So there I was, sitting in a coffee shop in Portland, OR, staring at my laptop while openly weeping in public. I’d hit a new low.
Hi, my name’s Colin, and I’m a recovering self-help addict.
Let me get this straight. I’m no expert. I’m just another person like you. I also happen to have an insatiable curiosity and drive for self-discovery and improvement.
Let’s go back to the coffee shop. It was at that moment this puffy-faced, openly emotional 28-year-old (me) realized the truth of his life situation. I was living nauseatingly safe, bartending with no savings or skills for my future and zero plan. I was coasting, unconscious, and risk-free. The one thing that was going well in my life was the girlfriend that I deeply adored, and she had dumped my ass just a few days prior. The worst part was that I’d been on a decade-long personal development crusade, but it hadn’t got me anywhere close to where I wanted to be.
I had been abusing personal development as a way of disassociating from my life, always knowing the next mind-blowing insight was around the corner. If there was ever a time to face all the insecurities and fears I’d been avoiding for so long, this was it.
So, with some help from a coach and mentor, I orchestrated a 30-day challenge to conquer this fear of rejection. It was the scariest yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, and it resulted not only in demolishing that fear – but also in learning the power of public accountability as it relates to behavior and habit change. I also realized from all the feedback I received, that my journey to self-mastery had profound positive impact on the lives of my audience.
Unfortunately, before I knew it, I was back to chasing the dragon of self-improvement. Instead of an insight junkie, I had become an action fiend. I kept pushing myself with new challenges, and eventually became totally burned out. This model wasn’t sustainable or rewarding, either.
Then began my new quest, one of sustainable self-mastery. Long term growth that I could stick with and experience impressive results over 1 year, 5 years, even 10 years and more. I started thinking long term and began designing my life how I wanted, and learning how to create change, through habits, unconscious belief shifts, and other methods.
With my new found courage, I left my bartending job and built a location independent, online business within less than 1 year. I started traveling, living life on my own terms, and creating my lifestyle from scratch.
Since then, I’ve made it my mission to continue my growth in the public eye, while developing content, systems & coaching programs to help as many others people as I can to achieve paths of sustainable growth on their journies.
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