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The traditional conception of a successful career, which used to be spending years moving up the corporate ladder inside a single company, is gradually shifting. Entrepreneurs such as Simon Kallu, Business Coach and founder at GrowFactor, are the perfect embodiment of this.

Simon left a corporate job to set up his own business, helping people master their finances, giving himself and his clients more freedom in the process.

Success Is Doing What You Want...

Simon Kallu is a chartered accountant who graduated top of his class at Big Four audit firm KPMG. Yet, despite this stellar start to his career, he found himself unmotivated, unstimulated, and tied down by the constraints of his corporate job.

“I wasn’t built to climb the corporate, social ladder, and I didn’t like being told what to do!" the Entrepreneur candidly admits in his book, Unleash Your Business Potential. “Like so many of you, I clock-watched all day and took no pleasure in being just another small cog in someone else’s big wheel."

One day, Simon had a breakthrough moment: he heard his wife on the phone to her accountant, chasing him for a simple reply, and he thought he could help people like her by striking out on his own.

“I can do this," he decided. “I will do this. I can do things differently—start by offering the same services as a traditional accountant but do them better."

… When You Want, And With Who You Want

Starting GrowFactor did not come without challenges, but it gave Simon the freedom he needed to build his schedule. In his downtime, the Entrepreneur loves to travel, spend time with his wife and sons, and work on his shape through his passion for CrossFit. But, as the master of his agenda, he is free to do all these things at times that suit him.

Creating a company from scratch requires a considerable amount of work, not only on the business itself but also on yourself. Simon knows this and has spent the last ten years reading every day, getting coached, learning new skills, and investing in promotional tools such as marketing and PR. Leaving his corporate job has given him the freedom to work on himself and work towards his personal goals daily.

According to Simon, another crucial aspect of leading a successful business is surrounding yourself with the right people. In a big company, you rarely get to choose your team for projects, but the GrowFactor founder can seek out only the best and most driven collaborators for his ventures. This increases their chances of success. Simon is passionate about hiring the right people and is the U.K. and Europe Exclusive Partner of world-renowned coach Tony Robbins.

Flexibility is also vital when conducting business. GrowFactor is an award-winning accountancy firm with a team of young, friendly, forward-thinking accountants. Both its staff and its clients are based all around the world. The company places a strong focus on excellent customer service, rooted in the belief that it is essential to get the basics right, listen to clients and respond to their pain points accordingly. Having a flexible team means it is in a better position to help its clients efficiently.

Success Is Achieving True Financial Freedom

When asked what success means to him, Simon Kallu gives “true financial freedom" as one of his answers. The Business Coach and Entrepreneur achieved this goal by 35 and wants to empower his clients to achieve it.

Since its creation, GrowFactor has helped over 500 experts and coaches optimize their growth and revenue potential. Simon also runs a variety of courses aimed at teaching you to improve your financial mastery.

Disclaimer: This is a company press release. No HT journalist is involved in the creation of this content.

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