Posts in thought leadership
Unleash others'​ potential.

Brian said at the end of our catch up “give up carpentry and go and be a salesman”. At this time I was well past my shy, young apprentice days and I remember swearing at him, something like “what the **** do you know”. After all, I didn’t have any friends that were salesmen, and if I am honest, I didn’t even know what a salesman was, so why would I want to be one? I thought he was telling me after four years, I was so rubbish at being a carpenter, that I needed to find another career.

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Confessions of a business owner : How vulnerability helped me and my business

Ok, so I have suffered with low self-esteem for most of my adult life, even though I was running a successful company. I have always thought I wasn’t good enough, that I was blagging it, that I was going to get found out that one day, that I hadn’t got a clue what I was doing. I used to say that it wasn’t my skill that got me to where I am, I was just lucky. I was always putting myself down for one reason or another. I remember I used to cringe at any praise given as I felt like I didn't deserve it.

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