Just under two years ago, when Bastiaan Slot was bagging groceries for a pittance just to make ends meet, people often dismissed him as a no-hoper and refused to give him the time of day. Yet, Bastiaan had a secret that he kept strictly to himself, and that secret was unbounded ambition.
As he filled bag after bag with other people’s groceries and was being treated like little more than a wage slave, Bastiaan Slot refused to let the condescending and dismissive remarks of others rattle his cage. Deep down, he knew one day he would be his own boss and earn more in a day than they did in a year.
Bastiaan Slot no longer bags groceries for a living; today, he’s a millionaire consultant who spends his time helping others live their dreams and realize their true potential. As someone who has worked menial jobs, he believes fiercely that it doesn’t matter what your background, qualifications, or other people’s preconception of you are. Everybody has the chance to stake their claim and make their mark if they have self-belief and resilience.
“Many people in life settle for unfulfilling careers and unrewarding jobs because they believe that the life they truly crave is little more than a pipe dream and beyond their reach,” explained Bastiaan. “They’ve been told repeatedly that ambition and success are the sole prerogatives of other people who are better than them. Let me tell you, it’s not. Do not accept the role society assigns you. You’re better than that. You need to break out of that claustrophobic mold and live life on your terms.” These are inspiring words, but for many who are currently waking up every morning and dragging themselves to a job they despise, changing things can often seem like an uphill struggle. However, Bastiaan Slot has some advice for anyone willing to make that leap of faith.
He explained, “In life, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and choose security over ambition, and the familiarity of routine over the unpredictability of the unknown. However, that path only leads to failure. One day, you’ll wake up and suddenly realize that the dead-end job you took solely to pay the bills has become a prison cell. Don’t let that happen. It’s never too late to make a break for it and become the person you were born to be. People look at me now, and they see a successful millionaire, but 700 days ago, I was still bagging groceries. I’m living proof that anything’s possible if you want it badly enough.”