Hi, I’d like to share my story with you, so you understand that I’m no different to anyone, who has an unstoppable desire to chase their dreams.
But let me warn you, this not a story of success that aims to impress you. My story is more a story of… failures…
Yes, you are right! I’d like to share my biggest failures with you, so you understand where my burning desire to help others is coming from.
If you are here, you may have the same goal as me, and it’s to earn your income doing something that you love, that gives you financial freedom, fulfilment and meaning. Something that I simply call to live the best life you can.
So, let’s begin…
I turned 40 when I realise that my life sucks. I live in Auckland, New Zealand, have a full-time management job in Supply Chain & Logistics, working for one of the largest companies in New Zealand. I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters and we are happy together as you can see in the photo above.
Wait a minute, you’d say… Where is a failure? Why did I say that my life sucks?
Well, I hated my job.
I started to build my career in management 20 years ago and since then I was only working for big international corporates. I've accomplished quite a lot of different projects and achieved a high level in a career hierarchy before I moved to New Zealand in 2015.
So, I started to ask myself why?...
Why it seems to be normal to experience this dreadful feeling when going to work every Monday?
Why it seems to be ok to spend 50-60 hours a week doing a job that you don't like or even hate?
Why it seems to be ok to have an income that only allows me to pay my bills to survive from month to month, from salary to salary?
Why do I have to throw my life away making someone else' dreams come true?
The answers followed the questions as I started to dig deeper into my mindset and believes.
I’ve been taught that to succeed in this life I need to follow the model: finish school, go to University, start to work, do my best, work hard and I will get what I deserve – a house I like, travel around the world, freedom and meaningful life.
So I did. I followed this model assuming that the success as I see it will follow. I even changed a country thinking it will work better here.
Wrong, wrong, wrong!
If I knew, that following this model can only lead me into a rat race trap!
I realised that I become a slave of the system that controls me through my monthly bills! If I stop to work, I'm done!
I had no freedom to live a life as I wanted.
I had no leverage to scale up my income apart from trading my life and freedom for money.
I couldn't imagine myself doing the same job for another 20-30 years. Climbing further up on a career ladder was not for me.
I felt trapped. I couldn't continue to live like this and I couldn't quit. What could I do?
In my corporate career, I had to compromise so many of my values that I started to hate my job.
I asked myself, what if I spend the same time and energy focused on my own goal? Would I live a better life now? Would I be a better version of myself? Would my results be better?