For quite a while now, I’ve been trying to find the one aspect of the myriad of consultancy and advice services that I offer to all sorts of clients that I really want to focus on. I’ve been struggling to decide, and I think I’ve realised I’ve been waiting for someone else to tell me that the one direction I’m favouring at the moment is ok, that it’s the right thing to do.

But on Friday, something happened that has kicked me into gear. I was in a high speed car crash on the M1, and though my car was put into a full 360 -degree spin and I had to wrestle control back so as to avoided hitting the central reservation, ending up in the very centre of the motorway, I’m absolutely fine. As are my passenger and the other 2 drivers involved. I have not a single injury. It’ll take me a while longer to understand exactly how lucky we’ve been.

All I know is that I have to make this incredible luck mean something; something positive. I can’t waste it. I’ve been reminded very clearly what is important, and what just isn’t.

So that’s it, decision made. I am no longer marketing my 1:1 consultancy services to vendor clients, though I will honour any existing quotes for my previous clients. I’m not offering my services through estate agents any more, and I’m done with all the little bits of help and advice I’ve been giving people just because they’ve asked me for it and I find it difficult to say no.

I’m focussing first on my own property development career, finding houses to buy, do up and sell on, and then I’m going to turn all my strategy and staging knowledge into a whole new way of helping people sell. Watch this space for that, because it’ll be much more accessible than my 1:1 consultancy, and it will totally arm sellers with the abilities and knowledge they need to sell successfully, first time. Estate agents will also be interested in this, because they can buy it to gift to their vendors as a key differentiator. I’ll be in touch when the first part is ready :)

So this is really just to say that things are changing in my world, and while I may appear absent for a little while, I will be back. Soon. And I’m going to make every second count.

Best wishes to each and every one of you. Please don’t waste today, or tomorrow.