This is the story of a young man who decided to one day take control of his own life and become the best version of himself.
This is the story of someone who had to break out of his old habits and install new ones to reinvent himself.
This is the story of how I woke up one day and realised that I could truly create anything I ever wanted from my passion. A couple of years ago, I was at a crossroads and turning point in my life when I began the start of my journey of change to what I am today.
I had always been fascinated by entrepreneurs and people creating their dream businesses from their own passions. Travelling to my mate’s wedding in Italy, I had my head tucked into Richard Branson’s book ‘The Virgin Way’, getting to know and envision how entrepreneurs worked. Until then, I felt like I hadn’t been in control of my life; as a teen, I wasn’t the sort of person who would stand up, take charge and lead people. I was the person who would follow. I was the sort of person who would work for people all of the time. It would never have occurred to me that I could take charge of my life and be in control of my own destiny.
Things began to change for me the day I took up meditation. I remember walking down the street and seeing a sign in a window saying meditation classes. I knew it was what I needed, as my life at that point had become chaotic both inside my head and on the outside. I would meet amazing people who were leaders; they would talk on stage about the incredible life they’d created through their passions. But I was scared of failure. I didn’t know that I had to embrace my failures to succeed.
I changed the people I spent time with and began hanging out with people who were collaborators and leaders. What they were doing excited me, and I knew this was where I wanted to be. I went from someone who didn’t have enough self-belief to someone with a newfound confidence in life, and I became a leader along the way.
Many people played a part in my transformation, life coaches, mentors who helped me step up, even my agent. A brand coach got me to step out of my comfort zone by getting me to organise weekly events. I am forever grateful for having him around during this time, as he was the one who helped me create my academy.
When I look back, I realise what was holding me back wasn’t anyone else; it was me. I had to get rid of a massive mental block about what people think of me; this had been the obstacle, and I had to create an enormous shift in my head to release it and set me FREE.