And as I sit and type this out for you to read, I can tell you, all those plans set at the age of 16 ready to complete before the age of 40, were smashed by the age of 27.
I went back to the bigger vision. The ultimate goal, the one which would be fulfilled by the age of 50. Sat outside my friend Alex’s home in Derby aged 27 I realised I wasn’t playing a big enough game. I had sold myself short, and got stuck in the negative self-talk, and the fear of losing more friends; because the more of my plans that had been coming to fruition the more friends I lost and the more family I alienated. The more spiteful comments would come out in the form of jokes and the lonelier I felt.
Was this dream really truly worth it?
Fast forward to present day and those people are no longer in my life, and I am happier and more fulfilled than ever before.
I have achieved so much more than even I thought I would; and all those things I joked about achieving, all those things I dreamed I would do, but never believed in being able to do because I didn’t know how, well let’s just say with in the amount of money invested in myself over the years with coaches, books, training courses and travel, I have either achieved them all or in the process of achieving them.
Along the way I have had a life-threatening illness, lived through civil war, got divorced after 18 years and fought the police and justice system in Scotland and won. I could have used these as excuses to give up on my dreams, many people do, but neither you or I are those kind of people.
We know with every dollar invested in our vision, we more than make the money back; but it is never really about the money is it? It’s about the dream, the vision, the impact, the expansion, that fist pumping, giggling whilst dancing around the kitchen kinda moments that fill out body with the bubble funnels and the drive to do more, become more and have more adventures and experiences in life.
We are the game changers.
We are the ones who believe everything, and anything is possible.
We are the ones who own our truth, speak our truth and share our truth because not only do we know it empowers others to live their dreams, we also know it leaves others with no excuses to hide behind… and it leaves those who do want to run to the press with stories about us and our past nothing to go on because we can simply refer people to the books we have written owning our truth, leaving us to just get on with what we driven to achieve.
Just pure excitement and focus.
We create from our truth.
We create strength and courage within others.
We create visions so big no one else gets them, unless they too are visionaries like us.
We create books and blueprints for our businesses that change the game for so many people.
We create opportunities where others see problems.
We create freedom and excitement for ourselves and our readers.
And that is why we do the things we do.
Because like I said when I was protesting in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Uprising “If I want my human rights recognising, then I have to help others have their recognised too”
If we want to live our dream life, if we want to be game changers in our own lives, then we have to enable others to live their dream lives and be game changers in their own lives.
Speaking our truth may be uncomfortable at times, but it leaves us, and our readers, with nowhere to hide. Excuses and reasons not to do not exist, because there is nowhere for them to exist. We are honest with ourselves; we are truly naked and standing in a place of power and transformation.
We are transformation, and that is what makes our books the ultimate tool in franchising our businesses and expanding our brand to levels like never before.
So come join me and the others taking part in this transformational 7 week course where you really do get to be the author of your own life
And remember, life is for living, loving and laughing with total abandon, so live to laugh and laugh to live, it is the only way to live life joyously.