07 Jun IM GOING BANKRUPT !! 🗣
I CANT BELIEVE IM IN THIS POSITION, WHAT A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT I AM, MY LIFE IS OVER. . . IM GOING TO KILL MYSELF !
Roll back to 2008 and these were my exact thoughts of every second of every day.
I had bought my first property back in 2007, it was a 2 bedroom apartment penthouse in a very affluent area of Teesside, I was on top of the world making every right move possible (or so I thought)
Then . . . .
The dreaded recession hit and within 6 months I was looking at 80k negative equity . . . Yes I had gone from being on top of the world with everything going awesome in my life to being turned upside down and £80,000 in debt !
This was a real tough pill to swallow as id never really experienced any real adversity in my life.
Little did I know what the next 6 YEARS the universe had planned for me !
As a result of what had happened (amongst other things) I fell into a deep depressed anxious state. . . the decision’s I made from a bad place just got worse and worse.
What also made things worse was “my best friend” at the time who I confided in with my problems decided to tell a not so nice person who then decided to humiliate me in a group chat in front of every single one of our friends. . . That day was the closest id ever came to ending my own life.
My attitude was “fuck It” il just get into more debt and more debt till finally I could not get anymore lending and the buzz of the purchases finally stopped giving me a buzz. I was left depressed , overweight , poisonous and had a bitter mindset to life, not to mention full of antidepressants that were slowly killing me inside.
I was in the red for £125,000 !
I remember walking under the stairs of my then rented house and imagined and visualized hanging myself and ending it all, that was the only option I was left with (or so I told myself)
But weirdly even at my worst point in my life, I had this belief in myself that I was worth more and I can do more and this isn’t the way I was going out, I knew deep down inside that I can pull myself back around and get back on top.
I am a fighter and decided i will fight till the last breath that was breathed from
Fast forward to 2019, I am now a multiple 6 figure business owner and also owning 4 properties worth 3 quarters of a million pound.
What you have to remember is that no matter what you are going through now, there is always a way out, you just have to believe that you can do it and take small steps daily to pull yourself from the depths of where you are now.
Plenty of water
Listen to an audiobook
Eat good food
Always keep looking forward and remember your past does not equal your future, change can happen as soon as you decide for it to happen.
Often in business the fundamentals are overlooked.
Resilience and the attitude to never give up is Earned and NOT given
Be grateful of your struggles and hard times, there’s no growth in comfort
Remember its not what happens to us in life . . . Its how we respond to what happens to us is where the power really lies !!
KEEP GOING !