about jim

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Know Yourself.  Find Your Playground. Li

Founder, Untamed

In 2016 I embarked on a cliched journey of self discovery.

 

Looking back on it, this need for change was prompted by the realisation I had drifted off my True Path and longed to re-connect with my authentic self, bring more joy back into my life and design my work around my natural gifts.

If this framing of my experience makes me sound self aware and composed, don't be fooled. The 2016 version of me would have simply said "this is shit. I don't know what I want to do next but I know it's not this."

In truth, by the time this realisation hit me, I was a shadow of my former self. I was putting less effort into work, I was reacting with anger to any situation that didn't go my way and I was projecting my own fear-based, self judgements on everyone else.

To put it bluntly I was a bit of a dick.

 

Despite the anger, to many I still appeared to be on the right path - after all I was running a multi-million dollar business. 

 

But under the surface, all was not well. 

 

In the absence of knowing who I truly was, I was trying to live the version of me I thought others wanted...it was a downward spiral.

 

Thank fully, I caught myself. 

 

I owned the choices I had made up to that point and was honest about what needed to be done - even though I had zero idea as what the outcome would/should look like.

 

I threw everything to re-connecting with my true self, not the learned version. 

 

I did everything I could to identify my gifts and create an alternative vision as to what en epic life would look like for me and my (now wife) Kim.

That journey took many years. The more I learned, the more I realised how little I knew. And it cost me a shit load of money.

BUT, I loved it and critically, I was 100% connected with WHY I was going to such great lengths.

I knew beyond all doubt that life was about so much more than grinding, and that I had so much more to give.

This journey continues to this day and nothing inspires me more than helping other people tread a similar path, and in doing so, fall in love with life again!

I hope I get the chance to help you do so.

Jim's Adventures

two marathons - two days - no training
10km swim for charity

russells thoughts