If you’re here, you’re probably wondering “who the fuck is this guy and why should I listen to him?”. And as they say: Ask and you shall receive! So on this page, I’m going to cover who I am, tell you my story, help you understand how I’m qualified to help you and talk about you and your goals.
So let’s roll!
Firstly, my name is Maikel and I’m from the Netherlands.
In order for you to understand why I’m running this site and why it matters to you, we need to go back in time. We need to go back to a period in my life where I was at my lowest lows. And trust me, that period of my life was LOW!
The thing is, I wasn’t always this awesome and confident guy…
Far from it actually!
My story started over a decade and a half ago, back when I was in high school.
I wish I could say that it school was a fun time of my life, but alas… Back then I was being bullied on a day to day basis. It was hell for me. For several years, the bullying got me into a state of depression and had broken me down completely. I was utterly defeated… At the time I had zero confidence, zero self esteem, and zero social skills! The one thing that I DID have was a shitload of limiting beliefs.
It’s fair to say that I was the biggest loser you have ever seen.
All of this eventually brought me to a breaking point…
In my darkest hour, when all of the bullying and my own thoughts were taking their toll on me, I was contemplating suicide. At that moment, I was so sick and fucking tired of all the bullying, tired of the daily torment that was my life, and tired of my life in general.
But, something inside of me spoke up!
That little voice inside that told me I’m capable of so much more.
I told myself at that time that there was nothing wrong with me at all! That I could do so much better than my current life. At the time I vowed that I would become more successful than any of my bullies could even dream of being! And perhaps most importantly, that I shouldn’t kill myself!
If anything, I told myself, those assholes should be the ones to die…
And so that was the night where I went from contemplating suicide to contemplating murder.
(I ended up doing neither)
The Turning Point & Crash
That night was where my journey truly started!
At the time I was 14, maybe 15 and I was at the lowest of lows still.
As I mentioned, I had no social skills, no confidence, no self esteem, no discipline and a ton of limiting beliefs… The only thing that kept me going was what I call my compelling vision. That future that I saw for myself where I would become way more successful than any of my bullies. Over the years, I have learned that you absolutely need this if you want to achieve anything in your life!
And from the bottom, my personal development journey started.
A journey of about 14 years so far (and never ending)!
The journey was long, hard (yes, that’s what she said) and filled with mistakes and blunders…
The biggest one was when I was around 17 – 18.
In order to fulfill my dream of becoming successful, I plunged myself into online business. This turned out to be a huge mistake on my end. At the time I was learning marketing, sales, and business. What I hadn’t learned however were the personal skills that one needs to actually succeed in business.
- Building Habits
- Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
- Taking Action Despite Fear
And many more things that I was simply clueless about.
At the end of the day, even though I got through high school easily, I completely failed at university. At the time I just couldn’t handle the freedom. In high school, I never really needed to study, so I never learned what it is like to take massive action and have the discipline to do things that are difficult.
And so, I ended up dropping out and taking a manual labour job.
Why I’m Able to Help You
So far not the most impressive story, am I right?
Even though I was not ready to have my own business or share my message at the time, I never stopped learning! Over the last decade, I was read dozens of books, read hundreds of blog posts, watched thousands of videos and made a ton of mistakes through trial and error.
We’re talking at least 1 hour of study EVERY SINGLE DAY for over a DECADE!
I’ve learned about topics like:
- Building habits (and have successfully built and sustained mine)
- Understanding How the Mind Works
- Building Confidence
- Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
- NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
- Personal Finance & Investing
- And Quite a Bit More
In short: I’ve been able to completely turn my life around!
The reason why I’m able to help you get to the next level in life is because I’ve been there. The truth that I want to share with you is the fact that if I can make it out from where I started at, then so can you! Over the last decade I have learned the skills that make one not only successful in life, but also happy. Which is the ultimate goal!
But above all:
The thing that I’m most proud of is my understanding of the mind.
The truth is that most people don’t understand their most powerful weapon, their mind. They go through life like a blind toddler driving a car: Without a single clue what they’re doing, completely in the dark without any vision for their life and most likely to either crash or get nowhere at all.
My superpower is uncovering and helping you see that deeper layer.
To actually understand you better than you perhaps understand yourself.
And this all brings me back to you.
The reason I started The Unchained Life was to share my knowledge and experience.
As you’ve been able to read, I’ve been through quite a lot, especially at an early age. My goal for you and for others reading this is to prevent others from going through the same shit that I have been through. Or at the very least shortcut your way from where you are to where you want to go.
This is OUR journey!
Through these articles and videos, I’m guiding you on your journey to become who you always dreamt of being!
You’ll learn the lessons I wish I knew back in high school and much more!
My motivation has become more “pure” I would say compared to just proving my bullies wrong. My goal with this website and business is to impact the lives of millions for the better! Of course I know that this isn’t an easy feat, but I’m here for the long run and I’m here to help YOU!
So, if you got any questions, feel free to ask!
I’d be happy to answer them, either personally or through a video/article.
The Next Step
I’d love nothing more than for you to put your trust in me on your personal development journey.
Spend some time here reading and learning.
Of course, I’d love your support along the way as well! So if you prefer watching and listening over reading, subscribe to my YouTube channel & watch the videos. Watching those and leaving a like and/or comment on my videos helps a ton with getting YouTube to show them to more people. I would greatly appreciate that! 🙂
Additionally, if you know people that could benefit from my content, please share it with them!
Both they and I greatly appreciate that!
And finally, your next step:
Since you have been reading all the way up until this point, you probably know that you are in the right place to learn how to take your life to the next level. And so, your next step is right below. Hopefully, you know that the results you’re getting in your life are as a direct result of your habits.
And so, your next step would be either of these 3 FREE trainings:
Learn to Build Unshakable Confidence
Break Your Bad Habits
Build New Great Habits
Grab either of those trainings today!
And I’m looking forward to helping you go from where you are to where you want to go!
Much love and have a great day!