Former Sgt Royal Marine / Best Selling Author / Father to 4
My name is James Boardman. I’m a former Sgt Royal Marine Commando. I served as a sniper and physical training instructor.
I now dedicate my time & energy to helping men across the world to once again focus on becoming their best self.
There is a distinct lack of self-priority in men and it’s costing many to suffer mentally, emotionally and physically.
The lack of focus on themselves has been a contributing factor to them slipping into that dreaded rut.
When I left the military, I had 2 young children who were tired of not seeing dad enough.
I could no longer endure the 700 mile round trips at the wk end, only to have a day and a half with them,
so I had to make the painful decision to leave the military and make a new life for myself away from what I loved doing. This change triggered my downfall.
I left September 2011. By September 2013, I was suffering heavily from PTSD , divorced, and on the brink of ending everything.
Clouded by dark thoughts about losing my identity, vision, ambition, drive, passion and purpose, I lost the thirst for life. I had no mission in life any more.
I went from a super fit PTI, to an overweight washed up teacher who had managed to mess his life up terribly.
The night I nearly decided to end it all, I found enough courage to drag myself out for a run. It was meant to be a 30 minute run, but that run lasted 3.5 hours.
On the run I would cry, laugh, reflect. It was an emotional journey. That run saved my life. It lifted the cloud just enough to figure out what the hell I was doing.
I looked at the picture of my two children, the purpose that was in front of me was my mission, I had just forgotten through all of the pain and suffering.
It re-sparked me back into changing my life to be something so much more with my life again, a new journey, a new mission and vision.
Since 2013, I’ve built four successful businesses. I look after a number of staff and many clients, from dads, to business owners, to CEOs .
The journey to my life today has been one of self discovery, commitment, and a desire to constantly improve myself 1% a day.
I've written 2 best selling books, a book called 'It's A State Of Mind' & 'Remember the Mission'. Both help men develop the basics, and create a future path.
The books cover all the common sense approaches you forget when it comes to your wellbeing.
Alongside that, I offer FREE content via my podcast, 'It's A State Of Mind'. I host my 'Rise To Thrive' show Mon, Wed & Fri on The Man Coach FB Page.
If you need any guidance, just drop me a message and I can send you some free resources to get started.