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How did I turn from a happy 14 year old into a violent, drug addicted, street fighting thug?
Two things that really affected my life back then were:
I explain to the audience, with drawings of two stick figures, what I mean by labels. One smiling stick figure represents the real me; happy and fun. The other represents the false me. As I tell my story I fill this false me with different labels such as ‘street fighter’ or ‘gang member’, explaining how I tried to live up to these labels, and how doing so nearly got me killed a couple of times and I almost killed people too.
I explain how I figured out this person wasn’t real, just made up in my mind, and show what happened when I started releasing the labels and became my true self again; success.
After giving up the false image, I lost 47kgs, gave up drugs and alcohol, won a state boxing title and now run an award winning gym with my wife. I go further and tell the audience that none of this could have occurred if I kept trying to live up to the expectations of my friends.
The presentation begins with a short, shocking story to capture the audience. Luke then explains the five key elements he used to go from being a normal kid, to the leader of one of Sydney’s most notorious street-fighting gangs where he was stabbed on two separate occasions; once in the lung, the other time in […]