Raw Honest Look at Addiction and Recovery in the Business World

  • ​A gripping personal journey from successful entrepreneur to addiction and loss
  • ​The emotional turmoil behind the facade of a thriving business
  • ​The harsh realities of coping with daily pressures and stress in the entrepreneurial world
  • ​A shocking downward spiral into substance abuse and business failure
  • ​A life-changing moment that turned everything around
  • ​Finding true purpose and fulfilment through healing and transformation
  • ​The inspiring transition from chasing achievements to making a real difference in the lives of others
  • ​A compelling story that will make you reflect on your own life and strive for genuine fulfilment
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In this blog post, I want to share a deeply personal story of transformation and healing. It's about how I went from being a successful entrepreneur who lost everything to addiction, to becoming the counsellor I am today, running a company on a mission to make a real difference in the world. This journey took me from chasing achievement to seeking true fulfilment in life.

My story begins when I thought I had made it as an entrepreneur. I was living the so-called dream that most entrepreneurs aspire to. I had a penthouse flat, a nice car, and a team of employees. Despite all of these external trappings of success, I was struggling internally with the constant worries and pressures that come with running a business.

Every day, I worried about cash flow, managing expenses, making payroll, and keeping up with competitors. I felt an immense amount of stress and pressure to make the right decisions and keep things moving forward. To cope, I tried to suppress my emotions and emulate the persona of Harvey Spectre from the TV show "Suits."

This emotional suppression led me to numb my feelings to alcohol and drugs. What started as occasional partying on weekends quickly spiralled into daily substance abuse as the business became more demanding. Eventually, I couldn't function, and I started to avoid going into the office. My absence contributed to the failure and crumbling of the business.
I vividly recall the moment when my business partner and I had a difficult conversation about closing the business. He still had hope, but I couldn't continue under the pressure. After we closed the business, I kept using drugs, not knowing any other way to cope. I later sold the clients to a friend who turned the business into a million-pound enterprise, leaving me wondering why I had gone through all the effort and pain for nothing.

In therapy, I questioned the purpose of my previous business. I had put myself through so much stress and pain just to help people sell more cakes. This realisation sparked a desire for a more meaningful purpose in my life.

It was through my own journey of healing and transformation that I found my true calling as a counsellor. Now, I run a company with a mission to make a real difference in the lives of others. I've learned that true fulfilment comes not from chasing achievements but from helping others and making a positive impact in the world.

In sharing my story, I hope to inspire others to reflect on their own lives and strive for genuine fulfilment.

