However, in the past two months, you have accumulated more financial wealth than you used to in 20 years. Sitting in his luxurious penthouse on the Sunshine Coast, he reflected on how things were for him in 1998. “I had moved away from the movie industry,” he said, “and here I was homeless again. One thing that happened is that I made a mental math. I watched my father’s life. My father is my number one hero of all time. He is the hardest working man with the greatest integrity I have ever known. I love my father very much and yet I saw my life from dad, and I finally found out the truth: that my dad was lied to. “
The lie was that he thought his hard work would pay off and it didn’t. “He was struggling at the end of his life financially and with his health, and I realized that at 38, he needed to turn right now. My dad was much more efficient than me, a much better worker, a better saver with money and all that stuff and he didn’t have the results to prove it.
A change is required
“I knew I didn’t stand a chance unless I did something dramatically different. That’s when I applied everything I teach to my own life and consistently. That’s the key. You have to be consistent. You don’t go to the gym once, work out. and you’re in shape for the rest of your life, it’s about being consistent.
“I went from zero to hero pretty quickly. It’s been like my head was pulled through a funnel. My career has been building really fast.”
The successful coach is now a billionaire who is proud to call Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast his new home. He still struggles like the rest of us, but it’s his ‘attitude of gratitude’ and winning strategies that have helped him get through.
Scammed and abandoned
Despite his rapid rise to fame, last year he faced some of his biggest battles to date. “The promoters we’ve been working with in New Zealand for the past four years literally scammed me out of tens of thousands of dollars,” he reveals.
Then his wife of eight years, Marie, left the marriage and his father died of cancer at age 75. With three types of cancer, they gave him six months to live and three days.
While Kurek was initially devastated, he overcame obstacles by asking the question, “What’s so good about this?”
About his wife, the response was: “Well, I had eight great years with Marie, we are ending it all peacefully and lovingly. I still have a great friend outside of this. We had magical experiences, so I am thankful for what instead. To be upset about what I’ve lost
“Look, this is how love would respond and it has been a great transformation because the helicopter accident was not as devastating to me as when my wife left me, and yet the accident took me two years to get over it, and my marriage it took a few weeks to move on. “
Not much time
As for his father’s death, Kurek appreciates the fact that he was the last person to speak to him on the phone before he died. “I said, ‘Dad, I’m Kurek. I know we don’t have much time right now, but I just have to tell you that I will always love you. I will always make you proud. Give up, give up the fight.’ And go to peace.
“My dad smiled, he knew it was me, he closed his eyes and a few moments later, he passed away. Again, the first thing I asked him was ‘What’s so good about this?’ At least my dad died when I was 44 and not 4, 14 or 4 months. “
Putting it in another context, he says: “Some soldiers in Iraq never get to see their children. My father and I had a great relationship where I could at least say those last words to him and say goodbye to him.”
Other advantages were that he did not suffer: that if it had been six months, all three cancers would have been devastatingly painful, and Kurek’s stepmother and his father’s love for life were with him in the final moments.
“Then I also realized that my mother is still alive, so I regretted at my father’s funeral and instantly took my mother out, spoiled her and now I talk to her every day.”
The helicopter crash Kurek refers to was in the movie Delta Force 2, where he starred alongside Chuck Norris in the Philippines in 1989. He had a group of colleagues aboard a helicopter in one of the scenes where the engine failed and plummeted 800 feet deep. side of the mountain on the path at the foot of the hill.
Kurek had gotten out of the helicopter just before it boarded, saving his life. “I was the first to hit the wreck, racing down the hill at high speed,” Kurek said. “I found there were dead bodies all over the inside of the wreck. One by one, I started pulling people out. More people were coming down the hill to help. When I could get to Mike (one of his best friends, Mike Graham) he was still buckled up. to the floor of the helicopter because the helicopter had fallen, now it looked like it was levitating because it was glued to the wall.
“When I went in to get him out the last time, the helicopter went up in flames. Mike was on fire and I went up to get him out. When I was able to get him out, because his seat belt finally burned, his whole body was on us.
