Rules for life:
- Love and care for yourself first if you want to be able to love and care for anyone else.
- Always choose to do what will make you happy; but don’t be a d**k about it.
- Have fun and live for the stories.
Apparently when I was little, I wanted to be a minister in a church like my Grandad. I used to put my little Thomas the Tank scarf on like the scarf he wore, stand on a chair, break pieces of bread and say the communion prayers. I even led a funeral when my nan’s pet cockatiel died. Every Sunday we’d go to church and I’d watch him talk to this group of people who’d all turned up to hear guidance from him on how they could live a better life.
Fast forward to March 2017. I’m 23 and working through a personal development workbook by Tony Robbins. In one exercise he asks you to think of what you wanted to be when you were younger, why you wanted to be that, and what you thought it would give you. The point was to help you find your purpose. Given that I was around 4 at the time of wearing my Thomas the Tank scarf I don’t think I was consciously contemplating my future purpose.
Then I suddenly realised I was doing exactly what I used to see Grandad doing every week – but as a personal trainer. People would come to see me every week – some one-to-one, some as a big group through the Total Loser programme – for guidance on how they could live a better (healthier and happier) life.
I first became a personal trainer because I wanted to help people, and I got a massive buzz when I’d help my friends at uni with the gym then they’d come to me all excited when they saw some results. During my time as a trainer with Pro-Fit, I learned way more than I ever expected, met some amazing people, and had some amazing experiences (like walking on fire!).
Eventually, though, I realised my time there was coming to an end. Every time I did my goal setting, the same things would always come up. I wanted to spend more time with friends, spend more time with family, and travel. But I never did. I could never find that balance. So I decided to find a new way of doing things. Where I could have it all. The year I left my job as a PT I went off to the United States to work at a summer camp.
That was where I found my new way. A way to help people and go on adventures. As I was travelling around after camp, I found the inspiration to start writing a book. Six weeks later, Finding Your Balance was available on Amazon, where it got to Number One for nutrition!
So here we are. This website is my little corner of the internet to try and send my messages further out into the world. Right now it’s blogs, books, Instagram posts and YouTube videos. But who knows what the future holds.
I’m just a guy with a serious messiah complex trying to save the world and have an adventure along the way. Want to come along for the ride?