TRANSCRIPT OF PODCAST

In this episode, I want to share another part of my personal journey with you about how I went from being a successful entrepreneur who lost it all to addiction and how I then transformed and grew into becoming the counsellor I am today, running the company I run on a mission to make a real difference. And this is a story of transformation and healing and how I really transitioned more from being on that track of achievement to being on the track of fulfilment and searching for and aspiring towards that place of fulfilment as opposed to just making more money and becoming, quote unquote, successful. Well. The story starts when I'd finally become what I thought was an entrepreneur. I'm doing air quotes in case that wasn't obvious. But this was a time in my life where I'd finally become an entrepreneur, and I was living the so-called dream that most entrepreneurs aspire to. You know, I was living in my penthouse flat, and every day I'd get dressed up in my suit and drive with my business partner in our Mercedes to the office and open up the office for the team and work so hard to become this version of myself, the version I thought I wanted to be. And I did all these things. An entrepreneur, quote unquote, should do, you know, having an office, having a team, doing all those things and despite all of those external trappings of success. I was internally struggling because. I'll just experience and be weighed down by all these worries that we all experience as entrepreneurs. You know, every day I'd worry about cash flow and managing expenses, and if we'd have enough money to make payroll and keep the lights on and pay for the office and that's stressful and pressure to always be on that treadmill, you know, and the pressure to make the right choices. And, you know, the big financial decisions had consequences. Whether I turned left or turned right, it weighed on me. And. Even the struggle to stay motivated and to actually get up in the morning and keep things going and stay accountable and, you know, to keep up my relationship with my business partner and stay aligned on things and not have too many arguments. And even all the competitors of all the other Web design companies that opened up down the same road as us, and were they going to beat us or were we going to beat them? And it's just fucking stressful, you know, running a business, dealing with all of this stuff. When I was, you know, 1920, I was what feels like so young back then trying to run this business and stay on track and. Inside. I just felt numb. I just didn't know how to manage those emotions. I didn't know how to cope. I didn't even know what emotions fucking were. I was just getting on with it. Manning up, powering on. You know, I used to say to my business partner, If you want a friend, get a dog. I just used to try and be like Harvey Spectre from Suits. Just a man who has no emotions, who just gets on with stuff, wearing my suit, barking orders. And that's just the version of me who I thought I should be. But. Inside. There was the emptiness that just. I didn't really have an identity or authenticity. I was just trying to be who I thought I should. And that led me just to drink and numb my emotions because of the stress of it all. I used to smoke weed and drink and do coke and. As time went on, it would start off just being at the weekends, just drinking and having a party. I would just land a new client or we just got this big deal, you know, let's, you know, have a have a party, let's drink and do some coke. And then in the morning, you know, smoke loads of weed on the comedown and just manage that that experience the best I could. But things just kept spiralling as the business got more stressful and as things got more and more on my shoulder, there was more employees, there was bigger payroll, there was more stuff to pay for. It just became harder. And I just kept using drugs more and more and more I couldn't function. I started avoiding going into the office. I started as things kept getting worse, just not being around and just it went from going through from that first day through to Monday of drinking and using drugs to then being like every day. And eventually for a few weeks, I was just nowhere to be seen. And the business was just failing and crumbling around me. And eventually. I remember this moment like it was yesterday. We were in our office, me and my business partner. I was one of those times. I'd finally come in and I had to have that hard conversation that we were just bleeding money. The debt, the number of the debt was just increasing. Like week after week. We weren't making sales. I was just using drugs every day. I couldn't cope under the pressure of it all. And I looked him in the eye and I just said. We're gonna have to close the business. And he just begged me. It was it was like a break-up in many ways. He just begged me. He was like, Luke, don't do this. We can make it. He still had hope, and I just couldn't go on. And. She made that tough decision and that tough call and. You know, I walked out and just used more drugs. That's all I knew. All I knew is how to drink and use drugs. So I just kept going and kept doing that. I didn't really consider it. And. I gave up on that million pound business. And a bit later on down the line, I'd sell that to my friend who actually turned it into £1 million business to a different friend. I sold all my clients to him. But. After all of it was said and done and the dust was settled. I just wondered. Why the fuck did I do that?

Why did I go for all this effort and pain for nothing? You know, and later on, when I sit in therapy, I'd just wonder why would I build websites for people just to sell more cakes? I just didn't get it. It was like all of this effort, all of this pain, all of this using drugs, all of this stress, I was like, Why? So a bakery website that I built for two grand could sell more fucking cupcakes. How was that making a difference? How was that changing the world? It just didn't make sense to me. Just deep down I just knew there was more. There was more that I could offer the world and more that I could give. Bombing. Things didn't get easy from there, you know, because the business was thousands of pounds in debt and just crumbled and fire everyone and close everything down and moved from my penthouse flat with a sea view to a houseshare you know, I couldn't even move back to my parents and had to move into my step mum's granddad. Who let me live in his house. I just made it worse because it felt like the one person who had my back was really so far removed from me and I to live in one room with all of these fucking random people that I'd never met before under all of this debt. And I just felt like. Such a failure. And such a piece of shit. And under that white I just use more drugs and just kept going and going and going. And it went like that for months, just numbing that pain. And every day I just ignore the phone calls from the bank calling about the money and ignore the calls from clients asking where their websites were and what was going on and why the office was closed and the guilt and shame was just too much to bear. I just felt. Buried under this fucking mountain of shit, and I just didn't see a way out. How can I pay these clients back? How can I? I don't have any money. I didn't have a fucking pot to piss in. Living in this house. Share could barely scrape together £350 for rent. Like I didn't have anything to give anyone emotionally. Physically. I was just dead in every way and I just didn't know what to do. And it was. One day when I was going to my local park where I'd go and smoke weed and drink and use drugs. I was sitting there. And one of my friends who I spoke to, he was just like, Luke, you know, you're a crackhead and I'd never done crack. But in that moment, he just shattered all my denial and I was like, fuck. I am just like my mum. I'm an addict. Just heading towards death. I'm just going to keep using until I die. And I really contemplated death and I was like, Do I really want to just submit and just kill myself from using drugs and drinking? Like, am I really ready just to really give up? Or is there somewhere deep down in me something left?

