I’ve never met anyone famous.
In fact, I don’t think I’ve even come close to meeting a true A List celebrity. Yet, whilst part of me would like to have those few moments of being awe struck. I can’t help think I may be a bit more than just a little disappointed should their focus be centred on nothing but their own personal gain.
Like many, I’m a struggling family guy, trying to make ends meet and aspire to be able to easily provide for my kids and wife. All of whom I adore and regularly feel I am letting down by not reaching the astronomical income of those glittering few. Those who dwell in some affluent world which runs parallel to my own, but I’ve never entered. That domain we are encouraged to inhabit.
I don’t know if you can really justify footballers earning £300K per week, not when you have nurses, police and other amazing professionals failing to make that sum in 10 years.
I’ve tried all sorts of ideas and gimmicks to try and earn a pretty penny. Some have been great and to be fair, I’ve done okay. I’ve also done some amazing jobs, some for very little financial reward but huge customer/client benefit, some for zero customer benefit and lots of income.
I think I’ve learnt over the years that taking as much from people as possible, leads to a big bank account, but a very empty life.
Most recently I’ve developed as an automotive professional who has worked for and with, a number of highly respected car manufacturers, dealers and retailers. And I have been financially successful in this arena, but something still feels like it’s missing.
Now, I simply want to help people save money. By gathering all my knowledge and experience in my industry, I hope to be able to pass it on for the customers benefit. Lighten the load as it were for others in a similar position to my own.
I know it won’t happen, but one day, maybe, I’d like to meet someone like Martin Lewis. The financial journalist who created Moneysavingexpert.com . As a consumer champion, journalist and businessman, I have nothing but admiration for his achievements and for the “celebrity” status he has achieved through helping others. Rumour has it he is a Manchester City fan. But none of us are perfect.
We’ve all bought a car before, right? But very few of us have actually managed to get the car at the MASSIVELY REDUCED PRICE that we’re all capable of achieving. When you walk into a car showroom, or onto a second hand car forecourt to discuss the purchase of your next car, you have no idea what profit margins the car salesman has to play with do you? Neither did I, until I started working as one!
I’ll be sharing my experiences in the motortrade on this blog and more importantly as many hints, tips and tactics to help you LOWER the cost of your motoring and vehicle ownership in my new book 4 Wheels For Less, due for release in March 2014.
With over 18 years of experience in this challenging and fast paced industry, I’ve had some great times and some giggles. I’ve learnt a lot.
Perhaps one day I’ll get to meet Mr Lewis and thank him for his efforts for consumers, pick his brains a little and maybe help him save some money on his next car.
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