From the docks of Newcastle to
millionaire, this is the story of Gavin Scott
left school with a few basic qualifications and despite his learning
difficulty with dyslexia. Gavin started his working life as a Dockyard
worker in Newcastle and today earns in excess of £400,000 as one of
Kleeneze's top distributors. This is Gavin's story ..
Teachers had not yet realised that young
Gavin was in fact dyslexic. Gavin adds, "I lost all faith in the
educational system after going through school being treated the way I
was treated; even if you get all the qualifications you require, you're
lucky if you get a job and stay employed."
definite career plans for the future, he decided to follow his father
into the Tyneside ship yards where he worked for the next nine years.
Gavin found that his income was simply a wage, and certainly not a
living; he had also developed a love for surfing and was finding his
income insufficient and his job restricting.
In order to pursue his desire for freedom and surfing equipment, Gavin
had an idea. Maybe he could set up his own business making wetsuits.
After deep consideration of the running costs and massive debt which
can be incurred with a conventional business, he decided against it.
Gavin, a friend sent him a free information pack, and introduced him to a
fantastic business opportunity from a company called Kleeneze.
earned just short of £400,000 (about four times more than the then Prime
Minister, Tony Blair), building his Kleeneze business on a part-time
basis with his partner, Bonnie Arapes. Gavin was presented with the
Distributor of the Year award in 1994, and was also made a Kleeneze
On the subject
of success, Gavin says, "I do not see myself as successful yet, as I
know how big Kleeneze will get; success is different to lots of people,
and I have a long way to go yet."
Gavin Scott joined Kleeneze in 1992, and his groups
business turnover is now in excess of £3.8 million per month. He says,
"Anyone can join and make money from day one, with training and
support, they can make the same money as me. You need no skill
whatsoever. The training we use is really about teaching people skills
and industry knowledge."
"My friend Eddie
Smith, came round one evening and in his excitement tried to sell me
the idea of catalogues and Kleeneze and telling me how much money
someone can make. That night I was due to visit some friends and I told
Bob I was not interested. What he did do was to leave me a short video
all about it and I watched it a few days later. The video showed me
lots of people in beautiful locations. Some of these people were old,
blind, deaf and one man had one leg! I thought if they can do it and
make so much money, then I can do it too."
Gavin and Bonnie
have enjoyed all expenses paid trips to Bali, Bankok, Hong Kong,
Florida Keys, Australia, Arizona, a Carribean Cruise, Malta, Monte
Carlo and Rome. These conferences are available to anyone who registers
and builds a Kleeneze business.
what you would do with £50,000 per month? I remember the first time I
met Gavin Scott, it was three years ago at a meeting
held in the North of England and at the time he was earning £16,000 per
month (only). What struck me them was how approachable and friendly he
actually was. With his ponytail and shy smile, Gavin seemed very
speak publicly was very inspiring, and it was clear that although this
man is so humble he is definitely not timid. Bonnie has also engaged
herself in public speaking and certainly will be doing more in the
future but she does say, "I am still ging through my personal
development and I feel fine about Gavin being seen in the limelight, he
has so much to teach right now."
One day you may
get the chance to meet Gavin and Bonnie, and you will see what I mean.
Bonnie looks very much the little lady but don't mistake humble for
timid. This woman knows a thing or two about business and personal
development. Leaders are readers. If you want wealth then you need to
study wealthy people, if you want happiness then you need to study
people who are happy, and if you want it all, health, wealth and
happiness then let me recommend a great case study. Gavin Scott and Bonnie Arapes.
Parts of this story have been extracted from the article "The Real
Originally written by Jacquie Jones of Future Media UK