For me because my mum had drunk and died from drinking and knew the pain that that caused me. And the impact I had was like, I don't want to I don't want to go out like this. I don't want to just die from drinking and using drugs. And in that moment, I just decided that I was going to become my authentic self and grow and just become the best version of me if I that I could. In typical addict, black and white thinking, I was like, Well, if I'm not just going to die on this park bench using drugs, I'm going to become a fucking billionaire. And that was literally my black and white thinking. And I was like, okay. And I just switched the tracks. In that moment, in my mind, I made the switch. It wasn't necessarily easy and it wasn't necessarily like, you know, from that moment onwards, I never use drugs again. I had a load of relapses, but I made the choice. I made the decision in that moment that this wasn't going to be how I was going to live. This wasn't going to be how I was going to die.

So what did I do?

I went searching for answers. I just looked at podcasts on YouTube and personal development and mentors and just researched all of these different things and just became voracious in my little one bedroom in my fucking house. Yeah, I just started googling and researching and finding loads of resources and. Along the way, I went to some 12 step meetings and I went on Google and read all the books I could find. But what really helped me was when I discovered therapy. It was in therapy. I decided to start a counselling business because my therapist helped me so much. As I've explained in some of the other episodes, you can go back and watch those, but. My journey through therapy and the amount of value my therapist gave me taught me of the impact a therapist can have in someone's life and that I really did get off drugs and was clean and sober and really processed loads of my emotions and got in touch with my emotions and started to really learn tools and understand stuff. So I was like, My next venture, whatever it may be, needs to have meaning and purpose. I don't want to just be making websites for people who have cupcakes just to fucking make them sell more cupcakes, wanting to have that meaning and purpose. And I didn't quite know what that looked like yet or what it would turn into, but I just felt like I was guided by that authenticity, just walking in the right direction and I just slowly. You know, over time I paid off all of the people I could who I owed money to. I cleaned up my mess and answered all those fucking phone calls, which was gruelling and unbelievably hard. I like sorted out that business. I then packaged up the clients I had left and sold them to my friend who built £1 million business out of those clients and finished and got closure on that part of my life, which was fucking hard getting out from all of that weight. But with the help of therapy, I was able to do it and that's why it had such an impact on me and that led me to go to university. I did a degree in uni. And learned so much about drugs and counselling, and myself and I stayed in therapy that whole time and learned how to manage my emotions and learn all the tools that I needed around. So many different amazing subjects. And that's when I decided to start a podcast to gain even more knowledge. And I interviewed leading researchers and therapists and experts and gained a broad understanding of all these different approaches to counselling and. How it all works in the industry, in the landscape, and just really dove into that industry from where I came from, from like web design and marketing and, you know, running that kind of company to counselling was very different. But there were some transferable skills which I really just dove into. Um, and eventually. As I run the podcast because of this theme of meaning. I called it Lisa after my mum and I called it Lisa Inside Addiction because again, the podcast, we're going to go inside Addiction, so I'm going to call the company Lisa Inside Addiction to have that meaning. And I wanted her name to be involved in the company so it could turn into something really good. And as time went on, over the past six years, I've stayed in therapy because I was kept learning so much and people around me would ask, Luke, when are you going to stop having therapy? And I was like, When I stop learning, you know, when I stopped learning about myself and I've always seen myself and heard in the counselling world, you can't take a client further than you've been yourself. That's why I really hold in high regard my own ability to do the work and put in the reps in my own therapy, and that was really insightful over the past six years, learning about all of my life and my childhood and everything that I've been through in my past. And along the way I worked in some of the best rehabs. I've worked in some of the most amazing rehabs that were free rehabs with clients who just came out of jail straight into the rehab. And I work with some of the top high end rehabs with clients who have, you know, spent millions and millions of pounds on cocaine over a few years and found themselves in rehab. You know, I thought I lost a lot in my business. Some clients I've worked with have lost even more than that. And that was really eye opening in itself to have both of those yin and