As a young inspirational speaker I have already spoken to over 8,500 people across the UK. At just 22, I have experienced, learned, succeeded, (and failed) enough to tell a unique and compelling story that anyone can relate to. We all want a certain path in life but the reality is this rarely happens. Many people are crippled by a ‘victim’ mindset at the first hurdle, without realising an even better door may have just opened.
Rest assured I’m not your typical Everest speaker. Reaching the top of a mountain and placing a flag only tells half the story. Everyone in the audience will have their own daily ‘Everest’ to climb, and being open about my struggles breaks down this ‘macho’ mindset towards so-called vulnerability. That’s why I take my audiences through the dark depths of depression and mental illness, to the elation of completing record-breaking endurance feats: to show that adversity can be the biggest opportunity to win.
Fear of failure is widespread and holds us back from taking the steps to achieve something. Once we see what can be achieved by changing our direction or simply trying again, we know how to get back up again, and lose our fear of failure. I can’t tell you what success means because success means something different to everyone. But there’s nothing more satisfying than empowering others with the tools to put their minds over their (usually self-imposed) mountains and achieve their potential.