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Introducing Croix Sather
Croix Sather is today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview.
He is quite remarkable, and its not just me that says that, but also thousands of people who he has presented to over the last few years.
He is a professional speaker, and record breaking businessman, who focuses in on Business mastery and also has the “come on guys you can do the impossible you just have to start taking action” vibe nailed down too.
He can help us all get the champion mind-set and build the strength and courage to tackle the “impossible” head on.
But his life didn’t start in such a positive way, as at fourteen years old he was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle.
The neurosurgeon said, “If he survives the night, he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life.”
And certainly the diagnosis looked accurate, as he was in a coma for four days, in casts and rehabilitation for a year, and suffered problematic effects lasting many years.
How The Dots Joined Up For Croix
After the accident, life was a cycle of ups-and-downs until he learned the tools and strategies he teaches today.
He started his professional career as a carpenter and excelled with woodcraft, and then created his first business at age 24, when he entered into the residential contracting and real estate investment business.
But it wasn’t until after a divorce whilst still a young man, did his life really start to find traction and he began to fire sparks across the world.
In 2011, he decided he wanted to do something amazing.
He wanted to make a difference.
He wanted to leave his mark.
So from a casual runner, in just nine months he went to running 2,621 miles across America joining the ranks of the most elite ultra-runners in the world.
For 100 consecutive days, Croix Sather ran a marathon distance, and then gave an inspirational keynote speech to at-risk groups and donated 10,000 of his books “Dream Big Act Big” to the audiences he met.
Croix ran into New York city waving a huge American flag, surrounded by hundreds of runners, and entered the record books.
And since then he has continued to provide inspiration to everyone that he meets, undertaking many challenges that so many people would look at as daunting and undo-able.
So what is it about the world today that sees the challenge too big to even start taking action on?
And was there a moment when he realised that he had the mental strength to tackle anything?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Croix Sather.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Croix Sather as:
Why it is his own purpose in life to go out and find our purpose. No one else will help us.
Why we should all set firm deadlines to achieve our goals. Make the deadlines immovable too for even more success ratio.
How he was willing to put everything he owned on the line to achieve what he wanted in life.
Why we should all focus in on the word “GOYA”….which quite simply means get off your arse
How his daughter has “Dream a size too big and then grow into it” on her bedroom wall.
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Audio Transcription Of Croix Sather Interview
When we’re young, we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be. But somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling join up dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK David Ralph
David Ralph [0:21]
Yes. Hello, everybody, and welcome to Episode 245 of a join up dots Yes, we’re coming into 2015 as well. So this is going to be the perfect episode for New Year’s resolutions. I can’t even say it. My New Year’s resolution is to say work properly is the good thing but New Year’s resolutions and really finding the thing that is going to take your life on to the next level. Now today’s guest is quite remarkable. And it’s not just me that says that, but also thousands of people who he is presented to open up last few years. He’s a professional speaker and record breaking businessman who focuses in on business mastery, and also has the common guys you can do the impossible you just have to start taking action, a vibe and nailed down to he can help us all get the champion mindset and build the strength and courage to tackle the impossible head on. But his life didn’t start in such a positive way as at 14 years old, he was hit head on by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle. The neurosurgeon said if he survives the night he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life. That doesn’t sound good. And certainly the diagnosis looked accurate as he was in a coma for four days in cars for a year and suffered programmatic effects lasting many years. Now after the accident, life was a cycle of ups and downs, until he learned about tools and strategies he teaches today. He started the professional career as a carpenter. an Excel Woodcraft event created his first business at age 24 when he entered into the residential contracting and real estate investment businesses. But it wasn’t until after a divorce was still a young man, did his life really start to find traction, and he began to fire sparks across the world. Now this is the good stuff. In 2011, he decided he wanted to do something amazing. He wanted to make a difference. He wanted to leave he’s mark. So from a casual runner, in just nine months, he went to running 2621 miles across America, joining the ranks of the most elite ultra runners in the world. Now back is pretty amazing. no getting away from that. But imagine this 400 consecutive days he ran a marathon distance and then gave an inspirational keynote speech to at risk groups and donated 10,000 of these books Dream Big at big to the audience is he met. Now I do public speaking that’s my thing. But I can’t bear to get up the stairs and actually do it. He run marathon well. He went ran into New York City waving a huge American flag surrounded by hundreds of runners and entered the record box. And since then he’s continued to provide inspiration to everyone that he meets, undertaking many challenges that so many people would look at as daunting and undoable. So what is it about the world today that sees the challenge too big to even start taking action on? And was there a moment when he realized that he had the mental strength to tackle anything? Well, let’s find out as we bring on to the show to start the join up dots with the one and only Croix Sather. How are you doing?
Croix Sather [3:28]
I’m doing excellent. Thank you for that. absolutely extraordinary introduction. I was gonna just let you keep talking keep introducing me because it was so amazing. It was a long one wasn’t it? As
David Ralph [3:37]
I was reading it, I thought to myself New Year’s resolutions. I still can’t say that word, New Year’s resolution cut down on the intro. But you have got one of those kinds of stories. But I just imagine you had shared so many times on so many shows because it is it’s mind blowing. So what we like to do on join up dots ease, go behind the story and find out the kind of mental aspect which makes somebody who started off in pretty beaten up way do such amazing things that does it astonish you when you hear that intro? Is it like I’m talking about somebody else?
Croix Sather [4:12]
Actually, sometimes it is. Yeah, it seems surreal. It’s hard to believe. And even what I remember back to running across America and running through Death Valley, which I imagine we’ll talk about as well. When I think about that it’s almost as if it wasn’t me as as if it was a movie that I watched it and not me. So it’s it’s truly remarkable even to me as as as well.
David Ralph [4:32]
Easy. Something that because the only person that I know really that ran across America was Forrest Gump. Is it something that a load of people do? Is this kind of expanded thing? Or are you in a very select group of people that have run across the whole length of America?
Croix Sather [4:48]
It’s an extremely small group there, there’s a bunch of us but it’s tiny, it’s only a matter of several hundred over the course of history. So it’s, it’s small. And then when you take out the ones that walked across America, and and only include the ones that have done it within significant mileage, like a marathon distance or more a day, then that group is extremely, extremely tiny, which is 110 20.
Now, this is probably a couple hundred of us at that level.
