I LOST EVERYTHING AND I AM BETTER OFF FOR IT

In the podcast, Sam opens up to us about what happened at the time that his first business came crashing down, and the road he took in rebuilding what he had started. We chat about the hard work and sacrifices made to get back up on his feet, and the challenges that he faced during that process including turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms to blow of steam, justified by the long hours he was working. Within this story is also the individual journey that Sam has been on, putting in the work to take better care of his mind and body which has not only had a positive impact on his business, but as the leader in his own business, has flowed on through his team as well.

This is an awesome yarn about the power of leading by example, with a couple of stories about school boy sport and how he ended up running on for Italy. 

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WHAT KOKODA IS ALL ABOUT

For Glen, completing the Kokoda Trail 79 times is not about fueling his ego. It's about the people. Connecting with the people on the experience with Glen became the ultimate goal.

Second to this, mindfulness is the second best thing. Sitting in your thoughts and being detached from the outside world allows you to make decisions on things you probably already have the answer to. Kokoda forces that on you. 

SMALL FIGHT, SMALL FIGHTER

For many, social media is a way to escape a shitty situation in their own lives. Whether that be a bad work situation, relationship or whatever it may be. 

f used well social media an be a good thing, but if you aren't feeling good about yourself, it can have the reverse effect. There are plenty of good people you can follow who can light your fire. If your fire isn't blazing with the people you follow on social media, cut them out now, the Kardashians won't even notice.

ADDICTIVE COMFORT

Change is bloody uncomfortable. The biggest addition in the world is not drugs, alcohol or sex, it's comfort.

In this modern world, we have become so accustom to technology and how easy everything is. Food delivered to your door, online shopping, you don't even have to switch a light on anymore, just ask Siri, Alexa or ole mate Google. 

The best thing you can do to counteract this right now is to get off your arse and go and pick your dinner up from the restaurant that is 400m away.




IT'S NOT MY FAULT!

Everything that happens to you, is your responsibility or you had a responsibility in that happening. By taking responsibility for everything that happens to you, you have control on your outcome. 

Taking ownership is the first step of learning from a situation, looking at your reaction and questioning your decisions is the next.

You can't make the same mistake twice because the second time it is an informed decision as you already know the outcome.



HERE IF YOU NEED!

I don't know what I want? I don't know what my goals are? I don't know what I want to achieve?

Alot of people are not clinically diagnosed with depression or anxiety however can feel sad, depressed or anxious and this can cause them to be what is most commonly described as "being in a rut".

Glen Azar encourages you to just take an action. - within in the next 24hours. Just take a small step to make a change, it doesn't have to be a big one. Just move forward in any positive decisions you make.


WHAT DO I DO IF MY TRADE BUSINESS FALLS APART?

After having his business pulled from under him,Gardy was presented with two options 1. Declare bankruptcy or 2. Dig your heels in. There was no way he was going to throw the towel in with a new mortgage, a wife that was 9 months pregnant, in the middle of an elite rugby preseaon and losing everything he ever built, all at the age of 27.

EVERY MORNING I WAS WAKING UP TO DEBT.

Some would say it tastes worse than coriander, but swallowing pride can be and will be the best thing for you to accept what is going on, learn from your experience and move past it.

WHEN WAS THE EPIPHANY TO MAKE A CHANGE?

You are the only person who can put a rocket up ya! All it take is one moment or one comment to spark change. If you have not made the changes or the effort to be that person, you really have no right complaining about not being there.

IS HIDING FROM MY PROBLEMS DOING ME HARM?

Not addressing the root cause of problems you are facing, means they won't go away, they will continue to be there, festering away until they become so rancid you can't ignore them.

INVESTING IN YOURSELF IS LIKE BUYING NEW TOOLS.

Gaining tools in your toolbox aka building on your on strengths and weaknesses allows you to call on these new learnings when the time comes.

A LITTLE ABOUT GARDY

Sam Gardel is an Electrician from Brisbane and one-time back-rower for the Italian Azuri during the 2013 Rugby league world cup.

Gardy’s story is a compelling one and one that many young trade business owners would be able to relate to. As a young electrician, Sam had the opportunity to have a crack at a football career, however not believing that his heart was fully in it, made the choice to focus on growing his prospering electrical business.

However, after investing heavily into his team and business, everything was pulled out from under him leaving him in financial distress. 

ALL ABOUT CHRIS MCINTYRE

After finishing high school, Ollie moved to Northern India where he taught English within a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. While here,he was enchanted by and immersed himself into the Tibetan and Indian culture. This is where Ollie developed his passion for Yoga and Meditation practice.

Upon returning to Australia, Ollie started a business economics degree at Melbourne Uni however it wasn't long before his true passion of learning about the human body pulled him back in made the decision to switch degrees to Physiotherapy.




Ollie now is both a practising Physiotherapist and yoga instructor and is still passionate about learning and mindful living.


Instagram: @yogicphysio

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