I wanted to give you a little bit of background about why I’m doing these videos. Why it’s important to me because I did okay. I didn’t get into college after school. And from society from everywhere, what I was told was, well, your life is over now. Your life is completely over. You didn’t get into college. So now your life is over. And I was pretty depressed. To be honest with you. When I left school, I wasn’t happy at all. Very, very depressed. I didn’t like school. It isn’t a choice. The much better time now, greater than now, but it was a good time in my life when you’re in school.
I grew up in a kind of semi rough part of Ireland. There wasn’t like straight outta Compton or anything like that, but it wasn’t, it wasn’t it a very friendly place either. So yeah, I left school and I was very, very depressed and I didn’t know what I was going to do with the rest of my life. It was never clear. I didn’t know what you’re supposed to do. I didn’t think there was anything interesting that I was really excited about school just drained all of the creative energy, how to me, and also any excitement they have for learning was drained out and he played school. And so I was walking around the place in articles, hilarious. I walked into a bookshop and books just jumped out at me. It was from John O’Keeffe. I think he’s an English guy. he was very successful.
He was the creative director of Proctor and Gamble for a while, but he did a lot of different things. He’s very, very successful guy. I just picked up the book. I didn’t know who John O’Keefe was at the time I picked up the book and it was flicking through it and it looked interesting, but I took that book home. It wasn’t like a really easy reading book, which was good because I wasn’t much of a reader. It was real step by step simple book. And it was all about creating goals. And it was all about writing out your goals, break it down, the goals, all that kind of stuff. And for the next 10 years of my life, I followed that book to the letter and there was certain things that I wanted. Like I wanted to have a sports cars was eventually doubles.
One of my goals, eventually I got in those stuff, black sports car. I wanted to have my own home. Eventually I got my own home. And from my life, me being depressed and my life being in the toilet, I went from living a pretty, pretty good life over time, over a long time. This is, this was not overnight, but over time I, I, I was doing the work I wanted to do. I wanted it to be like a web developer. First of all, it would be a designer. I was very excited to be designing magazines. So, and I achieved that. And then I wanted to be a web developer. Web was just beginning. Then it was like 80, the eighties, nineties, 1980, 1990s. And I want it to be on the web. And I was working at the time as a designer and a big India international financial service center in Dublin.
So pretty good job. Then I got a job on the web and it was really exciting for me, but the reason I’m doing these videos now is because I would love to connect with me from 20 years ago or maybe even 30 years ago. And I want to connect with that guy who is depressed, who thinks that life is over. We think just know light at the end of the tunnel. And I want to give them some strategies to bring them slowly. No, one’s going to move it. No, one’s, you’re not going to blink your eyes. There’s no magic success switch. You’re not going to blink your eyes, but I just want to connect with that guy who I was. I want kept with me of the past and say, Hey, Allah, look, there’s some steps that you can take in order to improve, prove where you are and get to where you want to go. And that’s all I wanted to just been. I don’t hear from him for warriors, subscribe to channel, do me a favor, subscribe to the channel and take a look at our own videos. We’ve got lots of great videos. It’s all in this area. And I want to connect with that guy and I want to give them the skills that he needs to become a warrior and master of his own life. It’s been Alan here from knocking for waters.