A few years ago, my life changed dramatically. In fact, I believe I became a whole new person. It was the year 2010.
A year before the event that changed my life, I was an entrepreneur. I produced heavy metal concerts for a living. The financial crisis was in full bloom, and my shows were slowly deserted. After a while, I had to come to the conclusion that this business model was not profitable enough and I had to pull the plug. This decision was the hardest I ever had to take. And not for the reason you think.
To say that I was a workaholic was a bit of an understatement. At that time, I was working 80 hours a week, had been for the last 10 years of my life. I am what you may call an overachiever and I was always on the go. When I quit my business, I was faced for the first time of my life with two realities. I had no goal past this point, and I had A LOT of time ahead of me. And nothing to do.
Gradually, I felt despair get a hold of my being. My whole life was based on my professional achievements. Without my business, I had nothing to show, I was an empty shell. I felt empty. Depression crept in slowly but surely and in 2010, I was so deep into this depression that my whole life revolved around my couch. I spent my days in the couch, slept in the couch, would barely move from there. I felt dead inside.
3 years passed, eventually, I felt like I could accomplish something. I found a job I knew I could enjoy, while thinking about my next business venture. I listened to a lot of podcasts to guide me on my quest and came across Entrepeneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas. In one of his episodes, he interviewed Hal Elrod, author of the Miracle Morning. Hal said that day that pressing the snooze button when you get up in the morning is having to wake up over and over again. That phrase resonated with me a lot. I did not have something worth waking up every morning.
I read Hal’s book, the Miracle Morning, and started practicing his method. It was my first personal growth adventure, and I will be eternally grateful because it literally changed my life.
Hal’s method allowed me to explore what’s inside me. It lead me to love myself for things outside my career and achievements. It allowed me to know myself better and to keep improving, to dig even further in who I was and what I wanted.
My quest naturally lead me to search for my life’s meaning. My why. This is not an easy quest, so I enrolled in Simon Sinek’s Learn your Why course, based on his bestseller Start with Why. If you know nothing about Simon Sinek and his book, I highly recommend you watch his Ted Talk.
In 2015, 5 years after the Great Depression, I found my why. I live to bring to light people who took control of their happiness to inspire others to do the same. And that is the purpose of this blog.
It became clear to me that I want to use my time and energies to inspire my readers to become the best versions of themselves, to get in touch with their Higher selves. And I hope you will find this inspiration when you come over here and read my musings. I hope we can share this path together.
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