Hi, I am Paul Higgins - a mentor to coaches and consultants to build businesses and lifestyles.
I do this in three ways:
Helps to break through all the NOISE, on LinkedIn, to reach your ideal client without creating loads of content or breaking the bank on ads.
Once you have ideal clients, I then mentor you to convert more of them to clients.
Traffic, leads and sales are working well. This is great. Now time to work on building the systems and team to handle it, I mentor you to get them results in a way which suits your lifestyle.
Having a major health challenge gave me the gift of putting my lifestyle first. I help coaches and consultants to do the same, no matter how they came to the conclusion that working for themselves doing something they love is more important than the grind of working in a job.
I have worked with 257 clients to get more revenue, drawings and work less hours.
I have over 25 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, finishing up an 18-year gig at Coca-Cola driving the Marketing strategy for a $700m+ Business Unit.
In 2011 I left to start my own business to take care of my health.
Over the next five years, I founded and ran several businesses including coaching, advisory, outsourcing, and technology.
In 2016 I founded Build Live Give, to help coaches and consultants to build businesses and lifestyles. This was in preparation for my deteriorating health.
I worked from my hospital bed for most of 2018 and 2019.
In 2019 I was given an amazing gift by my best friend - a successful kidney transplant. All good so far.
As my company name suggests, I believe in giving back.
I do this through:
After 18 years as a corporate exec with Coca-Cola, I was faced with a sliding door moment.
One direction was to continue to work in Corporate and potentially face renal failure in 1-2 years.
The other direction was to leave and manage my health to extend it beyond this.
I chose to leave and start from scratch to build a new career, lifestyle and in many ways, a new identity.
I could do little about inheriting Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), however, how I dealt with it was 100% in my control.
So in 2011 I left, and boy did I do it the hard way for many years - much harder than I should have. I thought success in my past career would naturally migrate over to my own gig - I was very wrong.
Over five years I started and ran several businesses including coaching, advisory, outsourcing, and technology. There were pockets of success and also periods of despair.
Admittedly, my expectations were too grand at the start and calibrated down as my health took a turn for the worst.
I scaled back the outsourcing business and became hands off in the technology business. I joined a Mastermind and with the plan to learn how to run one from anywhere - a hospital bed to be truthful.
When I planned this, I didn’t realise how close to reality it would be.
In 2016 I took my family to Europe for eight weeks on my last overseas trip prior to dialysis and a transplant. I was running my Mastermind while traveling.
I was preparing for difficult times. In 2017, we built a new house and moved in January 2018 so my family was all set, just in case it didn’t work out as planned.
2018 was a tough year as the toxins built up in my body. However, I was determined to give my clients everything I had.
In mid-2018 we made the decision to have a transplant. I had a nephrectomy (kidney removal) to make room - and let’s say it didn’t go exactly to plan.
I woke up in Intensive care with the news that I had knocked on the pearly gates, but they were not ready.
It was the first time in my life I could proudly say I was who I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do and no need to major changes.
I recovered and went on dialysis for three days, 4.5 hours at a time.
In the background, my wife Linda was having tests to become a donor. She has hypertension and was considered high risk.
Then something amazing happened.
My best mate stuck his hand up. A mate I had known for 30 years. Two days before our wedding, Brendan as a groomsman struck some difficulty whilst swimming and I saved him.
Little did I know, he would repay me the favour.
On the 28th of February 2019, I had the procedure. All went well. Brendan was home in two days, and I followed in four. The compatibility was excellent.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am.
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In this book, Paul shares his struggles and challenges. But it is not just Paul’s journey, it is the journey of hundreds of other solopreneurs who Paul has had the pleasure of working with.
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