Apprentice Superstar Mark Wright On Why Happiness Means More Than Money, And The Brutal Truth About Alan Sugar
Mark Wright, BBC's The Apprentice's most successful ever candidate is back with a bang to discuss the rollercoaster of emotions involved in selling his eight-figure business, becoming a new Dad and the fact that he is only just getting started.
It's a brutally honest, gold-laden conversation about why you should always show up with 100% of your fighting spirit, how it feels to go from bankruptcy to multi-millionaire, why it's far more crucial to be happy in life than hit some mythical "Number One" position, and the brutal truth about his relationship with Alan Sugar and the once-in-a-lifetime lessons he took from their partnership.
The best mentors are the ones who are honest with you from the outset, and don't varnish their lessons with pleasantries. Working for Alan Sugar was a baptism of fire, but it taught strength, resilience and fortitude - all qualities that the best in business take to the top.
If you want to excel in any area of life, you have to make it your number one priority. Where focus goes, energy flows.
Success is not about being the number one at anything. Success is about being happy in what you're doing and loving each minute of the day. You can have wealth but be miserable, and that isn't success.
If you want be a winner in business then you need to not just want customers and great teams, but embrace them - love them like they're part of your family. When they matter that much to you, you can't help but be successful.
'I deliver 100% of the time. I'm telling you that I'm going to be the best because that's me telling me that I need to be the best today'
'Being in business with Alan Sugar is like sitting in a boardroom with a hand grenade where someone's pulled the pin out'
'If you want to be successful in any aspect of your life, that aspect must take priority'
'I never saw a gentles side. He was very tough - very ruthless. It made me a very good businessman'
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Not so long ago, life was barely recognisable for Ellie McKay, raising three children under five, battling post-natal depression, facing redundancy and walking into the job centre to claim benefits with a double pram, no confidence, and wracked with insecurities.
Fast forward to today, and life looks very different. Ellie committed to turning her life around for herself and her family. Following this commitment, she got to work and has now built multiple successful companies, as well as having created a multimillion-pound property portfolio from a standing start.
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