Tony Tomlinson - My Story

I often describe my story as ‘The Path of Self Destruction’ which I chose to be the title of my first book – available on Amazon HERE

I label my story as ‘the path of self destruction’ because that’s exactly what I did, over a 12 year period, I sabotaged myself and my life. 

At the age of 16 I was kicked out of high school.

By 21 and after a catalogue of convictions I was given a short prison sentence in Strangeways, Manchester.

Throughout my mid twenties I was a drug taking, binge drinking idiot. 

Voluntary liquidation and forced liquidation via the high courts are two of my biggest business failures.

Business debt, personal debt, unpaid bills, living immorally all tallied up a debt totalled over six figures. 

After being evicted from my home, I found myself homeless for 9 months.

After years of suffering with anxiety and clinical depression, In 2016, I tried to take my own life.

When I was at my lowest I remember searching for a video diary of someone who had comeback from rock bottom, I found lot’s of talk, lot’s of people stood on stage talking about how hard they had it 10, 15, 20 years ago…. but always from a present position of success, never someone currently rebuilding.

I made a promise to myself ‘Get your s**t together Tony and you be the person who shows the rebuild, a real, raw and honest journey’

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