David Ralph [5:13]
They still don’t know, isn’t it?
Croix Sather [5:15]
It is and it’s actually become popularized over the last seven years, several years. Just five years ago, the number was much less and over the last few three, four or five years. It’s been wanting more and it’s because of people like me, Dr. Nas, he’s also did it and we were on the news constantly. So now all of a sudden, all of these runners like hey, wait, let me go try it.
David Ralph [5:35]
So Forrest Gump isn’t it at all. You don’t look at him as one of kindred spirits
Croix Sather [5:41]
No, no, he’s not a real character. But he’s got a great beard.
David Ralph [5:46]
He has got a great pair did did you grow a beard like that when you were running?
Croix Sather [5:49]
No, I did and I’m not fond of facial hair.
David Ralph [5:52]
Because that would be amazing way to just stand see what you end up like some kind of Wolf Man at the end that’d be perfect.
Croix Sather [5:59]
Yeah, I don’t think that I don’t think that works with the the show that I just listened to you of what the style lady? Oh, yeah.
David Ralph [6:08]
I was really cutting edge for a couple of days. But now I’m back to my let it go. That has been you’ve got dream big, big that’s what I would have just let it go. If people can’t see you, then why focus in on it. But when you are running a CrossFit and you know that that is this as opposed to the frame to your picture? Is it mental or is it physical? What Where did you have moments when you fall? Now tomorrow I just can’t I’m going to give up and being you go to bed wake up the next morning Oh God, people are expecting me to do this is is a mental thing more than physical.
Croix Sather [6:45]
It’s, it’s most certainly both, especially in this case, because the pain and the the physical torment that I went through was excruciating. But it’s more mental than anything that the mindset aspect of it determines on what you’re going to do every day. You know, from something as to as simple as you know, do I choose a salad or, or a hamburger, you know, everyday decisions all the way up to incredible ones like this, like running a marathon distance a day. So it’s always the mindset I never, never considered quitting was never in my thought conscious, although I wanted to make times most every day, many times during many of the days, but I never actually considered it it wasn’t it wasn’t a possibility for me. I had committed and cemented that decision into my mind long before I ran across America. In fact, it was it was about nine months before. And then from that point on, it was never a point where I was going to I was would ever consider quitting. In fact, they used to say that nothing is going to stop me except for a tractor trailer running me over. And I wasn’t completely kidding. It was I was how serious I was I finished my skateboard wheelchair crawling, whatever it took. And that’s where the mindset comes in. But and that makes sense when or is necessary. When you hit points, like as you met, I imagine you’ve probably heard the past about day 21 when I’m in Las Cruces, New Mexico. So it’s just three weeks in, I’ve already run 21 marathons and I had already run 25 miles that day. But I still had five more to go. And and that was the day my body shut down and completely quit, I collapsed onto the ground and sat on the curb for a few minutes. And then I got up and I walked a quarter mile and I had to sit down again. And this went on and on. And eventually I put my legs up in the air to to flush some of the garbage out of my legs. And from all the lactic acid buildup. And you know, that didn’t help either. And, you know, it would have been easy for me to call up my crew and have them come pick me up. And you know, just you know, Hey, guys, this is it, I’m done for the day. But had I done that, then it would have been easy to give up the next day, it’s just a few miles, then the next day, it’s just a few miles. And actually, you know, I’m only running halfway across America, and not actually accomplishing my goal. But deeper than that the more important part is not giving up on the miles, but I would have been giving up on my goal, I would have been good giving up on my dream. And even deeper than that, more importantly, the most important thing in the world is that I would have been giving up on myself. And we can’t ever do that. And you know, I’ve done that many times in my past before that point. And and you know, I know everybody has at some point but but it’s no longer will I ever do that again. And it’s it’s something you just choose to believe in yourself No matter what, no matter who says it’s Crazy, Stupid, ridiculous, moronic, impossible. Whatever it is, no matter how many people poo poo on your ideas and tell you that it’s never going to work. You have to believe in yourself, because you’re the only one that can do that at that level. And when you do, you’ll accomplish absolutely extraordinary remarkable, beautiful, amazing things that you no doubt said, Well, what is
David Ralph [9:42]
the difference when you’re laying there with your feet up in the air? sort of trying to get you the legs going again? Why at that point? Did you not give up where you said just a moment ago, but more often? Or not? More often than not, but there has been times in your life that you have given up? Was that just the end of you deciding to give up? Was that the moment when you thought no, I’ve got to make a stand?
Croix Sather [10:08]
Well, it was it was it was validated in that moment. But it was actually about nine months earlier when I decided to run across America and I I decided not to listen to all of the naysayers and cynics and defeatist and people were going to try to tear me down you might know the story of the the crabs in a bucket, you put a whole bunch of crabs in a bucket and one one crab will try to crawl out and the other ones will grab the crabs ankle and pull it back down. So they don’t need to cover the bucket and the crabs you know most often will never get out. And and that’s much what it is like in life is that other people when you have this idea, especially when you’re going against the norm, or going against your norm even maybe not. So social norms, but even just your norm, you decided to make a big change, and people are going to pull you back down into the bucket because that’s where they’ve seen you, that’s where they expect you. And they also don’t want you at some level consciously, unconsciously at some level, other people don’t want to see you succeed, because that makes them look at their lives life. And now those saying, you know, a look at what David’s doing Holy cow, you know, what’s my excuse, then? You know, so so people are going to do that. It’s just natural. It’s instinct, it’s not that anybody’s mean it’s not that he is not that they’re after you are there, they want to really tear you down in a mean way. But it’s the way we’re taught since we’re children, you’re you’re just a tiny little child, you get another stove in your that No, you go to cross the street when you’re, you know, your tiny little person and, and your parents yelled at you because they want to keep you safe you you get a little bit older, you get into school and your teachers are telling, you know, for all sorts of reasons your boss tells, you know, your spouse tells you know, you hear this all your life so people are always it’s just natural instinct to all of a sudden say somebody when somebody goes to step out of their comfort zone is to say no and, and bring you back in and you keep you safe, which is a big part of it. You know, because that’s risky run across America is risky. starting your own business is risky. Trying one more diet is risky. You know, all of these things is risky, getting married, getting divorce, all of these things are risky. So why would you want to step out of your comfort zone. And most people I don’t like to step out of their comfort zone until they reach the point like I did, and I’m sure you have in your life too is you know enough is enough is enough. And you make a decision. So for me that was nine months earlier, and then in Las Cruces on day 21 was one of those validated that no, I’m not giving up I’m getting up no matter what it takes. It took me for that last five miles, it took me four hours to finish what should have only taken me about one, I get back to the RV where we’re sleeping, you know, mobile home thing. And I get back to the RV and and I crash I fall asleep as quick as my head hits the pillow to wake up four hours later to start it all over again. And this went on for another 70 What is it nine days?
