Of the three critical forks in the road of my life, the choice I made on 13 July 2004 has had the most significant impact.
Brought up in Yorkshire as an only child ►unwanted, unsupported and lonely
Unwillingly followed in my family’s footsteps ►undervalued, self-doubt, missed opportunities
Publicly humiliated after a grave error of judgment ►betrayed, afraid and insecure for two decades
Followed unrealistic dreams of fear and greed ►shame as income and assets dried up.
Awarded three university degrees ►realised learning is critical to personal growth
Found love, started a family and a business ►learnt from my mistakes, my greatest asset
Brought up by retired parents living a quiet life ►vowed to help others live with meaning and purpose
Recovered from a calamitous financial mistake ►driven to promote the importance of a good relationship to money
Experienced five directionless years after parenting ‘job’ ended ►pledged to support other empty nesters in the same boat
Qualified as the UK’s first registered financial life planner ►promoted the movement, published books, spoke at events
Found friends and colleagues who lived by compassion and service ►rewrote my values to live with integrity
Built a business founded on leading-edge life and financial coaching and advice ►helped clients live with understanding, security and purpose
Woke one morning knowing I had mastered my life and money ►realised compassion and service count for more than fear and greed
I am enough, and I have enough ►I am in a good place