I’m not a Guru
I’m just a regular guy who wants to improve my lifestyle like many of you. Today – 24th November 2014, is the start of my journey from working for someone else, to being self employed.
I am realistic that this journey is not going to happen overnight, but with Mike Thomas’s – Elite Coaching Program, I am sure to succeed if I apply myself.
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OK, you clicked here to know more about me, so here goes:
The photo above was taken on my engagement day and was taken by the photographer who is going to do our wedding photos.
My Career – so far
For as long as I can remember I have always had a passion for fixing things, I get this from my Dad, as a child I would sit and watch him take all manner of things apart and repair them. I did get in trouble a few times where I took something apart and was not able to fix it, but dad always came to the rescue.
For my 18th birthday my parents bought me a PC, at this point I did not know anything about PC’s but using the Internet I started to learn about them and also how to customise Windows 95 using the registry, this resulted in my PC not loading into Windows. Not wanting to tell my parents I called the computer manufacturers helpdesk who talked me through reloading Windows. The next time I needed to reload Windows I was able to do it myself.
As I was getting more confident I started upgrading my PC, I installed a bigger hard drive, more memory and a 3D video card. This is when friends started asking for my help doing the same type of upgrades this then led to one of my friends wanting a new PC so I suggested building one to save money, it took my 2 days to build but this fired my enthusiasm for IT and I changed my college course from Engineering to IT.
After completing my BTEC ND in IT, I started my first job at PC World as a Technician. Since then, I have worked my way up to 3rd line support Engineer, as well as providing support remotely and in the field where necessary. I also plan and implement projects ranging from software upgrades to a complete IT system refresh and office moves.
Formula 1 – I have been a Ferrari Fan for 20 Years, my Dad watched F1 and I became hooked during the Nigel Mansell era. One day I hope to travel to Australia and Dubai to see the F1 live.
Touring Cars – I supported a touring car team for a few years until I changed job and this was very interesting I was able to go round the factory and see the cars being built and I travelled to several races providing IT support at trackside, ever since I have really enjoyed touring cars
Camping – Since being in Cubs and Scouts I really enjoy camping and I have camped all over the UK, starting with a small cheap tent I have upgraded my equipment to top quality items and have all the mod cons when camping (Kettle, Hob, Heater, Fridge, etc). The next upgrade will be to a caravan.
Cycling – I got a mountain bike for Christmas when I was about 16, I used it to cycle to my part time job and college, I really enjoyed the freedom of having my own transport, I then joined a cycling club and started doing longer rides at weekends, the cycling club also did road cycling, so I saved my money from my part time job and bought a road bike. I started time trialling a couple of evenings a week with the club and in my first year, I was club champion. Unfortunately, when I got a car and full time job I stopped cycling. I have now bought a new entry level bike and I am starting to cycle at weekends with a friend. I am going to get back into shape, buy a better bike and beat my personal best for a 10 mile time trial which is 22 mins 9 secs.
Gym – My Fiancée and I, have just started with a personal trainer, so we can lose weight for the wedding. Also our Personal Trainer is going to help with my cycling goal of beating my personal best for a 10 mile time trial.
Porsche Carrera 4S – The story behind why I want a Porsche Carrera 4S, is from when I was working at Central Car Storage for Luton Airport Parking. A regular Customer had one and it soon became my favourite car as i would always look forward to him either booking his car in or collecting it as I was the lucky one who prepared his car and drove it to the collection area. The seat felt like it was moulded to my body and its engine sounds just awesome.
Australian Water Dragon – Having kept many different reptiles in the past, these are my favourite, at the moment I cannot keep animals because the house is rented. When I get my own house, I plan to build a large vivarium to keep a group of Australian Water Dragons.
Once I am married and have a mortgage I intend to start my own IT support company in addition to turning this Coaching into a fully fledged Internet Marketing company, so my wife to be, can stay at home to look after the children.
How I Met My Fiancée The company I was working provided IT support and shared a building with the company that my fiancé worked for. I noticed her every day when she walked past my office so I added her as a Friend on Facebook but I was too shy to message her, one evening she asked me via Facebook where she could find her downloads I thought she was joking trying to break the ice but I helped her and then we got chatting which then led to a drink and now we are engaged with the wedding planned for 24th May 2015. Once married we plan to start a family
Home -I live in Milton Keynes in a cosy 1 bedroom house that we rent, this is so we can save money towards the wedding once I am married we plan to save for a deposit for a mortgage to buy a family home
Wedding – With the wedding less than 6 months away we spend all of our spare time planning and helping my Mum hand-make, all of the wedding stationary. We have just had our engagement shoot with the photographer which includes photos from the Black Horse Pub where we went on our first date.
Family – My Parents live in Luton, UK and my Sister lives in USA. Last year we went on holiday to see her, where I surprised her by asking her to be my “Best Man”. We are hoping to travel to the USA when my sister is an Auntie.