David Ralph [12:41]
Because I I look at that. And I think that is astonishing. And you know, round of applause to you really. But I don’t have that in me. I just don’t think I have that in me to do that. That physical in June. So you must have gone through because it wasn’t just that love you went from a casual run. So how casual was casual? Could you run a mile two miles three miles, what was it
Croix Sather [13:07]
I had just started running a few years earlier. And those were casual runs a mile two miles here in there every once in a while. So when I got to the to the nine months before it was, you know, I was really just starting was just a few miles at a time every once in a while. So I really was really a brand new runner. And I had no idea how to run these kinds of distances because it’s very different from a five K or a marathon. So I went and I found the best coaches in the world and and had them train me and teach me how to run that kind of ultra marathon distance.
David Ralph [13:39]
So yeah, so why didn’t you go like most people do. I’m a casual runner. Let’s try a marathon because a marathon driving 26 miles takes you a while. So running back is a killer. What made you go from VAT to dream big, big run across America? Because that is that is not normal? Is it Christ? And it’s that’s why so amazing to have you on the show. But that kind of big thinking isn’t normal?
Croix Sather [14:06]
Well, it’s certainly not typical. But actually, before I answer that, I’d like to step back from them. Because we kind of glossed over, I think a really, really important part, you said that you couldn’t physically do something like this. And, and you know, and that may be true, that may not be I mean, physically you could have you decided to but that’s not in your DNA to choose that. But look at it this way you’ve you’re on episode now 245 that you have me on. So that means you’ve done 245 episodes in a row. Now that consistency is something that I would have trouble with. So we’re built differently for for our own ways of being extraordinary. You’re having these shows on with amazing people, and interviewing and other people be inspired you again, 10s of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people listening to your show every day, and you’re inspiring so many people, you’re having this massive ripple effect, and it’s just a matter, it’s not doing something like I did, the point of it is is that you do something that that is in alignment with what you’re goals and dreams and passion and purposes. And what you’re doing is absolutely remarkable and extraordinary. It may not be the physical aspects that I do. But I grew up in a very physical world. So this in a sense was easy for me because my dad drilled into me that you work hard that you don’t give up you never stop. We’re grew up in the construction trade from when I was just a little boy just a teenager. And then you work through the cold winters of New York and and you know you work like a dog and that was my dad’s favorite stories. You know how hard they worked him and his his co workers how hard they worked as contractors and carpenters, carrying three sheets of three quarter inch plywood up ladders, and they’d have races to see who could do it. You know, ridiculous.
David Ralph [15:41]
Yeah, that’s always say that I tell my kids I lived in a box with a dead cat. I remember saying last night, when I was talking my daughter into a nice warm bed. I was saying you don’t know how lucky I was I was in a combo box. And my best mate was a stone. And I had a dead cat for a pillow. That’s always do that coin.
Croix Sather [16:00]
Well, but I worked with them. So I saw him doing a lots of this stuff. And you know, he was just him and his his peers were workhorses. So that physical world came easy for me. So if I have anything extraordinary about me, it’s just that I’ve been taught to work like a dog all my life. So running every day was was wasn’t certainly was a challenge. But it was something that was in alignment with the way I’ve always lived. Whereas doing something like what you’re doing 245 episodes in a row, that would be a big challenge for me to be to be focused like that. So you know, we just have our own unique talents, and that that’s what this is about. It was never about the run, it’s about living up to whatever your greatness is, and doing that extraordinary thing, following your passion and purpose and living life as big as you can possibly live it in whatever definition that means to you. Even if it’s not running across American, I certainly don’t expect many people to do that either.
David Ralph [16:51]
I love what you’re doing. And I love the questions that are coming into my mind is like a herd of questions. And I’m trying to last one, to be the right one. And I suppose the question that I really want. And we will come back to why you didn’t just go from a casual runner to doing a marathon why you went the full hog. But how do people then find that dream that is in alignment to their values and their passions? Because I take your point totally, a lot of people say to me, how are you churning out these shows time and time again, and its structure its commitment is blah, blah, blah. But how do other people who are being dragged down by the crabs find something that is bigger than they could comprehend. And more likely than not have a half a chance because he aligns with them.
Croix Sather [17:40]
You have a great friend who reminded me of this puts it so succinctly and I had never thought about it until I heard him say it. But we go through life. And I did the same thing. We’re many of us where we don’t know what we want to do, we don’t have our passion, we don’t have a purpose. We don’t know what that is just yet we end up in a job and and we’re just sort of coasting through life with and we just haven’t figured it out yet. And what my friend says is that if you don’t know what your purpose is, your purpose is to find your purpose. If you don’t know what your purpose is, your purpose is to find your purpose. And I did that not knowing what I was doing. I went through many years of you know, I had my carpentry job, and I did my day thing. But I also went to school at night, I you know, I tried different courses, I tried different side projects inside jobs at night to see what I liked. And most of them didn’t pan out to anything at all. But I learned that I didn’t like many things that I thought I would have, just simply by going out and trying stuff. So as an example, I went back to school, you know, I decided I didn’t want to swing a hammer the rest of my life. And I went back to school. So I want to just to make a lot of money, you grew up very, very poor. And, you know, while being a carpenter, I did well, it wasn’t the kind of money that I wanted. So I was gonna become a wall street guy. So I went to school for finance. And I hated it. I ended up with a minor in finance, which has served me very, very well. But I hated doing that. And I ended up taking political science, which I love, but realized that’s too ugly, I don’t want to be in politics. And then I stumbled across the art of communication that the curriculum of communication, you know, public speaking, interpersonal group speaking, things like that, and I fell in love with it, I went from a, d and c grades to the top of the Dean’s List graduating my university one of the highest scores they’ve ever had. So once you find that thing that you love, whether you stumble upon it, or you find it on purpose will just once you find that thing you love, you’ll excel at levels that you can’t even imagine at this moment.
