I HAVE BEEN SO WILDLY ADDICTED AND COMMITTED TO MY BUSINESS DREAMS

...that I once only ate cornflakes for a week so that I could afford to go to a networking event. I have often sacrificed free time, evenings, fun things, hair cuts, new socks and fancy dinners to be able to pursue my own path.

So I get it. I get you and I know where you're at and what you need.

I'm a self confessed life-long entrepreneur and I've always been obsessed with business for as long as I can remember.

 

But it's not always been sunshine,

Instagram likes and snazzy trousers...

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SO HERE'S HOW IT HAPPENED

...how I got from there to now and how my life has always been intertwined with my endless pursuit of business

1989

1997

1998

2003

2004

2007

2008

Born

My parents separated

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I ran away from home and was homeless and lived in a homeless hostel at the age of 17

I went traveling around Europe; inter-railing in my gap year like every late-teen something did. 

I started to sell my old toys on my front doorstep to make my own pocket money

I put on a talent show and sold tickets to people at my school for a profit

I used to make money by going door to door in my village selling raffle tickets for prizes that I would buy with the money I made from the sales

I made the money for my travels by freelancing as many jobs as I could and helping my homeless friends with their *not so legal* business escapades

2010

2012

2013

2015

2016

I started University and studied Business; Marketing & Psychology

My daughter was born and she ignited a fire in me to succeed that I hadn't felt before

To raise capital for my business at the time, I side lined in a marketing agency helping them manage their social media clients

I started up a mobile cocktail bar company

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My business diversified into wedding planning

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I started to sell pre-bottled cocktails and started developing them in the wholesale market

I tried and failed to start a 'pop-up' party events business

2017

2018

2019

2020

My son was born and I got married

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I made enough in business to hire a team, start outsourcing my work and cross off personal goals that I never thought I'd be able to do.

My wedding business was attracting clients through Instagram so I started to advise others on how to do the same thing

@designyoursocials was born to continue to advise other small business owners on a larger scale

The Social Method was launched

My podcast was developed and The Social method evolved into The Agency.

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Where I am hasn't been born out of thin air, and i'm sure your business wasn't an immaculate conception either. 

 

Where I am now is the harmony of

my passion

my education and

my fascination

with human behaviour through my life experiences, failures and successes.