I live in Melbourne, Australia and really believe we have the most beautiful country on Earth here. I'm an author, speaker, a vegan and I care deeply about sustainability and looking after our planet. In the past I have worked with under privileged and abused children, and also have spent time with asylum seekers from Afghanistan. I feel very blessed to live in such an abundant country as Australia. I am a ridiculously motivated, passionate, healthy and easy going guy who definitely doesn't sleep enough. I really love life, and I am committed to getting the most out of my time here on Earth before I die!
I love rock music. I mean I really love it. I created an alternative rock band five years ago and was the frontman of “The Yellow Stallions”. I sing, play guitar and a little bit of keys. We played at some great venues, and in fact – in November 2010 we played on the Federation Square main stage here in Melbourne for 24 hours non-stop and raised $6,000 for cancer research. I sung 192 songs in a row – and didn't know it was possible to fall asleep while you are singing but I can assure you it can be done! It was a huge achievement for us, and definitely for me personally in terms of having a ‘larger than life' idea and watching that manifest into reality in under 8 weeks. The Melbourne public supported us in the most amazing way, and really backed our cause. I even managed to have an interview with Red Symons on ABC radio who supported our event. Check out the video below to see a little bit about our Fed Square gig, and also a little about “The Yellow Stallions”:
I am a MASSIVE Pearl Jam fan. I own over 70 Pearl Jam CD's and have seen them live 20 times! I followed them all around Australia to see them on their 2003 ‘Riot Act' tour and watched them play 10 times in 2 weeks in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. I've also seen them overseas in Canada as well. Eddie Vedder raw and live is just the coolest thing ever. I met Ed in Brisbane during one of his solo tours. My love for the band definitely inspired me to create my own band. If you love Pearl Jam – you'll love this video below:
EXPLORING THE WORLD.
I love to travel every chance I can get. I worked at a summer camp in Connecticut in the USA (back when I had hair as you can see in this Grand Canyon photo), and in the rocky mountains at the beautiful Lake Louise ski resort in Canada. While working at Lake Louise for eight months I basically went snowboarding EVERY SINGLE day (apart from – I think it was two days off) Snowboarding is the ultimate in fun for me. The feeling of deep powder below your board is like riding a cloud! I have also been to England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy. I have done Karate training in Malaysia and Singapore, and also been to New Zealand. My most recent overseas visit was to Nepal where I recently climbed higher than Mt. Everest Base camp up to Island Peak which stands at 6,189 metres. I've been skydiving and bungee jumping but in terms of getting my ‘kicks' getting to the top of Island Peak was definitely one of the most physically and mentally challenging things I've ever done. It was part of ‘Remission Possible' which was a fundraiser for cancer research which my friends and I did. We raised $40,000 all together.
If you would like to see the rest of the ‘Luke Goes to Nepal' adventure simply click on the ‘YouTube' icon at the top of the screen to visit my YouTube channel.
I have my black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate which was definitely a childhood dream for me (I always loved the Ninja Turtles and the Karate Kid as a boy). Considering I really dislike fighting other people it really was an accomplishment. What I love about Karate is not the fact that it teaches you how to kick people's heads in – but the discipline and self control which it comes with.
I love to write. I have been writing a spiritual book for about ten years now. If you're a spiritual reader and a fan of Eckhart – please keep an eye out for my name on bookshelves in the future. 😉
I'm obsessed with self-development. I've read, highlighted and re-read all the masters – Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor-Hansen, David Schwartz, Dale Carnegie, Robert Kiyosaki and of course Napoleon Hill to name a few. I've done numerous courses such as ‘Success and You', ‘Landmark Education', ‘Avatar' and can simply – and never will be fulfilled with enough of this stuff. I have many life coaches as friends.
I meditate every day, and find it such a fulfilling time. I practice Vipassana meditation which is the 2,500 year old technique taught by the Buddha. I generally try to attend 1 ten-day silent retreat once a year and am preparing for a twenty day soon. I find reflection to be one of the most powerful catalysts for positive change in my life, and although I'm not a practising ‘Buddhist' I am always doing my best to live in the truth of life. This truth being that life is a completely impermanent phenomenon, and that there is a way to always rest and find peace in that wisdom – which thus brings never ending peace and compassion to every moment.
The ability to be able to do whatever you want – whenever you want is something that has always truly excited me. We all dream about having financial freedom and unlimited income potential but so many of us truly believe that we're not good enough or don't deserve to have it. I truly believe EVERYONE should be able to do whatever they want – whenever they want. EVERYONE – including YOU! My life's purpose is to empower and inspire as many people as I possibly can before I die. Whether that's done through helping others to achieve unlimited income, or to simply help them by empowering them through a hard time their going through – I am achieving my purpose.
My journey with financial freedom has been a rocky one – but has definitely been the exact path which I needed to take. I had to pay my dues. In the beginning, to understand the true secrets of creating unlimited wealth I basically tracked down a Millionaire – went to one of his seminars and asked him to be my mentor. This literally changed my life because it SHATTERED MY BELIEF SYSTEMS about what I thought was possible. I travelled with my mentor all around Australia following him and studying everything which he taught. I realised he was just like me! He wasn't necessarily smarter or better than me in any way. He was just a normal guy!
This is what you must do! I believe the most CRUCIAL thing so you can break your beliefs is to CHANGE your ENVIRONMENT. You must associate with who you want to be like – get into their energy and see first hand how it is totally possible that you too can have, be and do anything you want.
My journey has not been easy by any means, however this is the only way for true success!! I have had to learn some of the hardest lessons about myself to get to where I am now, but the one thing I have learned is that if you persist you HAVE to succeed.
THINK AND GROW RICH By Napoleon Hill.
Chapter 5: Persistence. The sustained effort necessary to enduce faith.
This is the truth.
No matter what happens – do not EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, GIVE UP!
LIFE IS LIKE A COMBINATION LOCK; YOUR JOB IS TO FIND THE RIGHT NUMBERS, IN THE RIGHT ORDER, SO YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT – Brian Tracy
Thankyou so much for visiting my blog – please read my posts and watch my videos. I really hope you LEARN SOMETHING from them because as the saying goes “Knowledge is power”, and of course “You don't know, what you don't know”. However, when you KNOW – when you really do KNOW – that's when your dreams will manifest into reality and your wildest fantasies will be realised.
I truly hope your wildest dreams come into fruition, and if I can be of any assistance whatsoever be in touch!!