Hi, and welcome to my new website! I hope you like it as much as I do!
My name is Morris The Connector. It’s not my real name, obviously! Well, the 'Morris' part is!
The reason for my name is simple. I connect with people and by doing that, I show them how to connect to themselves. I believe that once you have connected to your inner self, then anything you want in life is possible. In other words, you just need to conceive, believe, then you will achieve.
Fundamentally, it is all about you….. and only you. We are our worse enemies at times, because we are always fighting with our inner selves.
As the saying goes:
“if there is no enemy inside, then the people outside can do us no wrong”.
Maybe you know a little about me already from the talks or seminars that I’ve delivered, but if not, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
For most of my life, I never knew myself. You might find that strange, but what I really mean is that I never knew what I wanted to do with my life. I lacked purpose. I lacked drive. I lacked ambition.
I was born and raised in London by my Mum with 4 other siblings. My Mum and Dad sadly split up when I was 7 years old.
My Mum wasn’t a well lady. Due to her illness, we never had much as a family. She couldn’t work, so she wasn’t able to buy us any birthday or Christmas presents, but we had each other.
We just played together using things that we made from what we could find around the house; a brush easily became a rifle. My brother and I would use this to pretend we had guns, just like John Wayne in the western movies of the time.
I left school at 15 and, as many kids do, I started to hang about more with my friends than my family.
My mum was always telling me to get a job and make something of myself, but I was actually enjoying not working. I loved the freedom that came with it. It was a whole new world for me.
As fun as it was, hanging with my mates, didn’t make me any money. I started to sell drugs and eventually got in all sorts of trouble Looking back I can see I was in the wrong environment at the time, but when you’re that age, it’s not so easy.
Inevitably, I was soon getting in trouble with the police and, as you would expect, I ended up in prison.
Another environment that was less than ideal.
For the next ten years or so, I was lost. I was so fed up and stressed out with everything.
I had become a father which started to give me purpose. Sadly, my son passed away at just 18 months.
All sorts of things were happening in my life. Too many to list here, but sufficed to say I felt life was coming at me from all sides. I didn’t know where to turn, where to go or who to be.
I decided that there was one thing I could actually control. I changed my environment. I started to work and, little by little, I started to find out who I was.
A steady. upward progression started to take place. I started to feel good about what I was doing, about myself and those people I met along the way. I wasn’t an accident. This does not mean things will change by magic or just because you want to. You have to have the right mindset which I started to have.
It’s about changing the bad habits that we pick up on our journey and turning them into positive ones.
Things were starting to go very well for me, but life had other plans.
In 2007, my beloved sister passed away. She was only 48 years old. In 2010, my Mum died at the age of 70 and my Dad followed her just a year later.
My long-term girlfriend and mother of my two amazing boys died in 2015. We had lived together for 35 years at that point. If that wasn’t bad enough, in 2018, one of my sons also died.
I think you’ll agree, for anyone, that’s a lot of death to deal with in a relatively short period of time, but life is a journey.
We cannot stop what is going to happen in our lives, but we can change our reaction towards it. That’s when I realised that it's all about the mindset. If you want to change your life, you have to change your mind.
Things will always change. Nothing remains the same but right now, it's about you and only you.
They say adversity introduces a man to himself and I know that to be true.
Fast forward to today and I am ready to show you what I’m made of and coach you on how to become anything that you want to be.
We’re all made of the same things, so let’s see how much we can all achieve.
I believe that by focusing on what you want , instead of what you do not want, you can change your mindset and habits.
You can cope with the fight that we all have in life. No pain no gain, right? We have to go through the pain in the gym to become a champion. It is the same thing with life.
I am a champion now because I know how to cope with the pain and use it to gain what I need in life.
I am now a successful businessman. I have been to 10 Downing Street, I built my own Chauffeur business from scratch and worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world.
When I left school, my teacher said that I would become nothing in life. I wish he could see me now doing the things that I do.
I take what I have learned and help others to achieve.
I go to schools to tell my story and inspire young people. I go to prisons to help inmate reevaluate their lives, I speak at corporate events to motivate teams to be more and I can help you too.
Over the coming weeks, months and years, I want to continue my journey and I want you to be a part of it. There will be more blogs, more resources for you, more courses, more keynote speeches and more ways to connect with you and me.
If you want to find out more about how I changed my life around to become who I am now just, connect with me using the links below. It’s time to wear your own crown as a champion.