Sean: I’ve read your bio and you mentioned that there was a time in your life when you lost everything and nearly your life. I’m not going to ask you for the details, but I want to talk about hitting rock bottom. How you got back up? Can you tell us about that?
David: To those who are listening, I own my L’s, I’ve made massive mistakes. I mean, I’m really screwed up.
Mine was based around alcohol and drugs. I got massive success, for those out there that hype themselves up and go hyperactive after a deal and gone out and celebrated. And going back to work the next day and I’ve done it again and I’m going to celebrate, I’ve just done that for a few years to an excess, but because things were going well, I thought it wasn’t a problem.
So I ended up losing everything. I had a breakdown, lost everything to the extent I ended up sleeping in my car. And the reason I’m saying this is I want to give people context. If you ever have it, if you wake, if you’ll pull in your house and nothing’s all, and you don’t know any difference, it was still horrible, but it’s different because you don’t know different.
It goes from a fact of habit, everything, and you screw it up. You make mistakes. It’s hard to come out of that because you just hit yourself with a stick. To go from eating in the top restaurants, driving the cars, having the road trips and all the holidays to sleeping in a car and literally not able to afford to buy a sandwich.
Like that bad and I wanted it done, but it also gets to the stage where you can’t, but you have to get through that day. It’s horrible. It’s painful. You have to become accountable to yourself. You have to realize everyone messes up, everyone makes mistakes.
You’re in hell, don’t stop. Hell isn’t the place to stop in. Hell is not the place to retire in. Like it’s a crap town, it’s a little village on the way to your success. And the only way it becomes your permanent location is if you stop. Now it doesn’t matter how you get out there. If you got a car, you drive out of hell, if you got a plane you fly out of hell.
If you can walk with your legs – you walk out of hell, if your legs don’t work – you crawl out of hell. What you don’t do is stay there and burn in heat and die. It’s just not it. Now you might not believe in yourself or someone might not think they deserve it and you might not. Which is hard but it’s true, but it doesn’t matter what, right? If you’re in Hell, it doesn’t matter whether you deserve it or not, it doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter whether you could achieve your day or not. You just gotta do it next week. You just gotta get through today. You just got to get in the next hour though. You just have to manage a minute, and everyone can manage a minute to do one thing if you improve 1% a day, right? Take your life right now.
If you improve your life by 1% today, that’s manageable. If you do that again tomorrow and again the day after, in a year’s time you have twice what you have today and that might not be a lot. But a year after that you’ll have another hundred percent. But there are actually 200% that you would’ve gone up and it will keep growing like that.
I think for too many people out there, they let themselves off too easy and they beat themselves up far too easy. And I think this is the big difference for a lot of people. If we’re gonna be on a stage where we’re going to get every single one out of this world. Imagine, do everything we have to do to get it.