About The Bearded Entrepreneur

The year was 2002, I was only 12yrs old when my seventh-grade teacher told me “you’ll never amount to anything in your life

I remember it like it was yesterday

Throughout my childhood, I was overweight and borderline obese. So I got the usual things that come with it. Like most things in my life, however, there was a contradiction, as I was blessed at sports. I represented my city of Newcastle in Cricket and both Newcastle & NSW in Baseball – which culminated in getting an opportunity to go to America for a training camp with the then Florida Marlins

I thought I’d made it, and a terribly poor mindset saw me fail. I returned to Australia disheartened, and believing it was my weight holding me back – not my mind. So I threw myself into absorbing everything I could about training, nutrition, and weight loss. It was nought but misinformation from pseudo-experts however, and what occurred next was 12 months of battling anorexia, orthorexia, depression, and suicidal thoughts

Those seemingly insurmountable demons were defeated, however, with the help of friends, family. I enrolled into a bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, only to be thrown off course yet again It took me six years to finish my degree, as halfway through it I ran away to Europe

It took me six years to finish my degree, as halfway through it I ran away to Europe for eight months. I was one fail away from being kicked out of my degree, and I ran away from it

and it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made

I lived in Munich and travelled around that majestic continent, consuming nothing but experiences and books. I absorbed Dumas, Conan-Doyle, Hemingway, Tolstoy, Tim Ferriss, and many other books on mindset & “self-help”. And they changed my life

I returned to Australia to graduate my degree with an HD average, and am the founder of The Youth Academy, a first-of-its-kind facility in Newcastle, that facilitates growth in the next generation of young athletes and adolescents by being the incubator that develops and prepares them for the rigours of their sport and life

I believe that human potential is nearly limitless. I believe the mind/your mindset is the foundation of everything. I believe that every single person deserves a chance…

And that is why I keep this daily blog and create my daily podcast – “The Daily Growth” – to introduce people to the powerful and impactful idea’s that can help them open their eyes & transform their lives

And from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for reading this, for being here, and for following along on this journey. I look forward to adding value and what we can create in your future

The Bearded Entrepreneur – a.k.a Nick

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