“When I took him out, they hit him with fire extinguishers, they tried to peel off his skin. The cameraman was now trapped, flat and dead under the helicopter. He fell down and the helicopter landed on him, so I reached down and lifted enough so that we could get him out. , and then Kenny Gibson, Chuck’s stunt double, tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I knew CPR. I said ‘yes’ and he said, “I think Mike needs you a lot right now. . “
“So I walked up to him, and he was naked and charred, I put him in the back of the car and gave him CPR for the next 45 minutes going to the hospital. Then he died in my arms, pulling in the driveway, and We lost four more friends in the next day and a half. “
The accident was so horrible for Kurek that it led to severe depression and suicidal tendencies for the next two and a half years. “I had a gun in my mouth every night, a Smith & Weston 357 pistol; I injected 3.5 to 5 grams of cocaine through my nose every day; I smoked joints and cigarettes; I drank alcohol like it was going out of style. to get weak enough to finally pull the trigger, and then I woke up one day and said, ‘Either you shoot yourself, get it over with, stop playing, or change your life.’
“It was that defining moment where I was right on the line, and I said, ‘Okay, which one are you going to do? Are you pulling the trigger or are you going to flip it? “Well, obviously, I turned it over.”
He was 29 at the time and there is no doubt that Kurek has changed his life. “All your dreams come true when you make the decision to make them come true,” he said. He then went on to make 38 films as an actor and 500 films as a platform wrench and grip, working behind the scenes as a member of the crew.
He teaches powerful motivational and empowering seminars in 13 countries, traveling 300,000 miles a year. She successfully coached the Australian women’s Olympic beach volleyball team of Natalie Cook and Kerri Ann Pottharst, who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He also worked with the Brisbane Broncos, a professional rugby league football team, helping them win the title of prime minister in the 1999/2000 season.
On November 22, 1998, Kurek broke the world record for the longest fire walk, where he walked 81 m (266 ft) over 600-degree embers at Brisbane RNA Showgrounds.
In the fire
It teaches people that we all have unlimited potential and that we can do whatever we want when we focus and act. Kurek is the CEO and founder of Kurek Ashley Success International Pty Ltd in Australia. He is an excellent fire walking instructor and leads thousands of people safely through the embers.
Kurek is full of life, passion and energy and inspires everyone he comes in contact with. She turned 46 on April 8, 2007 and life couldn’t be better. You get up at 4:00 am every day, meditate, read, listen to audio programs, write, and go to the gym – usually all before your workday starts at 9:00 am!
Before going to bed, around 10: 30-11: 00 pm, enjoy lazing under the stars on your private terrace.
He has a new book, How Would Love Respond ?, and the TV show series, The Transformer, behind the scenes.
Its current product line includes Fire Up Your Life, a six-CD audio program on creating your own attractive future and making lasting change; Power’s in the House DVD – a two-hour live seminar on how to harness your idle resources and perform at a higher level; and Massive Momentum: seven DVDs covering individual programs on mindset, goals, health and fitness, wealth, communication and presentation, relationships and sales.
“My most popular program is the Life Success Club,” says Kurek, “where I train people through a new CD they get every month on how to build ‘muscles for success’ (habits), for just $ 39.95 a month. “.
Branson to Teens
The club also has a number of other benefits, including networking events with high-profile people like Richard Branson, Rachel Hunter, and Susie O’Neill. The new XL Life member will launch the Step Up Foundation in the United States later this year, and will also continue to grow his own foundation in Cincinnati, funding teens with a high dropout tendency to complete college.
Believing that the key to success is ‘creating balance in all areas of his life’, Kurek enjoys driving his new BMW and Harley, swimming in the ocean, spending time with friends and family. “Life is an excellent adventure and I feel like Indiana Jones,” he says.
“I’m still a big kid, everyone is. You realize that the older you get, you don’t really know anything else. You have more experiences. Hopefully, you’ve evolved. You don’t know what tomorrow holds for you. no promise.
“I was happy when I was poor, but I just realized that I am much happier being rich.” Kurek has learned that money doesn’t buy happiness, but not having money “certainly buys pain.”
“I learned that I enjoy that, and the people in my life and the way I get to live my life. I am excited every day. I wake up every day in an attitude of gratitude. It’s just that I have another day to live. Everything else is salsa. The hardest thing you have to do is wake up. Ask who didn’t do it! If you wake up, you’re a total success. The rest is easy. “