I was born into a travelling fairground family, and further to a nomadic childhood, I left school aged 13 with no qualifications, and unable to read or write.
I then joined the family amusements business, through which I established a nightclub and became the country’s youngest licensee.
Unfortunately, during the UK recession of the late 1980s, the business collapsed I lost what seemed like everything: my income, my home and my marriage. I was 29 years old, £1 million in debt and still relatively unable to read or write.
It was at this seemingly low point that I discovered the keys to success: you can change your life by changing your thoughts and feelings about it.
Using simple but powerful techniques, I learned to hold positive thoughts by setting goals. Through those goals, I gradually transformed myself and my life. Over the coming years, I developed those techniques into the Goal Mapping system.