Daniel’s business experience
I left my job as a primary school teacher in 2015 in order to help my father (a one man band financial planner) with paperwork, and picking up the phones. I am now one of four financial planners in our Chartered Financial Planning Practice, which has won multiple awards, and is providing excellent client outcomes to clients all over Buks, Oxon, London, and the Home Counties. We now employ 8 team members, and outsource to 4 others. The key driver for me was taking control of my time and my working week – working “smarter, not harder” and finding something I still enjoy doing (I love teaching and helping people), but that can be built into a very successful business for the future of my clients, my team, and my own family.
Five questions, five answers…
What has been your most pivotal moment in business?
Hiring the right people. And the realisation that saying “no” is both possible, and an incredibly powerful tool.
If you could send a text to yourself the day you started out in business what would it say?
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Remember who you are doing this for. Let’s go.
Who has been your biggest inspiration and why?
Stephen Sutton – Because he changed my view of everything. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbxN8GHQUc
What book should all business owners read?
12 Rules for Life – Jordan B Peterson
What is your favourite quote?
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree long ago” – Warren Buffett