“There’s got to be something more than this.”
These were the words that would show up again and again in my life.
I was successful, people admired my success, but it didn’t matter. It meant nothing because “there’s got to be something more than this.”
It was a recurring thought, a recurring pattern.
I did things that looked impossible to most people.
At the age of 25 I managed an $18 million budget in a company where I didn’t have a title. Except that I was a leader, enrolling people in projects bigger than they could have imagined or thought possible at one of the top corporations on the planet.
I was the right-hand person to a family of billionaires. I organized their team, I ran their family office, I coordinated and liaised with extraordinarily successful professionals, highly accomplished in their field, and I lead them with a sense of confidence. I was a trusted advisor for 6.5 years.
I worked for an asset management company in the City of London, setting up a new part of the company. I took that company from $5 billion of assets under management to over $6 billion of assets under management in under 15 months.
I can count many experiences as my accomplishments, because the theme is that I create things that don’t exist. It’s what I do.
These are the stories that people might know about me, but what most people don’t know about me is that I don’t have a high school diploma.
Most people don’t know that my childhood was so traumatic that I was never told by anybody (because no one cared enough to literally sit down and tell me) that these things are impossible.