Successful people take chances in life. A few years I embarked on an amazing journey, which has led me to writing my autobiography and becoming an inspirational speaker. From an early age I knew I was going to do something extra-ordinary in life.

In 2001 when I got a software development job with a big corporation I thought “I’ve got a job for life – I’ve made it!” However after ten years I was bored and realised that I wasn’t going to reach my full potential staying working there.

Patrick Souiljaert cover photoI decided to take a chance and headed in property investment. On my way, I negotiated with the HR department to be given voluntary redundancy. They made me laugh when they commented “You must be mad to be leaving a job for life…”

It was then by networking in the property investment community that I found my purpose in life: To help and inspire people – and to make a difference in the world. After purchasing a couple of buy-to-let properties the next step for me was to write my autobiography Stairs For Breakfast.

Born on 21st November 1973 my birth didn’t go smoothly; the umbilical cord was twisted around my neck which deprived me of oxygen for the first four minutes of my life – and caused my Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability, which makes the physical demands of life difficult.

However I’ve never thought of myself as being disabled because I know there’s nothing I cannot do. Having said that, I’m not into playing football and am no Pavarotti!

I’m a regular guy – and see my Cerebral Palsy as a gift because I inspire people by doing the things I do by being my natural self.

I often like setting myself ‘impossible’ goals – things which some people think I won’t be able to do but which know I can.

One of the best things I’ve done is work in radio as a producer. I love pressing buttons and making thins happen! You can read how I got into radio (and much more) in my book Stairs For Breakfast.

Another thing I love doing is being an inspirational speaker. I love inspiring people and making a difference in the world.

Contact me if you would like me to speak at your event.

You can overcome and achieve anything you want in life. All you need is the self-belief and enough desire to do so.

Deciding take voluntary redundancy from my corporate job is the best decision I’ve ever made because it’s enabling me to make a difference in the world and to reach my full potential.


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