It all started 36ft in the air, well actually 36ft high up on a roof on June 30th, 2002.
I was 21 years old coming back from a night out in Southampton with friends when my life changed forever...
I woke up from my coma in Southampton general hospital on September 30th, 2002. I’d fallen 36ft from a roof directly onto my head hitting the concrete below.
I suffered 3 blood clots on the brain, a tracheotomy, 5% chance of living, I had to learn to walk, talk and re-train my memory again. I nearly lost my voice and also my vision, but luckily, I had pulled through. I've had a further 8 operations on my throat to increase my airway over the last 10 years.
I spent a further 2 years convalescing and battling through further respiratory collapse in hospital, the chance of losing my right eye, memory loss and trying to get my life back on track. when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up.
16 years on and my “ethos” in life is very much live for the moment and take your opportunities whilst you can.
"Never, never, never give up!"
In 2004 I fell into my sales carer in the IT industry. I applied for a telesales role, a role I had no experience in, nor ever wanted to really do. The thought of speaking to strangers on the telephone used to scare the life out of me. I rocked up for my interview dressed like something out of “Saturday Night Fever” I even had a pair of white shoes on! I started on £10,500 a year plus commission. In year one my P60 showed £37,480, year two £46,226 and year three was £60,087.
I took the natural progression in moving to the corporate side of IT following a three-year successful career by moving to a new company. My base salary started at £22,500 so I more than doubled from my previous company. Year one my P60 showed £39,443, year two £80,911, year three £236,401 and year four £307,497.
From living a life of fast cars, bikes and property investments I lost everything! I looked after two specific FTSE100 accounts that stopped using the company I worked for, due to the economical climate and organisational structure. Reality really hits hard when you go from one end of the spectrum to the other.
I soon realised all the mistakes I had made and also a very true saying...
“Nothing lasts forever!”
Life is one long learning curve that forever teaches us new things. We’ve all had something we’ve lost in life, not necessarily financially. The important lesson I learnt very quickly was to take the positives out the negatives!
I felt so ashamed and angry at myself for losing everything and after feeling sorry for myself for over a year I decided to pick myself up and do it all again but this time even BETTER!
I learnt from my mistakes and applied myself again.
“Don’t live in the past, learn from it and move on!”
After spending so much time working with hundreds of different sales people I felt I could really give something back. I wanted to teach people and I found that no amount of money gave me the satisfaction of helping people reach their full potential.
So here we are today... Turnkey Training.
“Dream big, achieve BIGGER!”
Life is very much like an egg timer, when you’re born it starts . . . Who knows when your time is up! Make the most of the time you have and the opportunities are endless. Never live a life with regrets, time waits for nobody!