I should have been euphoric. I should have been wildly ecstatic, walking on cloud 9 and yes, maybe even a little bit proud.
But I wasn’t.
It was September, 2001 and as I sat alone at my dining room table, staring at the magnificent trophy I had just won, declaring me the National Champion and qualifying me to finally compete internationally at the pinnacle of amateur bodybuilding competition, “The NABBA Mr Universe,” all I could think was,
“Is this all there is? Is this as good as it gets?”
But I was used to those feelings. My highs were low and my lows were very low. They had been that way for as long as I could remember.
Except when I was training. That was the only place that I felt a sense normality. A place where I could succeed. So I trained… a lot!
But soon after my sessions were over, the dark cloud would return and I would be back to feeling helpless, hopeless, frustrated, anxious and stuck. I couldn’t get myself to follow through with anything!
Because of this, I was failing in life. My marriage had ended after just 11 months, I was financially broke and emotionally broken. I stayed away from people because I was so drained from working 12 hour days as a Personal Fitness Trainer.
As I stared at that trophy that day, I asked myself a question that would change the trajectory of my whole life!
I asked myself, “What differentiates people? What do ordinary people DO differently that makes them exceptional?”
I firstly became desperate for answers to the paradox of my own life. If I could be passionate, powerful, productive, disciplined, hardworking and successful in one context, what was missing that was causing me to fail dismally in the other context of my life?
That simple yet very powerful question did not have any easy answers.
But it did send me on a passionate decade and a half search. I read every book I thought was relevant. I attended all the “I am not your Guru” seminars. I studied NLP, Psychology, Life Coaching, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Human Performance. I literally became obsessed!
As I learned, I also learned to GET myself to apply what I was learning in my own life. I realised that there is a huge gap between knowing and actually growing.
I quickly came to the understanding that your personal growth can be measured by the greater steps, the bigger actions and the quality of results you are producing.
BUT, it is the internal work that precedes the outer work that is the absolute game changer! Life is lived from the inside out, not the outside in!
As my life began to radically shift I realized that this could not just be for me! I could not sit back and watch people suffer the way I had, feeling helpless, hopeless, frustrated, anxious and stuck.
In the years that have followed, I worked with hundreds of different people from all walks of life. I have conducted well over 70 000 hours of 1-1 coaching and mentoring sessions.
In those thousands of hours, I meticulously documented and studied each clients progress. I learned that no matter what their challenges, circumstances or background, there were predictable behaviour patterns common to all of them at the cause of their success or failure.
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What Can I Do for You?
I believe what differentiates you in life is your ability to get yourself to take massive, powerful and consistent action, no matter what your circumstances, so that you can move closer to you boldest dreams everyday!
And I promise you, if I can do it, anyone can!
All you need to know is:
- Exactly what you WANT! Most people focus on what they don’t want. So they normally get it! Clarity has power.
- What may be getting in your way of going after that vision such as your consistent emotions, thoughts, choices, beliefs, values, self-worth and even your very identity!
- Which habits you need to address and which habits you need to adopt and how to build them into a healthy daily routine.
- How to actually make progress, correctly evaluate “failure” so that it serves you and finally feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment!
Each of these four bullet points represents a very simple summary of the four modules in my P.E.A.K. Performance Blueprint.
The PEAK Performance Blueprint is a coaching framework that has evolved over 2 decades with my over 80 000 hours experience of working with people from all walks of life!
This framework has helped thousands of people to move past their perceived obstacles and freed them to pursue limitless lives!
I’m a passionate speaker and seminar leader.
I help my audiences to create powerful breakthroughs in personal transformation and performance. Over the last 27 years my PEAK Performance Blueprint has become a guiding light for those seeking rapid and permanent personal change in their lives.
I’ve worked with people from all walks of life!
From princesses to paupers, anorexics to the obese, pensioners to prisoners and CEO’s to drug addicts, the limiting patterns of behaviour are clearly identifiable, breakable and the results powerfully impactful!
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