31+ years of experience in providing high-end residential renovations with the highest quality service. Now became a multi-award winning company through their high-quality work and good customer service with over 10 FTEs. (Rob Watchorn)

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In this episode, Troy interviews Rob Watchorn the Founder and CEO of Blythe & Watchorn based in Hobart, Australia. Rob has set up his own business to provide high-end residential renovations with the highest quality in construction, finish, style, and functionality.

With over 31 years of experience in growing his business, Rob has been through deep dark times which taught him to become wiser and be able to appreciate the most important things in life in order to manage his business in the finest way. Blythe & Watchorn was established in 1993 and has been running for over 31 years. Became multi-award winning in-home alterations and ecstatic customers with over 10 FTEs. 

Rob has said that growing a small business requires time management because you can't work in your business 24/7 and expect to have a happy life. So he added, “At the end of the day, if you find yourself falling into this trap, you've got to do something to change that or you’ll end up losing everything you have.”

This Cast Covers:

  • Focus very much on high-quality work and focus solely on home renovations. 
  • The positive effect of keeping your business manageable.
  • Helping professional people and handling top-end projects.
  • With over 31 years of experience in managing businesses.
  • Learning how to recover from very dark times.
  • Helping entrepreneurs improve work and life balance.
  • Learning how to have a stress-free life business through proper money handling.
  • Importance of voluntarily asking and accepting advice from experienced ones.
  • Benefits of establishing your business with ethics and morals.
  • Sharing is the finest way to add people by training them, keeping them enthusiastic, and offering them opportunities.


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“Try different things, see what works, eat what didn't, and then swing your business around and focus on the things that did work rather than things that didn't.” —Rob Watchorn

“Success is your security and the time to spend doing the things you want to do with the people you love.” —Rob Watchorn

“If you don't allow yourself time to recover and rekindle then you're never going to have the enthusiasm you need to run a successful business.” —Rob Watchorn

“If you want a stress-free life in business, you've got to have a decent bank balance and not too much debt.” —Rob Watchorn

“You have to take the courage of voluntarily asking for help or you're not going to get out there.” —Rob Watchorn