A team player
Twenty-eight year old Craig has an impressive career in the sports industry. He is constantly rubbing shoulders with top footballers and his job is the envy of many. But Craig knows he can aim even higher...
I get along with people very easily so from a young age I was a bit of a natural networker. I never quite realised that just being friendly could open so many doors, but by being so I managed to make some great contacts. This led to an incredible job offer: to become the private chef for my country’s (Wales’) football squad, FAW (Football Association of Wales). I won't say I was lucky because I don’t believe you just ‘get lucky’; I truly believe that life is what you make of it. I think you create your own luck and I'd manifested my way to this point through my own actions. It was my self-belief that led me to this job and whilst working for FAW I managed to network my way up to becoming the personal private chef for the first team QPR Football Squad – this is where I'm currently working.
Initially I thought I was ‘lucky’ to be working amongst footballers, but then it dawned on me that these guys, the footballers, who are just as equal as me or you, were strutting into work every morning and earning in excess of £50,000 per week. That's just shy of what I earn a year! Suddenly I began to wonder why I wasn’t able to earn that kind of money and that’s when I knew I wouldn't be a personal chef for professional footballers forever; I needed a backup plan. Fortunately, for me, I came across Forever.
The Forever opportunity has shown me that it is possible to earn a footballers’ salary – the only thing stopping me is me. Since joining I have developed amazing friends and a global business, but as a person I feel as if I have completely changed. In fact, personal growth and development has become my mission in life, and I want to continue building upon myself so that I can go from strength to strength. This will benefit both me and my team!
The secret to succeeding is helping others and never taking your foot off the gas; never look back and never ask yourself, ‘what if it doesn't work?’ I am living proof that you can network your way to success so make sure you don’t hold back. Along the way you're going to make some friends for life who share your ambition and thrive on your energy, and there's no feeling quite like it. As they say, ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’