So, I wanted to write about my experiences being a trustee of Speed of Sight and why I love it so much, the impact it has had on my life and how it can impact the lives of others. I hope will help make others understand the Speed of Sight ripple effect a little more. It doesn’t just change lives of the people in the cars, it also changes the lives of the volunteers around the cars as well.
Anyone who knows me knows a little bit about how passionate I am about mental health. As someone who has had mental health issues in the past from depression and anxiety, and who has even had suicidal thoughts, I went though pretty much all my teen years and my 20s hiding this fact
Now before I met the famous John Galloway and was introduced to the wonderful Speed of Sight, I finally got the help that I needed and have become a totally different machine. One thing that never left me and kept me going was the need to help people. If anyone has watched Patch Adams it’s a similar kind of thing but I’m no doctor.
What Speed of Sight has done for me, and more importantly what it has done that has directly impacted my family, is priceless. It has not only kept me on a path that has kept me wanting to be alive but has also helped me to realise that we can actually make a difference in the world by changing one life at a time, and I get to be a part of that. I’m slowly trying to make that part bigger.
The only way I can think of to describe it, and I wouldn’t say it was the best way, is like a drug. My Drugs are helping people and getting my clients to page 1 of Google and watching that better their lives. My Company provides the Google Rankings and Speed of Sight provides the helping people so now I get to be on a constant high.
So, the ripple effect of that:
My 3 daughters have a much-improved father thanks to Speed of Sight. I love them with everything I have and now have a drive to want to be with them and to be the best damn dad the world has even seen, and I owe this part very much to Speed of Sight because I have hope and a drive (pun intended) that comes from working with them.
Last year when I had twin girls, after already having a 5-year-old, with covid and running a business everything felt so overwhelming I thought I would be crushed by it all. Between my wife being just unbelievable and the need to help the charity get through a difficult time as well, it gave me an inner strength that I wasn’t aware I had.
I’ve always had this uncontrollable raging passion to help other people and because my self-worth was at 0 percent (back when I was suffering) I always felt like I wasn’t doing enough to help others and I could be doing so much more but I was far to selfish and lazy to do anything about it.
I started volunteering at Speed of Sight and this has changed my whole mental health and outlook on life in a way I didn’t see coming. I now feel like I am part of a movement that is actually changing the world for the better. So, when I got involved in track days, I felt an innate need to do everything I could to help improve and attain the Speed of Sight dream.
There have been more ripple effects for me from meeting John, Mike, and the rest of the team, and being invited to become a trustee:
1) I now feel I have a gateway to help others in a way I never dreamed of.
2) The impact of that gives me belief that makes me feel not just alive but great to be alive.
3) This has improved my attitude towards my kids and wife. They now have a dad that believes in a better future that I can help with which makes me more engaged with my kids. I’m treating my wife better and it’s all because, in short, I’m HAPPY! And I’m sure she will tell you I’m a lot more pleasant to be around. (Excluding the really bad nights)
So, I’ll finish by saying thank you to everyone involved in Speed of Sight before and after I joined the team, because my life would not have changed for the better without you guys.
Trustee of Speed of Sight
SEO Enterprise MD