Daimien Patterson grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney Australia. As the son of a single mother with four kids, living in a working class community he went without many things as a child. He saw his mother struggle with money trying to raise four children and work full-time to support them. This had a profound effect on him. It taught him to never take the things you have for granted and also made him determined to never have to struggle like that when he had his own family to support.
Unlike most kids, Daimien moved out of home when he was sixteen. Staying at school to complete Year 12, he worked his weekends and school holidays as a labourer to support himself. Working as a labourer had another profound effect on him. Daimien quickly realised that the people working ‘physically’ the hardest, weren’t the ones making all the money. It was the ‘smart’ ones.
On completing school, Daimien ‘ran away’ and joined the Army. He went on to serve for 14 years in the service, including operational tours in East Timor and Iraq.
During this time, Daimien grew his leadership skills, and before ending his career in the Army, was in charge of leading 100 troops in his regiment.
Daimien is an entrepreneur at heart. With his strong military values of integrity, courage and leadership, and his unique experience in leading people through highly strategic and challenging situations, he was able to transfer this skillset to a business environment and soon excel as an Entrepreneur.
Daimien currently owns two successful businesses with strong teams who are passionate and empowered in their roles. He is the author of 2 books ‘Safe as Houses’ and ‘Wealth Through Property’, and a sought after speaker on all things leadership.
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