I love my life, it’s mine and I will make the most of what I have. Everyday I look for something to improve the quality of my life and those around me, and in the process, I hope to inspire others along the way.
Today I now know that to create a better life lies in education. Education that I personally believe is hidden from the majority.
This is why I looked to create the Real Wealth group of sites
As a child I have always been the quiet one… Quiet because if I’m not listening then I’m thinking… and from this I have always had big ambitions, yet too young to know how to follow them through.
I come from a loving family and always strive to see the good in people. I was influenced by my parents to pursue my interests and to help me find what I am good at..
I loved to create things through my imagination, it was my way of expressing myself. I was always drawing, painting etc.. and in my late teens I picked up a guitar and didn’t put it down.
What I love about the arts is that one person’s expression can be so different from the next..
Take two of the very best guitarists in the world for example.
Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page… give them the same song and they will play it completely different, yet they will play it so amazingly in their own unique style.
That’s what I love about us ‘human beings’, we are all different yet we all possess our own unique awesomeness… You just have to find it for yourself!
I was never one to follow the crowd, never really liked being told what to do (and for that mum I apologise). My room was never tidy, and my excuse was always… “I was too busy creating stuff!”
Martial Arts is my life and keeps me on the journey of self discovery. As a young boy my parents sent me to Karate lessons… and I frickin loved it!
As a child I always looked up to my old man, who inspired me to take up Martial Arts. I wanted to be tough like him. He was a bouncer (as they called it in those days) and I remember waking up on Sunday mornings to hear the stories of his night on the door.
From the age of 6, I have been in and out of different martial arts, Karate, Kickboxing, Aikido, Boxing etc…
Although these Martial Arts were great in their own way it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.
After searching through various Martial Arts I found what was known as KFM (Keysi Fighting Method) since my first day I knew this was more my kind of thing!
I find training in the Martial Arts helps my attitude and creates a positive mindset. For me it is not about fighting.. It’s about finding out who I am, pushing myself to limits I didn’t know I could go, it’s about self discipline and self respect, it’s about protecting myself and the ones I love if the sh*t ever does hit the fan!
For me Martial Arts has made me more of a peacemaker and not the bully looking for a fight.
Now through my experience I now have the ability to teach children especially my own, how the world can be a better place by the actions you take.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Family Life My Inspiration
Over all, my family are my motivation, the reason why I don’t quit. I first met my wife in 2003 and eventually married in 2009. I must at this point thank her for her patience and her support while I began building the WPS and the Real Wealth group of websites.
When my son was born something changed inside me. The first time I looked at him, I knew I would do anything for him, to keep him from harm, to be all a father can be. All my actions will have direct consequences in his life, so quitting was not an option.
I come from a very close family and my time is best spent when I am with them. My folks are awesome, my brother is my best friend, my best friends are my family… and my nephew is the coolest kid on the block! Not forgetting my faithful dog, a chocolate lab named Bobby who has been at my side through thick and thin.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
- Milan Kundera
Without possessing a single penny I would still feel the richest man alive.
My transition to freedom
After studying Design Innovation at University I struggled for work, so much so, I took anything I could get. Factory work, working on the land at 5am, I got into construction as a labourer and eventually took a Plumbing course to become the friendly neighbourhood plumber man.
After a few years of being a plumber something hit me around the face… good and hard… it was called “REALITY”! How the hell did I spend 6 years of further education in something that I enjoyed to something completely different… unblocking toilets!!
Without knowing I let myself become a slave to money or the ‘rat race’ as it’s known. The simple reason was not having any real “financial education”.
From 2007 I started reading the all time greats like “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill and “ “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. This was a huge turning point for me. The next two years were trial and error into various internet businesses and internet income ideas.. I would like to add at this point I didn’t make anything for TWO years!!
At two years most people I know would of gave up and turned to something else. But my attitude kept me on this path. The thing with me is I had planted a seed inside my head that I couldn’t let go of.. and so the seed began to grow!
Attitude is everything
I really believe and live my life by attitude. With the right mindset you can literally achieve anything you set your mind to.
In order to maintain my focus in my business I create a mindset that has an unshakable positive attitude, it’s essential to be feeling good and keeping myself in a “good place” mentally. Many people use many different techniques to achieve this, it’s just a case of finding what works best…
For me it’s Martial Arts. This keeps me energised, balanced, focused and really helps break down all the limiting beliefs, programs and emotions that we all carry around. It doesn’t open one door of opportunity… It opens them all. Whatever it is for you, whether its a personal development system, a form of exercise or even meditation. I believe this is one of the real keys to success… Stay focused, stay positive and most important stay happy as much of the time as you can!
Law Of Attraction
Call it what you will, Law of Attraction or the Power of Intention, the method isn’t a new concept but it’s something I base my life around. I actually found I already had LOA in my life before I understood it. In fact everyone does, but whether you attract good or bad into your life is the secret!
The beginning of a new era
Continuing my efforts to put the ‘rat race’ behind me, turns in the economy started to concern me. I didn’t know quite what was going on but something was definitely stirring!
The more I looked into the economy and wealth preservation I knew I needed to start using this information to give me more security.
For over a year I started my wealth preservation strategies but earning a small second income online wasn’t sufficient enough for what I saw as the inevitable financial collapse.
Realising this I wanted to spread the word. At this point I didn’t know how but… (and here comes the LOA bit)… a Gold based opportunity landed in my email box that very week!
I decided that it was time to drop the small income streams I had and focus all my attention on what really mattered.
Joining my new venture with like minded people taught me a powerful message. You can reach far better results if we all work as a team. However I also learned that working in such a group can lead to difference in opinion and some even lost focus due to other commitments…
For me, this had my full concentration and was going to go to the very core. This is where I found someone with as much enthusiasm as myself, my good friend and business partner Ian. And so from early 2011 Ian and myself have grown our commitment to what you now know of as the WPS and the “Real Wealth” group of websites.
Over the next two and a half years our vision has grown far beyond wealth preservation…
We believe that there is amazing potential in everyone.
We believe in the power of shared knowledge.
We believe that together we can help you, to unlock your dreams and help you to be all that you can.
We believe that with our help you can take back your power.