Normally, when people ask me about my life, I don’t give them all the details. I live in a tiny town of less than 6,000 people, where everyday people work hard for the little they have, and I don’t want to rub my success in their face.
But, there’s a very good chance you’re not from my tiny town and if you’re reading this, and I’m guessing you want to hear what’s really possible when you take conscious control of your life and decide to pursue your dreams, so I’m going to lay it all out for you. If you read through this and feel the pangs of jealousy, that’s ok. I’m going to teach you everything you need to know to create this kind of life as you navigate your way around the Lifestyle Design Academy. So for now, be jealous, as that jealousy is going to give you the emotoinal fuel to drive your life forward.
My Life, Today
My life is simple. Like, stupidly simple. In fact, it’s almost embarrassingly simple. I don’t have most of the pressures, worries, concerns, or issues that most people go through on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
For starters, I don’t wake up to an alarm clock. In fact, I haven’t woken up to an alarm clock for the last 4 years. This isn’t because I’m lazy or don’t have a job. It’s because, over the last 5 years, I’ve built three almost fully automated companies. These companies employ 20+ staff and not only run, but continue to grow, regardless of whether I turn up to work. In fact, these companies are so finely tuned that their combined revenue grew by 20% in the month I took off for paternity leave.
The second major worry I don’t have is money (anymore, at least). The combined revenue of these three companies will be in the ballpark of $2,000,000 this year and I’ll personally make more money in a month than I used to make in two years combined. Sure, I was a student and a bartender for those two years and made as much money as you think a student and a bartender would make, but it’s still enough to mean I don’t have to worry about money.
The third major worry I don’t have is relationships. I’m married to the woman of my dreams and we just had our first child — a healthy baby boy who came into this world just a few months ago. I have a small, but inspiring groups of friends who challenge me to be better and push me to reach my potential, and can form a functional friendship with most people I find interesting.
The fourth major worry I don’t have is free time. The fact that all my companies are automated and will run themselves regardless of whether I’m at my desk or not, means that I can basically do what I want, when I want to. If I want to have a nap, I can have a nap. If I want to play with my child, I can play with my child. And If I want to slip into my wetsuit and surf one of the many unpopulated surf breaks within a short drive of my house, I can do that as well. I have all the time I want, to spend my time doing what I want. Yes, a lot of that time is spent working (because I love what I do and I love growing my companies), but it’s still my choice to sit down at my desk and start work.
The fifth major worry I don’t have is health. My stress-free life takes the pressure off my health and my free time gives me plenty of opportunities to exercise and strengthen my body. On top of being stress-free and being able to exercise, my life situation also gives me plenty of time to cook delicious and nutritious food and give my body the vitamins and minerals it needs to look after itself.
All of these things combined mean my life is simple, easy, stress-free, and fun. I get to do what I want, when I want to, and make incredible money from my three companies while I’m doing it.
But it wasn’t always this way…
My Life, Previously
I didn’t wake up and was in this situation. It wasn’t something I stumbled into while searching for my lost sock under the couch. My current life situation was the product of a LOT of hard work. Mostly because I started so far behind everyone else.
I’m the second of four children and was raised by my mum. Just about every significant memory I have from my early childhood is coloured by just how poor we were.
I have a distant memory of sitting in a large, off-white bath, in a bathroom with brown and beige tiles, with a girl I eventually went to primary school with. I was in this bath with her because this was her house. We were living in her house with her because we had nowhere else to live. We were homeless until I was 3 years old and only had a roof over our head because of the generosity of others.
I remember standing in the principle’s office and seeing him roll his eyes when he finally noticed me because he knew what the note in my hand said. He knew it would be asking for me to be exempt from some kind of excursion cost or school fees. He knew this because every time there was any fees to pay, I would be in his office with a note asking for an exemption.
I remember sitting on the train with kids from my class and being asked why I was wearing the same clothes I’d worn the day before. I made some lame excuse about staying at a friends house to cover over the fact that I didn’t have anything else to wear.
I remember lots of things, from lots of different situations, at lots of different times, that all had our lack of money and their common thread.
But money wasn’t the only major challenged I faced in life. I was also terrified of people. I was terrified of what they thought of me, of what they would say about me, of how they would react if I did and said what I really wanted to say.
There were many situations I found myself in that I could tell you about to highlight just how crippling this was, but the most powerful comes from when I was a 19 year old painting apprentice sitting in my mandatory once-a-month classes trying to eat my lunch. Just being in that room and trying to eat my lunch, even though it was with a group of guys I’d known for three years, was too much. I remember looking around that room and feeling the crushing weight of expectation and judgement (that I now know only existed inside my head) and deciding that I needed to get out. So I did. I stood up, grabbed my food, and went to the only place I knew I’d feel safe: the bathroom cubicles. There was no-one to judge me, no-one to look at me, and no-one for me to compare my failures and inadequacies to.
As you can probably guess, this combination of being both poor and terrified of people was not the ideal foundation to build an incredible life from. I had no cash to do anything with and lacked the people skills necessary to cover over the fact I was broke.
But I found a way. I worked and studied and thought and tested and failed and got back up and started all over again. I found a way and I’m here to show you how.
Welcome to the LDA
This is what the Lifestyle Design Academy is all about — showing you how you can break free from the self-imposed constraints and restrictions that currently govern your life and created a reality that is simple, easy, and fun.
You’ll learn the psychological foundations necessary to build a life free from the challenges and barriers that 99% of the world struggle through and how to put them into practice in your own life.
If this sounds like the kind of life you want, then this is your chance to get it. Read the articles, join the forum, take on a challenge, and start transforming your life today!