Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2019 Edition

And just as you find similarities in the challenges entrepreneurs and leaders face, you also find them on the ambition side of things, as they almost universally want to 10x their lives and businesses. What do you contribute your success to? Perseverance, resilience, and coaching. I know exactly what the entrepreneurial struggle feels like, per all the challenges mentioned above. For years my success came at the price of my health and most important relationships. And just when I felt like things were under control the equation would feel imbalanced once again. Then through a process of marginal gains, I re-engineered my approach to business and life. I realised that personal and professional satisfaction are deeply connected, and that success is about getting the right things done while maintaining your health and positive relationships. Since then, my life has never been the same, and these days my favourite wins are at home, with my wife Gisele, and my two sons, Alex and Leo. I’m grateful I had the perseverance and resilience to find my way through the rough times, so that the best version Q Q “ “ Success is about getting the right things done while maintaining your health and positive relationships. of me shows up more consistently, not just on the work front, but also on the health and home fronts. But the real game-changer for me has been having a coach to support me, challenge me, and hold me accountable. What’s the one piece of advice you’d offer to entrepreneurs seeking to scale their business? Easy. Get a coach. It’s honestly the single biggest thing you can to do scale up your life and business. It’s certainly given me a huge competitive advantage. We all adore our various sporting heroes, and the commonality across them all is that they didn’t achieve mastery on their own, but with the help of a great coach. The same goes for business, and if you want to go for gold and compete at an Olympian level, so to speak, then you need a great coach to guide you, question you, and point out your blind spots. It’s the only way to truly realise your full potential. Heck, Steve Jobs, the Google founders, Eric Schmidt – they all had coaches! And on that note, if you’re ready to close the gap between who you are and who you’re capable of being, then please get in touch via as I’d love to see if I can help. I draw on my experience at McKinsey, my time helping build Skype’s multi-billion dollar success story, and my journey from Founder to CEO at Chilango, together with some behavioural science from Stanford University. FINANCE MONTHLY CEO AWARDS 2019 UNITED KINGDOM 31

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