The Business question took a well-earned break over the holiday period but one of the January sessions of the Intelligo Group took an unexpected turn when one of the business owners suggested that a great deal of behaviour in later life could be explained by things that happened in childhood. We then found that a number of the group had experienced a tough upbringing.
Some had been told by school teachers that “they would never amount to anything”, others had taken a wrong path and then found a route back. In all cases this experience was still motivating them to make a success of their business lives and in many cases achieve MegaGrowth.
Many of these experiences are negative ones that get turned around later. My own experience was not a negative one. In between school and university I got a job in a pub near where I then lived in Reading and I worked behind the bar on a part time basis. The landlord was an ex-Army Major called Barry Marsden and whilst I was there I was his favourite as I could always balance the till to within 5p each shift. As I was leaving he took me aside and said “Tim, I think you’ll be good at whatever you turn your hand to.” Over the years that endorsement has stayed with me and given me the confidence to try new things, including forming the Intelligo groups.
So the Business question for readers is “what childhood experience have you harnessed to become more successful in your endeavours?”
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