Julian Gilbert - Wealth Matters
‘When I was at university, my careers adviser told me that I was a spectator, not a participator. I liked cricket and football, but as a fan not a player. I liked music, but going to gigs, not playing an instrument. She told me I needed to pull my finger out if I wanted a successful career.
‘Suitably kicked up the backside, within three months I set up a football fanzine a friend and I had been discussing. Within two issues we were selling 1,500 copies per print run. We had to do everything, write, design, work to deadlines, find photos, finance, bank accounts, etc. I learnt that I enjoyed pushing myself and this was probably a big prompt for me to set up my own business later in life.’