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My Journey From Cleaner to Coach

I want to open the way for you, to free the way for you to see that it doesn't matter about your past, you can pick up your baggage at any minute and throw it out the window.
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I'm a coach trainer, lover of writing, soul searcher, soulful life and business coach. I live off the grid with my partner who I call cowboy because he wears cowboy boots and a cowboy hat (plus his personality is definitely from an earlier cowboy era). Me? I'm hardly a cowboy.

My sister nicknamed me "hermit" growing up. I grew up in a small country town in New Zealand. From a young age I grew deep connections with the earth and with myself.

The world was hard from a young age for me. I constantly felt like I was being "picked on." The day came when my mum separated from my father. My sister was entering into University and I was... well feeling alone.

Me. I wanted guidance but I didn't get it.

I lost myself for many years, bleeding to find myself in all the wrong things. Drugs, alcohol, boys, overworking, not working.

Nothing helped me. And then one day something scared the dickens out of me. I heard this voice, and I started to see these images to correlate.

I was being led to something. Something bigger than myself.

I started with relocating, ridding myself of the people that were dragging me down and I started a cleaning business. I worked so hard for my business, so hard that it started producing more than what I wanted. I hired employees and started researching for how I could become a better person.
One of my first mentors was Earl Nightingtale. Earl taught me to believe in myself and to seek my own truth.

I began fooling around with as many self help books and audios as I could get my hands on.
My life was in a stage of growth, constant growth.

The voice and images kept coming thick and fast. I felt called to books, places and people.

Fast forward to today.

Ten years ago I was a hermit. Now, I know that it doesn't matter what others think of me, what matters is what I think of myself.

In ten years I turned my life around, I didn't embrace opportunities -- I made them.

My life circumstances were not right, I was a mess, I was lost, I was confused, my life wasn't perfect. But guess what? I didn't stand still, I didn't let life dictate to me who and what I will become. I took my life into my own hands.

Life will give you what you want, not when you are "ready" but when you think and create from your life what you want.

I want to open the way for you, to free the way for you to see that it doesn't matter about your past, you can pick up your baggage at any minute and throw it out the window.

You can do what ever you want, you can be whoever you want to be.

I train coaches, I coach, I write, I give big and I help people tap into their potential and create the circumstances that they desire.

You can do what ever you want to do, don't worry if you are not perfect, if your life isn't perfect or even if you don't have the influence, the money or the know-how (yet). Begin. Begin to create the circumstances today, start by believing in yourself and knowing this -- your life is a creature of your creation. For good or bad.