What even is a ‘mentor’; is this like a coach? No a mentor is someone who challenges you and guides you; instant results are not on the menu. A ‘coach’ tells you how to do things immediately whereas a mentor is a higher level of guidance with longer term results.
I sometimes wish I’d had a mentor to help me with my struggles in life however the fact that I have overcome huge challenges in my life then puts me in a great place to help others now. That being said, I didn’t do it alone, I sought help. If you look at anyone ‘successful’, from business tycoons, to movie stars, celebrities, athletes and politicians – they ALL have a team of people behind them (or by their side) who support and guide them to ensure they maintain their success. They have all had mentors.
Some would say the best way to learn is to ‘do’, to ‘experience’ and then ‘know’. But we don’t have all the answers and often we can become stuck, feel lost, frustrated and confused.
Your path to your goals is far smoother and quicker with a ‘guide’. Someone who can empathise with you and can support, challenge and guide you.
From business coaching to lifestyle coaching – I’ve come from an unfit, out of shape corporate rat race boy to a fitter happier content and present version of me. I can help you achieve this too.
- Are you the life & soul of the party but then wouldn’t dream of being on an actual stage? And when I say ‘on stage’ all I mean is just having a chat because thats all public speaking really is.
- Do you need alcohol or drugs to become the version of ‘you’ that you think you need to be?
- Are you actually happy with the life you have? The life that YOU have created.
I asked myself these very same questions aged 33 and my answers were Yes, Yes and No.
I then started a journey which I didn’t even know where it would take me but I knew I didn’t like where I was anymore. Being a motivational speaker was not part of the plan!
In late 2009 I made some excellent decisions and took some action which dramatically changed my life for the better. It certainly wasn’t an overnight fix and it’s been tough at times, joyous at times, average at times and also made me feel scared and vulnerable at times. However, change is painful and uncomfortable; we get through it and get to a better place; this is the cycle of growth, learning and being the best version of you everyday.
Rough seas make better sailors and all that.
So my story of change and bettering myself led to people asking me how I did it, commenting on my new found happiness, opening up themselves about their own struggles and asking me for guidance or support. This ultimately led me onto the stage to tell my inspiring story so far…………….
Being an ‘entrepreneur’ never crossed my mind, I couldn’t even spell it (still can’t, had to Google it!). I had simply become unhappy working for someone else; the big corporate world had sucked the life out of me. So I decided to re-ignite my passion for asbestos and protecting people; I decided to take a risk.
If you Google ‘entrepreneur’ you will find:
“a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit”
In the hope of profit! Which is pretty much what I did at first – I ‘hoped’. I knew that I had the technical skills and the expert theory knowledge so I naively thought the rest would take care of itself and I would learn on the job; how hard can it really be to run a business.
Well it’s easy to be an entrepreneur; absolutely anyone can be one. But not everyone has it in them to be a successful one by establishing a business which provides the golden ticket of time and money freedom.
Us entrepreneurs must be passionate about what we do in how we serve and the problems we solve for people. We must have faith, we must be absolutely committed, we must be risk takers, be visionaries, be optimistic, be positive, be hard workers, be adaptable to change and be willing to make sacrifices that most normal people wouldn’t. And we must have a plan.
I will help you become a successful entrepreneur.
I always felt too selfish to have kids; I was too busy being large and in charge of my party-boy ways. Until I grew up and realised there’s more to life than getting blind drunk every weekend; there’s more to life than the hustle of work and building a career or a business.
I’m the proud father of two wonderful daughters. Our family unit, with my wife, is the best thing I have ever created. Being a Dad is a constant learning for me too; it makes you reflect on your own actions and attitudes, then refine and tweak as required in the hope that you are being your best every day to bring up the youngsters and free them into the world as confident, kind, honest, positive, educated, charming beautiful people.
Being a great Dad is effortless in a lot of areas yet takes great effort in others. Being aware, forever learning and improving makes you a better person in every area of your life.
I pride myself in offering an entertaining, thought provoking and inspiring talk to help people better their own lives.
But don’t just take my word for it, here are some comments from other people.
This is a great question! Why me, for essentially just having a chat to a room of strangers!
What I have to offer is my story, which inspires people to review their own lives and make changes to improve areas which are poor or average at best. Be it health, wealth, love, family, friends, work, contribution, fun or adventure.
We all want and deserve to be ‘happy’ yet many people either don’t know what makes them happy or just settle for whatever life they have created for themselves or even worse, allowed others to create for them. Being stuck in a rut of life but a rut which feels very safe and comfortable. And us humans generally like to feel safe and don’t embrace change easily.
I’m here to tell people that change is your best friend, its your ticket to a better place. Once you make that choice. I have learnt through solving my own problems and dealing with failures in a positive way. People then started to ask me what I was doing differently, what’s the secret? Well there is no secret, Nike have been telling us for years, you need to “Just do it”. But how do we just do it……..
Let me entertain you, educate you and inspire you with my story of how to just do it.