Inspiration comes from various sources and there is often only one thing you take from people that inspires you to drive forward.
I heard Deirdre Bounds speak last year. Deirdre started her business from a bedsit and turned it into the world’s biggest gap year company. She then sold it to a FTSE 100 company for an eight-figure sum. All in just 10 years!
She had no previous commercial experience, no family history of enterprise and set the whole thing up without any start-up capital. All she had was a great idea, a real belief in helping young people have amazing experiences, piles of passion and a belief that a travel business could be both ethical and profitable.
My takeaway from her was faith & self belief – if you have passion & belief, you truly can achieve anything!