David Ralph [19:33]
And I think the the only way that you can stumble on something is by actually getting off the chair, isn’t it really, you know, you don’t stumble by laying on a sofa more often than not, you’ve you’ve actually got to go out and try things. And one of the things that we talk about all the time, and it’s the power of the internet, you can sit there and you can look around, and you can see what other people are doing. And hopefully we’re going to have, you know, loads of people that look at you and go on them get around across America fantasy base. I mean, I’m going to run through South America, and really cheap, because I wasn’t aware that it was possible. When you see something that is possible, because it’s already been done. Is that a good thing to aim for? Or is it more? Is it better to aim for something that’s impossible? that’s never been done before? Well, what’s your sort of mindset on that?
Croix Sather [20:24]
That there will depend on the person I’m, me, me, I’m a fan of doing something that’s ridiculous. I knew that running across America was possible because somebody else had done it, it seemed impossible for me, it seems impossible to to someone who hasn’t heard of that before. But I had heard of a guy who ran across America, his name is Steve middlemen. In fact, he ended up being my coach my mentor, to to show me how to run these kinds of distances. So I knew it was possible, it was just an massive, big goal. And that’s what I’m a fan of is that you got to have a goal so big a dream so big, that it inspires you because of your your purpose. And your your goal doesn’t inspire you, eventually you’re going to it’s just going to fade away. You know, it’s like a warm breeze, it feels good while it’s there. But when it’s gone, you don’t really notice that it’s gone. And and that’s you gotta that’s why you have got to have to have a dream that’s so big that every day you wake up like wow, what do I have to do today to get to it, and you keep moving. And the bigger the goal also will force you to be more diligent and consistent and achieving it. So right now I’m training to run across America again in 2016. So about 1415 months from now. And I know that if I’m not running most everyday now and building up my mileage, when it comes to the time to do it, it won’t be possible for me. So every day is kind of a drop dead deadline. So what I mean by drop that deadline, and this is this is kind of a critical thing, too, is if you sign up for a marathon as an example, a year from now, you sign up for a marathon, you know that you have to reach certain miles to go to run that marathon. And once that marathon happens, that’s a drop dead deadline, because you can’t say one wait one more day, I’ll do it tomorrow, or I’ll do it next week, that marathon happens with or without you. So we have a drop dead date like that, that forces us puts us on a timeline to excel in ways that we wouldn’t have expected. And when you self imposed, drop that deadlines in a way that’s significant, you’ll start achieving more than you ever thought was possible. So you have this big dream, and you have these drop that deadlines along the way. So I know how many miles I have to be training every week now. And every week from now until I run across America again, to be able to be in the kind of shape that I’ll need to be for the next record, which is three times as hard as what I did already.
David Ralph [22:35]
And what is what is the record? Well, my first question is why America again, why not say for Africa or something? And secondly, what is the record
Croix Sather [22:43]
that I would love to run through some place like Africa, the different countries in the political climate, they’re probably not a great idea at the moment. But I want to run across America again, because I want to beat the speed record this time, which is right now is 46 days, eight hours, I want to do it in 44 days, which means I have to run 70 miles every day, for 44 days. So almost three marathons a day.
David Ralph [23:11]
And when you think that, as you’re saying it now, are you smiling? Or are you thinking, oh my god, oh my god, because that that is that she’s
Croix Sather [23:21]
thinking both on, I’m smiling, because because this is a dream so big that it excites me. But I’m also scared half to death because I know what it’s going to take to do it. And I know the real risks and the real challenges. And and it’s and it’s significant, you know, not just my physical body, my physical body will handle it. The big challenge is what’s going to happen to my brain and cognitive ability for being got to deal with the dehydration, how to deal with the sleep deprivation have to deal with the nutrient deprivation, and the constant motion, know that all affects the brain and all affects your mind significantly. And that’s what I’m concerned about. I’m not worried about my physical body, my physical body will adapt, and it’ll it’ll adjust it will make it and it will heal. My physical mind, in my mind is what I’m concerned about my cognitive abilities, what I’m concerned about, because if you’ve ever seen anybody who’s been sleep deprivation for many days, and how silly and stupid they get, well imagine doing that for 44 days.
David Ralph [24:14]
I had children, I reckon I did it for 96 days, probably for about five or six years, I outdated me.
Unknown Speaker [24:22]
I got two kids, I know what that feels like.
David Ralph [24:25]
You’ve been in training for years. But let’s play some words now. But I like to play around about this time in the show. And this really emphasizes what you’re talking about what I’m talking about, and what the whole show is about finding the thing that you love and really going for it. This is Jim Carrey,
Jim Carrey [24:41]
my father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [25:07]
Well, you’re doing what you love. How do you take a chance on that? How do you get that dream and think to yourself, it’s not just a dream, it’s something that will support the family, it will provide income, it will take me to whatever level I want.
Croix Sather [25:24]
I get shivers every time I hear that that’s one of my favorite speeches in the entire world. And you would think a comedian, you know, isn’t smart but Jim Carrey is obviously is incredibly intelligent. But the way you do that is, is I look at life through a filter my glasses, like if you imagine you have a pair of glasses on you could have tinted glasses, you have glasses that help your vision you could have yellow glasses, rose colored glasses, you know, I everything’s a filter in life, how you see the world and the way I see the world as I imagine when I’m in you know, gray hair very old, and I plan to be way over 100. But you know, imagine the last few moments your life, you’re sitting on the rocking chair, you looking out over the porch, and you’re remembering your life? What are you going to read? What are you going to want to remember, you know, are you going to have regret? Or are you going to want to remember all of the things that you’ve done, like now that I’ve changed my life. And this is about seven or eight years ago that I’ve made this significant changes leap from construction to the world of speaking and, and doing the things that I do traveling around the country and around North America, for that matter and, and inspiring other people and then running across America doing all these cool things ever since I’ve made that change. I have more extraordinary magic moments that I can’t remember many of them, because they’re just so many, you know, I have to actually think back. So when I’m on that last few moments of my life, you know, I have all of these amazing moments. So everything I’m doing now in this moment, I’ll ask myself, you know, will that rocking chair guy? Is this something that he would approve of? Is it or is it going to be? Is it gonna be kicking my butt saying, Why didn’t you try that? You know, I know if I don’t run across America again. And it’s tempt the world record, which I’m certain I’ll beat it. But I know if I don’t do that, again, I will regret it the rest of my life. And I don’t want to do that. So that’s how I see the world and everything is filtered through that. And the other filter I have is will this serve my children? So will this help my kids? And and those are the two things and if it is a yes to both of those, then then I go ahead and do it. And if it’s a no then I say no to it.
