Kurek Ashley had many roles in the movies as the bad guy so he is not well remembered because let’s face it… who remembers the bad guy. I met Kurek just over one year ago at Nik Halik’s Money Masters seminar here in Melbourne. Kurek has worked with John Travolta, Sylvester Stalone and Russell Crowe, to name a few.
Today I listened to Sarah Wilson from Adventure Coaching interview Kurek live and his story is amazing. During his acting career, while working in Asia on the movie Delta Force 2 with Chuck Norris, there was a helicopter crash in which five of his friends were killed. His best friend died in his arms on the way to hospital. Just prior to the tragic loss of lives, Kurek himself had been in that same helicopter as 20 takes were rehearsed and filmed. You can maybe only begin to imagine how that made him feel.
After that incident, Kurek turned to using recreational drugs, drinking alcohol, violence and multiple attempts at suicide. Every day he held a .38 claibre revolver to his head in order to end the pain he was feeling until three years later, he made a decision. A decision where he chose to put an end to the destructive lifestyle he was living. He turned his life around by quitting the drugs and alcohol and reading self-help books, using affirmations with purpose and not long after this, he was running seminars in the US.
Life Success Coach
Today, Kurek is a Peak Performance Coach and holds the world record for the longest fire walk ever being 81 metres in length. In his interview, Kurek said that he is very efficient and that he fits everything in. The powerful tool with which he uses to manage this is his brain.
If your brain picks up that you are happy with your life, you will achieve more results. Feeling grateful for what you already have in your life is equal to love, and feeling the love attracts more love to you.
He also says,
Once you have a thought, put it into action immediately as once you put things on the back-burner, it loses it’s urgency. You must also be willing to DO what the average person is not willing to do and even though today could be the worst day in your life, for someone else, it may be the best day in their lives, if they happen to be having the same kind of day as you!
Kurek uses affirmations like
I am Fortunate
I am Successful
I am Grateful
These are very simple to remember and you could use these easily throughout your day. Say them out loud like you mean it and notice the difference it makes to the way you feel.
Kurek also coached the Australian Womens Volleyball team to win Gold in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. At one seminar he ran, Natalie Cook was sitting in his audience and Kurek suggested that nobody would buy a book from the athlete that won the bronze medal. So after the seminar was over, Natalie walked up to him and said…
I stood on the third box… and I know you have the tools to help me win Gold.
So with that, Kurek coached Natalie Cook and Kerri Ann Pottharst for two and a half years to go on and win that Gold Medal here in Australia on their home soil.
Moral of the Story
With this little knowledge I have given you here, my wish is for you to see that anything is possible. You do not need to go through a state of depression like Kurek did and lead a self destructive lifestyle in order to find the answers within which will give your life’s purpose. Rather, we each have our own little demons and voices in our heads which pop up from time to time and if we listen to these voices and let them take control of our lives, we end up down in the dumps.
Brainstorming to find the things you are passionate about and and writing down a list of goals you want to achieve, broken down into baby steps will give you the desire to do the things that need to be done and once you can work efficiently, you will achieve the results you want to achieve.
Tell me how you deal with the voices in your head. Do you listen to them? Do you let them take over? If not, what steps have you taken to take control of your life? Feel free to share.
Dedicated to Success