I have always considered myself an entrepreneur, in 2008 while I was running a car hire company, I met two men whose stories raised big questions in my mind about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
At a younger age these  two men completed an apprenticeship at a local estate agency. They were both successfully reviewed as better than average apprentices, and were both filled with dreams and ambitions for the future.
Fast forward 15 years, these two men now reunited were still very much alike. Both were happily married, Both had two children, And both had continued working in the Real Estate industry after their apprenticeships at the estate agency had ended, and both are were still involved in it.
But there was a difference. One of the men was a manager at a local estate agency and the other the owner of a £2 billion property management company.


What made the difference.
Have you ever thought to yourself, as I have, what makes this kind of difference in the lives of people? it isn't skill or intelligence or dedication. It isn't that one has more motivation of wanting to win than the other.
The difference lays in something above and beyond a motivation of wanting to win. The difference lies in what each person knows and how he or she makes use of that knowledge.
I assure you, most of us have been affected by what our parents taught and didn’t teach us, what we learn form school, the media or the society around us. And some of these  are now liabilities for us because the have become beliefs. Knowledge is power but  if the data is outdated it is powerless and may become a hindrance to your progress.
In 2013 I finally (5 years after I met these two men) realised my struggles in business — were all happening because I was not taking responsibility of my mindset.
It is criminal for you to believe that knowledge is power but not challenge the knowledge you are getting.
 AA