yang perspectives, the people who had nothing, who were coming out of jail, and the people who were in high end rehabs, who had lost everything. And most importantly, working with some of the most respected addiction counsellors, mentors that had been in the industry 20, 30 years, who had seen it all, who had worked with amazing clients, being mentored from all of the counsellors who were further along in the journey than me was really unbelievable and my journey didn't stop there. It continued with my studies. You know, I read over 165 books on therapy, addiction and personal development, which has all of this experience has just given me the most amazing view of the landscape and a very unique perspective on the whole industry going through the process over the years. It led me to see all the different pieces of the puzzle. On one side, you have the sober bloggers who produce lots of content. They have a big reach. They reach like hundreds of thousands of people, but they don't necessarily have the actual psychological expertise or the degrees on how the mind works necessarily. And they mostly give advice and support groups, but they don't really go into the depths or deep enough to really make that psychological change. They're more about the community and advice and just speaking about addiction. And then in the middle you have the counsellors and counsellors are amazing and supportive people, but they typically don't have training in addiction like traditional counsellors don't have that specialist training, and they may not have been through the journey of addiction themselves. So it's hard to relate. And often I've worked with a lot of clients who have seen counsellors who don't specialise in addiction, and when they come to me, they say in those sessions with those counsellors, they've spoken about everything but the drinking, right? And they've left that elephant that's in the room actually out of the room. So yes, they've had therapy and yes, the counsellors have been good, but because the counsellor didn't have a structured program, they didn't have the ability to relate to the person, they didn't have the specialist knowledge on addiction and the client wasn't willing to speak about that specific subject. The counselling just didn't really get them the help they needed or look at their life through the lens of addiction, which is sometimes what's missing from that traditional counselling world. And then the third and final part of the puzzle that I saw was rehabs where someone would go and pay £20,000 for basically an all inclusive hotel with some therapy sessions. And in the rehabs I worked at, you'd typically stay there for 28 days. You'd get for 1 to 1 therapy sessions. And that the rest would be in group. So you'd be sitting with all the other people in the rehab having groups at some point during the day, and they'd take you through the 12 steps and you'd go through not even the whole 12 steps. You'd go through your life story. You'd do step one. And some people, if you were like a high achiever, you would get two and three done. But that was very, very rare. Only some people who just worked really hard in rehab would get that done, but most people wouldn't actually get much work done. So in reality, you will have paid £20,000 for a very expensive, all inclusive hotel with a few therapy sessions and working through the 12 steps so you could do an AA anyway. And then when you come out they tell you to go to meetings and just keep going to AA meetings, which a lot of people don't resonate with. So it just felt like a bit of a challenging system that it didn't really work so much and it's very expensive and very old school and it just felt like people are just waiting until they hit rock bottom, like the types of clients weren't like functioning people who work in London or who just have, you know, who are struggling with drink to control their drinking. There were people who were dependent drinkers who were drinking like every single day. You know, as we went over it in the last episode in the drinkers continuum there, the sort of people who are dependent drinkers who had to go to rehab, who have waited, had their head buried in the sand until things got so bad that they had to go to rehab because they need that medical detox. And, you know, that's one of the good things about, you know, rehab is having that medical detox. But at the same time, you also have that whiplash effect, that whiplash effect of when you come out, they don't have much support. They don't really help you integrate into your life. And you come out after the 28 days having not drunk, but then you struggle because you're going back into your normal life and you don't necessarily have the softest landing or the type of support you need. And, you know, we spoke about this a lot more in depth a couple of episodes ago. We spoke about the different treatment options. But as a general perspective there, the three kind of areas I saw the social bloggers, the counsellors and the rehabs and the landscape. So as I qualified and got my degree, I really wanted to establish whereI wanted to position myself in the market. And that was really important to me. And really considering from my business background, really thinking about what kind of clients do I want to work with. What kind of work do I want to do?

