Ep 066: JP De Villiers

Recreate yourself, transorm and get inspired NOW with High Impact coach JP De Villiers

JP De Villiers shares how he turned tragedy into opportunity again and again, forged his best life, and mentors others to do the same.

We talk about:

  • Recreating yourself
  • Transforming your life through habits
  • Accepting death in order to embrace life

In this episode and we discuss:

  • Three things that changed the course of JP’s life [12:46]
  • The power of asking for help [15:39]

00:34                    Introduction to JP De Villiers

  • JP’s background [00:49]
  • What JP is focusing on right now [01:33]

04:22                    The catalyst that led JP to chase significance

07:09                    JP’s professional life since applying for his first job at age 10

11:14                    How JP recreated himself

Quick Juice Questions

30:57      What is your best tip for those thinking about leaving full-time employment?

Remember that some people just aren’t meant to have their own business. Ask yourself: “Would you rather be highly successful working for someone else, or would you rather be highly successful working for yourself?” Sometimes, people think that for them to be more successful they need to leave their employment. But that’s not the case. Some of the wealthiest people in the world are employed. Being self-employed is a very, very different game. It’s difficult to have more time freedom. You have to work a lot harder on your energy because it’s required for your business and all the people that you’re managing.

32:04      What are the first steps that aspiring entrepreneurs should take?

Look at your highest values or non-negotiables. I have a values assessment that I give all my students and all my clients to get them to elicit the five most important things in their life. Every single decision that you make should be based on fulfilling and nurturing those highest values. If you don’t know what those values—those rules for your own happiness and internal success—are, you will say “yes” to all sorts of things, thinking that they are great opportunities without realizing that they are not great opportunities for you.

33:28             What has inspired you the most in your journey and where are you most inspired?

In fitness. When I’m outdoors—running, swimming, cycling, even walking—I feel connected to God, the Universe, Mother Earth, Father Sky—I feel connected to everything. When you feel inspired—”in spirit”—you start to have these inspirational thoughts. We’ve got to remember that we are a part of nature. If you step outside into nature, you realize that everything is as it should be: Everything is as it should be, and in abundance.

34:50             Which book has inspired you and changed your thinking the most?

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

36:51             If there’s one last bit of Executive Juice you can share for people who want to get to the top of their property game, what would it be?

You’re going to die. Last year, I had an accident. I was hit head-on by a drunk driver—a hit-and-run driver—and I was left for dead on the side of the road. This taught me so much. I consider the experience a gift. I’m still reflecting. I’m still learning. But one of the things I learned more than everything else was that life cannot be only be over before you think, it can be over without you even knowing—because I didn’t see that car coming. Don’t delay. Don’t squander your time or your energy. Make the most of your life. As the Steve Jobs saying goes: “Treat today as if it were your last, because someday it surely will be.”

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  • Like so many times for all of us, when we just commit to something and we don’t know how, but we put it up for the universe, something shows up for us.
  • If you hold yourself 100% responsible for the fact that you change your life one day at a time, you can never really go too far in the wrong direction.
  • I think the most important thing in life is our energy. Everything we think, feel, and do is either giving us energy or taking our energy away.
  • When you live in your truth and you only do what is in your highest values, you live a very, very free life.