Today’s star of our Meet The Team series is Tim Krotiris, the Managing Director of Social Media Servants.
You may have seen Tim before, at presentations, on our YouTube channel or elsewhere, but here he shares some insight into his past, his values, and what he likes to eat for lunch.
What is your role at Social Media Servants?
For the outside the world, my title is Managing Director.
Internally, my role is to make sure we provide every opportunity, freedom and infrastructure for our family and clients to reach their goals.
What are some of the businesses you have developed in the past?
I have built a number of businesses; some great and some that have been “learning experiences”. These businesses have been in the areas of health and fitness, guerilla nightclub marketing, video e-learning and sportswear.
What are some of your workplace values?
I have got to a point in my life where I want to achieve more than simply monetary wealth. I believe that businesses have a responsibility to help their people live their very best lives.
Businesses need to create environments that provide people with an abundance of opportunities, new experiences and education that will get them hungry to extract their personal joy from every day. This is not just work related, but personally as well. The role of a business is to develop great people.
Everything we do at Servants is built around this principle. Our people, clients, suppliers and friends are our complete and total responsibility. Our job is to enrich their lives with every action, idea and investment we make.
What is your favourite thing about working at Social Media Servants?
1. The absolute favourite thing is growing with the Servant family (team members, clients, consultants and friends of the business).
2. Building a business with my girlfriend, Elana.
3. My pinball machine in the middle of the office.
Who is your biggest business inspiration and why?
My Mum and Dad are my biggest inspiration. If you want to see selfless people working hard for a higher purpose, they are it.
In terms of inspiration for running a business I think Tony Hsieh from Zappos is incredible. This guy is humble, intelligent and just an incredible mind. Absolute inspiration.
Anthony Robbins. Anyone that hasn’t familiarised themselves with Anthony Robbins is simply nuts. His mindset and conditioning insights are as powerful as any tool you can learn on earth. Period.
Miyamoto Musashi. I love The Book of Five Rings. There is something I find incredibly motivational about the focus and action of this samurai. I use his techniques and thought process daily in our business.
If you could only eat one specific meal every day for the rest of your life (e.g.: spaghetti bolognese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), what would it be and why?
Yum Cha: How could you not eat dumplings every day?
Connect with Tim on Twitter.