At the time of my first training, I had left Telstra for a couple of years.
I had built up a company that was a bit of a juggernaut, with two businesses: housekeeping and ironing.
I’d always been good at getting stuff done… That was a strength. Finding meaning? That was a tough one. I had zero ability…
I used a lot of the stuff that I had learned over [my] period of time at Telstra to build my company and [I had] a lot of employees and a lot of clients… [Say] 500 employees, 2,000 clients?
It’s a totally different language compared to the way I had learned at Telstra and everybody thought something had happened to me! Like I’d joint a cult or something. [They’d say] “He’s so nice!”, “What’s happened to PK?”.
[In saying that] I'd say it was a pretty dark place [for me]… I was hiding inside [my] work. My world was 100+ hours, 7 days a week.
I had to shift stuff around. I had to think about how I was [going to do] things to [enrol at The Coaching Institute] and allow 10 hours of study.
I was keen, my life was rubbish up until then and I was trying to fix [it].
You [think to yourself], "How is that going to work?"
Matt was very kind, he gave me a few days and we connected again and I said “Look, let’s do this.”