Despite his incredible business acumen, Jake really didn't thrive at school. Suffering dyslexia (without knowing it at the time), he felt stupid amongst his peers, struggled to engage and felt like he didn't fit in.
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I treated myself to a brand new 911 Porsche, in 1999. I paid £89,000 for that car and I bought it outright. I made the purchase after securing and turning thirteen properties in a liquidation sale.
Being successful has a whole host of challenges too and being a black person added to that. There were loads of barriers that I had to get through to be acknowledged. I had to let the job do the talking.
Building my business from scratch has been my biggest challenge. Prior to setting up my skin clinic, I had spent 6 years working abroad, so when I came back to London and decided to open the clinic doors, I had to build my client list from nothing.