Part 2: Living in a tin shed at 19 I often looked at my life thinking "I'm not lucky enough to have certain things, I can barely afford food" looking at a toy dream car I got when I was 7. I often picked it up, got motivated and thought "one day I'm gonna get one". The goal wasn't much about the car, but more so what it represented; financial sustainability & overcoming a life long struggle for independence. "Freedom"
Once starting Personal Training I had a chance to seek both financial and LIFE independence. If successful, id be able to make others healthy & feel good about themselves, get out of my shed and be "free". During Uni I used PT as an outlet & tried hard to make ends meet. In under 4 months I was busy with 2 start ups & a female boot camp.
Jumping forward a few years, I made enough money to rent. Finally after years of being isolated and homeless, without certainty, I had MY OWN HOME.
Early 2014 as the business and my teams success grew, I could now afford my dream car! Instead, I chose to invest & donate money to charity for those less fortunate, as I truly understand what this is like. This learned from my Father, a far wiser man than I.
Early 2015, my birthday came around again. I decided to buy my dream car and like a typical boy, initially I drove it in an unsafe manner. Im in a good position to set an example for young people, I should've taken this responsibility serious. Reality check, I was pulled over one night a few years ago for speeding & the Police took this to the full extent. For my naive 23 yr old behaviour, I got fined & lost my licence for 1 year. I got what I deserved, I know I shouldn't have done this & deeply regret this.
The past 2 yrs I've grown up & learnt some big lessons. These make me a better person for the future & let me commit larger, positive things to society. I'm Tobi, 25, a young & learning CEO of a global company & investments group. Now it's 2017 & I've employed almost 100 amazing people & am thankful to you for taking time out of your day to read a part of my story. I'm not perfect, but I'm doing all I can to become the best I can, positively contribute to the world & others. I'm not done..more soon