“I put my blinkers on and focussed on nothing else.”
The story doesn’t end there. The initial visa was denied and once again, 8 months down the track I was due to have to leave again unless i found another way. The next step was for me to go back to school and study for a qualification that would cost be over $12k for one years study. This was obviously a massive hit on the finances and coupled with a suicidal girlfriend, at one point, left me living in my car and showering at the gym. Life was tough and I could have packed it all in there and then and run away once again.
This time though I knew that running was not the answer as this was probably my one and only oppertunity to achieve this goal I had dreamt of since a lad. Eventually I found a place to live and the money started coming back in again and none of this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for me. I worked as many hours as I could and fit it all around my full time study and eventually started to crawl out of the hole I was in.
“This time though I knew that running was not the answer.”
15 months later and it was time to apply for my visa again. It was a long and tiring wait for the visa to come through but 8 months later I got the reward for all my hard work, persistence and effort and officially became a resident of Australia. Two and a half years later and I had achieved my 5 year goal. I was so happy with myself. What happened next though I did not foresee. I was Two and a half years ahead of myself with no where to go, no goals and nothing to aim for. I’ve got to admit I didn’t expect that I wouldn’t feel happy at achieving my goal. I spent the next year feeling pretty mediocre because I had no goal. I started to try to build businesses in a hope that would satisfy the need for success, but it didn’t and I ended up wasting money and time investing in things that I didn’t really have a passion about. It wasn’t until I wanted work on my own personal development again that the change in my mentality shifted. I had feelings of wanting to run away again and up popped someone almost out of nowhere offering to help me realise my true potential through a program called EP7. I realised the way i thought about things was flawed. My belief system was insane and even though I was a very positive person in general my positivity was up and down until I dealt with the trauma of being abandoned by my dad, losing my uncle, losing my Grandad, having many failed relationships and a general feeling of not being worthy.
“I started to try to build businesses in a hope that would satisfy the need for success, but it didn’t and I ended up wasting money and time investing in things that I didn’t really have a passion about.”
t was from here where I found my true calling. I opened myself into coaching to help people that have been in situations very similar to mine, feeling low, feeling unworthy, having crazy belief systems and feeling like there is nothing left anymore. Through EP7 and everything I have learnt from working with George I really believe I have the power to make a real difference in people lives. I am just a humble and simple bloke wanting to make a difference.
Today I am achieving more goals than I can imagine. I am for the first time in my life in a non-destructive relationship and happy and allowing all my good times and bad to be shared. I managed to be i a position to purchase the car of my dreams, a 1967 Ford Mustang 390 V8 but most importantly I’m sharing my growth with you and helping people just like me to succeed and plan for a better and a fitter future.
How life can change. When I wrote the above I still had a lot to learn, a huge amount in fact. I ended up losing my “Dream car” and rather than using the money to pay off the debts I had I plumbed all the money into a business trying to make money. Thats the whole point of business right? Money?
MAY 10TH 2019 EDIT:
So hear I am. $60k in debt and with pockets full of failures, bad experiences and waves of depression, but Fuck it. That is not going to stop me.
Don’t get me wrong this is not the only things that happened to me. I have had lots of positive things happen to me too. I have been in my relationship with my now Fiancee Aurora for nearly 3 years, I have a baby on the way and I’m happy, and I mean truly happy. I still have huge debts and I still have a lot of demons but for the first time I have realised what I really need to do to share my passion and that thing is me.
Business is a fickle thing and we often fall in the trap of chasing money and that, to be honest with you is what lead to me almost giving up on this vision of mine. A solid 100k swing in the wrong direction. Listening to bad advice, trying to chase money and sales without really understanding and pursuing what it was I really wanted to do.
Here is where i have come to the idea that I am the key. Not a fancy name or company, not some crazy get rich quick scheme or some fancy strategic plan, just me. I’m just a guy who said no to suicide, fought through depression, battles anxiety and for the first time I’m not going to be afraid to stand up to it, so that others can too. We don’t need an epic story that sounds like it could be a best selling movie, all we need is ourselves. Ourselves and just a shred of belief that things can be different because let me tell you and show you, they can be. Your story is your story and if you want to change it you can. You deserve to no matter what situation.
Thanks for reading. Please share this with someone you think could use a little bit of help and just know that I am always available to speak to anyone from any walk of life and give you the opportunity to do what I did and own my own life.
Have an awesome and successful life everyone. Peace <3