David Ralph [27:21]
But But somebody will have that you know what I’m trying to do here I’m trying to create a platform that not only will inspire the world, but will be a legacy to my children that I can see their dad doing something, which is more than just going into a job and getting the salary End of story. But how do you take that dream and actually convert it into income? With you? It’s all very easy. Well, it’s not easy at all, it’s really hard to run across America, but then actually building income around those activities. How have you managed to do that?
Croix Sather [27:53]
Well, if you do it smarter than I did,
when I came up with this idea to run across America, I didn’t nine months is not enough to build a business plan around it and train and run a business that already had going. So this took a financial hit on my life. And I went through my savings and a lot of my credit lines, equity home equity lines on my house, and so forth. So I took that risk, I took that massive risk, I literally put everything on the line physically, financially, emotionally, mentally, relationships, everything I put on the line to make this happen. And I’m willing to take that risk, because that’s why we’re here. You know, what’s the worst thing that can happen is, is you know, you go belly up financially, and you restart, how many multi multi millionaires have done that they’ve gone belly up, some of them many times. So we’ll eventually figure it all out. And, you know, I learned lessons through that. I learned I’m learning lessons now. And I imagine always continue to learn lessons with it. But you have to go for your dreams. And but it’s a great question that you asked David, it’s a really great question. And this is what I explained to a lot of my clients when I’m coaching them or, or for in one of our masterminds or something like that is, is how do you build a business around your passion? So here’s an easy example. If you’re one of these people were in the US, we call them woo woo people, you know, these are energy healers, and you know, they read your chakras and things like that, you know, and they’re doing amazing things. But most of them don’t have any financial sense. And they struggle because of it. So how do you create a, you know, and most people say, Oh, you can’t make money and that sort of spiritual world. What about Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, I mean, these guys are doing Okay, last time I checked, you know, so there’s a way to make money at things. But that’s, that’s the trick is that when you’re going to go off the beaten path and get away from a nine to five job or somebody else’s paying your paycheck, you have to be a very smart business person. And you have to spend as much time learning about marketing and business as you do about creating, you know, honing your craft. And that’s the critical part. And it’s always where’s the money, what’s the route to the money. And that’s what I’m working on now, the keynote, and which means I go to a corporation or an association, and I speak to them, they first me out there, you know, first class, it’s absolutely fantastic. They picked me up in a limo and they treat me well, and they pay me a bunch of money to speak for an hour and a half, and then I fly home, it’s fantastic. Now I could get lots of those and make a million or $2 million a year. But that would mean I’d have to be on the road for 300 plus days a year. And that’s not the life I want. While I could do that, and I love doing that, to some extent, I don’t want to do 300 days a year, and not be around my kids and, and have any, you know, sort of normality in my life. So I’m designing my business now and shifting it in a way that I’ll have passive cash flow every day, every month, every year, that happens automatically. So I don’t have to worry about where’s the next speaking gig coming in? Where’s the next event happening and shifting it now. So that it’s, I have multiple streams of income in a way that supports me, and then it’s going to put me at the top of the world in terms of income. Gee, I don’t know what the stats are for you over there. But in the US, I think it’s only something like, turn number two stats here.
4% of Americans make more than $100,000 a year,
David Ralph [31:07]
I don’t think it’s that much different over here, to be honest.
Croix Sather [31:10]
It’s just this tiny, tiny number. And you know, $100,000 isn’t a lot when you have three kids, two cars, a mortgage and all this other stuff. I frankly don’t help people survive on that. And and you know, so it’s how do you create a better life? There’s no reason why you or I or anyone else in this world cannot be millionaires. Absolutely. Zero. There’s no reason why anybody with their normal mindset, normal faculties. You know, within reason anyone can do that. In fact, I have a couple of friends who are completely insane. And they’re,
David Ralph [31:37]
well, yeah, I’ve spoken to a few myself, actually, I think to myself, okay, I know you are crushing it. But it was, it’s almost like they couldn’t tell me how they’ve done it. It was just a series of things, a bit of luck, a bit of magic juice and the way they go.
Croix Sather [31:55]
Well, there’s certainly magic in it like that. And the magic happens by like you said before taking action, you’re getting off the couch and doing it. When I speak in front of an audience. I have a phrase I called Goya. I teach my audiences right off the bat, one of the first things I do is teach them the number one rule of success. And the number one rule of success, the thing that will make the difference in your life, you’ll accomplish more than 99% of everybody on the planet is this one thing, and it’s called Gloria, get off your ass. Gotta get moving. And that’s it. And then when you’re moving, and you’re constantly going forward towards your dreams, your goals and you have clarity and what you want, then people will get behind you and doors will open up. I was on one podcast with a peer of yours one that connected us. And now all of a sudden I’m my inbox is flooded with opportunities to be on more podcast, I don’t even know what a podcast was six months ago. He’s
David Ralph [32:46]
the whole opportunities that come to you, once you you go Yeah, yourself is is unbelievable. I look at my life. And I have an inbox that quite often I’m frightened to look into it. Because there’s so many opportunities now I don’t know which to pick, and what ones I need to do, and you don’t get there. If you’re surrounded by the crabs dragging you back, you’ve got to make that break. And it seems to me, if you make that break, then the competition’s last. And so you’re in a world of more opportunities, because there’s less crabs picking up those opportunities.
Croix Sather [33:21]
It’s never crowded in the extra mile. And, and one of the things I do in fact, I just had an email I got from someone last night, which was a scathing nasty email. And this person’s wondering why I’m not allowing a relative no less wondering why I’m not allowing her into my life and being around my family is because I guard my mind and my, my, the doors of my life so carefully from those crabs, that I will not have anyone, including family in my life that is going to bring me down in any way or potentially impact the way I think. And I only surround myself with very high level conscious level thinking people, and the that’s hard to do. But that’s one of the most critical things you could do is keep the crabs out of your life, and just have people who are going to support you. There’s two ways you can have the tallest building, you can either tear everybody else’s building down, or you can build the tallest building. And I’m building my tall building and I don’t want to have anybody who’s going to try to tear me down.
