Let’s be clear:
If the world’s first female licensed boxing manager who’s spent a gajillion years (ok … just 25) building and selling businesses, holds a degree in Economics from the Ivy League London School of Economics *and* an MBE Honours (Member of The British Empire) from the Queen of England (#humblebrag), could help you scale YOUR business…
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Since the day I used the letter headed paper I
stole borrowed from the desk of the editor at Cosmopolitan magazine to get an interview with a legendary world boxing champ, I knew I was never going to be happy with a regular ‘job’.
Trust me, I’ve tried it. I worked nights as a cleaner in a hospital and worked for minimum wage in McDonalds … as a vegetarian. I never felt any job was ‘beneath’ me, there were just some I’d rather not do again …
Since then I’ve ticked off just about every ‘bucket list’ business achievement you can think of – and no, it didn’t come from manifesting it, working just 4 hours a week or idly dreaming about passive income. It came from doing the work. Work that I love.
I’ve spent years around a kitchen table with Sir James Dyson. I’ve written record breaking, best-selling business books. I’ve won more awards than I have games of scrabble. I’ve built multiple 7 figure businesses from the ground up and I’ve had a multi-7 figure exit to boot. Recognised as one of the ‘Top 20 Most Influential Entrepreneurs’ in the UK by the Sunday Times. And I’ve even received the highest honour possible from the Queen herself.
I’ve got the t-shirt, the papers and the medal.
So if I’m so bloody great and ‘successful’, why am I still doing this? Why haven’t I retired to Barbados already?
Trust me … I’ve thought about it more than once.
But the truth is I’m not done yet.
One of my early mentors, Sir Richard Needham is still going great guns to this day and he’s nearly 80! It’s in his DNA and it’s in mine.
Making good money is great. So are the holidays. But it’s not enough.
It’s not enough for just some of us to succeed; we all deserve to succeed; whatever that looks like for us.
I believe it’s time to stand up and be counted. Not just for myself, but for everything and everyone I believe in. Social mobility, equality, equity …
I might not have all the answers, but I do believe it’s time to step up and level the playing field.
My mission: to build a bigger table. Fancy a seat?