Scale Up Your Business Podcast
Business And Life Advice For My 21-Year-Old Self
“If only I had done it, I wouldn’t be here right now.”
Life is just an absolute waste if you live it with regrets, doubts, and fears. So, as early as now, do what you can to have a happy future.
In this episode of the Scale Up Your Business Podcast, Neil looks back on how he lived a life in his early 20s and how his previous decisions and actions impacted his life today. Though he’s contented with how things turned out, he wished he has done things better. Discover what pieces of advice Nick gives to his younger self today. These might help you also in how you prepare for your future, so tune in.
21-year-old Nick didn’t see the real value of money. All he did was to spend it on possessions instead of saving up and investing in things that could bring him abundance – he was just getting by.
Nick discovered the true passion for health and fitness, so he started a personal training business, his first business. He learned the importance of focus and discipline. He also read self-help and inspirational books.
While helping his clients improve their physical health, he was also learning from them through their personal stories. This also gave him clarity on his life purpose. He believes that he can help more, so he moved to a new place and started a new career. If he can help more people achieve personal development, advance in their career ladder and scale up their business, then sacrificing comfort and security can be worth it.
7 Pieces of Advice for Younger Nick:
Trust that life is always giving you feedback that serves you.
Take absolute control and accountability for your education.
Find mentors early.
Save and invest.
Give back and contribute value to others without expectation.
When opportunities present themselves, show up.
Believe in yourself.
“Interestingly, when I got the most fulfilment back, then was helping people be physically healthy through personal training. There were side conversations I had with clients about life. That was an interesting part of my growth.”
“Be grateful, be brave, have faith, and show up.”
“I know that I wouldn’t be who I am if I have gone through the challenges and put myself out there.”
“Never stop reading and filling your mind with stuff that will help you achieve your goals, and more importantly, enjoy your journey on the way.”
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ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.
My background is in growing and scaling VC and private equity-backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.