And I specialised in addiction straight away from day one. You know, 95% of all the clients I've ever seen over the past 4 or 5 years have been addiction, you know, delivered over 3000 hours of therapy to those types of clients. And I still see clients every single day and still actively work with those clients, helping them, getting their drink and drug use under control and that doesn't even include all the work I've done in rehabs, which has been amazing. There's been so much learning in there. But one of the keys that really stuck out to me from all of this experience was having the expertise. And actually the deep understanding of the psychological knowledge but also integrating the change into your life. Like if you like I said, if you go to rehab and then you come out of rehab back to your life, it's like black and white. Yes. In rehab, you can not do drugs or drink because there's no drink or drug. You have to literally run. Out of the rehab to go and score, which is very a high barrier and lots of friction. Whereas in your normal life you're at the opposite end of the spectrum where you're around drinking, you're around that habit, you've got alcohol in the house, you've got the phone numbers on your phone, you've got people texting you saying, I've got coke or you've got bottles of wine or whisky at home or whatever it may be, and you're around all the time. So you need to have a balance and you need to learn to make the change and integrate it into your current life. And change your lifestyle and change your relationship to the people around you and actually integrate that change so it actually lasts. That's where I wanted to focus all my work. So I first used those principles to work on my own program and I wanted to build my own program. After years and years and years of experience in the industry and seeing all this stuff, I wanted to build my own program. So I booked a weekend away in an Airbnb and that weekend then turned into six months of research, which I did not expect. I was like, Yeah, I'm going to go and get this done in a weekend. Took a bit longer than that, but I read through all of my client's notes. I have all of those hundreds and hundreds and thousands of sessions. I read hundreds of assessments from clients. I went in, interview clients and spoke to them. I tested different principles and techniques and theories in my own practice and in my own work. I recorded all of this data on. This special application called Obsidian, where I had all of these notes and mapped everything out, and it connects all these different notes like neurones in the brain. So I could track all of these theories and these ideas and connect all of this research together over these six months. As time went on, I, from first principle thinking turned that into the program that I now run alcohol control. And this program I've taken clients through and they get amazing results from and I want to start off. With reading a review from one of my recent clients who's just been through the program, He said. I joined Lisa Inside Addiction. Due to binge drinking and not knowing when to stop drinking once I start. I was in a low place when Luke contacted me and I signed up for the alcohol control program and 1 to 1 sessions with Luke. It's been the best thing I could have ever done. I'm now six weeks sober and have a completely different outlook on life. Luke has been absolutely amazing and he has given me so many techniques, one of which has taught me how to control intrusive thoughts, which I struggle with. Since talking to Luke, everyone has seen such a positive effect on me. I cannot recommend him enough. And we spoke about lots of deep stuff but also laughed at past experiences. The program has shown me my triggers and how to deal with them. Highly recommend. And that was from a client who, funnily enough, his name is also Luke, the same as mine. That was just one of the things we actually laughed about. Um, but yeah, he joined the program and he did really, really well. Of course, I'm not going to go into details for confidentiality, but that's the part of the story he wanted to share in the review. And doing this work with clients is really, really amazing and getting those reviews is really heartfelt and we have loads of special moments in those sessions where I get to work with clients and really appreciate the work I do and change people's lives. In terms of what the program is and how I created it. So the way it works is an eight week program. So I wanted to make it, you know, long enough to actually make some change, but short enough so it didn't feel like it went on forever and it was actually achievable to get through that amount of time. So it's eight weeks and that covers eight different modules and you get 29 videos that teach you all the theories and tools, but you also get 14 worksheets that show you exactly what to do and how to put everything into action. And the reason that I built this program is so that people could really understand why they drink or why they use drugs and finally break that never ending cycle. They could also get their drinking under control so they could actually take or leave it. They're able to have fun socialising without taking it too far or missing out on the good times and also earn back their partner's trust and stop arguing about the elephant in the room of alcohol and actually remove that wedge from their relationship. And for me, all of those years ago when I was running my company and when I'd failed and I was living in that house share, I really wish this is what I had laid out. I had a plan laid out. Yes, I went through therapy and my therapist was amazing, but I didn't have a structured plan or a process to go through. I didn't have someone who had shown all those years going the long way round into a matter of weeks into a program. And that's exactly why I built this. So it starts off with your mind in week number one or module number one.

