The Day You Started Your Remarkable Life
I went from rock bottom to having a remarkable life after saying three sentences out loud. That’s it. I couldn’t believe how simple it was. I’ll tell you my story so you don’t have to suffer like how I did.
I was working as a creative director at one of the top media production companies in Toronto. I had the perfect life on paper – a fat salary, a downtown condo, a beautiful girlfriend, weekends on the yacht – you get the idea.
Then one evening, it all fell apart. I lost my job. Soon after my girlfriend left, and within a few months I was completely broke, homeless, and depressed.
I wanted to kill myself.
I started to believe that my life would never get any better, I worried what people were saying about me, and I was ashamed. So I decided to kill myself because life wasn’t worth living. I burst out in tears, it was time for me to go. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me so I said out loud:
“I can’t take this anymore. I give up. I surrender.”
At that moment, everything got quiet, I felt a deep sense of calm, and out of that silence an idea emerged. “How about Asia?”
It was a ridiculous idea, I thought. I had made the Top 30 Under 30 List, I had worked on films produced by Steven Spielberg, I was featured in The New York Times, I had received awards, goddamn awards! My ego butted in. Yes, I couldn't just leave the entertainment world and move to Asia, I nodded.
But my heart knew, I wasn't happy. I had tried everything I could've thought of, but nothing had changed. There had been no real freedom, no adventure, no happiness.
I wanted to be happy.
I had taught English for a year in South Korea when I was a fresh graduate. It had been an amazing experience - climbing mountains on the weekends, exploring the country on my motorbike, and all the daily shenanigans. I was happy! I remembered. So why not? I thought.
Long story short, I packed my bags and moved to Asia.
It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Now, my life is full of adventure, I have the freedom to do the things I love, and I'm truly happy. Like giggly happy.
Now I want to hear your story.
Tell me how you started your remarkable life. Let’s help and inspire more people so they can start their own remarkable lives.