David Ralph [34:18]
He’s not a key point to everyone, all the listeners out there. Did I need to be aware of the people that they’re surrounding themselves with? Is that fundamentally a starting point?
Croix Sather [34:30]
Absolutely. So if you imagine it this way, you’re having a couple of guests over for dinner you know, you got a nice house nice apartment flat. And and you work hard for this, you know, beautiful furniture and you know many years you’ve worked hard to get this and you have a couple of guests come over and one of the guests comes over with the big black trash bag full of stinky raunchy food and they start spilling it all over your house. Would you ever have that person back? Absolutely no. Well, then why would you have anybody come back to you that is doing that to your mind and his country corrupting your mind and filling you with these negative defeatist cynical attitudes. cynics are going to be cynics. And if they’re not cynical to you, they’re going to be cynical to the next person. If they’re not cynical to that person, it will be someone else, because that’s the way some people are. And you know, just like you meet people that are motivational and happy and inspirational, they’re constantly you know, that a boy, you know, go ahead, go do it, you can do it, I believe in you. You know, you know, coaches like that teachers like that, you know, those are the kind of people you want to be around, because that’s who they are. And if they’re not gonna be inspiring you, they’re going to be inspiring somebody else. So why not have those people in your life?
David Ralph [35:32]
When you go hit head on by that car when he was a 14 year old? What was that a starting point of view changing your mindset? Or did you recover because you weren’t naturally positive and hardworking, and all the things that we’ve talked talked about?
Croix Sather [35:47]
I think it’s a little bit of a combination of each. And I think of that quite often actually. I think if there was a time that it was going to happen, I think that was kind of the perfect time for me, in the sense that I was 14 years old, and I didn’t know any better than to just go with it. And the lesson I learned with that is that, you know, you gotta go through stuff anyway. And you know, life’s going to happen to you, you know, stuff is going to happen to you, you get into accident, you’re in a financial devastation, you can have emotional relationship, devastation, people are going to die. You know, whatever is going to happen. I mean, that’s just part of life. And you can’t change that my brother died as I was training to run across America was just six months out. And you know, I can’t change that. And that’s happens, you know, this part of life. So if these things are part of life than how you react to them, is the only thing that is going to make the difference. So you lose your job, how you react to that’s going to make the difference between you stay unemployed, or you find a job right away or starting a new business, right? It will mean whatever the case might be, you know, that’s going to be a difference. How many times have you heard of somebody going been out of work? And they’ve been out of work for months or years, potentially. And they go to a job interview? And like, yeah, I’m looking for a job really good. The chances that that person is going to be hired. But, but that’s the whole thing is, what’s the phrase, I’m not sure exactly how it goes. I’m paraphrasing and probably butchering it, but it’s going from one failure to the other without the loss of enthusiasm. That success?
David Ralph [37:17]
Yeah, well, I think it is. And I think what you were demonstrating was certainly the life that I led for many, many years, I was surrounded by people who were playing the victim. They weren’t happy in their lot, but they liked talking about the fact that they weren’t happy in their lot. And it was almost that it gave them some kind of identity that life was crap by putting themselves in that position. So they could talk about it all the time. Did you find that? When are you now just totally surrounded by people that look up to you. They’re inspired by you by Pat, you on the back? Do you have many victims in your life?
Croix Sather [37:54]
There’s a certain amount of it that that will always be in my life. Sometimes the clients sometimes they’re there, they’re family or four people that are still in my circles. So there’s a certain amount of that, but the way I look at it is kind of like the from the movie. The Incredibles, the I think it was the mom, the daughter who had that force field that she put around her. And you know, it’s kind of like that I put a force field around me. And so like, I got that scathing email yesterday, it doesn’t really affect me much. Because I know how I’m living my life. And I’m living to my standards, and not anybody else. I don’t expect anybody to understand me, and they can disagree with me and they can not like me, you know, that’s fine. I don’t that doesn’t matter, because this is my life. And I don’t have to answer to them. The only person I have to answer to is me and my Creator. Those are the only two people that I have to answer to and I got to make decisions that’s best for me. So if you could imagine Mahatma Gandhi, what if he started taking the advice of everyone else and started doing what society expected of him? Or Martin Luther King did what society expected of him? Or you know any of these other people to Steve Jobs did what other people expected of him drew Carrey a Jim Carrey he just listened to? You know, what if he listened to all of those people who told him that being a comedian having his his kind of wise ass life the way he was, he would never amount to anything. And the interesting thing about Jim Carrey is, if you listen to the rest of that talk, is he talks about how he wrote his cell himself a check. Yeah, $10 million, carried it with him in his wallet. And I forget how many years later, but a number of years later, he end up getting a his first major movie role. And it was for exactly $10 million. Belief in self, that’s what you have to have. Regardless, whether you’re in Las Cruces, you’re struggling as an actor or a model, or your trust starting your first business, your whatever it is, you have to believe in yourself. Regardless of how many crabs are pulling on your leg, you gotta just shake those babies off.
David Ralph [39:47]
I think that really visualization, the end goal is so important. I’m surrounded, well, recording now I’m surrounded by images, I’ve created that at certain parts on the journey of this show. And I look at them now I should take them down, because I’ve now passed them. And I’ve had moments when I’ve looked up at them. And for Oh, my God, that’s actually real. I’m now looking at what I’ve created. And I should take those down and move on. But I kind of like them as my dots to where I want to go is that we’re running and with everything is a good thing to do to, to really visualize on the end product of running into New York with the flag was all that part of the vision.
