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Motivational speaker, life coach, totally blind, actuary – so what difference will all of that make in any one else’s life? How will that solve the problems of the world and challenges people have to face when they wake up every morning? Are these just things that people marvel at when they come across them, then carry on with life as usual?

There are many motivational speakers out there, some of them more famous than others. Most of them come into your life, inspire you for a short while, then come back every now and then as a vague memory. Many of them have become mega rich doing what I call “short-term marketing” without really making a difference in your life.

What you actually need is a person that will inspire you, then take your hand and walk the path with you.  One that will guide you when the going gets tough, one that will teach you to build bridges so you can cross over dangerous pitfalls even when you are alone.

So am I that person? Am I the motivational speaker and life coach that is willing to die for the transformation of mankind? Only the results of my work will answer that question over time. Leaders of the calibre of Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi never sang their own praises. They continued to work tirelessly and the results of their efforts wrote an undeniable story.

It’s like baking a cake. You’ll never know how good it will turn out to be until you taste it. But, one thing is for sure, you have to have all the right ingredients and the correct method, or else the chances of having a great result are certainly zero.

I believe that if you are not forced to buy a product and if the seller has enough faith in what he is selling to offer you a happiness guarantee (or money-back guarantee) then you cannot go wrong. This is the philosophy I have adopted in my work. I tell you what I have to offer, give you the chance to try it out (very often for free), and allow you to leave if you are not happy.

Before I took to spirituality, I went through a long period of doubt about religion, God and the correct path to follow. Then I attended an open day at a spiritual retreat.  Someone from this organisation told me that I’ll never know the taste of honey unless I eat it. They also gave me the option to try the path and leave if it didn’t work for me. Today, more than thirteen years later, I am still on the same path.

My measure of success is the difference I’ve made in the lives of those I serve and the difference they are able to make in the lives of others.  It is this core value that I aim to instil in my work and those that work with me. I believe everyone has the power to change the world hidden within them. My aim is to harness this power in every individual by setting the example.