My Story – Lewis Raymond Taylor
My Story

My Story

Turning Adversity into an Asset

My Story

Turning Adversity into an Asset

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2000

Heavily involved with acting, singing, dancing and regularly performing in shows, until sexual abuse at stage school, a troubled home life due to an alcoholic father caused me to give up on my dreams at the age of ten years old. 

2004

Given an ASBO after multiple arrests for petty crimes at the age of fourteen.

2005

Was expelled from school for refusing to accept the authority of staff at fifteen. 

2008

Was sentenced to jail time in a young-offender’s institution at the age of eighteen.

2009

Suicide attempt and sectioned under the mental health act. Diagnosed with multiple different mental health diagnoses including Bipolar and personality disorders. 

2012

Tried to build career and business, but violence, drink and drugs was out of control, resulting in more prison time, and walked in to find my Father dead from cancer due to his alcoholism. 

2013

Moved abroad to escape from my life, but took me with me and fell further into drug and alcohol addiction.

2014

Sentenced to third time in prison, with a drug and alcohol addiction, three different mental health diagnosis’s, tens of thousands of pounds in in debt and no real friends or family support. 

CHANGE

Realising that I had to take responsibility, and I needed to change myself in order to change my life. I decided to commit myself to immersive transformation and change everything about myself and my life. Engaged with prison services such as education, gym, rehabilitation and psychotherapy. 

November 2015

Released from prison and went straight into 6 months fully intensive rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol.

April 2016

Completed 6 months fully intensive rehabilitation, signed on for benefits and started doing drug and alcohol meetings every day, and started volunteering within the local community. 

September 2016

I started to cycle to college to study business, whilst working part time in a few places to get back into society, starting working on my health and fitness religiously; and worked with counsellors, therapists and coaches to learn as much about myself as I possibly could. 

March 2017

I started using my experienced to help other people in difficult situations and realised that the knowledge I had picked up on my own transformation was enabling transformational results in people’s lives in a short period of time. 

April 2017

I took a distance learning qualification that certified me as a Coach and also become accredited. This is where I formed my first business, Hunger Start Limited, and I started to Coach entrepreneurs in developing their mindset, and build online communities for people to motivate, support and inspire each other.

July 2017

I left college with the highest marks in the College, with Distinctions in every module and every subject. I went travelling around Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Indonesia for three months from money I’d earned from my coaching, to celebrate completing college, and continued to run my business online. 

September 2017

I settled back in the UK whilst reinvesting all my money back into a website and hiring coaches to expand my knowledge, start to build an online infrastructure, and develop my person brand. I also did my first public speaking event at a local college. 

October 2017

I was accepted into university to study for a BSc in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. 

November 2017

I started to be more vocal about my life and my story, and value to people’s lives through my experiences, and my business expectedly grew, and I became fully-booked with clients, and had to employee my first member of staff. 

January 2018

I made the decision to leave University so that I could focus on my business full-time, but this point I was earning a six-figure income and could not take on any more clients. 

February 2018

Invested in BeSupreme, a dormant fitness and lifestyle brand and helped grow the business significantly, including adding a new range of supplements, help to grow the online audience, create an online e-commerce business, and add recruit affiliates to represent the brand.

March 2018

Started a digital marketing agency to help other coaches grow their coaching business, and generate ten thousand pounds in first month, without a launch. 

April 2018

Since I was at full-capacity for coaching clients, I created an online community, group-coaching programme to extend my services to a wider audience offering coaching, accountability, training and motivational speakers. It sold out on the first launch. 

May 2018

Employed two more staff, started to outsource my coaching to other coaches to scale the businesses and continued increase in profit month on month in each one of the businesses. 

June 2018

Become completely locational independent and moved to Bali, Indonesia, to work from the laptop in paradise.

July 2018

After months of auditions, I was offered a place on Big Brother 2018, and asked to come back to the UK to enter the Big Brother house. 

September 2018

Days before entering the Big Brother house, I was told that Channel 5 had changed their mind due to being high-risk. This hit me very hard, but also made me realise how much I still wanted fame and I made a commitment to continue helping people with their mindset, and growing their business – but also seek my childhood dream, become famous and get back into acting, TV, presenting & modelling. I set up a modelling account on Instagram, launched a YouTube vlogging channel, and secured my first paid acting job as a victim in Series 3 of World’s Most Evil Serial Killers. 

To Be Continued...

My Dad was an alcoholic and would regularly tell me I was a buffoon, I would never amount to anything, and that I was stupid. This created those contradicting voices in my head. You know the ones, “you’re not good enough.”, “you don’t deserve to be successful”.

The voices grew stronger and eventually told me to mess everything up and just like that, I ended up with an ASBO at the age of fourteen, expelled from school at fifteen and in a young offender’s institute by the age of eighteen.


Then I had to deal with the death of my Dad. This was especially hard, because although we lived together, I always felt like a stranger to him and we never had the chance to mend our broken relationship.


I didn’t speak about my feelings with anyone, mainly because they were so suppressed, I didn’t even know they were there. I just felt angry, restless and discontent all the time. The problem was, I didn’t understand it enough to be able to deal with it.

I’ve been in prison multiple times, battled with a drug and alcohol addiction, suffered from three mental health diagnoses’, lost jobs, had my driving licence revoked, been in life threatening situations more times than I can count. I’ve even been attacked with a knife, broke my jaw, been given a 50% chance of survival in hospital after tearing my gullet, and had my two front teeth knocked out!

I’ve been sectioned under the mental health act, suffered seizures as a result of my alcohol abuse, overdosed more times than I’d like to admit, put my family through hell, racked up thousands of pounds of debt and one time in a fit of drunken stupidity, even attempted suicide.

I didn’t realise it at the time, but I felt like something was missing. A void that could never be filled or satisfied.