Croix Sather [40:29]
This is that that’s a great question. This, this is one that kind of excites me to the and I agree with you, I have things in my office and I have vision boards that I’ve created, I’ve spent many, many hours creating these things of all the things I want. And I have a bucket list of things I want to accomplish. And many, many of them I have already still have a lot more that I want to accomplish. But I didn’t realize this until my dad and I were having lunch one day, and we’re having a conversation. This was several months after run across America. And he is my dad says to me says you know, son, you you saw the finish line before you ever left. And I had never really thought about it before I was doing it unconsciously. So it was unconscious competence. But we had the conversation and he would remind me of the times that we would before run across America, how I would tell him what I was doing. And I was visualizing the finish line I was imagining seeing in my mind as if it was a movie crossing the George Washington Bridge under those big steel girders running down the West Side Highway through Central Park through Times Square, ending up at the south part of the city. beautiful, sunny, bright day. And that’s exactly what happened. And the only difference from what I saw in my mind that movie that played over and over and over thousands of times before I actually left California, the only difference was that my friend gave me an American flag I was as I was entering New York City and I ran through New York City carrying this massive American flag where taxis and police officers and fire trucks, they will all stop and hit their horns. And as I was running by people would wave that was the only thing that was better was it was that I actually had this American flag running through and it was just absolutely extraordinary. But that’s the first thing. One of the very first things to success. And it’s the way you’ll you’ll continue to succeed, even when you start losing motivation is to have that movie playing in your mind, close your eyes, meditate on it, see it, play it as if it’s a movie, and then take action to make that become a reality. Right after that, you’ll achieve more than then you can even imagine at this point in your life, because I describe
David Ralph [42:32]
my journey with a show. And I’ve only said it on one other show. But hey, I’m gonna say on this one as well. But I know what I want to achieve. And I feel like I’m trying to catch up to it. It’s not like I’m going into the unknown, I feel like it’s male. And it’s my efforts to get there so that I can get my just rewards. It’s already there. And it’s almost like I get through a door and the door slams behind me. So okay, there’s another door, I’ve just got to get through that next door, I’m ready slums behind me. And constantly, I’m just moving forward to what is already there waiting for me. And I suppose it’s the same thing, isn’t it?
Croix Sather [43:08]
It is it’s my daughter has on her wall, she has a sign that says dream a size too big and grow into it. And it’s a beautiful way to live life is to, to see what you want have something bigger than what you can accomplish right now and get to that. And what will happen is that after you achieve these goals is that now all of a sudden, your mind is opened up to what else is bigger, you know what else is next. And then you’ll achieve even more bigger things after you’ve you’ve done one after the other and, and if you’re just starting out, you know, I’m not, I like to tell people that you know, if you really want something big, just quit your job and go for it. And that’s great in theory anyway. But if you’re not ready to leave that and you’re not designed that way, then start a business on the side, if that’s what you’re looking to do, or or start dance lessons or go take a language lessons and learn new language, whatever it is that you want to do, go do those things on the side as your job pays for this stuff. Find your purpose while you’re in your nine to five, but find your purpose outside of that. And so you figure it out, and you can keep going forward and do those things, you know, not everybody’s so risk tolerant like I am, I get that, you know, lots of people have to be much more secure. And you know, so I get that so keep your job but then go figure out what your passion is purposes and start creating an income on the side and then eventually your income will overcome your day job income and you’ll be able to leave your job without a loss and or fear that anything is going to go wrong for you.
David Ralph [44:32]
Away from the running. Do you have Dreams Bigger Than what you’re doing? Because what you’re doing is amazing anyway, no getting away from it. But in your mind already have you got a 2017 2018 kind of things are starting to tickle away at you.
Croix Sather [44:48]
Well, I have 2016 plan for my run across America, I also want to raise a million dollars plan to raise a million dollars in the process of the between now and completing the run. And then from from there on, it’s it’s I don’t necessarily have specific goals yet. I’m designing those at the moment. But I do have a global picture of what I want by the end of my life. So the end of my life, I see myself as being the one of those people that you think of when you’re listening to all of these other personal development speakers. So as an example, I’m listening to Zig Sigler, you know, motivational speaker, sales instructor, and I’m listening to him. And he’s talking about all of these other gurus that are out in the world, Jim Rowan and Norman Vincent Peele and all of these other guys of his time, you know, I hear these names and are six or seven names. And at the end of it, I still don’t know who’s the last person on his list, because I kept hearing my name, the last one, he was saying, and in my mind would override his words, and I would hear Crusader. And so that’s where I’m going from my life is to be one of those people of influence that I’ve impacted other people’s lives and created other people. So as an example, Tony Robbins, I’ve studied him extensively. I’ve gone to all of his courses, I’ve trained with him. And at one point, he tells a story about Jim Rowan, who was his mentor, and Jim Rowan tells them, you know, Tony, you never know who’s going to be in your audience. Look at you. Now, one years ago, you were in my audience. And now you’re the guy who’s training everybody, you know, I was in Tony’s audience, and one day, I’ll be the guy at his level, that’s going to be training all these other people, and then other people will follow me. So it’s a ripple effect that I’m looking to create that will live generations potentially, you know, in theory forever. beyond me, it’s all about the impact of believe we’re here for impact and making a difference in other people’s lives. And that’s what I’m after.
David Ralph [46:33]
Well, you’re gonna get it is interesting, you’re talking about Tony Robbins, yc go by is bigger than most people, because he is like, the benchmark, is it once again, just down to belief and mindset.
Croix Sather [46:48]
Its belief in mindset, it’s Dr. He’s not afraid to taste take risks, like every extremely successful business person Steve Jobs is another great example, you know, take extreme risks, to get to the next level. And if you don’t risk you can’t get there. Sure, you can build it safely. But you have to be willing to take those leaps at times, too. So you hit all the singles you can, but every once in a while, you got to swing for the fences. And somebody like Tony, or Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates, you know that they swing for the fences all the time, and they go for the big goals. And that’s how you get there. And Donald Trump is the same way, you know, he’s fallen on his face, too. And every once a while, he still does and, and that’s the risk, you have to take, if you want to be at that level, for the rest of us who are not looking to be at that level, you know, that’s not necessary. You as we talked about before, $100,000 in income and is only 4% of Americans, and I guess for from your side also is about give or take is making that kind of money. So it doesn’t take much to be exceptional, to be amazing. And it’s not about being a world leader, necessarily, but being a leader in your life in your community. You know, so the guy who coaches soccer for the boys to or the or the woman who coaches, something for the girls, you know, it’s the same thing, you can make this massive difference in a life at that tiny level, because you never know who’s going to be in your audience. And it’s not necessarily being a speaker like you and I, but being the audience of who you’re speaking to, like a teacher, as a prime example, never know who’s going to be going through that classroom. Who’s the next Jim Carrey the next, Steve Jobs, the next Tony Robbins. Next, Barack Obama, the next Martin Luther King, you never know who is your life is you’re going to touch and it’s about living up to that potential.
