The more you use your imagination, the more creative you become. If you can imagine it, then it’s possible. Putting into practice what you imagine, the more effective and better you become. It is said that Rome was not built in a day. When you practise new synapses in your brain new connections are being made. Without hard work, talent does not grow and therefore growth is stunted. Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the book you want to read, build the products you want to use - do the work you want to see done.
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.
My challenges started before I'd even set up my first business. While finishing University I created a business plan for an idea I'd had around setting up a video game e-commerce company. I took this report to an established business advisor in Manchester, who looked through it and told me it was a sound proposition. But he then proceeded to tell me that he felt that I would struggle to execute it in that industry as I was young, black and disruptive, and the industry was controlled by the old guard.