As part of my marketing strategy to promote my blogging business, I spend some of my time networking. As a result, I have met some wonderful people working in all sorts of businesses. With my innate interest in “all things business” I invited Dave Reynolds, author of ‘Why wasn’t I taught this at school?’, to tell me his business story. Here it is…
I was hard put to describe Dave Reynolds when I met him for this interview… Is he a life coach? Possibly… A mentor/consultant/advisor? Yes. A man who has lived life to the full and learned a lot from experience? Definitely!
Dave had a “wakeup call” in his mid-twenties which is when the penny dropped. In financial terms, he was in dire straits. He was married with a young family and he had recently purchased a large property with a hefty mortgage. He was working as a commission-only salesman in the insurance industry and he found himself heavily in debt. The wakeup call came in the form of a visit from his boss who showed him how – by facing up to his situation with a positive attitude – he could work his way out of his predicament.
This was Dave’s fork in the road.
From that moment, Dave learned to recognise the qualities and strategies of people who consistently demonstrate the ability to succeed.
What was Dave’s background?
Dave’s father was a lorry driver. His mother worked part-time at the local Co-Op. Nobody in his family had ever gone to university, and this wasn’t on Dave’s agenda either. When he left school he had a range of different jobs which eventually led to the insurance role, which is when his personal financial situation got out of hand. He still vividly remembers the sleepless nights… the stress… the feelings of panic.
In that one visit – the fork in the road when he was in his mid-twenties – Dave’s boss had opened his eyes to success principles.
The visit was a life-changer
Always with an eye on ‘what makes winners tick’, Dave recognised that high-flyers share several common traits; they practice the same habits; they demonstrate the same qualities; they display remarkably similar attitudes. In order to be the best he could be, it became Dave’s goal to emulate the behaviours of people he admired.
This goal led to a very fulfilling, varied and successful career. From that life-changing moment, Dave’s career took off. In a nutshell, Dave had several promotions which ultimately led to an invitation to work in a senior position in the US – he returned to the UK, two years later, as the CEO. Now retired, Dave and his wife enjoy the accoutrements of an enviable quality lifestyle in the heart of Berkshire; their family live around the globe and they visit them regularly. It speaks volumes.
Turning success principles into a blueprint for life
Over the years, Dave absorbed and combined success principles into a powerful, practical and exceedingly effective blueprint for life. This system has been converted into a must-read book designed to help readers make a success of their lives.
The book in its original form was called ‘Power Secrets of the Rich and Successful’. The book was often re-purchased as gifts for the next generation. What was interesting was the overriding feedback theme was: ‘I wish I had known a lot of this stuff when I was young’.
Hence the new title: ‘Why wasn’t I taught this at school?’
How can the book help you?
The success principles have been proven time and again to have the power to transform lives. They provide you with a blueprint for achieving everything you have ever dreamed about. Regardless of your background and education, there are things you almost certainly were not taught at school or university. Dave’s book is where you will find them.
With this book, you will learn how to
- Live up to your potential
- Accumulate wealth
- Increase your confidence
- Enjoy more energy and vitality
- Improve your relationships
- Feel good about yourself
- Make a quantum leap forward in your career or your business
Who is Dave seeking to help through his book?
The book is designed to help anyone who has the ambition to succeed in life and/or in business. The best time to read this is in your 30’s and 40’s, when life’s responsibilities are beginning to kick in.
This is where Dave comes in with robust no-nonsense thought-provoking advice in an easy-to-read book that you could digest in a morning in your favourite coffee shop.
‘Why wasn’t I taught this at school?’
Reviewers on Amazon talk about being entirely ‘engrossed’ in Dave Reynolds’ book. They talk about the book containing ‘practical words of down-to-earth wisdom in every paragraph’ with some lessons which could usefully have been taught in school. One reviewer called it a ‘game-changer’.
If you would like to get yourself this game-changing book written by a gentleman who knows a lot of very useful stuff, ‘Why wasn’t I taught this at school?’ is available from Amazon at £7.99 (paperback) and £13.99 (hardback). You may also like to visit Dave Reynolds’ website where you will find several useful articles. Thank you.