Hi, I’m Gordon – a working dad who has built multiple successful businesses so that I now get to enjoy more time with my wife & children.
I grew up in Scotland before moving to the south of England 20 years ago for work (and the weather). I’m married to Catherine and we have two boys aged 13 and 15 – and two dogs called Carrie and Angus.
I’m in my 40s and have always worked hard at my jobs and really enjoyed them. For the last 10 years, I was the CTO of a global software company and it was fun. But I was working longer and longer hours in the office during the day and then at home every night/weekend. I was also doing a lot of international travelling (42 flights in the final year). I enjoyed the travelling but it took me away from my family too much.
In December 2019 (with the COVID-19 pandemic starting to build up) I decided that the time was right to leave my job and start another new business!
It has proved to be a good decision. My quality of life and emotional state and family time have improved dramatically. Despite running 3 businesses, I am now fully in control of my time. I spend time with my wife and kids whenever I want to, I walk the dogs when it suits me. I can take time off and binge Netflix if I want – without feeling guilty or overwhelmed. And without my businesses suffering!