This is an extract from my book. It is a 'blog' an I wrote before the word blog was invented, at a time where writing a journal about your life was still called a diary, when email was in its infancy and social media wasn’t even a twinkle in anyone’s eye. The internet was basic, few businesses had websites and mobile phones were for speaking and texting only. I wrote the diary for fun for a few months, after moving out of London. I was metamorphosing into another version of me in the lead up to selling my business and was toying with the idea of writing a book based on a diary. But at the time, life was still too busy. What follows is an audio recording of the first section of 'Mind of a mentor'. More on the book can be found here. The picture was taken at the time I wrote this section, in the newly completed stable yard of my then home, with my beloved friend Benjamin.