I want to share a story with you that may inspire and empower you to make a decision to change to have the life you want.
I remember it so clearly. It was about 18 months ago. I was lying in the foetal position crying. Not just crying, in fact I was balling my eyes out, rocking my body back and forth and saying the words “I’ve had enough. This is NOT the life I signed up for! I don’t want to live this way anymore!”
You see I woke up this day and felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I was stressed out with our business. We had people who owed us a lot of money (over $250k) go bankrupt on us and that put a lot of financial pressure on the rest of our business. We were advised to liquidate one of our companies. This resulted in challenges with franchisees, litigation, hate mail packs, threats to “expose me” to the media and personal attacks. I was hating what I was doing. I was 40 kilos overweight. I was getting through each day on a bad diet washed down with coffee until it was time to drink wine. I was missing my friends (no time for them), I was totally disconnected from my husband and kids, I hated where we lived and felt like everything was a mess and life was totally out of control. So in that moment I made a decision to change. I decided that I didn’t want to live this life any more.
I’d had ENOUGH!
So I started asking myself the question, so if you are clear this is what you don’t want, what do you want? How do you want your life to look? So I created a Vision Board and a theme for the year- it was to be my “F” Year. “F” represented many things to me, but mainly it was a “Fuck it” year – I’m doing what I want when I want. So I created a year of FUN, Family, Friends, Financial Freedom & “Fuck it” we are out of here and we had lots of amazing holidays including 2 trips to Fraser Island, a couple of trips to Melbourne & Sydney, a 10 night cruise with our family to Papua New Guinea and a trip to Bali with my husband. It was more than just having holidays, I was looking to FIND ME in the process!! I’d got so lost that I didn’t even know who I was anymore! I’d become so stuck in a rut I stopped being “ME” and started living the way I thought society would accept me. I started fearing being judged and wanted to be liked and accepted. In the process however, I lost myself and when I “woke up” it was like I was living in someone else’s life / body.
So I made the decision that in 12 months time I would no longer have my current business and that what ever I was going to do would be something where I could be ME. I could do it MY way. I wanted to have the freedom to do what I want when ever I wanted. I wanted the flexibility to put family, friends and LIFE first. I wanted simplicity. I wanted to be able to travel and be based from anywhere in the world. I was also clear that I wanted to make a difference and help others to break free and live a life they love too.
So why is this relevant to YOU?
It saddens me that you are tolerating a life that sucks! You are continuing to struggle and survive through each day like I was because you can’t see a way out. You feel trapped like this is just the way it is and you don’t have any other choices. Are you in a lot of debt? Guess what – I was too!! I was so far in debt it made me sick!!
But it all starts with making a decision that you don’t want to live this way any longer. You need to want to make a change. I understand that change is scary – doing something new usually is. But what is more scary, is staying the same and living this way for the rest of you life!!
You see the sad fact is that most people die at about age 35!! They’re just not buried until about age 85. You know most people are walking around dead!! The only difference between being in a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole. This is about YOU getting out of your rut and doing something BIG in your life.
Mark Twain said “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do that the things you did do.” Sometimes you have to jump and grow your wings on the way down.
Let me plant this seed for you – If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. Is that what you want? If you woke up 20 years from now and life was exactly the same as it is now, how would you feel? Or are you ready to declare that you’ve had ENOUGH! Are you ready to make a change? Are you ready to take action so that you can turn your life around and have it all. You DO have a choice. You are so powerful. You have everything you need inside of you to achieve anything! The only person holding you back is you! You’re broken. You don’t believe you can do it anymore!
There is only one thing that’s certain, and that is death. You’ve only got a limited time here. On your tombs stone will be the year you are born and the year you die and in between those is a dash. So here is what I want you to think about – What is your DASH going to look like? Are you going to finish your life and look back and say “WOW! That was AWESOME!” Or are you going to look back and say “ugh… I could have been better, I wish I would have tried more things, I wish I would have ventured out and travelled more, I wish I would have been more courageous.” But you know what? At the end its too late! So make a decision NOW that your dash is going to be as meaningful as you possibly can.
If you are looking for something but not sure what then please contact me! I promise I will help you to step through the fears you have. I’m looking for driven people who’ve had enough with their life and ready to make a change. If you are coachable, open-minded and are willing to invest a minimum of 5 hours each week to make your life more FUN & AMAZING then lets catch up for coffee (or a virtual coffee over skype if you are not near me).
Simply email me at KickAss@KylieCourtie.com and in the subject line say “I’ve had enough!” In your email please outline briefly who you are, your background, what you are looking for and of course your contact details and I will get in contact with you to book a coffee date!!
You deserve MORE! Here’s to creating a life of FUN, FREEDOM & FULFILLMENT!!