Life Coach

Spent many years really messed up.

My father died when was 18, my mother when I was 30...

I did drugs and got drunk nearly every day...

I didn’t file taxes for 11 years...

In my 20s I easily had more than 30 different jobs...

And in the end I was living in and out of homeless shelters.

But you know what the truth of it all is?

None of that stuff is why I was messed up.

I was messed up because my thinking was messed up.

Right now as I write this I’m on a Kuwait Airways flight in route to New Delhi, India for our first Rebel Pilgrimage India,, currently flying over the Middle East...

And I’m listening to Bob Dylan’s song, Like A Rolling Stone.

In the song, he sings, “If you got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”

What I just remembered is how through all those years of being messed up I used to hold on to that line. It was an excuse for me, an anthem, a way to justify my behavior and my life.

“I got nothing, baby, so I got nothing to lose!” I would proudly think to myself.

In retrospect it’s so crazy how the part of my mind I must rebel against had completely taken over my thinking.

Of course these days things are much different. That mind doesn’t have the same control over my heart-centered mind, but it certainly tells me all kinds of things that aren’t true...

Such as...

Conditions have to be perfect for me to take action...

And later is a better time.

Let me tell you right now one of the many, many truths I’ve learned coaching people...

Nearly everyone is waiting.

Nearly everyone has convinced themselves that at some point in the future conditions will be ideal to final do what they’ve always wanted to do or stop doing what they can’t stand doing anymore.

Well I’m here to tell you my greatest truth, my why for what I do as a coach and a human being trying to make an impact on the world...

Life’s too short to keep fucking around.

It truly is, and you know what happens when you wait?

This is another great truth I’ve learned coaching... it’s a phenomenon actually...

The longer you wait—the longer you prepare—the longer you spend making everything perfect...

The harder and the scarier it becomes to take action.

The time is now...

Your time is now...

Rebel Rule #2 is “I am not waiting anymore—NOW is the best time and the only time.”

Decide now to be a Rebel.

The actual end of that past existence of mine, by the way, was 11 years ago from this November 6, 2018..

On that day I checked into a Salvation Army Rehab and spent six months there beginning the lifelong process of healing and recovering and becoming a better person

In just a few days I celebrate that day in India, on the eve of Diwali, the Festival of Lights where in the North it’s a celebration of Lord Ram and Sita’s return to their kingdom after being in exile—a return home for the Divine couple to their once beautiful existence. That’s me as well—a return to my former self, who I was created to be and become before my mind took over.