Where are you based?
What job do you do?
I work for myself, I help ambitious people escape the 9-5 rat race by turning their passion into highly profitable online businesses.
How did you get into marketing/communications?
After closing my first business in March 2008 I took to learning a new skill, that skill was internet and social media marketing.
What are you most proud of in your career as a marketing/communications professional?
Despite being dyslexic and leaving school without a single qualification and only reading my first book aged 28, I’m now a published author, a #1 bestseller and I’ve just finished writing my fourth business book. This had led to me being recognised as the UK’s #1 inspirational business speaker which has allowed me to share my story with thousands of people.
How has marketing/communications helped the organisations you’ve worked for?
It’s helped me build what has been described as the UK’s #1 training and coaching academy for ambitious people.
What challenges have you overcome on your professional journey to where you are today?
I started out in business in 2006 but after some huge mistakes I had to close the business after 18 months. I made 3 people redundant and ended up losing everything!… I was financially, mentally and physically broke. I lost everything and ended up homeless.
But, I wasn’t going to be beaten – October 26th 2008 I started again, despite sleeping on the floor of a random flat and ONLY having £2.87 in my bank I decided to start again. Thanks to sharing a wifi connection I wrote my first ever ebook and without spending a penny on advertising I sold 128 copies and made over £6000 in profit.
Since then, I’ve been recognised as UK business champion for startups and small businesses.
In 2012 I became a UK ambassador & influencer for startups and small businesses and was featured in the book called The Laptop Millionaire.
I’m now the UK’s #1 life & business strategist and #1 inspirational speaker.
I’m the owner of FREEDOM Book Publishing and Founder of the FREEDOM Lifestyle Academy, I’ve become an award-winning lifestyle coach who has been described as a leading provider of educational information, training, coaching, speaking and inspiration.
Since 2008 I’ve helped thousands of ambitious people from around the world from all backgrounds turn their passion into a thriving highly profitable businesses online within 90 days or less without spending a penny on advertising!
Do you have any words of wisdom for someone starting out in the marketing/communications industry?
Yes, “The internet didn’t just change my life, it saved my life”, you have to understand that despite all the struggles in the world you have a choice to make, that choice can be good or bad but if you make the right choice it can be life changing but if you make the wrong choice you have to be brave enough and admit to yourself that it was wrong before it’s to late.
Remember: The life you have led until now, doesn’t have to be the only life you lead.
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