"I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary" - Elon R. Musk

 Who am i?

Coach, Nomad, Plant-Based Nutrition Expert, Podcast Host, Eternal Optimist.

It was sometime in November, 2010. I’d just flown the last of many flights that day, it was sunset, and I was pushing my plane back into the hangar for the night.

I was exactly where I was supposed to be.

Except something kept telling me I wasn’t.

Ever since I could talk I had wanted to become a pilot. And I did that. It just took me 3 years to understand I didn’t want to be one for a job.

I was bullied a lot in my first few years at high school. I went to an all boys school. I was small. I was a nerd. I had big teeth. I was shy. I was awkward around girls.

I recall this one lunchtime. I was pushed over on the wooden walkway by the bunch of guys that used to give me shit all the time, and one guy thought it would be a good idea to stomp on my head. I bled, and everyone stood around and laughed. No one tried to help. I cried. But only because it hurt, not because I actually cared that I was being bullied. I was totally fine with not fitting in. If anything, I never wanted to be like that anyway.

I’m not like other people. I’m not ok with settling. I’m not ok with staying the same. I’m not ok with normal. I’m not ok with average. I’m not ok with changing myself to fit others. I never have been, and I never will be.

I remember lying down in bed one night, after I’d met my (now) wife, thinking about the next evolution in my flying career. I had the opportunity to enter into the airlines. I remember staring blankly at the empty ceiling, trying to come to terms with a decision.

I’d worked since I was 12 years old for this.
I’d gotten a six figure student loan for this.
I’d built my identity around this.

But I kept coming back to one question. Would it make me happy?

And just like that, I walked away.

I wanted to do something different. The problem is, no one shows you how to do that. They don’t really teach ‘entrepreneurship 101’ at school. They don’t teach taxes. They don’t teach you how to travel. They don’t teach how to love yourself. They don’t teach you how to master your mindset.

In 2012 we started our first business. I was laughed at. I was ridiculed. People were condescending. People doubted. Some even literally went out of their way to try and make me feel bad. In fact, only a few of the people close to me were really supportive. It felt like I had lost a lot of friends. “You’ve changed” they said. “Thank you”, I thought.

I’m not like other people. I’m not ok with settling. I’m not ok with staying the same. I’m not ok with normal. I’m not ok with average. I’m not ok with changing myself to fit others. I never have been, and I never will be.

Since that decision I have traveled to so many places. I have seen some amazing things. I have met the most incredible people. I have had the most unbelievable experiences. I have won. I have lost. I have failed. I have dusted myself off and got back up again. I have made the money. I have lost the money. I have dusted myself off and got back up again.

But through this all, and why I am absolutely in love with my life now, there has been one constant; that which I am most proud of:

My relentless, ongoing pursuit to improving my mindset.

Amazing things take place when you take 100% accountability for who you are being, and who you are going to be. When you accept that happiness is an inside job, and not determined by external influences and factors.

Stop waiting for other people to believe in your dreams. Most people don’t even believe in themselves.

I’m here to tell you, that if you want to, your life can be totally different than it is now.

Your days fulfilling.

Your body invigorated.

Your relationships meaningful.

Your finances abundant.

Your mindset positive.

I believe in your dreams. I believe in your ability. I believe in you.

But… You need to take ownership. Ownership of everything you don’t like, and everything you do. All of the mistakes, and all of the achievements. Commit. To something. To anything. Invest in yourself. Work harder on your mindset than anything you’ve worked on your whole life.

You’re not like other people. You’re not ok with settling. You’re not ok with staying the same. You’re not ok with normal. You’re not ok with average. You’re not ok with changing myself to fit others. You never have been, and you never will be.

You have one life.

Now step the fuck up and do something about it.

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