Work harder than you think you did yesterday.
What’s worse - mental or physical exhaustion? 😅
I love what I do so much, that I sleep, eat and consume it everyday, often over thinking it so much, that sometimes I won’t be able to sleep, as my mind will be locked into overdrive.
I’m not just talking about the mission, I mean the whole business around it, there are so many angles to it, that it can be overwhelming and I should be satisfied - but whilst I’m happy, I’m never content.
I’m obsessed and believe there is always more I can be doing, but I believe it’s a healthy obsession, where I feel I can look outside and beyond it. But when I find myself doing this, it’s for the shortest time possible, before I’m back chasing people, answering emails, making calls, organising shoots, mapping, planning, training, re-arranging, working on the documentary, book, social media (in both markets), sponsors, new partners, trying to dedicate myself to learning a new language whilst on the go covering 30miles daily, the list goes on and on.
I do face many stresses and there are so many plates spinning that I’m running to each and every single one trying to keep them spinning, whilst looking for new ones to spin 🤦🏼♂️
I sometimes have to sit back, look at the team and support I have - and can only ever appreciate it, because it’s also their hard work, passion and enthusiasm, that helps move things forward. Especially my dad who is also my business partner and co-director of Ash Dykes Ltd, I love that and am fortunate to have the support of my family and friends.
This is bigger than me, it’s unlocking human potential, it’s showing the world it can be done, it’s being a role model for the younger generation, promoting the protection of the environment amongst much more. That drives me!
We all have our down days, where we feel things could be going better and growing faster, but as long as you feel you’re doing your best and continue to ride the waves of persistence, your time will come, your break will arrive.
Keep your chin raised high and keep ploughing on forwards like an unbreakable force - and your day will come.