In the mid-80s, I started going to football in London with my mates. Being the mid-80s and being a bunch of impressionable, fashion conscious 15 year-old lads about town, out for the latest thrill, the London football scene of the time was an incredibly attractive scene to get involved with; fashion, music, alcohol and violence. They were like magnets to lads like us.
I would sit at my desk staring out of the window, super miserable, feeling like a fraud and a failure, thinking to myself that it must've been a fluke to get this far. So many negative thoughts would fill my mind of how bad I was. I felt inadequate, I felt like I didn't deserve to be there, let alone be the CEO.
“Mental Health” We hear or see these words pretty much every day in 2019, whether it be on social media, newspaper or TV. If I had to describe what a person with a mental health illness looked like as a teenager back in 2003 Id have described a person in a straight jacket being held down by nurses in an asylum...
So, who am I, and why do I want to help men around the world find their voice? My life journey so far has been, well, a flurry of life-changing events that have opened my eyes up to the world and who I really am. My childhood was turbulent.
Just a little over 2 years ago, I found myself in the trickiest and most uncomfortable situation I had ever experienced. Even more so than the numerous times I had been out on patrol and in contacts in the hot sun, eating dust – whilst trying to keep me and my brothers around me alive.
I’m into my fifth year of riding motorcycles and still believe that it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. At the time that I started to learn, I knew no one else that rode bikes. I had no point of reference for it, other than what I could get through digital connections.
As outlined in our first community post, MESOA is a grooming brand that helps the way men groom for the better – and the way they live for the better, too. But what does MESOA actually stand for? We’re glad you asked…
Ok, so you’ve learned about why MESOA was set up and what it means – but what about what we do? What about the products we make? Even though we’ve got big plans for future products, we chose to launch with only three: our EXFOLIANT, MOISTURISER and BEARD OIL. Why?