Welcome to our Transformational Business Success Story where I interview one of our very successful clients, Myles Harris. Myles is a 32 year old entrepreneur who is fascinated by the online economy. He has worked in the Automotive Industry for over 10 years in analytics, customer service and marketing. Many years ago he became fascinated with the online space and has been honing his skills ever since. Due to his strong Canadian ties, he volunteers his skills for Ice Hockey, building an extremely engaged online community.
Myles has very recently started Petrol Digital (http://petroldigital.com). Petrol Digital assists the Automotive Industry use Facebook better, specifically in Facebook Advertising, to ensure they receive maximum benefit from someone who knows their industry and Facebook. Learn more about Myles on Twitter.
How was business prior to your transformation? I had stopped and started many times. Sometimes a success sometimes not, but something was never quite right. I found it hard to fire on all cylinders. It was a vicious cycle, something would cause me to get off track and I'd end up confused and resenting myself over the outcome. So I always struggled to really get going.
What were the biggest obstacles you needed to overcome to grow your business? Me. There was something that made me doubt myself each time, which made me lose belief. Imposter syndrome. I had to overcome that as well as many other beliefs that limited me in order to be the knowledgeable, confident person I am today.
You have made significant changes Myles, can you tell us about your transformation. Very significant. After over 10 years in the Automotive Industry and five of those years in the digital, dreaming about combining both industries and implementing change I was finally able to do so.
The process can be hard and confronting, but Vesna is superb and it quickly got easier. I found the discovery of the limiting issues difficult but we got them sorted very quickly. Each session yielded more rewards as we went on. To what extent has working with Qt helped you to grow your belief in yourself and in your business? Vastly. The process cleaned my mind, helped me realise my path and the possibilities. I am as, if not more, confident than I have ever been. The techniques regarding planning, communication and boundary setting has made business life a lot easier, but mostly, a lot more enjoyable.
What has been the biggest change for you? Energy levels and clarity. In fact, others are telling me of the change so something must be obvious. I certainly feel more confident as well.
Having now made this change, what do you now enjoy most about business and life? I enjoy building the business and my new challenge. Doing something that I've wanted to do for a long time. In terms of life, a more relaxed happier life is having an impact around me. I certainly notice how less stressful driving is.
What tips would you give to others wanting to start or grow their business? Remove your limiting beliefs or anything niggling the mind. Validate the need and the market. Surround yourself with supportive people who believe in you and remove those who say you can’t, all the time.
The beauty of this time is the internet enables just about anything. Putting the time into your business and your customers, with your ears and eyes open will be very rewarding.
How would you sum up your transformation? Life changing. Without Qt I would have been stuck in the same loop, hitting the same point. Qt has certainly set me on a exciting business path, but most importantly, those around me can reap the benefits as well. A happier, healthier more confident me is a pleasure to be around.
Myles is happy to talk to you about his transformation so please contact Dr. Vesna on (03) 9653-9288 for his details.