In week one, we talk about your mind and bring in the automatic cycle of drinking out from the shadows. You can change it and really be aware of what's going on because you can't change your behaviour unless you're aware of it. So you need to bring it from the subconscious to the conscious mind. And then week number two is about taking control. So taking back control, using a toolbox of therapeutic strategies to rewire your drinking habit. This is where I have laid out and teach you step by step loads of the tools I've learned over the past six years and literally teach them to you with the worksheets and the videos. You can consume them easily and 1 to 1 if you choose to have those sessions to. In week number three. We then talk about your why so discovering the root cause of why you drink or use drugs and finally get those answers to why. Why does this happen? Why am I doing this? What's going on? And also, I recently created an online assessment where you can actually take 40. Yes, no questions. It takes about four minutes and you can go and find out your why and it scores you on four different areas of life and puts you on the drinkers continuum. So that really enhances the why question. So in order to do that, you can go to Inside Addiction Co.uk forward slash y and you'll be able to do that assessment. But that's also one of the weeks in the program that drills down in week three into that question so you can really connect the dots. Week number four is about disarming triggers. And that's about mastering your emotions. So by this point in the program, you've really started to feel your emotions and understand why and dig through your past and all that stuff. Your emotions are starting to come up to the surface and you've also got your drinking under control more. So there's a bit of an imbalance, right? Your your emotions are there. You're not drinking and you're controlling your drinking, but you don't really have any tools. So this is where I come in and just deliver all of those tools so you can defuse that ammunition that explodes and goes off within you when you're triggered, but without turning to a drink so that module is really really important to learn that emotional mastery. And then week number five is about letting go. So we take kind of one step back and look back at the past. Guilt and shame and get closure on all that stuff and remove the weight of the world from your shoulders. Like I said, in my business, for me, I owed loads of people money. I had to clean up all that mess and I had to go and do that. And you know, there's loads of different tools I use, like writing unsent letters and making a living amends or making a direct amends and all the different stuff I did in order to work on that area of life. And that's what I've put in that module which is really amazing and people are getting a lot of value from it.

So then we come on to week number six, which is about rebuilding trust. So as we all know, with addiction and using drugs and drinking trust is something that erodes around us. So it's important to learn how to rebuild the trust and remove the wedge of alcohol from your relationships, because we all want to stop walking around feeling like we've done something wrong, stop walking around like, you know, we're about to be in trouble or, you know, with that guilt and shame in the morning when we're hung over getting a fucking earful. No one wants that shit. So how to deal with that and process and rebuild that trust is important. Then week number seven. As we come towards the end of the program, this is where we talk about tried and tested principles to handle social situations. So whether you mainly drink at home or you mainly drink socially. Either way, once you're drinking is starting to get under control, you don't want to be tripped up by social situations. You want to be able to go out and socialise. Being around alcohol, whether you choose to drink there or not, that's your choice. But without taking things too far, that's a critical point, right? Is one drink leads to two, which leads to three. And once we're past the drink drive limit, we're away. And then for some people that leads to coke or just drinking and binge drinking until the blackout. And that can be really challenging. So how to get through social situations without missing out on the good times is one of the things we cover in week seven. Then lastly, week number eight, as we come towards the end, this is about what's ahead. So knowing what to expect in the next 12 months so you can actually make the lasting change and have your life back on track. And in this module I really analysed what things I experienced in those first few years, what hurdles I had to come overcome, what hurdles clients have to overcome. What are the main things that trip us up one, three, six, 12 months down the line? And how can we overcome them and see them from a mile off so they don't trip us up? How can we see those blind spots and be aware of them and actually learn to lift that weight on the bar and have the muscles built ahead of time so that we don't get tripped up and just crumble from the weight of life and those big emotional waves that life's going to throw at us.

