When the student is ready the teacher will appear is one of my favourite quotes. Numerous teachers have appeared over the years, but it’s taken me a while to be ready.
I was 10 when I lost my father in a tragic car accident - the worst thing that's ever happened to me.
I was supposed to be with him at the time but mum wouldn’t let me go - the best thing that's ever happened to me.
It's only years later that I'm able to reconcile the worst thing and the best thing in the same sentence.
I had to find a way to bounce back and recover from the worst thing that's ever happened to me and on many occasions I struggled.
Only in hindsight have I been able to understand how that struggle has actually helped me bounce forward.
My first whisper was a book I received called Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – a personal development classic and something I continue to refer to today.
The whisper I heard when I was ready? It inspired me to see beyond myself, to imagine a better me that I couldn’t quite articulate at the time.
Since then I've made it my life's purpose to explore everything to do with human performance and potential.
I do my best to live my purpose alongside my wife, 3 kids and 2 dogs. They’ve been exposed to many trials and errors over the years. I hope they forgive me.
A quote that has stopped me in my tracks is a definition of hell – on your last day of life the person you became meets the person you could have become.
Now is the time to become who you could be.
Back yourself now.
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