My Story – Bullying, Addictions, Debt, To Millions & Finding Fun Again #1
From bulling to $50k of debt, gambling and drugs to turning it all around, this is my raw story that I hope will help you.
1:15 – Simon sets the scene and explains the reasons for his new podcast show.
2:20 – Simon’s mission with this show his to share his journey and help you with clarity, strategy and information to help you and your business.
4:35 – At 13, This one incident changed Simon’s life.
6:10 – Simon was bullied from 13 – 16.
6:45 – Simon loved video games and wanted to start a magazine with his passion for creating.
7:30 – Simon’s persistence and passion paid off when he got a job at 16 writing for a video game magazine.
8:50 – Simon met his first mentor at a martial arts class, which helped him build confidence.
9:50 – An addition to gambling, and drinking on a workday afternoon, began to lead Simon into debt.
11:00 – A 21 years old, Simon left his job at the publishing company and started his own publishing business in Exeter, but he didn’t know how to run a business.
12:50 – In 2011 Simon lost his home, girlfriend, and business, and was back at home with his mum & dad.
13:40 – His mum & dad helped him to become a personal trainer, as Simon was passionate about fitness.
14:25 – Simon came back from the training very energetic and branded his new PT business in a big box gym.
15:40 – Clients were back to back but were asking about nutrition. Simon wrote a guide for them based on what he was eating in his 5-minute break between clients.
16:45 – This lead to a 13-page Lunchbox Diet, which helped his clients and turned into a product which worked for other people.
18:00 – Elle magazine got in touch regarding reviewing his Lunchbox Diet.
19:05 – Elle reviewed it as the best diet they’ve ever done. Simon instantly updates his price.
20:00 – The success of the diet was bringing in more and more money, but Simon had bad habits and wasn’t educated in money.
21:15 – Simon’s life was on autopilot and he became the party guy ,began doing drugs and his life began to spiral downwards.
28:15 – The addiction got so bad, he was doing lines of cocaine between seeing clients.
24:00 – On Christmas morning, he was drained from drug use, slept through Christmas day and felt ashamed of himself. He knew something had to change.
26:00 – Simon made a key decision and changed the environment he was living in, and slowly things began to change.
27:00 – Simon started an online program and decided he needed to hire a business coach.
27:20 – Simon had $30,000 of debt.
28:50 – With only $5000 left on his credit card, Simon invested $30,000 in a coach. “It was either go bust or change my life.”
29:30 – Simon began to make money again and he had a revelation, if he didn’t change the habits, which were still there, he was going to end up with a lot of money, and a lot of problems.
30:00 – He decided to invest in himself to find out why he had these addictions.
30:50 – Simon was depressed, and worrying what people thought about him.
31:10 – After Simon had this revelation he was relentless in his business and continued to invest in more and more mentors.
32:00 – Simon went to India with Tony Robins, and began meditation. It planted a seed in Simons head which eventual lead to Buddha, his dog.
33:30 – When Simon did the work on himself, his business started to grow.
33:50 – One of Simon’s dreams was to meet Richard Branson, which he managed to do.
35:00 – it was after the trip with Richard, that he decided to move to the USA.
35:30 – Turning a dream into a decision changes your energy.
37:00 – Simon went to the Amazon in Peru to study plant medicines and on his return was drinking and smoking 80% less than before.
40:45 – Simon’s vision board has all come true because of the commitment to it.
42:00 – The social anxiety meant that Simon had meant would avoid going to social events because he would drink. He would make excuses not to go. A friend called him out on it.
43:50 – Simon noticed the pattern of drinking to fit in and decided to give up drinking. He hasn’t drank since.
44:30 – The awareness gap is shortened when you remove the drama and toxins.
45:00 – “little by little, I began to find the real Simon again”
45:25 – The community Simon builds is what makes him happy.
47:00 – Simon wants to help people grow as a person and grow their business.
48:15 – If you’re a leader, where are you leading people to?
49:55 – Outro