The way the program actually works is you get instant access to 29 videos to watch, but I made them all around ten minutes long, so they're concise and easy to consume. You get 14 worksheets you need to complete, which take about an hour a week, but they show you exactly what to do and how to put everything into action. And you have everything you need in the video program. Because I carefully crafted it and all the content after years of research testing and personal and professional experience. But there's also an option to add on counselling sessions with me or one of our counsellors and that will really help you if you want to go deeper into any of the subjects or drill down into why you drink or rebuilding trust or have some sessions with your partner or actually struggling to implement the tools or anything you want to. Or if you just want to have all of your worksheets psychoanalysed and really analysed by a counsellor and have that feedback. If you really want to go deeper, the 1 to 1 sessions can be really good for you. So that's that's a really important thing to bear in mind.

One very unique thing about the program that I wanted to make sure built in is having guarantees. These guarantees may change depending on when you listen to this. So check the website for the latest information. But as they stand in the here and now today, I offer these exact guarantees, which is two different guarantees at the same time because I stand by the program.

So first, I give all my clients a seven day good fit guarantee. I like to work with clients who are a good fit. So I don't want them to say yes or no in the moment. I want them to try out the counsellor and if they don't like the counsellor or they don't like the program or they don't feel like it's good for them, then they can decide in the first seven days and if they want, they can just email us or text us and have their full money back, no questions asked.

And the reason I do this because, you know, you wouldn't buy a house without looking at it first, would you? So you want to be able to go in, decide from the inside if it's right for you. Test out the counsellor, have a good fit, test out the program, watch some of the videos, really make sure you're happy because I don't give a shit if it's seven minutes or seven days from now. If you aren't happy, I'm not happy. So I want you to take a look at the entire program, have your first counselling session, and then really make sure clients are satisfied before they decide to continue. On top of that, you also get a 60 day money back guarantee, and this covers you. Once you've been through the whole eight weeks of the program, you've watched all the videos, you complete all the worksheets, you've done it all. You feel like you haven't got any value out of it and your life hasn't changed in any way. You know, I only want to keep your money if you're 100% happy, and I've truly provided value. So all you need to do in this case is email me all your worksheets and you've completed all your sessions and you turned up on time and all that stuff. And if you've done all the stuff and you haven't seen any results, then again, I'll refund you the whole price of the program.

I give these guarantees because I'm confident this program really works. And you can read all the reviews on Trustpilot and all that kind of stuff because I'm positive that you're going to learn in this program all the things I really wish I'd known at the very beginning when I was living in that house share at my rock bottom. And I really wish I knew all this stuff. I probably wouldn't have got that fucking far down, down the rabbit hole.

I'm really grateful for your time listening to this episode. And as we come towards the end, I just want to express that to you and let you know that it's important to me because it's important to clients. I get that feedback all the time, that clients really resonate with my story, and I really wanted to express my passion and why I do what I do and what led me to change industry and really develop meaning in my life. So you can perhaps get some insight about me and yourself. And if some of this is resonating with you, then I'd really like to invite you to go to the website Inside addiction.co.uk. Or you can just Google Inside Addiction. And book a call with me. You know, you can book a consultation call. And at the moment the calls are directly with me. But at some point, as the business grows, that that won't be the case. So I can't guarantee that. But if you go there now, you may get to speak with me directly and we can go over your personal situation and you can have a free consultation call and really talk about what's going on for you and how we can make this fit your life. Or you can go and just simply take the the four minute assessment, you know, or you can additionally, just by the video programme, watch some of the videos and give me a call or a text later on down the line and see how you get on if you want to book in any sessions. But I really urge you to take some action. You've invested this time. You've got a lot from this episode. You've got to this far. So really pause what you're doing. Go to the website and take the next step. And thanks very much for for listening.

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