You toss you turn, thoughts, memories fill your mind. Are you asleep... awake? Everything seems so surreal...was it a dream? You ask yourself.
That was the one question that got me up this morning. After a full day of preparation, the event, and just two hours of sleep, I am up writing this blogpost overwhelmed with positive emotion.
Now fully conscious, I realise.. No that was not a dream, no that was not a figment of my imagination. Just a few hours ago I celebrated the launch of my book A.W.A.K.E and Alive: Harness your physical and mental potential through a plant-based lifestyle with friends and loved ones.
Never would I have thought at the lowest point of my life, would I have travelled this far reaching to what seems like a peak. With my feet planted firmly planted in the earth I look around on higher ground, I realise no, this isn't it just yet..there's more, much more.
From a depressed and unfit AV technician almost losing and ending it all, to becoming a coach, athlete and after yesterday, an author today.
My purpose in this lifetime?
To create positive change.
I believe in a world where everyone is living with passion, purpose and being their strongest, most nourished and authentic self, all while making a difference.
To be A.W.A.K.E and Alive to the best years of your life, this life and not any other.
I leave you with the excerpt of the final chapter of my book which I read last night, along with the track that I played while I was reading it.
Everything in life happens for a reason, and the beauty of it all is that everything comes full circle in retrospect. Your past decisions and actions have got you to where you are today. This very moment you have the choice to keep to the same path, or veer away in a different direction.
Stop focusing on the problem and start focusing on your solutions. Keep asking yourself:
How CAN I do it?
What is GREAT about this?
How can I LEARN from this?
Most of all, always accept who you are when you look in the mirror. Know that you are a significant part of this world. The same force that created the mountains, oceans, stars and galaxies exists within you. You are part of the universe, and the universe is within you.
So where to from here?
In a less than 2 weeks time, I will be travelling to Austin Texas to compete alongside fellow teammates of Evolved Generation and Plantbuilt at the 2015 Naturally Fit Games. Plant-fuelled muscle at it's best.
Stay connected for updates!
Peace and positivity,
Extremely limited copies are now available within Australia here. Feel free to email us to be put on the waiting list letting us know how many copies you are after, we will be in touch when the books are back in stock. For all international orders, the links to purchase via online retailers will be up soon. Get connected for updates through facebook, twitter or instagram.