Kurek Ashley, Personal Development

Life Success Coach Kurek Ashley

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.

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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

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16 comments to “Life Success Coach Kurek Ashley”

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  1. Hi Ange,

    I think that if people took hold of stuff like this, realizing just how fortunate they are already and ran with it, they would indeed have a lot more success in life!

    Someone on just $10,000 per annum is part of the top 13 – 14% of income earners in the world!

    While in a western nation such as the US or Australia that may seem a pittance, and well below the poverty line, on a global scale it is a LOT of money.

    Positive affirmation + thankfulness + faith = success in my books!

    People can check where the sit on a global scale by visiting globalrichlist.com and entering your income…

    Just my thoughts for the day!

    Cheers, and have a good weekend!

    Allan Cockerill’s last blog post..My Mid Life Crisis Made Me Do It?

  2. Thats an awesome story Ange. Thanks for sharing it. There are countless inspirational stories around us only if we are willing to change our lives.

    I grew up believing in the phenomenon thats now called law of attraction – that you can turn events around, in your favor, with your thoughts. For the longest I had forgotten it and its only recently when I watched The Secret, I started using it consciously and its working. I try and nip the negative voices as soon as they arise and I don’t go on staying miserable about some bad event that happened in the past. It’s a choice we can make.

    hope you had a great weekend!

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  3. Allen Sentance says: February 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Ange,
    As you well know I love reading your material & this post is no exception. I draw so much inspiration from your work & principles in life . Most of all I dream of the day when I have mastered this computer & can converse properly , you know what I am talking about. Still have no site or url as yet, mainly as I am waiting for Sean & Cherie to help me start I don,t realy know what I,m doing at this stage. Cheers for now & keep up the good work.
    regards
    Allen & Sandra

  4. Angel:

    Very good post.

    My personal feeling is that we can never hear too much of the mantra: Do it. Do it. If you want to get something done, then stop talking about it and do it. Now! Get in done. If you want to buy a house – buy it. Find a way. If you want a college degree – get it. Find a way. What ever it is – find a way and do it. Once it’s done, you’ll love yourself. You’ll be proud of yourself. You’ll stand tall with confidence. You’ll find that accomplishment makes you a better person. There’s no better feedback than that.

    Have a nice day.

    Swubird’s last blog post..Drive Thru Hell

  5. Hi Ange’

    Going through a state of depression and a destructive lifestyle could be a process of awareness and realization for some people. Not everyone is the same based on their own life experience, education and environment. And, I guess people need to confront their own demons first through whatever methods, before they can finally find themselves and what they are destined to achieve.

    The process is dangerous certainly as they could never get out of it; but it’s like a baptism of fire and they come out of it more determined than they imagined they could ever be.

    I’m just thankful I didn’t go through my baptism in that manner. And may he be blessed for coming out okay. –Durano, done!

    Durano Lawayan’s last blog post..Curtain Call for Castro

  6. Hi Ange,
    I am always amazed at folks like Kurek Ashley who survive terrible loss such as the deaths of his friends, and are able to climb out of the depths os such terrible despair. The fact that he has been able to run himself around 180 degrees is very inspiring, and folks such as he who have run the gamut of lifes lows and then highs are worth listening to. Thanks for profling him here. -Mike.

  7. that’s a bit of ‘law of attraction’ I see, which is pretty good, great post! 🙂

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  8. Its great that he was able to turn his life around. Self Help books are wonderful in that they can totally change a persons perspective on the world. I love hearing stories like this.

  9. That’s a truly inspirational story you got there. Learning to recover and accepting undesirable things that had happened to us is an important factor that we should learn in this life and move on to a better perspective.

  10. What Kurek had gone through is truly difficult. It would really take years to get back to your normal life. The incident was just so tragic.

    I salute him for making the decision of gaining back his life. There is nobody who can help us rise but ourselves. We may go through tough times, but let’s make sure we learn from those experiences.

  11. Wow, that’s an awesome story. Truly inspirational. Loved every bit of it. I’m gonna recommend this read to all my readers. Simply great. Appreciate the work. Cheers