I tried to fill the void by changing things around me or by taking drugs and drinking alcohol; but nothing ever really seemed to ‘do it’ for me.

It makes sense now. The reason nothing was working, was because I was trying to use something external, to fix an internal problem. I looked at everything around me, but failed to look at myself – now it seems so obvious.

Perching on the edge of my tiny prison bed, I remembered laughing with my friend on the morning I was sentence to a crime I was serving an 18 months sentence for.

I remember saying out loud “I can’t keep doing this to myself”. I finally starting taking responsibility, and for once understood that if I wanted my life to change, first, I needed to change myself.

From this point on, I’ve taken the most amazing journey of self-discovery. I engaged with counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, read every book imaginable; moved away from my friends and family; admitted myself into a 6 month, fully intensive, live-in rehabilitation treatment centre; and started to attend 12-step recovery drug and alcohol meetings every single day.

I can’t explain what happened to me during this period of my life, but by accepting that things needed to change, holding my hands out for help and trying something new – I was able to start building a relationship with myself and that void I felt, started to disappear.

I felt ready to tackle life again. My head was clear and I woke up motivated each morning. I suddenly felt a yearning for knowledge that drove me back to education and subsequently jump to the top of my college class; qualifying as a Coach, gaining an accreditation with The CPD Standards Office; and continuing on my education at University.

Fast forward a few years of constant motivation, coaching, mentoring, courses, training and action taking and I am now a world-travelling serial entrepreneur, running multiple 6-figure businesses; with an online audience of over 30,000 people, my own team, and an online digital infrastructure that gives me the freedom to open and close my laptop wherever I choose, from whatever country in the world I choose.

Do you know what, it wasn’t as hard as I expected it would be! It’s so much easier to motivate yourself and achieve your goals when you’re going after the right ones, you’ve managed to remove all the obstacles in your way, and you have the right support!

Let me help you, and take you on a shared journey through the world of entrepreneurship. I’ve learned some valuable shortcuts and strategies to develop you, and your business at a rate that will cause you to look back on your life in 3-6 months’ time and think to yourself, “How has this happened!” – Believe it’s possible; I do it every single day!

My Dad was an alcoholic and would regularly tell me I was a buffoon, I would never amount to anything, and that I was stupid. This created those contradicting voices in my head. You know the ones, “you’re not good enough.”, “you don’t deserve to be successful”.

The voices grew stronger and eventually told me to mess everything up and just like that, I ended up with an ASBO at the age of fourteen, expelled from school at fifteen and in a young offender’s institute by the age of eighteen.


Then I had to deal with the death of my Dad. This was especially hard, because although we lived together, I always felt like a stranger to him and we never had the chance to mend our broken relationship.


I didn’t speak about my feelings with anyone, mainly because they were so suppressed, I didn’t even know they were there. I just felt angry, restless and discontent all the time. The problem was, I didn’t understand it enough to be able to deal with it.

I’ve been in prison multiple times, battled with a drug and alcohol addiction, suffered from three mental health diagnoses’, lost jobs, had my driving licence revoked, been in life threatening situations more times than I can count. I’ve even been attacked with a knife, broke my jaw, been given a 50% chance of survival in hospital after tearing my gullet, and had my two front teeth knocked out!

I’ve been sectioned under the mental health act, suffered seizures as a result of my alcohol abuse, overdosed more times than I’d like to admit, put my family through hell, racked up thousands of pounds of debt and one time in a fit of drunken stupidity, even attempted suicide.

I didn’t realise it at the time, but I felt like something was missing. A void that could never be filled or satisfied.

I tried to fill the void by changing things around me or by taking drugs and drinking alcohol; but nothing ever really seemed to ‘do it’ for me.

It makes sense now. The reason nothing was working, was because I was trying to use something external, to fix an internal problem. I looked at everything around me, but failed to look at myself – now it seems so obvious.

Perching on the edge of my tiny prison bed, I remembered laughing with my friend on the morning I was sentence to a crime I was serving an 18 months sentence for.

I remember saying out loud “I can’t keep doing this to myself”. I finally starting taking responsibility, and for once understood that if I wanted my life to change, first, I needed to change myself.

From this point on, I’ve taken the most amazing journey of self-discovery. I engaged with counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, read every book imaginable; moved away from my friends and family; admitted myself into a 6 month, fully intensive, live-in rehabilitation treatment centre; and started to attend 12-step recovery drug and alcohol meetings every single day.

I can’t explain what happened to me during this period of my life, but by accepting that things needed to change, holding my hands out for help and trying something new – I was able to start building a relationship with myself and that void I felt, started to disappear.

I felt ready to tackle life again. My head was clear and I woke up motivated each morning. I suddenly felt a yearning for knowledge that drove me back to education and subsequently jump to the top of my college class; qualifying as a Coach, gaining an accreditation with The CPD Standards Office; and continuing on my education at University.

Fast forward a few years of constant motivation, coaching, mentoring, courses, training and action taking and I am now a world-travelling serial entrepreneur, running multiple 6-figure businesses; with an online audience of over 30,000 people, my own team, and an online digital infrastructure that gives me the freedom to open and close my laptop wherever I choose, from whatever country in the world I choose.

Do you know what, it wasn’t as hard as I expected it would be! It’s so much easier to motivate yourself and achieve your goals when you’re going after the right ones, you’ve managed to remove all the obstacles in your way, and you have the right support!

Let me help you, and take you on a shared journey through the world of entrepreneurship. I’ve learned some valuable shortcuts and strategies to develop you, and your business at a rate that will cause you to look back on your life in 3-6 months’ time and think to yourself, “How has this happened!” – Believe it’s possible; I do it every single day!

"From a life of crime to a life-coach"

From Prison to Personal Development