Everyone deserves a dignified life 🙏🏼
But the reality is that many men, women and children are subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking every single day. This happens everywhere around us and is a fast-growing criminal industry only second to arms.
Returning to the show I had the pleasure of re-interviewing my friend Spencer Lodge. Spencer is a best-selling author, the founder of $100M valuation, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Dubai. But we don’t talk about any of that…
Certain things happen in life that make you reassess your values. Once a cutthroat businessman focused on building extreme financial wealth, Spencer has found a purpose that’s a lot bigger than he is and it’s a very dark industry.
Historically I’ve avoided looking too deeply into this stuff. I had an awareness it was happening but I had no idea of the extent of the depravity. It can be difficult to acknowledge the horrors of this world without it upsetting us which is why we shy away from it. The truth is over 8 million children are trafficked every year and those are very conservative numbers. As a Mother myself, I can’t just pretend I don’t know that.
In this episode, we talk about the harsh reality of being born into the Badi community in Nepal. They are considered the lowest class individuals and have been all but exiled from their own community resulting in forced child prostitution and trafficking as standard practice from nine years old.
Spencer talks about his life's realignment and how he has found true purpose and meaning in working with victims of human trafficking and lays bare not only the inspiring stories of those who are fighting to save children all over the world but also the terrifying details of the powerful, twisted cabals operating in the hidden world of today.
When your main aim in life is to gain external validation and a bigger bank account, you'll never truly be fulfilled. Everyone realises in life that giving back and helping others is what the true purpose of life is.
In order to cut off the sickening trade in human lives, we have to destroy the root cause, which unfortunately begins in the higher echelons of power.
Human trafficking is all about power, control, and money. Human lives are being snatched away so that a privileged few may rest easy and live a lucrative life at the expense of human suffering on a gargantuan scale.
People across the world do not like being exposed to the horrors that lie beneath the belly of society. It makes them feel uncomfortable to see the suffering of others. But unless we face up to it, we cannot hope to stamp it out.
'There is nothing that makes me feel better than knowing that I've played a tiny part in the lives of these kids'
'When your focus in life is making money, you'll work out eventually that it isn't really a very worthy goal'
'We need to get out of this space where we're a victim'
'Unfortunately, this goes all the way to the top'
‘We need to work harder and trying to be kinder’
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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.
Ellie is now on a mission to make a positive impact and add value to others through her podcast which has attracted phenomenal guests worldwide. The show is speci
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