David Ralph [48:28]
Well, that’s probably the words of somebody that you mentioned numerous times before. And he certainly did live up to his potential. Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us, it would be amazing to see this guy grow into old age and leave an even greater legacy with us. This is Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs [48:43]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards. 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [49:18]
So can you can you adults, can you join up dots coin
Croix Sather [49:23]
was certainly and that’s my probably my second favorite speeches is that one. So Jim Carrey and then that one?
Certainly, we talked about a little bit before my dad teaching me that work ethic and in a very gentle way. But he expected a lot of me. And he expected me to work hard, hard, like he did, you know, maybe not quite as hard as as he did. But he certainly gave me that. So that was massive in my life. And that’s taught me to never give up the accident, as we talked about before, when I was 14 years old, that taught me the fragility of life, how quickly life can be snuffed out. And then when my brother passed away, as I was training to run across America, it reminded me of that same lesson, and how we have to go for it all now because tomorrow’s not guaranteed not for any of us. And you know, through my first marriage, and that not working out and the lessons I learned from that through being construction and some of the great things I’ve done and some of the errors I’ve made, and running businesses on my own. And all of these things make make a difference. Going back to college at 34 years old, I went full time during the day when everyone else in the room was 2021 years old. And I felt like I felt like the old man at 34. That’s classic kids. You know, all of these things made a difference. But if I had gone to college at 20 years old, 1920 years old, when you usually do, I never would be on the path that I’m on. everything that’s happened in my life, everything’s happened to your life, everything that happens to you to those who are listening right now. They’re all bringing you to a place if and this is the big qualifier if you’re willing to find the lesson. And that’s where most people fall short, they’re not willing to look for the answer, not willing to look for the lesson and learn from it and grow from it. But if you’re willing to do that, if you’re willing to step back and say, you know, why is this going to serve me and then find that reason, then you’ll be able to go to the next level. But if you blame other people, and you complain, and you say it’s too hard, it’s too difficult, I can’t do it. And all of these other things. And if you just put up your roadblocks justifications, and, and all of the other things that we rationalize to stay where we are to not get out of our comfort zone, that’s when you’ll you’ll get stuck and you won’t succeed. But you have to just step back and say, What can I learn from this? And that includes everything. Divorce, financial, devastation, accidents, death, you know, everything. It’s all what can I learn from this? And how will this serve me?
David Ralph [51:54]
No experiences wasted?
Croix Sather [51:57]
None? None? Not if you’re willing to find the lesson. What is your biggest lesson, Ben,
David Ralph [52:02]
just before I send you back in time, on the Sermon on the mic, what would you say your biggest lesson if you could just put it into one prize?
Croix Sather [52:13]
Wow, that’s I’ve been thinking about that. Now. There’s just there’s so many great lessons in life, I think the biggest lesson would be is that we can achieve more than we can currently imagine. And that’s happened over and over in my life. And I’ve seen that happening over and over many people’s lives that we could achieve more than we can currently imagine.
David Ralph [52:34]
It’s not the old Napoleon Hill, isn’t it? If a man can conceive and believe he can achieve or something along those lines?
Croix Sather [52:41]
Something like that?
David Ralph [52:42]
Yes. spawn, why I’m gonna play the words now. And this is the part of the show when I send you back in time to have a one on one with your younger self. And if you could go back in time and speak to the young quoine, what age would you choose? And what advice would you give? Well, we’re going to find out because I’m going to play the theme. Now when it fades, you’re up, this is the Sermon on the mic
Unknown Speaker [53:10]
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Croix Sather [53:25]
So I would go back to I think it would probably be 28 years old, although this would certainly be prolific and anytime my life but but at 28, I started to play it safe, and I played it safe for a lot of years, too many years. So if I was to go back to my younger self, not only a 28, but anytime in my life, I would go back and remind myself how much value and worth that I have. My fear throughout my life and still rears its ugly head every once in a while is my demon is the fear of rejection, the fear of loss of love, and, and I would tell myself to that you are worthy and you are amazing. And the things that you’re going to accomplish in your life are way beyond your expectations at this moment. And you just have to keep moving forward and you can’t play small you can never play small. You have to keep moving forward stretch, grow out of your comfort zone, take those chances. take those risks, experienced life, experience life to its fullest. share those moments with other people and raise other people and help them and you’ll help yourself and keep moving forward no matter what. Because when you stay stagnant is when you start to fail. And when you stay stagnant is when you start to die and, and too many people die way before their physical death, they die the emotional death, the psychological death and they live their life. And stop being stagnant and and it’s so much turmoil and pain. But if you just keep growing, keep stretching, keep moving forward. take that next step as Martin Luther King says You do not have to see the whole staircase to take the first step, take the first step and the next step will be revealed. And keep moving forward. Live big, you’re designed to be a leader, you’re born to be great, you have this amazing, extraordinary seed of greatness inside of you and you have to move forward. You have to grow that seed you have to guard your life. You know that what goes into your mind in your life, and surround yourself with people that will encourage you to keep moving forward. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Because if you’re afraid when you ask for help, and people will more than willingly help you and move and move you forward. You know get beyond your ego. Ego is powerful. But be Don’t be afraid to ask for help. And no matter what go after your dreams and most importantly, love wide open love completely and fully what your heart and never be afraid no matter how many heartaches you go through love again and keep moving forward. And and you do that. And you’ll have an extraordinary beautiful, amazing life. And this isn’t only to my younger self, but this is to my children and every person I meet in life is the same similar kind of message.
David Ralph [55:55]
Croix, how can our audience connect with you
Croix Sather [55:59]
a great way to connect with me as certainly through my website, which is my name, which is a crazy spelling. So I have an easier way which is free Dream Big book.com where that’s the book that we talked about in the beginning the intro, where I’ll give you an E version of the book end the audio download, if you just go to free Dream Big book.com and you’ll get both of those and then you can just come find me on Facebook or the web
David Ralph [56:26]
Croix it’s been an absolute delight having you on the show. Thank you so much for spending time with us today. joining up those dots Please come back again when you have more dots to join up because I do believe that by joining up the dots and connecting our past is the best way to build our futures pro saver Thank you so much.
Croix Sather [56:42]
Thank you David this has been an extraordinary show
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