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Believe in yourself

My name is Essex and this is my story.

I was born 72 years ago in the Philippines. I had a tough childhood, and growing up I was dyslexic and stammered a lot. My family were very poor, I had to leave school very young and it was important that I started working straight away to help provide for them. In the Philippines there were lots of posters of Harrods, it was considered a luxury palace, I always said to myself one day I am going to work there and I have for 21 years now. That’s why I am a firm believer of if you really focus on your dreams they will come true. When I come to work it’s for pleasure – I wake up and think I want to go to Harrods. And off I go to start my day. Even when I am on holiday I find myself talking about how I work here. 

The people that work here are unique, everyone has a different story, and it’s a pleasure to get to know them as well as our customers. It’s a privilege to work as a Sales Associate as you build relationships every day. You connect with your customers, so much so, I was inspired and encouraged by a customer to reach one of my personal goals – that is becoming a published author of Penny to Million Dollar. 

The purpose of the book is to share with the world that anyone can achieve their dreams providing that they believe in their selves. Being dyslexic did not stop me from writing my story. Remember, you can achieve anything you set your mind to – and the book reinforces this message through a story about my life journey. 

I’m so proud to have achieved a dream of mine and would like to say thank you to all of my colleagues for supporting me. 

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