I have come to realise that life, for me, is about our journey, our experiences and what we can give to other people. It’s about being happy with what you have whilst you pursue all that you want; it’s about living today and not waiting to start your life. This blog is about me doing exactly this, and sharing that journey with you – in the hope that one day, you may be inspired to do the same.

My name is Paul and I used to be the average British male. My age was the mean average, my weight average, my salary the mean average, my car the UK’s most popular and qualifications were average. This was an interesting realisation for me as I sat reading the Daily Mail all those years ago that I was “average”. Although I had no real issue with being average, it did cause me to stop and reflect on my life. It made me realise that in actual fact at 26, I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

What I did know about my life was that, I didn’t like the quality of the relationships I was having and I knew that I didn’t like my job, but I didn’t know what relationships or job I wanted. The problem for me with not knowing what job youwant, is that you have to spend a lot of time, doing a lot of things that you don’t want to do, in the hope that one day you happen across something you do want to do. Or as is with the majority of people, we muddle through life doing what is given to us never really fulfilling our dreams.

About 4 years ago I discovered the Art and Science of Neuro Linguistic programming or “NLP” a form of positive psychology, that looks at how we communicate with our-selves and the world. This is where life began to change for me. For the first time, I was thinking about what I actually did want in my life and not just what I didn’t. This began to give me direction and it was the start of my journey towards a realisation that my true desire was to help people to do more, be more and achieve more. NLP and my professional experience have given me the skills and the foundation from which to do this.

So, after studying NLP for over 4 years I am qualified and accredited life and business coach, a Master Practitioner in NLP and hold a Level 5 Diploma (an equivalent of a degree) in professional coaching. Coupled with my professional experience in Sales and Training built up over the last 14 years, I use my tools and skills to help people build the life that they want to lead. I help others find inspiration through writing, speaking, coaching and training. I help people to understand themselves better and find out what they want and then work out how to go and get it. You see I believe that each one of us has unlimited potential to achieve anything we want, but we just have to get out of our own way first.

So, I have decided I will do what I love and that is help people and organisations make change and succeed. Therefore in the middle of a triple dip recession, I am going to quit my well paid 9-5 job with one of the UK’s leading employers to live my dream and go for it. I have no capital and no investors and I choose to do this not for the money, but because I know it will make me happy, give me purpose and help a lot of people to do the same. My main reserve is just the rock steady belief that I have all the resources and the capability I need in order to make this a success.

Life is too short to work in a job you don’t like, so you can spend only the last few years of your life in retirement doing what you want to do. We only get one go at the game of life here on earth and therefore I am going to play. I hope that by reading my trials and tribulations and inspirations on life and creating a business, that you might one day feel inspired to follow your dream. I am just an average guy and if I can do it, then anyone can.