Like most people, I had many influences growing up. My main influencers were my parents, teachers & friends.
I was taught to get good grades, get a job, get married, have kids, retire, be happy.
I didn’t know any better, so that’s what I did. And although it did make me happy in beginning, that happiness started to fade as the years went on.
I got a job with the government right out of college. I worked in the computer operations office. I loved it at first. I was learning news things, I was challenged, there was lots of variety, and I was making a great salary for my age.
Then, I applied for higher level positions, because when you have a better job title and you make more money, you are more successful, right?
I bought in to that thinking for years. Every couple years I would get promoted, I would make more money, but I was less happy. I was no longer fulfilled at the end of the day.
As the years went on, I started questioning and contemplating things more.
What I realized was I was living someone else’s version of success.
It was about this time that I started investing in real estate and building side businesses.
This created a lot of extra busyness in my life and I really struggled balancing it all as I was trying my best to be a good dad & husband all the while working a full-time job + managing my side businesses. Wow, that’s a lot, I’m tired just typing all of that 😁
I enjoyed building businesses much much more than working in a cubicle at the government.
Sooooo… what did I do? Well… I bought more houses and built more businesses. Yep, I still had my job too. You can imagine how crazy things got for me.
I continued down this path for a couple more years before I finally realized I couldn’t do this anymore.
I had a major life decision to make.
Do I quit my safe and secure high-paying government job so that I can spend more time doing the things that made me happy? And what made this decision even more difficult was that I had 2 daughters which were 1 & 4 at the time. Ah, decisions, decisions.
I’m sure you know where this is going… I decided to take a break from my job. The majority of my friends and family thought I was absolutely crazy.
Long story short, I’ve had no regrets, and I’m much much much more happier now. I live a life with greater balance and my work is very fulfilling.
Since I’m my own boss, I have much more freedom and flexibility in my days so that I can do more of what makes me feel good.
Part of that is looking after myself. Something that I neglected years ago.
I’m a big believer that our health is true wealth, so I make it a point to look after my well-being everyday.
Life becomes that much more EPIC when you are healthy + doing what you love.
It’s a great combination and I feel everyone deserves this.
I wanted to share this with more people so I created the Epic Living Academy.
Through 1-on-1 coaching, group coaching, online programs & retreats, myself, along with other coaches within the Academy, support people in their journey to a more Epic Life and help them realize what’s possible for their health… and their overall life.
Do more of what you love, and less of what you don’t.
As a Certified Holistic Lifestyle coach, I’ve helped hundreds of people transform their lives. I’m excited to be your go-to Epic Living coach + friend.Wouldn’t it be nice to live a life filled with energy, excitement, passion, fulfillment, freedom + fun? It’s possible and I’m here to help.
You deserve it.
Create the freedom & flexibility in your life so that you can spend more time with family & friends, have fun, travel the world, give back or do whatever it is you want to do.
I hope you enjoy the information I share and choose to embark on the Epic Living journey together so that you to can feel lighter, happier, healthier and experience a higher level of well-being & fulfilment!
Over the years, Mike has been interviewed on many different podcasts.