Hey, thanks for visiting.
So here’s the 2019 update on my website and I’ve decided to go totes minimal. In the past I’ve had various websites for all my different interests and it just go a bit messy, so instead I’m concentrating on just blogging and integrating it all here.
So What’ll I Be Rambling About
All sorts, but the main topics will include entrepreneurship, NLP and mindset ideas, cooking recipes, politics, property investing and perhaps a few more random topics.
So if you don’t know me already, I guess I need to provide some background. Instead of some long self promoting blurb, here’s the really short run down of my experience and why I’m blogging about the topics I’ve mentioned above.
So, went to school, left school with mediocre results and went to Leeds Uni to study computing. Wanted to work in finance, left uni and didn’t get decent results so couldn’t work in finance.
To be fair, I was just looking at finance because it paid well. Not the best reasons to want to work in an area. I would later find this out.
So had to take a year working in BAE before then getting a job in finance in the City of London. High pay, but also high stress, long hours and over demanding banks. They think they are god when it comes to working with them and within them.
Anyways, 2001 burnt out already after only 2 years in finance and left for a 2 week hiking trip through Egypt.
CHANGED MY LIFE.
Egypt was outside my comfort zone by about a million. Never backpacked, never tripped alone, never done middle eastern country before, a whole bunch of nevers.
Came back a changed man with a new zest for life and new ideas. Also deeply realised finance was a complete wrong path for me. It just wasn’t me. I knew running my own business was more my style, but I needed to find an opportunity.
Later that year I came across affiliate marketing and SEO. 4 years later I was successful in becoming one of the leading SEO people in the online gambling industry.
That lead to 10 years of success in this field and I grew my business from 2004-2014 quite nicely. Then it went downhill.
I lost the passion and my focus was diverted. Passion and focus will be 2 key topics I blog about after what I learnt. So company suffered and I ended up selling it in 2016 for a fraction of what I could have exited on back in 2010 when an exit opportunity existed.
Anyways. Whilst all that was going on, I also went off on various tangents (hence loss of focus) and setup a fashion photography service, wrote a cooking blog, tried other ventures, did some property investing, trained up in NLP, wrote a book, did a bit of life coaching.
It was all fun, but took me away from entrepreneurship. So everything suffered.
OK so 2017 got back on track with new business in online retailing, mostly on Amazon. So new learnings, new skills, no experience in importing, manufacturing and product design.
WOW, dealing with physical products is so different from digital marketing!
So now 2 years into new biz, growing ok but not making money. Don’t expect to until year 3/4 since that is the norm when building a new business. All profits going back into scaling.
Will update later on where I’m at, hopefully that’ll give you a short sharp brief on me, as if you were really interested. If you want more detail, just get in touch.