Inspiring Bundaberg grandad and author Hans Jakobi wants people not to panic and take control of their lives in these difficult pandemic times.
Mr Jakobi, 66, is on a road trip to Darwin with his wife and he has come out of retirement after 11 years to inspire Aussies to Bounce Back to Freedom after Covid-19.
The author of 7 books, Mr Jakobi knows what it is like to recover from difficult times, having gone from being suicidal and surviving multiple tragedies, including three serious bushfire threats to his home and an eight-year drought, to being a successful businessman and funding his own retirement at 55.
Known as a lifestyle entrepreneur and a wealth coach, he and his wife of 41 years Colette have travelled to more than 70 countries in retirement and is now the road on a Bounce Back To Freedom Tour.
On the road he is interviewing Australians who have lost their jobs or businesses to find out what they are doing to recover from the crisis and what strategies they have worked out to prosper from the turmoil of what he calls "Cyrus the virus".
"The way people have panicked in this crisis has had a deep impact on me and I feel compelled to spread a message of hope, opportunity and support to replace the narrative of fear," Mr Jakobi said.
Mr Jakobi is encouraging people to secure their own prosperity by starting their own online home-based business.
"You can build and run a business from anywhere in the world with just a laptop computer, a mobile phone and an internet connection," he said.
"I want to inspire ordinary, everyday people, encourage them and give them hope to embrace this crisis as their opportunity to start their own online business and profit despite the crisis,I'm sure there will be some people who will have benefited from the crisis because they've adapted to the opportunities created and will be loving it, while others will have a lot of stress and anxiety."
The couple are on their way to Darwin to visit children and grand-children making making the 12,000km return trip from Bargara in a 2008 Sunland seven-metre caravan.
He is documenting his journey as he inspires locals, films their stories and builds a new online business from scratch.
"People learn more from what they see than what you say so I want to inspire people. In the next 10 years, I will give it my best, keep traveling, support my children, mentor my grandchildren and others about business," he said.
"I want to be around positive, aspirational people and then I will retire again."
Get in touch with Hans at www.BounceBacktoFreedom.com
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