Man On The Street: Lance Mulu

Age: 44
Occupation: Mortgage broker / Franchise Owner at Mike Pero Mortgages

What’s your morning routine?

Gym or morning walk at 5.30am. School run at 7.15am before settling in to work at 8am.

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

At 20 I was at Uni doing a BA degree because I was told that was the way to get a good job. If I was to advise my 20 year old self, I’d say skip Uni and learn more about how to run a successful business.

How do you stay motivated?

I love listening to podcasts or audiobooks on personal development.

What is the secret to success?

Start by setting some goals with a deadline.

Find your passion and make a career out of it.

What is the worst mistake you’ve made and how did you fix it?

I’ve made many. Key learnings? When you’ve made a mistake, admit it, learn from it and don’t do it again.

What is your advice for people to fund their dream?

Focus on how you can be a better person and how you can add value to the lives of others. Everything else, including finance, takes care of itself.

What is the best bit of advice, or quote, that resonates with you?

“You can get everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

I don’t usually eat at restaurants. When I go out I prefer the Japanese at Sushi Bar Salmon at Mercury Plaza.

What is the secret of living a longer, more successful life?

Take 30 minutes daily to focus on the things you’re grateful for. Exercise regularly and spend quality time with people you love.

What makes you feel alive?

My family are everything to me.