7 years ago I found myself in a critical situation.
I wanted to become a coach and I enrolled to study with The Coaching Academy.
I spent a big part of my savings on the course and I quit my job as a restaurant manager and supervisor so I could solely focus on finishing my studies.
Studying in English was more difficult than I expected as my vocabulary was limited to restaurant related words so I decided to take my time and I could survive for 6 months off my savings.
However… Life happened.
My grandfather became really sick and died in few months.
At that time I did not have a great relationship with my mum.
She did not accept the way I left Italy and moved to London in a matter of a couple of days and we did not talk for about 3 years.
However, I knew she was devastated for the loss of her dad and I wanted to be with her.
However, I did not have money to travel to Italy consistently, live in London and complete my studies without a job.
One evening I put my cards on the table and looked at my options.
The most logical one was to…
Make myself homeless in London.
WHAT?? I hear you saying.
Yes… It was the most logical one for me.
There was method to my madness.
Or we can say… Madness to my method.
I realised that with my savings I could live in London, travel to Italy every 2 weeks and continue my studies for a period of 6 months.
But in order to do that, I would have to give up my rent.
So I did.
The morning after I took 8 large black bin bags and filled them with all the things I did not NEED in my life.
The aim was to only live with what could fit in a bag-pack (books and study material included.)
And there my journey started.
That day I committed to myself that I was going to do whatever it took to make my dreams of becoming a coach and speaker come true while having the life I wanted.
I know I was starting from scratch.
In a new industry, with new skills, without a network and connections.
But I did not care.
I knew I wanted it.
And I was going to get it no matter what.
That day, things became real for me.
And this is why I believe, making myself homeless was the secret of my success.
I will share more about what happened during that period of my life and what I did to keep myself on track, but for the moment, I want to live with you with this message.
Talk is cheap. Action speaks.
Do you want something, go and get it.
Show to yourself that you have done all you could to make your dreams a reality.
And that’s how I am living my life.
I let my actions talk.
Many people don’t know my plans (only a few do).
The majority will see them realising as I grow GTeX, my brand, my connections, and my skills.
If you want something, go and get it.
(I would love to hear your story. What have you sacrificed that was important to you to build your dreams? Please share it below.