It’s Never Too Late To Make It
by DanM in Blog Post No Comments
Earlier this year – 6 years ago – I opened my first **official** business
I’d been self employed/consultant/minor shareholder in previous biz before…
…but this one was all me, all in, zero fucking safety net
4 maxed out credit cards….
Selling all my shit..:
My first venture?
A PT studio
That 500sqft little cube where it all started
I was 33 at the time
(And this is what I used to look like)
And if you would of asked me if I REMOTELY thought I’d be doing ANYTHING like I’m doing now?
I wouldn’t of laughed at you
I would of been quite confused and politely changed the subject because I would assume you were talking complete and utter shite
This next bits gonna sound a bit depressing thought – but bear with me
This (I hope!) isn’t one of those woe is me look at me now kinda posts
Just how it was
I’ve shared before – and I’ll share again now but I:
Never felt Good enough
Never felt worthy of love
Never liked (let alone loved) myself
^^^ all things I happily buried deep down
You would of met a happy and relatively (on face value) chipper cheeky chap
But was all a happy little facade I kept up as I didn’t want to be a burden – far easier to bury shit deep down eh?
For me I always thought if I achieve something with my life – be a somebody – maybe then I’d be happy
Fuck you Dan – you’re NOTHING was a regular musing
If you work, if you achieve then MAYBE you will be. ‘Worthy’
^^^ that was my logic
So with pretty much zero clue how I was going to do anything
I started doing stuff
Each thing I achieved I thought I’d feel different
The first 10k month was a milestone I wanted to hit
So I did
Felt the same
Maybe a 100k month will make me happy?
I was proud but all I was was tired and exhausted
So each time I achieved a new level it was always
‘You ain’t shit you bearded fucking nobody, keep going you ugly fat fuck’
(Literally had that on my wall as an ‘affirmation’ once lol)
I kept ticking off things that I would never even of dreamed of:
7-figure business ✅
(Legit/actual) Best selling author ✅
(Legit/actual) #1 most downloaded podcast ✅
Headlining with Gary V and other ‘A-players’ ✅
3000+ individuals and businesses helped ✅
1400+ testimonials ✅
There’s more if you can be bothered to search
✅ after ✅ after ✅ after ✅
(I mentioned some of these last night)
Simply because I didn’t feel like I was good enough
Why should someone like me have X or Y?
I’d have little conversions with myself
Generally would go along the lines of because I’d tell myself I wasn’t worthy of anything like this
I’ll prove myself wrong – and those that doubted me)
(Never said I was normal or once tried to be)
Over time I learned that you can achieve a lot through pure willpower and spite and rage and ‘fuck you’ attitude
But it’s always been underpinned with helping others
That’s what made – and makes – me happy
A lot of what I have was born out of frustration and seeing shit not done right
So fuck it if no one else is gonna do it?
I’ll do it myself
With each time I level up (ugh) that’s my attitude now
More out of frustration at how the market is served or a need rather than a panacea for my own darkness made light via helping others
(There’s lots of you that use helping others to help yourself…it feels good eh)
More bringing people together
And the most important thing:
I’m able to be there for my family over and over again
But I never ever once expected it to be that way and I never ever fucking once expected to be a ‘thing’ and when it sucked the deepest suck I’d ever get I kept going when I didn’t want to
– glad I did now –
I simply ‘dared’ to have ideas above my station; it’s kinda why I am not a fan of the privately educated, wealthy land owning, entitled connected posh fucks
I despise them
Because they will never have to worry about if they are eating or can afford to put petrol in their cars like many of us had to
I only have time for those who earned their stripes and earned their £££ through hard word
Those are the people I look up to and – I hope – inspire others to be like
And those are the people I learn from and I invest in
People who built empires and success from the ground UP
And whether or not you like me?
But I have made a difference and my life has purpose now – so even if you can’t stand me?
Me daring to be me has changed lives for the better – a lot of lives – and I’m proud as fuck about that more than anything Else
The point of this post is simple
If you’re a decent human
If you’re prepared to work hard
If you’re good at shit/getting good at shit
If you understand this takes time
If you invest in those who have walked the walk and do what they say
And the most important thing
Is if you think you deserve more or want more and prepared to work for it
You CAN get it
I had no idea where I’d be where I am now – and (give or take) no bloody clue where I’ll be in 6 years time
But as long as I keep going?
Shit tends to happen
So if you’re at the start of your journey stay the fucking course
And maybe one day being well y’all be writing a post like this
Do the work
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