For many years, I had what most people would have considered to be ‘everything.’
The successful businesses, the long-term relationship, the nice car, the city centre apartment, and the ability to travel.
But I wasn’t happy. In fact, I was severely depressed.
Starting a business straight out of University gave me somewhere to direct my passion and drive to be ‘successful.’
In my eyes I was always going to be compared to my dad, a self-made business owner. Growing up, I thought success looked like being respected in work and having the money and lifestyle to match.
Having been raised to value entrepreneurship, I felt I was following the unwritten plan everyone expected me to when I started my own consultancy business at age 24, and a year later started my first online business.