No One’s Business

Journey of a barefoot migrant towards success

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at the Authors Awards

My Name is Vadim and I want to share with you something that I usually do not share

It is difficult to share your weaknesses or your past shortcomings but it is the same thing that gives us freedom and brings us closer. Through opening up, not being afraid to be exposed, sharing our mistakes is how we learn, become better people and get closer to each other.

From early age I was dreaming and envisaged being somewhere and doing something I do not yet know. Hence I felt in the wrong place living with my parents in a remote village of Republic of Moldova with my other two brothers of which I was the middle one.

However, my family did not have the financial ability to pay for a higher education, so I was scheduled for army after I finish school, exactly as my older brother. Knowing the state army of may country, I wasn’t looking forward to that.

There were alcohol and abuse in my home family which made me live in fear of another drunken fight every day throughout the years at home.

I developed heavy stuttering which made difficult to pronounce own name in front of the class and I wasn’t able to stand up and talk – this challenged greatly my confidence at school.

At the age of 11 I started visiting judo classes in the neighbouring town where I was walking three times a week for 9km. Success in judo led to my transfer to the school in the capital whee I went at the age of 12 and began training professionally bringing international and European championship results.

Despite great success in judo I slept at friends and could not afford cloths for myself or even food and at age 19 i decided to migrate.

This let to a 6 months expedition walking from Moldova to London with no passport and no money.

Detention centres, prisons, rough sleeping and hunger led to my arrival in England where i spend 10 years as an illegal migrant fearing form my freedom every single day and couldn’t find myself anywhere due to lack of skills and language.

From the moment I started self developing I began finding ways to generate income, cofounder a successful property management company, and became an award winning author with my No One’s Business book.

It was about 10 years form the moment of me sitting in the prison cell with no future prospect, no language, no hope for myself or understanding why am I on this planet. Until the 2017, when I was standing in front of 30+ authors and successful entrepreneurs receiving Authors Award for my first book.

From that moment I devoted myself to share the knowledge and help people with little hope to believe in themselves and transform their lives exactly as I did.

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