Merry Christmas! What I Am Grateful For This Year

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Merry Christmas to you! I want to use this day to talk about some of the things I am grateful for this year

0:40 – I am grateful to be moving down to Sydney to spend more time with my family
1:45 – I am grateful for the incredible people who have impacted my world this year
2:35 – I am grateful for overcoming my depression and living the majority of the year without depression
3:20 – I am grateful for the rest I have had over the last 2 years, as well as the kick in the bum to take my business to the next level
4:35 – I am grateful for 10 awesome years of marriage
5:30 – My kids’ Santa photo

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Transcription:

Hi everyone and a very merry Christmas to you. I hope you are having an awesome Christmas with family and friends and whatever you end up doing. I hope that ends up being great. I am going to be opening presents with my children in the morning and then flying down to Sydney to see family and I want to say use this day to talk about some of the things that I’m grateful for that have happened this year as well as some of the things I’m looking forward to next year and I want to encourage you to do the same. Take this time to think about some of the things that you’re grateful for and to think about some of the things that you’re looking forward to. So started off. One of the things that I’m grateful for is that next year I’ll. We’ll be moving down to Sydney to be closer to my family and we’re very sad to leave up here until I leave the sunshine coast to leave Noosa.

It has been absolutely awesome, but I’m very grateful for the two years that we have had up here. It’s been amazing. We found out me and my wife were traveling in a camper van and we found out about Montessori schooling and we thought that sounded like a great option for our children and we found a school up here for our kids and so we moved up here for the school and for the kids, but as well for the lifestyle and we’ve had two years up here. The school’s been great, the lifestyle has been great, but it’s time to go back to Sydney, be closer to family again and what able to get into a Montessori school down in the Shire where all of our family, our anyway, so really grateful for the time we’ve had up here. Really grateful that we’ll be moving back closer to family, but also that our kids were able to get into a Montessori school close to home, that they continue that sort of education.

So that’s been really cool. I’m really grateful for the incredible people that I’ve met this year and the people that have impacted my world. It’s been a really big year for me and so the people that I’ve met and the people that I spent time with have really defined my year and really changed me as a person and so I’m so grateful for that and I’m really looking forward to want to move to Sydney, meeting new people as well, making new friends and stuff like that. I think that’s going to be really exciting because there’d be more people around. One of the problems of living up here at Nusa is that it is quite sparse population, especially if you’re looking for fellow Internet marketers or business owners and things like that, so it’ll be exciting to move down to Sydney and to hopefully there’ll be more people similar to me so that I can meet more people.

I’m also really grateful for overcoming my depression this year and living the majority of the year without depression, so I had depression for a number of years on came on and off and it was very difficult thing to deal with. If any of you have had depression, then you would know what I’m talking about. Just overwhelms you. And this year I was able to overcome that. I was able to basically get rid of that. I still have hard days like anyone else, but that intense sense of depression that’s over my life isn’t there anymore and that’s just come from being more true to myself and I’m absolutely grateful to not have to live with that anymore. That is a big deal for me to be able to have that and I’m also grateful for the rest of that I’ve had. So I achieved financial freedom or what I call pseudo financial freedom at 28 where my businesses or any enough money that I didn’t have to work so I hardly worked for the last two years and having that rest period where I didn’t have to focus on work, but I could focus on live on happiness, on relationships, on family.

To be able to do that and to be able to find out what’s important to me has been absolutely incredible. So I’m grateful for that rest. But I’m also grateful for the kick in the bum that has come with business slowing down as well as me and my wife. Splitting so our income, our expenses went up, so now it’s the kick in the bum that I need to really take my business to the next level, so I’m really excited to take my business to the next level in the new year to start hiring people to start putting out more great content to become a bigger person in myself that I can deliver more value to the world so I’m grateful for the rest and I’m also excited for the future and what I can do in business because I really do believe that I can add a lot of value to people’s lives.

I hope that I add value to your life and so I’m really excited for that. Last thing that I want to say I’m grateful for is 10 or some years of marriage. Me and my wife did split up this year, but we did have a good run and we had 10 years of marriage. We are still friends now as well, which I’m really grateful for and looking forward to raising my kids with Kelly. Moving forward into the new year as friends. That one’s easy. That one’s a bit of a harder one to be grateful for, but you know, I am grateful for.

Okay, so it is time for me to go out. I’m actually recording this a few days before Christmas. We’re going to go and take some Santa photos with the kids. The kids are saying that we need to be in the photos. I don’t think we need to be in the photos. Do we just going to be the kids in Santa? I’m hoping. What do you guys think? Do the parents need to be in the Santa photo or does it just need to be the kids? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below. I wish you the absolute best Christmas ever. I hope you use this time to relax, to reflect, to spend time with family and to be grateful for the amazing life that we get to live the amazing people in our life and that we are looking forward to an amazing 2019. I’m excited that 2019 is going to be a year for me of growth, a year of development and a year of really coming into myself and who I am. So I’m really excited for 2019. I hope your excited to have the best day. A very merry Christmas to you and until next time, stay positive.

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