3 Ugly Truths I Learned After Quitting My Job to Pursue My Dream

It’s a special anniversary today, Insider! In the video, I’ll show you the very camera that started my dream four years ago. On the 16th July 2015, I came home from work with this crazy idea of pursuing my dream.

I was really shy, so having this dream of wanting to change people's lives and share my advice online was such a scary thing.

But I decided to create this channel called Success Insider, I took this camera and, hands trembling, I began to post videos online.

Little did I know that this single action would end up becoming something. I quit it for about six months in 2015, and didn't start again until the beginning of 2016, when I told myself: “You can't quit. You know what quitting feels like, so let's see what happens when you don't.”

That's why I decided to go all-in—every single day, showing up, doing whatever it took, filming these videos after work.

By the middle of 2016 we were going viral and reaching millions of people. It's crazy to think how we reached over 30 million people around the world.

That's why today I’m going to share the 3 ugly truths that I’ve learned along this journey.

Each truth—no matter what you want to do, no matter where you are—is totally relevant and you'll see why in the video.

Watch today to learn:

  • How something I’m always telling you to do is actually one of these ugly truths!
  • The time a Louis Vuitton bag changed my life
  • What comedian Zig Ziglar said about greatness and where to start being great
  • Why it’s not enough to just be smart—you can help yourself and others using your brain!
  • How moving forward one millimetre a day can take you a thousand miles

I hope you enjoy the video today. I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, “thank you so much”, to those who have been part of my journey.

Of course it's not the end, we're part of this thing we call life and we have no idea when it's going to end.

Like many of you, I’ve lost family members recently and it just reminds me that life is so short.

It's this that prompts me to keep everybody at peace. Because you just never know when the final conversation will be with the people who you truly love.

That's why I just want to say I care about you, keep doing what it takes. Some of you may not believe you can do it, or you may not feel like you're ready for it, but just remind yourself: although you may not feel like it, the world needs you to be ready.

As always Insider, follow your heart my friend, and take action and go live the life you truly want to live.