My Story and Entrepreneurs Journey
My Journey as an Entrepreneur started many years ago, going as far back as University where I often worked on numerous group projects within large teams. At the time, I naturally found myself in positions of leadership and enjoyed working and contributing within a group. We would often be set objectives to build and deliver information systems or online products. It wasn’t until much later that I become interested in staring my own business.
During my time at university, I found myself in a long term relationship. We would spend all our time together and often live out of each others pockets. As with many relationships, it sadly came to an end and it hit me harder than I ever expected. I felt lost, alone and soon became extremely depressed, I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. A short while later, I was offered work placement in Dublin, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get away and numb the pain. This only made things worse, and ultimately lead me to go out drinking, in the hopes that I would forget everything, it only made things worse.
This was when a friend introduced my to Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy. He recommended I read Instant Confidence by Paul McKenna, it was a book accompanied with an NLP and Hypnotherapy CD. After reading the book and listening over and over again, I soon felt much more confident and happy within myself and my life. This was then when I became fascinated by Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, I gathered as much information as I could on the subject and ultimately, this was where my journey began. I returned to university for my final year and soon after I trained in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, NLP, Time Line Therapy, Coaching and many more courses.
Once I had finished the training, I started practising as a professional coach and hypnotherapist, helping people with Confidence, Self Esteem and Motivation. Like with many entrepreneurs, it was never easy, in fact, I often found it difficult to generate clients. One of my biggest setbacks was my fear of public speaking, I knew it was something I had to overcome in order to be successful. Over the course of the next 2 to 3 years, I went on numerous public speaking course and attended a local toastmasters group. During that time, I transformed my fear into confidence and now love public speaking, delivering talks and running online events to people all around the world!
“Constant and Never Ending Improvement”
As a coach, I have always believed it was always important to attend talks and courses and Continue Personal and Professional Development. One of the talks that I attended left a lasting impression with me and has shifted they way I think about Life, Business, Growth, and has inspired much of my work today. This was a talk about The Hero’s Journey and the work of Joseph Campbell who is known for writing the book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. Since first coming across his work, I have gone onto study it in much greater detail and today regard Joseph Campbell as a mentor in my life.
Over the years Joseph Campbell’s work has inspired many people, from Film Directors, Coaches, Therapists, Writers and others from all walks of life. What fascinated me though was that the structure of The Hero’s Journey is also evident in our own lives. The more I studied over the years, the more I started to understand my own path and journey. It has helped me to live a life of much more purpose and passion, become fulfilled many areas of my life and ultimately guided me to becoming successful in my work.
Today I enjoy sharing The Hero’s Journey with others, so, like me… they too can live a life of much more purpose and passion, create success in what they do and become heros in their own lives. The reason why I do this, is because I believe when we learn to understand the structure of The Hero’s Journey, we can use it as a guide and a tool to transform our own lives. It can bring us much more purpose and passion, and align us with who we are, so we can be fulfilled in life. As a business we provide Hero’s Journey Transformational Coaching to help you live a life of purpose and passion. We also help businesses and brands write empowering and inspiring stories, allowing their business to become more relate able to their clients whilst building their authority and influence in their marketplace.
Thank You for reading my personal Entrepreneurial Journey to Success. I wish you all the best with your personal journey! In the words of Joseph Campbell…