Last week was National Storytelling Week and we asked people to write into us sharing their story and let us put the spotlight on their business to give you, the readers, a chance to understand that person better, get to know them in a different way and realise why they do what they do. Because lets face it we are all human and stories make us much easier to relate to and refer.
So first up to share was Consulting Practitioner Nicola Taylor..
Thursday 6th February 2020
In 2008 along came the recession, not only did it cause financial issues at home, because my husband was in the trades, we were also subjected to a huge financial loss due to a Spanish property. Our world was turned upside down, our house was in jeopardy, and everything was falling apart around us.
Having grown up in a family business until it was sold (that also fought off the recessions of the 70’s and the 90’s), where the work ethic was work hard, work evenings and weekends, do whatever it takes, but never rely on others or the state. You had to just take ownership and move forward... so we decided to move forward. Our goal was to help others avoid going through what happened to us. We wanted to share our story and to build a financial wall around us. We surrounded ourselves with positive people and helped others to do the same, and each day we move closer to our goal.
Unfortunately home finances are not taught in schools but are a really important part of life. Debt, or not enough money left at the end of the month can have a great impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing. It’s a frightening and lonely place to be. Now that we are partnered with a fabulous company and surrounded by helpful people (irrespective of background), the personal development journey and knowing that I can help people keep more money in their pockets each month is a true reward for me. And it’s even more exciting that now other people can have the opportunity to start to build their own second income stream and build their own financial future to protect their family, just like us, it truly is amazing.
Some of my favourite sayings that have kept me going are:
• “Don’t wait until you are thirsty to dig your well”.
• “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the B*ll@*1t story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it”
• “If you’re absent during my struggle don’t expect to be present during my success”
This one is so true! The supportive colleagues, family and friends we have made along our business journey and still have today, they have been amazing and we could not have done it without them.
My favourite book that I whole heartedly recommend:
Dare to Dream Work to Win – Dr Tom Barrett