Updated: 7 days ago
This is the first question we ask people who want to train with us. It’s also the question Jim and I regularly ask ourselves. Asking yourself, “what do I want?” and answering it thoughtfully and honestly is the only way to ensure you're on the right path to success - whatever ‘success’ means to you... More on success later.
There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to what YOU want. However, most people find this question extremely difficult to answer. Either they haven't slowed down long enough to figure out what THEY really want - NOT what their parents, kids, and friends want. And NOT what their culture or society want. Or they feel self conscious answering truthfully, because what they want goes against everything they’re brought up, taught, and convinced to believe..
It won’t take you long to realize that RAW Life Australia ain't your normal health and wellness provider. You’ll probably need even less time to figure out that Jim and I are even weirder. We’re okay with that. In fact, we’re proud to admit that we’re unlike any other self help / fitness / nutrition / health / happiness / confidence & success experts you’ve come across on your journey to enlightenment.
For one, we have never called - nor will we ever call - ourselves ‘experts’. THERE ARE NO EXPERTS. Everyone’s making it up as they go. The only difference is that some of us have travelled a little further along the path and may be able to point out the detours along the road or share a few short cuts to help you on your journey. Ultimately, however, it’s up to you to figure out where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. And your journey starts with answering, “WHAT DO I WANT?”
You might want to get fitter. You might want to lose weight. You might want to eat better and get healthier. You might want to become Oprah or Bezos rich or Charlize Theron or The Rock famous. You might simply want to love who you see in the mirror in each morning or leave the kids eating your dust in the backyard. All these answers are correct, as long as they lead to success—YOUR success.
So what is success? Like figuring out what you want, this question becomes even harder to answer when you consider your answer / answers will change with time, circumstance, and experience—as they should.
A truly successful journey never ends. We’re sure some multinational sportswear or supplement company has already come up with this, but there is no finish line. Take it from us. The further you travel and the more you experience, the more you understand how little you actually know. And the more you appreciate how far you have to go.
If this freaks you out, take a timeout and catch your breath before imagining the possibilities. There are no experts… Everyone’s making it up as they go… There is no finish line… Which means - IT IS NEVER TOO LATE AND YOU CAN DO WHATEVER THE @#$% YOU WANT - because success is all about YOU.
Choice is both terrifying and empowering which is why the above might scare the crap out of you. Why not embrace the chaos, instead? Throw out that pre-programmed sat nav, punch in your own destinations, and take that first step on the journey to YOUR success. You’ll know you’re on the right path when life starts whizzing by. Because, when you’re doing it right, life flashes by way too quickly. So, buckle up and ENJOY THE RIDE.
We’re not here to answer these questions for you. Truth is, we’re here to do the complete opposite. Our job is to encourage, motivate, challenge, and annoy you into asking even more questions - and we absolutely LOVE what we do.
We want you to question everything you think you know about health, happiness, confidence, and success. We want you questioning everything we and the ‘experts’ say. Because, only after you start asking the right questions will you find the correct answers. (How’s that for some Mr. Miyagi shit!)
We know this all sounds a bit new age, incense burning woo woo. Don’t worry. You won’t have to travel to the Dagobah system and train with Master Yoda. You won’t even have to wax on or wax off, weave a dream catcher, or shave your head. And much to our financial advisor’s dismay, you won’t even have to buy the limited edition Raw Life nutritional supplements and exercise gear. Hell, the only reason we’ve been so polite and professional up till now is that we don’t want to scare you off.
You’ll gain a much better understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we’re headed in the weeks, months, and years to come. For now please know that whatever Jim and I waffle on about is the culmination of everything we’ve learned. Like us, it’s a work in progress and will evolve as we do. Everything we do, however, and everything we share is focussed on one thing and one thing only—YOUR SUCCESS.
But, be WARNED. What you learn about yourself can’t be unlearned. So, you can swallow the blue pill, ignore the truths you unearth about yourself, and continue your journey through the reality others have created for you...
Or you can swallow the red pill, exit the Matrix, and BECOME THE BETTER YOU.