Spotlight on Inspiration - Robert Withers, President,


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Robert Withers
M1 Capital Corp

How did you get to be in the job you have now?

That is a great story in itself!

What career did you think you would have when you were in high school?

Owning my own company.

What was the best advice you ever received?

Never quit - no matter how bad things get (and they will) - never quit!

What piece of advice would you give to college seniors?

Finish college, travel and find your passion - that will be the foundation for a great career!

Do you have a particular charity you support? And why?

Several - my favorite two are St Jude’s & Covenant House

Do you have a personal goal for 2023?

Live happier & healthier.

Do you feel you have a good work/life balance? If so, why or how did you achieve that?

Over the past few years I have been lucky to devote a lot of time to the really important aspects of my life - my family (kids) loved ones and friends. I would like to add new and exciting projects to my work life that could birth new businesses that will balance it out more - I like to be really busy!

When you feel stuck, how do you recharge yourself or get inspired?

I go for long walks, listen to a favorite podcast or reach out to a special mentor(s).

Do you have a hobby? If so, what is it and how did you get into it? (If not, what hobby would you like to take up?)

I need a hobby - gold is a good idea!

Do you have a habit you wish you could break?


Name one thing you are working towards in 2023.

Starting a commercial real estate investment fund.

What one thing would you try (or do) if you weren’t afraid?

Play basketball again - my right knee is shot!

If money wasn’t a concern, what would you be doing right now?

Investing in and helping young entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Name one or two of your favorite movies.

City of Angels - Avatar

Name one or two of your favorite books. 

The DiVinci Code - it was better than the movie!

What do you want your legacy to be? Or how do you want to be remembered?

A great son, brother, dad and friend.

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