Picture three brothers, my sister and Mother and Father living in the house above. Five children sharing a bedroom. However, we all had a happy childhood even though we had very little. I was influenced greatly by my Mother and Fathers determination and positivness. The whole family have strong family values and still today we get together regulary and take our Mother out for dinner as our Father died several years ago.
They always wanted to be dancers when they were younger, but World War Two made this very difficult as my Father was in the RAF and was not based in the UK. Manchester was also bombed heavily during the war, so their focus was putting food on the table and raising a young family.
However, their passion and enthusiasm for dancing rubbed off on me, and I started dancing when I was only four years old. Their determination and focus also rubbed off on me at a very early age. In the 1965 I came 5th in the World Junior Championships at the age of eleven and eventually left school at 15 to make a living as a dance teacher.
At the age of 25 I started my own dance school and over the next 10 years I opened three more schools and employed around 70 teachers. Increasing payroll, rent, adverts costs, taxes and more made up my mind to sell the business in 1989 and start in Network Marketing without all the traditional overheads associated with a conventional business.