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AvocadoMan

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Gday lads!

My name is Maverick and I am nineteen years old. I am passionate about innovation and making things simple. I love writing and hope to share some good stories and motivate you all. And, I am an Electrician Apprentice in my hometown - absolutely love the job because it teaches you to solve problems and you get to fix/build things all day, but I have business interests on the side of my job, of course.

Since I love writing, let's take a trip back in time to my last year of high school so we can travel back through the last couple years of my life and you can see how my choices and actions have shaped my character and reality today.

So, it's Friday night and I am supposed to be studying for my HSC like a good little dipshit, but instead I am hanging around on this forum looking for an easy way to make a lot of money. I remember skimming over all the threads whenever I had spare time and looking for a ten step guide to getting everything you want, but luckily it does not work that way. I wanted to drop out and go do my own thing, but the conditioning and habits from the last 12 years of school was very strong.

"Habit is the great flywheel of society" ~ William James

I hated school my whole life and knew from a very young age that something was not right - I had to sit in a room and listen to a complete stranger tell me how to act, think and feel. I hated school because the people who were supposed to be preparing me for life were stupid themselves - they knew nothing of real value. Along with that, I couldn't learn what I wanted to, but instead I learned what they wanted me to, and what they wanted me to learn was completely irrelevant and useless material. This continued for many years. I struggled a great deal with school work because it is completely opposite my way of thinking. I think in terms of wholes, I see the connections between things and I build a big picture perspective based off my observations. I connect the dots in life. School tried to make me do the opposite.

Fortunately my way of thinking remained through my entire childhood and eventually led me to discover, in my final year of school, what the actual purpose of schooling is. Shortly after, maybe a few hours, my schooling career was over and I was on my way to another state to make my millions in Network Marketing. That was one hell of an adventure, mistake, and I don't have time to talk about it at the moment so we will save that for another tale. But long story short I ended up broke from trying to look rich and eventually was back at home.

What next I thought?

After a few months working to fill up my empty bank account, I moved away again to another city. This was an adventure of epic proportions, involved sleeping in my car at a park, living with a couple crazy Mexicans, starting my first business, finding mentors and meeting awesome people. I learned more than I ever learned in school and gained real life skills. I learned what I am capable of and the power of willpower for getting through hard times.

And then, through one choice, I altered the direction of the course I was on towards the darkest part of my life so far. Back at home I had some family issues stirring up again from a recent divorce between my parents, and for some reason, I allowed myself to be dragged into it. A few months after the choice to be dragged into it, my life had taken a complete 180 degree turn. I was now living with my dad who would drink a bottle of whiskey before the morning was over, my relationships with my entire family were in ruin and I was cleaning toilets at 3am in the morning for money. I was in a toxic and debilitating environment - my self respect had vanished and I had lost all drive, ambition and vision. I was content with waking at just after midnight and cleaning up shit.

This continued for many months until I had a revelation and made another choice - to take back control of my life, remember my name and start taking action to get back on track. I was trapped not by my circumstances but by my own mind. Within a week, I had fixed all the relationships that had been damaged and again had completely altered the direction of my life with a simple choice. As for the cleaning job that I felt had imprisoned me, I walked straight out the front door one morning and had another job working outdoors and in pools within a week. I changed my environment and removed anyone I did not want to be around, and I got back in shape.

That was 5 months ago.

Since then and through the power of choice, I have become an Electrical Apprentice doing work that I absolutely love, started my own business doing something I have a natural aptitude for - making things simple and better, and I am living in an awesome environment with people who do nothing but support me. Even though it's my first time doing it, I am on track to having my first product on the market and I have a barrage of other things to execute after this one. My strategy is f*ck the patents and obsessing over ideas, just create an avalanche of motion and execute as hard and fast as possible. After failing enough times, you will learn and you will do it!

Hopefully you can see from one of the many stories I intend to share, that your decisions really do have a ripple effect and you must consider them carefully. So that's a little about me and you can expect to see me in the forum on a weekly basis, pumping out some motivation for anyone who is stuck and needs a kick in the a$$, plus my own progress threads.

Regards,
Maverick.
 
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Hi Maverick and welcome to the forum. You can call me Goose.
 

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Hi Maverick and welcome to the forum. You can call me anytime.
 

AvocadoMan

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Hi Maverick and welcome to the forum. You can call me Goose.
The write up you did a while ago on the man working in the clothing shop, playing tetris on his break, was brilliant. Scared the hell out of me man. I remember feeling that way even though I am not even 20 yet and it makes me feel uncomfortable now. It's like an invisible prison.

But it motivates the hell out of me now. Anytime I feel as if I am slowing down, I reflect on that one time in my life and instantly the fear hits me.

Thank you!
 

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Any reason why you have 2 accounts? Which one shall I delete?
 

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@MaverickBrenton thanks man, I went ahead and deleted the account. And thanks for the introduction!
 

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