“It was my lucky break: ass, not class!”
Having sold my car dealership business, I am currently semi-retired, working on various property development projects.
From early childhood, I developed a drive to earn money. My dad and I lived in a one bedroom apartment, and instead of a car, he had a motorbike with a sidecar. We’d go camping, with our little old tent wedged between the bike and the sidecar, and I noticed other families arriving with cars and trailers, and bigger tents. We’d go walking and I’d note the lavish holiday homes we encountered.
All these things triggered something in me, and I became very materialistic from a young age, a trait that guided much of life – perhaps not for the best. Continue reading
“When you spend your life looking for relationships, you value and cherish the good ones”
I am the director of Prime Careers, a recruitment company specializing in real estate recruitment.
I struggled with health issues towards the end of high school, and missed a lot of class time – to the point where it felt like I was so far behind, I’d never catch up. So I dropped out in the middle of year 11, something I’ve since regretted.
I tried doing a carpentry pre-apprenticeship, but it didn’t work for me due to a bad back I had as a result of playing state cricket when I was younger.
So I started working at a gym doing membership sales which to date is the hardest job I’ve ever had. It’s such a shallow and cut throat industry, they don’t care if people stay on and use the gym, if they lose weight – as long as they keep paying. It didn’t sit well with me as I felt like I was almost tricking people into wasting money. Continue reading