Sean talks to stu­dents about the key to suc­cess

Star of hit TV show Stor­age Hunters vis­its Amer­sham Col­lege

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - Katy Clifton katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton

THE pre­sen­ter of the hit TV show Stor­age Hunters has been shar­ing his se­cret to suc­cess with the young peo­ple of Amer­sham.

Sean Kelly, the brains be­hind the show, gave a pre­sen­ta­tion about en­trepreneur­ship to 50 stu­dents at Amer­sham Col­lege on Wed­nes­day.

Among other tips, Sean said fail­ures are vi­tal be­cause they show you are do­ing things peo­ple don’t have the guts to do.

He added: “Learn from your mis­takes, pay for the best ad­vice you can get, set your per­sonal goals – the things you re­ally want, and al­ways re­search your pro­ject well.”

The star of the show, which is based around auc­tion­ing of aban­doned stor­age units, also gave an in­spi­ra­tional speech for stu­dents at Wy­combe Col­lege.

Sean told stu­dents that he be­gan his en­tre­pre­neur­ial jour­ney after he left the army and real- ised he needed to earn a liv­ing.

After splash­ing his cash on some T-shirts to sell, he re­turned three days later with a $3,500 profit. His sale skills saw him pur­sue a ca­reer in the in­dus­try and sev­eral years later he was run­ning his own news­pa­per busi­ness.

How­ever, Sean had set his sights on get­ting into TV and, after com­ing up with the Stor­age Hunters con­cept, he sold his idea to an Amer­i­can TV net­work.

When asked about the TV pro­gramme, one stu­dent asked if he had ever found any­thing il­le­gal or stolen in a con­tainer once opened.

Sean replied one buyer dis­cov­ered 24kg of co­caine stashed away, but in­stead of in­form­ing the po­lice he tried to off­load it – the con­tes­tant is now serv­ing a lengthy time be­hind bars.

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