,” says Jack. “We give entrepreneurs what they need to build a great company and live meaningful lives.
“It’s important to remember you go into business to get freedom and it is often the thing entrepreneurs lose. Often, they become a prisoner of their own companies which sounds counter-intuitive. We give them their life back by helping them build a commercially scalable business.”
“Your business should enable your life, not the other way around and business owners forget that.”Jack Delosa
The ideal formula, he says, is to live, work and play from a state of empowerment (think, feelings of certainty, pride, contentment, freedom, trust, compassion and happiness etc.).
Jack believes in living in an empowered state of mind in order to achieve strong results. It’s how, he says, we can “evolve into our best selves.”