I met Louie earlier this year, and we hit it off instantly. Where did I meet him? At dance class we both have a love for music and love for a dancehall class run by a fab teacher Naomi Czuba.
Louie is an Architect by trade but also a preacher. I have to say that Louie is one of the funniest and inspirational people that I have met. He makes me laugh!
So, what’s all this about Louie and why am I talking about him today?
Well, the picture above is Louie in Columbia, South America. He’s decided to take a trip around the world for 9 weeks (or possibly 9 months) to expand his horizons and live his best life.
Louie left England with black hair… he’s freed up himself so much that he dyed it on route!
Louie has got me thinking about how we cage ourselves in. How we limit ourselves, how we choose our thinking and how we, sometimes, don’t allow ourselves to live our dreams. I can only imagine that amount of people who will say, it’s alright for Louie, I could never do that, I can’t afford it, I can’t go on my own. But why not?
Much of what stops us is our thinking. When we want something badly enough, we will find the means to make it happen.
I know that I have been through some terrible times in my life and yet somehow managed to have great experiences and find the money to do the things I wanted to do. Louie’s not rich and he certainly isn’t living it large in swanky hotels. He’s chosen hostels and travelling by bus across country, sometimes on rocky roads. He’s taking flights but he’s not lording it. He has decided that what’s most important to him is to a series of experiences that are life changing.
I’m not saying that you have to go and travel the world, but I am suggesting that you truly consider what you want to do and how you can make it happen for you. Take steps towards it. Do something different, take action and see how you can make it happen. Challenge your thinking and focus on what you want.
Be a little like Louie, because Louie realised that the only thing between him achieving his goal of travelling the world or… was his thinking.
You can follow Louie’s journey on Instragram here