ABOUT TOM HARRIS
In 2007 I was serving hot chickens in my local supermarket.
Now I’m an Entrepreneur helping people take action on their dreams by finding enjoyable and fulfilling work. You can learn more about my journey by reading my blog.
I believe there are two types of people out there.
1. Those that settle for something because deep down they don’t truly believe they are capable of more.
2. Then there are those that want more, will invest in themselves to overcome those beliefs and then take action.
And Henry Ford sums it up nicely.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
― Henry Ford
I was one of those people that fell into the first group.
I was one of those people that settled for less.
When I left school in 2007. I knew I wanted to start my own business.
But I needed to start earning some money first, so I got a job at my local supermarket.
A 16 hour a week job turned into a 10-year career.
How were my business aspirations progressing?
Well, I had a few part-time flings, but I was more like Del Boy than Richard Branson. I went from selling bicycle tyre inner tubes to publishing a gluten-free book. I even started up my own catering business called Greata (not so great) Foods.
It was safe to say my dreams of starting a business, were dead in the water.
I knew that there was more to life than my current career.
I wanted to make a bigger impact in the world, but why couldn’t I move forward?
It was because I didn’t BELIEVE it was possible.
Then I got made redundant.
In 2017 I found out that I was being made redundant.
By this point, I had worked my way up from hot chicken server to a Business Coach responsible for over £38 million worth of turnover and 1000 colleagues.
I went from stable lifestyle to no car, no money and a trip down to my local Job Centre.
I am a big believer in everything happens for a reason. I was determined to turn this negative situation into a positive one. This was the final kick I needed and I was determined to turn my dreams into reality.
At this point, I knew I enjoyed helping people but wanted to do it on a larger scale.
Career Coach and NLP Master Practitioner
I then discovered Career Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
It blew my mind (literally)!
NLP is all about understanding the mind and how we structure our experiences. It helped me understand and change the limiting beliefs, fears and ineffective strategies that were holding me back.
It started a new obsession to learn as much as possible about our mindsets and the cutting edge strategies people can use to drive personal excellence.
In 2018, I became a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Career Coach.
Building an online coaching business that’s helping people find enjoyable and fullfilling work
Since 2018, I having been working with retail professionals that want to use their redundancy to their advantage so they can secure their dream job.
I don’t want them to make the same mistake I did, to settle for less. I want to help them flip their current situation into a positive one, where they come out of it with their dream job.
It’s my aim to help people learn from my past mistakes. I don’t want people wasting 10 years of their lives delaying action like I did.
Do you think you are settling for less and a career you don’t enjoy?
If so, then I can help. You can find out more here.