Here’s my story
As a young man I suffered badly with low self esteem, severe anxiety and heavy bouts of depression.
I was unhappy and desperate to fix myself.
Studying success and self improvement books was the way I went about doing that.
Over the next ten years every penny I had went on courses, books and audio programmes. I felt I had found the answer to all of life’s problems.
Ten years later I had failed to make a relationship last more than twelve months, was £17,000 in debt and was working sixty hours a week on a small business that earned me little more than the average wage.
I had read everything I could on self development and only succeeded in becoming self righteous, narcissistic and deluded.
I discovered that there was a huge amount of money being made out of some deeply unhappy people.
I saw much of the self help industry for what it really was. An industry.
I rejected it the concept of self improvement in favour of self acceptance.
Simply, being more me.
And now you’re a life coach?
I guess so!
Despite avoiding the personal development industry for 5 years, I made friends with a coach. A very good coach.
That friendship turned into coaching.
And that coaching changed the way I viewed coaches.
That coach was John P Morgan Jr. (Who now charges $150,000 a year for his 1-1 coaching and is fast becoming one of the most influential coaches on the planet)
I was blown away by the way he saw the world and ran his own coaching business.
His example showed me that there was a way to coach which wasn’t self righteous, manipulative and ineffective.
He taught by example, he created outstanding relationships and he coached with courage I had never seen before.
He helped me take “being more me” to a totally different level.
I learnt that I was passionate about being a life coach, even if life coaching wasn’t the most credible industry to be associated with.
I could be a life coach, but in my own way.
Blending my experience of high quality coaching with my own experience of business and relationships I developed www.johnnylympus.com.
You can find out more about my style of coaching here
It’s kind of like life coaching, but for people that don’t like life coaches.