Hi! Michael here. Welcome to my personal site! I appreciate you stopping by to learn more about me.
- Primary residence: I currently live in the south of France.
- My audience: Anyone who is interested in living a better life and achieve financial and time freedom.
- My hobbies: climbing / motorcycle / reading / cinema / computer science / video games
- My interests: personal development / finances / cars / health / sport / travel / nature / technologies
- My top values: Love / Family / Growth / Integrity / Share
My background & my realization
As I guess many people did, I did what it took to “have a good and safe job”. Right after high school, I carried on with studies because that is “what we are supposed to do”… After 5 years, I graduated as a mechanical engineer, which I quite enjoyed, but it was not my true passion. I didn’t know it yet but something was wrong for me.
So 3 months after graduating, I found my first job, then I found another job, with a better situation, and I am not complaining, I did not have any financial issues. I bought my first motorcycle, I bought my first powerful PC, and I was in the professional life! But after 3 years of work, I was starting to realize that I was not fulfilled at all.
I had money in my bank account, I had savings, but my life felt empty. I was waking up every morning, not wanting to go to work. Indeed, I was working in an Oil & Gas company, so not very environmentally friendly, I was not feeling fulfilled and happy at all in this company. Besides my job, I had very little energy to go out, socialize, and do things that I enjoyed and that matter to me!
Then I realized that if I carried on, in 5 years or so, I would be miserable, unhappy, and all dedicated to a job that I don’t even care about. I was starting to be afraid to ruin my life and not accomplish anything. I couldn’t stand anymore to drift without purpose through my own existence! So along with a colleague of mine, we decided to quit our job, and take a big break in our lives: we went traveling for one year in New Zealand!
It was a wonderful year, which showed me that there is more to life than just work for something you don’t care, and my taste for freedom was definitely there!
So when I came back in France, it was impossible to go back to a 9 to 5 job, working for someone else, not having time for myself, for my happiness, and patiently waiting for my retirement to finally enjoy life. I then started to look for solutions online, but I didn’t even know what to look for! I started with “How to find your life purpose” or “How to earn your living and have time” (yeah I was pretty desperate!), and a few months went by, I didn’t know where I was going, but I was searching.
It was when the journey of self-discovery and personal development started. I slowly discovered that I could be able to build a life of my own. So I enrolled in an online training to build a business around my interests, around my passion.
Slowly, I realized I was passionate about personal development, about the mind, and about how to help people. I discovered that what I enjoy the most is being able to talk about the real stuff in life, and live a meaningful life. So many of us are feeling trapped, not fulfilled, and I didn’t want this for me, and I don’t want this for anybody.
My life now
That’s how I transitioned to becoming a therapist. I’m now studying all the ways I can improve my life, overcome challenges, and most importantly, help people to do the same! If I can make people feel good about themselves, that’s the most wonderful thing is the world. Changing the world, one people at a time!
If you want to be part of this journey, you’re in the right place! I’m sharing tools and methods to overcome challenges and to live a meaningful life.
So welcome on my website! Thank you for being here!