I love cycling, walking with the dogs. I enjoy reading and I have recently discovered kayaking, the whole family enjoys this new activity.
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)
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Hello, my name is Alan and I live on the Isle of Wight with my wife and our two son's
I suppose I always knew what I wanted to do from a very young age, it was just unfortunate that I acted so late!
I never liked authority, not in school, not at college and even when I was in the army, I still did certain things that went against the grain! I can remember doing drill one day and when our break was over, I went awol with some of the guys who were exempt due to illness and basically excused myself, because I just did not feel like following the Corporal's rules.
Now, don't get me wrong, I could have ended up in detention barracks for that stunt and it was stupid, but I am a risk taker. I loved my time in the army and I was very good at it, but I have always wanted to forge my own path, to be responsible for my own destiny.
Business has been in my genetics for a long time. I can remember making and selling juice at a young age. I bought and sold Christmas cards and decorations as a teenager.
One of the biggest ventures I undertook was starting my own transport brokerage. I was running large quantities of goods very long distances and I made an awfully large amount of money, but transport being the game it is, I also lost an enormous amount of money and ended up closing the company.
I have had many fixed jobs in between all my ventures, I have enjoyed some for a while, hated others from day one, ultimately I have always known that my place is to be in front of my own business!
It was just a matter of time before I headed down that path, the one that all entrepreneurs have to take at some point in their lives. Sometimes it can be a lonely path too, family do not always agree with your decisions in life and this can sometimes create obstacles that you had not planned on!
I love this quote from Darren Hardy who says: "I am climbing my mountain and I am going to the Top"!
I am a father, a husband and an entrepreneur. I absolutely love the internet and all it can offer in terms of freedom and financial prosperity. It is truly the invention of the 21st century.
I leave you with this quotation from Henry David Thoreau who says it best: "Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams, Live The Life You Have always Imagined!"
Dream Every Day!
Take Action Every Day!
Never Ever Quit!
May your success be overwhelming!
My Location: Isle of WightUnited Kingdom