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“How an MOT Station Changed My Life”


My guest today describes himself as a lazy entrepreneur and investor who balances running his businesses with raising two young children.

He now earns more money working 25 hours a week than he used to working 100 and spends his spare time mentoring other business owners on how they can do the same.

He has run 60 small businesses since 2000 and in 2017 published his first book “Big Ideas for Small Businesses” which became an Amazon best seller with over 50 5 star reviews.

His name is John Lamerton and in our discussion he shares:
– How one line in Lord Sugar’s autobiography forced him to change
– How he became an internet guru in the days of Ask Jeeves and dial-up
– How he pre-dates our lockdown habits by 14 years
– What he means by an ‘Ambitious Lifestyle’ business
– How he is attracting great staff to join him
– How to design your business to support your lifestyle

Money and Me is one of the main platforms for speaker, author and investor Graham Rowan. Until lock down, the series was shown on Sky TV in the UK and focused on the financial life story of each high profile guest. Since the coronavirus pandemic, Graham has focused his guests on the business, financial, investment impact of Covid19. Guests in this series have included:

Fund Managers
Justin Urquhart Stewart Tim Price
Lord Stanley Fink
Sir John Redwood
Mark Mobius
Mark Dampier
Ross Norman

Steve Baker MP
Lord Dolar Popat
Lord Lee of Trafford

Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
Jonathan Jay
James Sinclair
The Marquess of Bristol Luke Lang
Simon Dolan
Mad Marc Wileman
Floyd Woodrow MBE
Jon Geldart
Ammar Mirza CBE
Graham Carling

Claer Barrett
Dominic Frisby
John Stepek

Rob Moore
Nicole Bremner
Dan Bradbury
Siam Kidd John Howard Celebrities
John Inverdale
James Max
Aidan Meller

Many of these interviews feature in Graham’s third book, Money and Me. While everyone is welcome to be informed and educated by the vast amount of free content that he provides, Graham primarily serves the one per cent who have taken control of their financial future and are looking at investments to further grow their wealth or strategies to protect their wealth.

He helps them find interesting investments through Elite Investor Club which you can join at

He helps them acquire high end homes in low tax countries such as Monaco, Gibraltar and Montenegro through his Opulent Homes organisation which you can see at and

Graham also helps people acquire passion investments such as fine art and the latest AI driven robotic art at and to fuel their inner petrolhead through his platform at