My name is Johnny Manolelis and I live in Sydney Australia. I have a passion for talking to people and inspiring them to change their life to the better. My motivation to do this comes from my battle with depression when I realized that the will to change was within me. I began to read about people who had successfully overcome their depressed state and were living life to the fullest.
My story is not that of having been a deprived child or of someone who has had a hard life, never been given the opportunity to do something with my life and to have something to show for it. In fact I grew up in a loving family with very few hiccups in my life, I married the woman who was perfect for me and I have 2 fantastic children so why was I depressed?
The hunger for money led me down a road of depression because I failed twice in the 2 business ventures that I had started. At the time, my life was only worth what I owned and having gone into bankruptcy due to a business deal that went sour, made me feel worthless and a failure to myself and my family. So I began to blame everything and everyone for my problems. Everyone except myself
I look back 8 years now and I realize that each and every failure of mine was due to my own bad decision making and my refusal to think differently. I read somewhere once that the definition of a fool is someone who does the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result every time. So it was when I realized that I was a real fool that my life began to change.
I became a fan of self help psychology and one book after another, I increased my knowledge into human behavior and I began to change my life as well as the lives of those around me. I acquired an interest in building high self esteem which led me down the road of thinking outside the square and finally to being able to control the way I think.
Today I am proud to admit that I have made many mistakes in my life but every mistake of mine has made me the person I am today. I look at my past mistakes as an necessary ingredient to the recipe of my life. I no longer blame circumstances and situations that occur in my life, for the way my life turns out. Instead, I look at every stumbling block as a stepping stone down the road of an extraordinary life