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Can you tell me the story of your prior successes, challenges, and major responsibilities?
I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, although it caught up on me when I got kicked out of university at 21 years old. I was growing a nightclub events company on the side and the late nights meant I didn’t always make it to lectures – I think it’s safe to say my tutor wasn’t best pleased, so they removed me from the programme. With no idea of what way to turn, and a failing business in my hands, I decided to work my way up the corporate sales ladder. Having worked my way through three jobs in two years, I still wasn’t happy.. something needed to change, and so I decided to start out on my own again.
I spoke with a friend who told me about social media marketing and that evening I started immersing myself into the industry. I read books, watched youtube videos and invested all of my savings into online training courses and mentorship. To cut a long story short, I managed to quit my jobs two weeks later and then proceeded to scale to six figures less than ninety days after that.
That’s when I decided to launch my online training business. I wanted to give others all over the world the opportunity to start wildly profitable marketing agencies of their own. Fast forward today I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring thousands all over the world from stay at home mums to university dropouts. Nothing makes me happier than helping others transform their lives.
Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?
Where do I start? There have been many times I’ve felt like giving up, but the most prominent was around a month after I quit my job. I had three clients at the time, when out of the blue I received a text stating that one of them wanted to terminate our contract with immediate effect. It was a massive blow, and at the time it instantly removed a third of my total income. I started doubting whether the industry was for me and whether I should go back to my job whilst I still had the chance.
I remember being so close to calling up my old boss to get his advice, but then I couldn’t help think about how smug that would make him feel, having told me just one month before that I should ‘prepare for failure’ after I handed in my resignation letter. It was that thought that drove me forward, I was determined to prove everyone who had ever doubted me wrong. And so I did…