First and foremost what I'm loving about being a coach is freedom and choice. Six years ago I created a vision board which had something to do with healthy relationships, a location free lifestyle with a business that provided me the opportunity to live anywhere I wanted to.
And really importantly, a life of freedom and choice which was not reliant on traditional addictions like drugs, alcohol and gambling.
It seemed like a pipe dream.
It's not. I'm living in my dream location—we moved out of Sydney, me and my wife and beautiful nine month old girl, we're living on the coast and the vehicle is the coaching mentoring business I've been able to create that provides these opportunities.
I get shivers when I talk about it. If hindsight wasn't a real thing and you could see and experience the other side, I would have invested 10, 20, 30 times my energy ad financial investment to experience this.
Jamie and I get to run a beautiful business that supports hundreds of individuals to lower and change their relationship with alcohol.
I love doing it. I love teaching, facilitating, educating. I love providing a space for people to feel real safe and fantastic about themselves.
I remember being recommended a book to read, The 4-HOur Workweek, and thinking, 'That's not how life works.' The past eight weeks, that's what I've been doing—working under three and a half hours a day without it negatively impacting my business turnover.
When I started the journey it wasn't about what does external financial success look like, it was, 'What is required to have that much time with my future family?' That was creating a vehicle, doing what I love, making money from that which frees up my time.
I have a baby girl—she's my investment. My promise was to make time to experience this life and not get caught up in making more and more money, which interestingly enough seems to be looked after anyway when you really do what you love!
To anyone thinking about doing what I did, I say from my heart, your job isn't to know all the answers. Your only job in life is learning the art of showing up and saying 'Yes' when it matters most.
If this is a moment for you that matters, follow it up by saying yes.