Hey guys, good morning, what’s going on? I wanna answer a question that actually comes up quite a lot and I haven’t yet taken the time to do a good answer for it, a proper film to answer. And that question is “Lewis, when did you know that “you wanted to have a different kinda life, “an extraordinary life? “and when did you know that you weren’t here to do the mainstream thing, “the go to college and get good grades, “get the white picket fence and have the family “and go get a nine to five until you’re 65 or 70. “When did you know that that wasn’t your path?” And for me and my journey, I think that I’ve had that idea for a while even in school. I didn’t quite fit in with the academic competition thing and trying to get the good grades. I always felt that was a little off. And like many people, I knew that I wanted the nice cars, the houses, the trips and the travels and all the lifestyle stuff. I knew that I wanted that. But it took years of wanting that before I developed myself and believed in myself enough to know with certainty that I could have it. It took years of wanting that stuff first. And in fact, it was the big challenges that I had in my life, it was the big pains, it was the big problems, it was the big things that I had to overcome that pushed me more toward it. So for example, when I had a job, one of my moments, to answer the initial question, one of my moments, I was an electrician apprentice here in Brisbane. And for the majority of our jobs that we did there, I would drive in to the office there and we’d get in one of the tradesman’s Utes and we’d go off to the job and do our work for the day. But every now and then, we had a job where it was in the city and it wasn’t practical for the tradesmen to stop by and pick me up from the office, from the workshop and I had to catch the train in. And so here I am, by the way, we started at six a.m. in the morning, so here I am on like the 5:30 train in the morning here and I got on that thing. And here I am wearing my tradesman gear, Lugging this big heavy toolkit up the platform. The sun often hadn’t come up yet. And I get on this train. And in the carriages, at that time of morning, It’s just drones. There’s people just asleep. They look miserable. And here they are, when we get to the city station, they’re filing off. No one’s talking, heads down, gloomy. It was depressing and when I looked around. I got on those trains and I looked around and I just think that this is not me. This is not my life. And I’m not doing this. I refuse. And so it was in those moments of the biggest pains, the biggest struggles, for me the biggest hardships became the biggest springboards. And so I needed that. I need a little bit, I need to go through some shit. I needed to go through the hard times and shitty days that I didn’t want to be there. And now that really pushed me to start believing in myself. So what I would do is I would use that as motivation. Amd when I had a shitty day at work like that, I would come home and I would put all of that energy into building myself up, learning, studying, practising . At that time I was trading. I had four years to master it. I had a four-year apprenticeship. And at the end of that apprenticeship, I told everyone I’m not working at the end of this. I told my bosses, I told my tradesmen, the other people I worked with, the other apprentices. I said, “At the end of this, I’m not getting a job here “working as as electrician. “I’m quitting and I’m gonna quit from trading. “Watch me.” And so I burnt the bridges there. I burnt the bridges and I had a sickening level of belief and focus and commitment and I just kept at it, kept at it. And I used those hard times, those shitty days to push through, to motivate me to keep working at it. But really what I’m saying is I knew for a while. I knew since I was a kid that I was here for an extraordinary life. I wanted something extra special. I’m not here for the mundane and the mediocre. I’ve always known that but it’s a big difference between wanting that and really believing in yourself and growing yourself and investing in yourself. Book, courses, masterminds, mentorships. Doing the things it takes to learn from the people who have the results. So look one that a little exercise that you could do, one thing that a lot of people haven’t done yet is to get clear really what you want. What do you want? And so I have a little exercise. What I have people do is just imagine for a second here, there’s a little thing that you can do in your mind. Just imagine that one you have $10 million in the bank. 10 million comes in and it’s there and you’re pretty secure. But on top of that you have another million dollars a year coming in a income, which is about 20,000 a week. So 20,000 a week in income. 10 million in the bank. So financially you’re set. You’re secure. You’re done. And what I have with people is, think about this for a second, and now think about the time when you’re waking up in the morning. And you got the money, you’re fine. You’re not doing it for the money but what would you really actually love. When you wake up in the morning and you look around your bedroom here, put yourself there. What do you see? Who is next to you? What is the bed, what’s the view, where are you? Is it an apartment? Is it a house? Is it a condo? Is it on a ship? Where are you? What does it look like? And then what happens in the morning? What kind of relationship do you have? And then when you get out of the bed and you start to walk to the bathroom, what do you look like? What does your body look like? How do you feel about yourself? What are you wearing? What is your morning routine? Where do you have breakfast? And what I have people do is replay this out and give yourself permission to think big. Don’t put any limits and restrictions on that. A lot of people because they have, currently, a financial block or limitation, they don’t give themselves permission to visualise that big and think like that. So just assume that the money’s all taken care of. What really does your perfect dream day look like? And then how do you get to breakfast? What car is it that you’re driving? Or are you chauffeured? Is it a Rolls Royce? Is it the Ferrari? What is your thing? What colour is that thing? And do you go down a lift? This is what I used to do. I used to visualise my trip to breakfast every morning. And do you click the button on the lift and then it opens and is it a lock up? Visualise the whole journey in sickening detail. And when you get into the car, what’s the steering wheel? I used to think of the Alcantara Steering Wheel and I used to feel it in my mind first. And then I would push the button and you know what I mean? Visualise what you would love in sickening detail. And then once you do, write it down on a piece of paper all the things that you want. This is what I want, this is my perfect dream. And then you what you want to do is price it up. How much does it cost to have all that. And once you know exactly what you want and can see it clearly in your mind’s eye and you know how much it costs then it’s a matter of finding out who’s already got that or some of that? And what the hell did they do? What did they do to get that? I guarantee they’re doing something different to have that then what you’re doing to have that. And so you want to study the people, not because you want to be in their shadows and you want to sort of look up to them and subordinate to them and stuff like that. Because you want to find out what they do so that you can climb onto their shoulders and stand on their shoulders and build that same thing for yourself. That’s what you want to do. You want to study the people who have what you want. So there’s a little exercise. Go and do that. Just pretend, just for a second. You can do it, it takes two minutes to do this. Pretend the money’s all good, it’s all there. You’re set financially. What actually would you like to do? What would you like to build in your life? Then when you get clear on that, price it up, find the people who have got it, and then study them and then do what they did. Step-by-step, every single day. Step-by-step, every single day. And you stick to that and you will begin to manifest that. You will be moving towards that. If you can take one small step towards the goal everyday, in a week, and in a month, and in a year, in two and five and 10 years, you will be closer to that thing than what you can imagine, what you can fathom. The things that you can achieve in five and 10 years, golly gosh. So I hope that you enjoy that little video today, that little exercise. Do the exercise, golly gosh. And I’ll see you over there next week in the next video.