When I was born, the world was a far simpler place. It was all just cops and robbers. Things were all in black and white. literally. Well, you can probably interpret that in a few ways given I’m a South African.
So I guess this is an appropriate place for us to start our journey.
However, in order to understand the somewhat schizophrenic nature of this blog, its random postings and generally all over the place nature, I would ask you to join me on digging a little into my background.
I always wanted to be a Genetecist. I wanted to fiddle with all things DNA and biology; having, under my parents’ great guidance, stuck my nose through a fair few books in my younger years. Robin Cook, the author of a fair few very interesting medical novels, was a sort of hidden (mis)guide that had me hooked on all things biological.
Somewhere I must have missed the fact that should I have stuck to that very much tarred and easy road I could probably have had a nice cushy job, a wife and kids, a house with a picket fence (ok, maybe 9 foot walls in Joburg) and a dog. But honestly; having done a day’s worth of ‘work experience’ I realised I’d be bored out of my mind. The ladder to the top would have been a hard climb.
So fast forward a few years, continent hopping and all, I find myself in London walking home from a dead end job managing an accounts department at a certification agency. An advert catches my eye. “Custom Installer wanted”. I go for an interview and well, as it goes, that was the beginning of a whole new chapter.
I now run a small business which has grown from the seeds of that first custom installer position. I absorbed information like a sponge, learned about all things electronic, did a diploma in Business Management, had a blast, got sacked, learnt that people have many faces and sometimes they aren’t very nice. In fact they’re sometimes down right deceitful in their niceties. I picked myself up and did it all over again.
I grew up. I found reality wasn’t always friendly. Nothing compared to what school and university is supposed to prepare you for. There you’re taught that there is only one right answer, and thats the one on page 724. Its almost as if from the day you set foot outside of that cushy educational institution, life is out to get you, to make you realise that you need to milk every day for what its worth. Work damn hard, party harder.
Taking the road less travelled I set out to learn from my mistakes, taking all that information and knowledge and shaping it into what has become an enjoyable, profitable and rewarding business. I am very fortunate that every day I can get up and look forward to what I do.
So the question begs; what is it that I do? Well trawl these pages and hopefully that will give you some insight into it all.
Adios amigos 🙂