I know what it's like to be a founder, investor and advisor. Being a high performer and risk taker is exhilarating.
But it's also a rollercoaster of emotions.
I've experienced the dizzy heights where it felt like everything I touched turned to gold, I went from planning my retirement at 33 to losing it all 6 months later.
I know what it feels like...
To make life changing decisions with only minutes too decided.
Hiring people you thought were perfect and then firing them 1 month later.
Investing your life's savings without any guarantee of success.
Pitching for business against household names and winning.
Pitching for business against unknowns and losing.
Flying across the world and pitching investors in boardrooms bigger than my house!
Working until 4am and then walking up 3 hours later for the school run.
Sleeping in airport and traveling for a month away from family.
Shaking from adrenaline after closing the biggest deal of my life.
Feeling angry, hurt and confused when a biz partner lied to me.
Picking myself up, dusting myself off and starting all over again.
Very few people know what it feels like to navigate life changing decisions and process the roller coaster ride of emotions and live to tell the story.
The one thing that was the difference between total burn out, addiction, divorce and business failure was investing in a world class sparring partner, who became my confidant and trusted advisor.
He has been where I was and learned from his experiences and become better!
In the same way that a professional fighter hires a world class sparring partner to raise their game, expose their weaknesses and improve their performance I now do the same for my clients.