Jay Abraham & Dan Bradbury – Global Masterminds 2015
If you’re a business owner, then you’ll know that there are some defining moments in your journey, some things that happen that change your life forever.
We All Have Them.
It might be a keynote presentation, a TED talk you watch on your phone, curled up on the sofa.
It could be your first cashflow scare (when you promise yourself that you’ll never let this happen again), or it might be someone’s throwaway line that really resonates with you.
The birth of a child is when it happens for many. I’ve seen plenty of business owners who’d previously been flirting with success properly knuckle down and chase their goals with steely fast commitment as soon as they walked out of the maternity ward, their perfect defining moment wrapped up in new blankets.
I’ve been in business for a decade, and in that time I’ve had my fair share of defining moments, including a life-threatening brain injury a few years ago and the births of my three beautiful children.
I’ve launched businesses, I’ve sold them, I’ve merged them and unmerged them. I’ve taken plenty of money out of my businesses and reinvested some when I’ve needed to.
I bought a Ferrari a couple of years ago too. That had been on my ‘to do’ list for a while, and I’m pleased I ticked it off. I barely kept it for 12 months though; it burnt through cash that I’d prefer to invest in my businesses or enjoy with my family in a way that’s hard to do when you’ve only got two seats!