Learn to Live Your Best Day
From the end of the road to finding peace and happiness
In 2014, I was at the end. I was separated from my ex-wife and children, had lost another job and was sitting in a car on the side of a deserted road with a pipe running from my exhaust in through a window with the car running. This was the greatest moment of my life.
More on that later.
Let me take you back and explore the events that led up to the greatest moment in my life.
Before my separation, I was the General Manager of a national training organisation. I was earning over six figures, had the respect from my colleagues, had good friends, a wife, and three amazing children. I travelled the country, stayed in nice hotels and always drove new cars. Life was what we are taught to believe as very good. It had it all for this small town country boy making a name for myself in the education industry. Something I was very passionate about.
The reality of my life was very different.
My wife and I had become estranged. My oldest child, Isabella 10, was learning to play the cello and playing netball on the weekend. My second child, Lucas 6, was playing under 6 soccer games every weekend and my youngest son Benji, who was 3 at the time was simply the coolest cat on the block.
I missed so many of their games. I don’t remember listening to Isabella practice and I hadn’t spent enough time with Benji to really get to know him. My ex-wife would tell me stories of how Lucas wouldn’t practice with the other kids and didn’t want to play anymore. He would wander off and kick this ball against a wall by himself. The same wall he and I had spent so many hours playing together. My heart was broken. There is no pain like that of a parent who watches their child hurting and is powerless to do anything about it.
“Where was I”, you ask? I was busy. Working the ‘dream’ job. The truth was I was so lonely and I was tired. I was putting on weight and was losing touch with everything I held dear.
I decided to do something about it. I wasn’t going to lose my family. It wasn’t going to happen to me.
I wanted to show my kids the world and I wanted to reconnect with my wife and what better way to do that, I thought, than take a family holiday. So skiing it was. My kids seeing snow for the very first time.
Before we had opened the door to the room in the ski village, my wife tells me she’s seeing someone else and is leaving me. Now, this is one of the moments in life you see at the movies where all focus outside of a person’s body is gone. The whole world ceases to exist. Then it dawned on me; I have 5 days in a really small room with my children and estranged spouse and this was the first time my children have ever experienced snow.
Immediately I pictured my kids sometime in the future sitting in therapy talking about the impact their parents’ divorce had on them and how they had a deathly fear of snow, ice or any other water-based product. I couldn’t get upset, I couldn’t yell, I couldn’t talk to her with any privacy, I couldn’t breathe!
At this point, I need to tell you that I blamed her for everything. Everything! The Roosters not winning the grand final – her fault. Everything. My life was hell. Self-imposed hell; but hell nonetheless. If you ever want to live the greatest nightmare of your life, try family court. Costs a fortune, you lose everything including your dignity and self-worth, and it’s torture for your children.
I lost all contact with my children. They were gone.
So there I am sitting in a running car with a hose connected to the tailpipe hanging in the window. All the windows are closed and fumes are pouring in. I was really drunk. I had taken so many painkillers I couldn’t count. I remember the moment with such clarity that I closed my eyes for the last time. I thought I was at peace and I was ready.
Actually, I had tears streaming down my face and couldn’t breathe. So far from peace. If peace was a location it would have been the north pole and I was on the south pole. Then nothing.
I woke up in a hospital bed, with a drip in my arm and the most intense pain in my throat. Remnant feelings of where the pipe had been forced down to pump my stomach of everything. I was so hungry.
I remember the exact thought as I saw my father sitting in the chair next to me.
None of this was her fault. My life wasn’t anyone’s fault except my own. It was the perfect outcome for the precise set of instructions I had given to the universe on how I decided my life was going to be.
So, what now? I decided that I was going to turn to the one thing I believed in and trusted; Education. I summised that the only way to rebuild my life from this was to start from the ground and work from there. The only way is up. The only question was, education in what?
Live Your Best Day
The concept of Live Your Best Day was born for me. How could I live a life that was what I want it to be? What did I want it to be? What was important to me? I wish I could show you the paper and scribble that happened while trying to work this out but there was a lot of it. I like to write and I can’t recommend highly enough physically writing something down on paper. A change happens within us when we expel our thoughts to the pages of a journal. It’s something I do every day now and won’t ever give up the practice for anything.
In my journey to come to a solution, I was introduced to a man by the name of Frank Kern, Frank put a challenge out to write down how you would live your best day. In such a fine detail so that you could taste the pancakes in the morning, smell your child’s head after they get out of the bath (best smell ever!) and feel the important moments like the kiss of your partner’s lips. It was all about experiencing it in every way. It led me to focus on the things that were important to me.
This is basically what I decided that I wanted from my life:
- I wanted the freedom to live where I want and do whatever I want
- I wanted to be with my family anytime I chose
- I wanted to travel. Give me some culture and perspective man!
- Most of all, I wanted the choice to do decide to live life on my terms. My way. No more boss.
- And I wanted the money to be able to do all these things.
Six Figure Mentors
I’m going to share with you how my life is now. Not to boast, or to say look at me, but because I want to show you how far I have come from that hospital bed.
I now live in Hong Kong with my wife Wynne. We have travelled to 6 different countries in the last 4 months and we will easily double that number by the end of the year. I spend time with my family in Australia as much as I like. I am healthier than I can remember being and I can say to you with all honesty, that I am happy. Happy with me, my life and my future.
I can hear the cries now. This is a scam and now he’s going to try and sell me something.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I feel an obligation to show people my story and then share with anyone that may get some benefit from how it happened for me. It’s not for everyone, but if you have read this far then I’m betting that you and I have more than a passing interest in common.
I believe in education. I don’t believe in get rich schemes and I don’t believe you can change your world if you don’t do the work to change it. Nothing is free, but you can choose what you spend your time and money on.
I chose to invest my time and money in an education platform called Six Figure Mentors. This is a proven business system that shows you how to generate an income with just a laptop from anywhere in the world. It provides a digital business system for need-to-know marketing education, world-class products, cutting-edge tools, and helpful support to get you on track with making money online.
The Six Figure Mentor training program aims to make it easier than ever before to start or grow an online business that can be run from anywhere in the world. The education modules are designed to be hands-on and bite-sized with clear action steps so that learning becomes easy and fun.
You also benefit from the support of the friendly community platform (members across the globe learning the ropes), as well as the experienced business system specialists and marketing experts – they are always within reach to help you with your journey. At each step of the training, you get the guidance, education, and tools to take your mindset and business venture to the next level, giving you the momentum to begin earning online revenue as quickly as is realistically possible.
This platforms provides genuine mentorship and shows you step-by-step, not only how to be successful online, but to really create a life that you can be passionate about and give you the freedom to live life your way.
I want to share with you the free videos that got me underway. Enter your email address in the box below and I’ll send you the 4 workshops that changed my life with no obligation to go any further. We all deserve the opportunity to change our lives. It’s not for everyone, I just know that it worked for me and maybe it can you as well.
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As always, live your best day. And if you aren’t, why not?
David Rush aims to educate people how to live their best day, everyday.