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Podcast 14# An Inspirational Story of Building a £100 Million Business & Burning Your Bridges with Neville Wright

Jay talks once again to Neville Wright, self-made millionaire, mentor and motivational speaker, about his story to date. Much has happened in the past year, including the sale of his business.

Neville joins Jay today for a wise, warm and witty conversation about the highs and lows in his recent business dealings, and the wisdom he’s gained along the way, all delivered in Neville’s uniquely appealing style.

An Inspirational Story of Building a £100 Million Business & Burning Your Bridges with Neville Wright

An Inspirational Story of Building a £100 Million Business & Burning Your Bridges with Neville Wright

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. You need to remember to keep your eyes open and look for them whenever you can.

Security doesn’t come from merely owning a property, or having money. Security is a state of mind. It’s the feeling of safety that you achieve through believing in yourself and what you can do.

Don’t ever take advantage of people. It should always be a win-win situation for both of you. We’re all trying to do the best we can.

One of the most common mistakes people make when their business is doing well, is that they fail to look to the future to see how they will fare. In the blink of an eye, your business model can be replaced or obsolete, so judge each offer well, and make sure your future is secure.

Neville was shown the folly of regret by his own father, whose business ventures resulted in remorse, when he turned down many lucrative offers in favour of treading the same, familiar path. Life could well have been very different if he had taken the opportunities as they’d arisen.

Burn your bridges – Having a trade to “fall back on” isn’t a good thing. If anything, it stops you from taking too many chances. Putting yourself out there completely forces you to think creatively.

Patience and humility are most definitely the virtues that saw Neville and Kiddicare thrive. Doors were slammed in their face at the outset, but by remaining polite, professional and tenacious, they achieved their greatest success.

Each day of your business’s operation is an opportunity for change. If it doesn’t change, even in an incremental way, from one day to the next, then you’re stagnating.

Your core values must always remain at the heart of your business. In Neville’s case, the main tenet was to always ensure that he and his wife were working together. When this value was threatened, he drew back.

Neville has used his dyslexia as a tool to drive him forward. When people put you down, it can be used as a positive, as it forces you to be more creative in terms of equalling your playing field