Aristotle once said "Show me the child at seven and I’ll show you the man”. Profound words indeed, yet bizarrely accurate.
It isn’t easy growing up with less than nothing, by this, I mean everything I ever owned, was pre-loved and gifted, clothes, shoes, bike, toys. I appreciated all that I had without resentment… However, Scotland’s dislocated system of child welfare left much to be desired.
As an eleven-year-old I became a London street kid, in many ways it was easier to survive in this environment, than at home. London, is where the seed was planted for a future in Australia. Four years of surviving, was time well spent, a time manifesting my virtual future. A future that included education, finding myself and creating a life worth living. A journey that began on my forced repatriation to Scotland in 1975.
Six years of determination and intense focus produced results, a period of rebuilding that allowed me the opportunity to step off a plane at Sydney airport. A first step that left me a tad nervous, yet, simultaneously excited. With a pocket full of loose change, nowhere to call home and jobless. The butterflies in my stomach often meant one of two things, I was either hungry, or something awesome was about to happen. Either way it was "Game on down under"...
Australia is everything you could imagine, and then some. Within two days of landing I was employed, had a roof over my head, and within 18 months had achieved my first step to a flying career. The one thing I was unprepared for, is how Australia simply doesn't give you a chance to let the country grow on you, she just delivers anything you want from day one. "I fell in love, not just with Australia , but with my future".
Opportunities are bountiful, Australia truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Having no basic schooling to speak of, I set about correcting this anomaly. Eventually obtaining degrees in business management and economics, finally working through a dip ed. towards becoming a high school teacher.
Career opportunities came from everywhere, allowing me to either manage, directly operate or own a range of businesses. Industries as diverse as construction, trades, international communication infrastructure, FMCG, food production, renewable energy and even a modern luxury day spa.
I work to a 100-year life plan, one based on giving back, one that helps and supports those trying for a better life and a better world. I regularly recite my personal motto... "There's a lot of good needing done in the world today, Let's grab some of the action"... has in no small way kept me on an exciting path.
My dealings with family businesses highlighted common ground. Nearly all family or micro business, had, in some way at least one commercial viability issue, something is not as it should be in our family business sector. Too many businesses were experiencing trading stress, and many were struggling to find effective support and guidance on how to navigate this crisis.
Investing in excess of twenty thousand hours, the "S=MC2" program was realised, with a full complement of unique end-to-end business tools and systems. A solution that proved every component, and "PROVIDED REAL SOLUTIONS" to real problems, for real family businesses in real-time.
The "S=MC2" team honestly believe the program is both a world first approach, and the world’s most effective family business program available today. A solution driven approach that delivers results, in a manner that puts "ZERO" stress on a businesses financial resources.