On 10,000 Services

When I first started freelancing, profoundly uninspired, I called my business TG Services. Last year I changed the name of it to 10,000 Services for two reasons. Firstly, because I do many things, and I wanted to underscore that in the name. Secondly, I settled on 10,000 as a number for a particular reason. It is a cute story, so I thought I would briefly share it. Last year, I was working as a mentor to excluded young people with SEN or mental health needs. One day, as one of the young people and I went about our session, he told me that he was special, one in a million. He then swiftly corrected himself and said: no, my mum said I’m one in ten thousand. What his mum will have been referring to is one of the conditions he has, but what I loved about his correction was that to

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