Recreate yourself

The reason why I created STRENGTH with SUBSTANCE

December 18, 2016


As a law graduate, I was unemployed for a little while and I noticed during this period that a lot of us are uncertain about our future!

Irrespective of how much we appear to “have our shit together”, I find that we are actually lost, misguided and sometimes, some of us are simply bored of our daily lives.

We live in a digital age where social media reigns supreme.

We have a great number of people putting on a fake smile each and every day looking like they’re sitting on top of the world but in reality, they’re ready to jump off it. (I nearly lost a friend to suicide).

I also know that some of us feel empty inside and we are desperately looking to fill this void.

Some of us feel stuck at a dead end job going through the motion and feel punished by the “9-5” cycle.

We are often left feeling trapped inside a lifestyle that we absolutely despise. I often find myself thinking “nobody told me it was going to be like this”. It was at this moment that some of us probably felt a sharp gut punch/intense realism as to how massively under prepared we are for this game called life. And now, we feel as though we are in a sunken place.

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“Living my life sharing my story”

There are two things that I am extremely passionate about (a little more so than the average guy):-

  • Serious personal development and;
  • Helping those that need it but on a condition that they are truly ready to receive help. In return, they can help others.

Personally, I am sick and tired of the bullshit, diluted, empty calorie motivational content that fails to solve real problems and, creating this website is a way for me to combine my two passions without having to compromise any of my values. You won’t hear me preach “just love yourself and all your problems will fixed” nonsense. Nah. What if you’re an ass hole and you need to work on that? What if you need to work hard at first before you get to work smarter? What if you’re unemployed because you’re lazy and never follow through on your goals? What if, deep down, the world isn’t actually the problem, but you?


Anyway, “living my life and sharing my story” is one of the governing principles of my life today and, STRENGTH with SUBSTANCE will help me achieve just that.

I’ll be honest: I don’t have life “figured out” but that doesn’t mean challenges and obstacles will stop coming my way. With that in mind, my goal is to document my journey as I navigate through life and help as many people along the way as possible.

My evolution will be televised! (That sounded waaay cooler in my head- screw it, I’m not deleting it lol)

“Evolve or die”

You will see this catch-phrase a lot on this website.

I know first hand that life is tough and its challenges can be mentally draining but when it’s all said and done, there’s really only one of two choices available to us: we can either evolve or die. And, funnily enough, both begin and end with our mindset.

Speaking from experience, I know how difficult we may find it to seek help sometimes so, my goal is to provide solutions in the little ways I know how, for those who are “ashamed” or afraid to ask for help. Although, it goes without saying that I’m not an expert and, my opinions are mine and mine alone. All I’m offering is a different perspective. I’m not here to impose my views on you or dictate what you should do with your life.

I’m not your dad and I’m certainly not better than you (superior).


After reviewing/working through some of the unpleasant things that I’ve gone through over the years, I’ve come to understand that most of our problems starts and ends with us. We have the power to let our past experiences put a hold on us thus keeping us from growing and living the life that we truly desire.

Therefore, I figured that if people have the right attitude to deal with ‘life’, then the world won’t be such a shitty place to live in in the first place.

Family guy can be a little extreme sometimes but relatable/funny nonetheless

My objective is to gradually share how I regained control of my life through a series of regular blog posts and other content (podcast) in the hope of improving yours. However, maintaining that control is a different topic altogether so I hope you don’t mind when I say that my goal is to help you overcome some of your deepest personal struggles while I dig through my own “life’s personal shit box” because I’m constantly working on my own life too.



  • We all face a common struggle as human beings and that’s to overcome physical, mental and emotional obstacles:-
  • I’m here to help on your journey of self improvement and improve the quality of your life
  • Share relatable/real experiences that will help improve your life
  • Provide counsel on matters I’m knowledgeable in. And if I don’t know the answer, I will point you in the right direction towards someone who does
  • Help you to level up. Either mentally, physically or emotionally.
  • Make you laugh along the way
  • Be the big brother, friend, coach or listener you need

The rule of 10

3 people will care about what I have to offer, 3 people won’t and 4 simply won’t give a damn- I am okay with this.

My goal is to connect with the 3 that cares.

Nothing fancy, no hidden agendas, and I’m just speaking straight from the heart.

That is all.

As always, never forget where you found this article. Remember to like, share and comment! #EvolveOrDie

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