In this GYDA Talks, Robert talks to Mark Wilkinson. Mark is a multiple business owner, coach, speaker and published author. Originally, music was Mark’s life as an international house music DJ and record producer. He was resident DJ at the famed Ministry of Sound in London, played music in 65 different countries, and achieved a UK Top 10 hit!
At 33 years of age, Mark collapsed with an incurable disease. It was the start of a hellish experience as his body froze up over the next 18 months resulting in him being unable to walk. He was in constant agony and lived on painkillers. His loss of health and financial setbacks eventually led to bankruptcy, depression, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts. On a detox in Scotland, Mark was given a DVD of The Secret. In it, he learned from Bob Proctor that disease is two words: dis-ease. This brand-new information completely opened Mark’s mind to new ways of thinking, feeling, and being. He began to study philosophy and personal development to detoxify and cure his body, eventually completing four marathons.
After hitting rock bottom, Mark took positive action, overcame his health issues, and re-educated himself in a new career in construction health and safety. He worked at the London Olympic Stadium for the 2012 Games and then at London Heathrow Airport as HSE Manager overseeing their entire commercial construction portfolio. He next became Head of HSE at a division of a residential home developer having overall HSE responsibility on a 90-acre, £1 billion project.
During this time, Mark Wilkinson was introduced to the UK’s largest landlord and self-made millionaire, Kevin Green, and completed his Kevin Green Wealth (KGW) property wealth coaching programme. As a result, Mark was asked to join the KGW coaching team to share his knowledge of business, property investing, and wealth management.
In 2018, Mark set up his own Health and Safety consultancy, which meant he could also focus on his various property businesses and develop as a coach and speaker. Mark Wilkinson’s debut book Life Remixed™ launched in February 2021. The book tells the story of his roller coaster life as a DJ, how he lost everything, and how he remixed his life. Mark is now a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management (FInstLM) and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety and Health (CMIOSH). He holds an NVQ7 Master’s in Strategic Management and Leadership (MPhil) and plans to study next for a PhD in Directional Leadership. He is also an E-Colors practitioner and coach.
Robert and Mark discuss:
Mark’s history – living the dream
The point that Mark’s body said No
The mental toll of illness
The DVD the Secret – Bob Proctor
Taking action, a purpose, vision and goals
Bankruptcy, coming back from hitting bottom
Add value, give service, entrepreneurs
Mindset shift to running businesses
Having multiple sources of income
Kevin Green – You must have products and services
Keep learning, repetition is everything
Invest in yourself
What separates a successful from an unsuccessful business?
Dedicating time to mindset
Why should people buy Mark’s book?
Finding purpose – to bring joy, knowledge, inspire and create