|Hello, my name is Matthew Conn, the 34-year old Chief Inspirator & Founder of Fit Kid Rich Kid.
This is the story of how I went from being a freedom seeker to a freedom achiever and began living my ultimate life. This is The Fit Kid Rich Kid Story. Don’t settle for the ordinary, be extraordinary.
I graduated university when I was 22 and like most kids that age I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Despite having that 8.5 x 11 piece of paper that proclaimed I was a worthy business school graduate I had a hard time finding a good paying job in my home city. I wanted to remain living in my home city of Halifax on Canada’s East Coast surrounded by my friends and family, but I felt the financial pressure to head West to find a career and to try and get ahead in life. One thing I knew was that I didn’t want an ordinary 9-5 desk job. I wanted adventure, I wanted to feel special, I wanted to be extraordinary. I reasoned that becoming a police officer was the most adventurous, good paying career within my reach so I joined Canada’s National Police Force, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and I was shipped West across the Country to police boot camp to become a Mountie.
After 6 months of boot camp, I was handed my police badge, a gun and a whole lot more responsibility than I had ever previously held in life. After a few months of my new career, my boss said to me “with your work ethic, you’re going to go places in this organization.” And because all I really wanted was the approval of someone who held a lot of power, I worked my butt off and excelled in my first year as a police officer. I also found myself partying and drinking excessively on my days off with co-workers who were in similar life situations as me – young and lost in a big city knowing nobody and having to deal with extremely stressful situations everyday. And if that wasn’t enough, we were all expected to put on a brave, professional face and show no vulnerabilities.
After a few years on the job after the initial adrenaline rush of being a police officer had worn off I continued to find myself partying hard and masking my true emotions and life desires. I loved that I had an abundance of money, status and power for the first time in my life but I was not being true with myself. Then, one morning I was lying in bed when I was awaked by a phone call from my sister back home. She was crying and said “mom’s heart stopped on the operating table.” I felt my heart drop and a feeling of heaviness take over as my emotions began to flow. I felt an immediate sense of guilt because I knew my mother was in hospital for hip surgery that morning, yet I wasn’t able to fly back East on such short notice because of work commitments. I felt even more guilt over only being able to fly back East to see my family twice a year since moving out West due to limited vacation time and cost. I came to the realization and disbelief that I put my career before my family and now it had cost me being able to say goodbye to my mother. I had lost focus of the truly important things in life in my pursuit for money, status, and power and I didn’t know how I was going to be able to cope with this realization.
After what seemed like an eternity but in reality was only a split second pause, my sister continued with “but the doctors did CPR and they got her heart to start again after 14 seconds.” I felt an immediate sense of relief. I knew right then this was my wake-up call, my calling. In that split second I experienced a massive shift on how I view life. A million pounds of weight fell off my shoulders and I stood up and proclaimed lt’s time for change. I proclaimed I was going to start sharing my true, raw emotions even if it makes me vulnerable; I’m going to begin being true to myself about my life desires and the things truly important to me, even if it goes against societal norms; and I’m going to stop settling for the ordinary life and begin living an extraordinary life. Afterall, life is too short and too precious to not be living it the way you desire. This transformational process allowed me to shed my lifestyle guilt.
I made moving back East my priority so I could spend more time with my family and friends. Once I achieved the move back, my priority switched to creating a life of freedom and happiness, a life where I was not stuck in the 9-5 rat race, a life where I was true to myself. And so I created a system that allowed me to discover my true passions and monetize them so I could live my ultimate life and say goodbye to the 9-5. People began to take notice of my transformation so I began teaching and inspiring others. Today people reach out to me to teach them my Ultimate Life Mastery System and I’m well on my way to being financially free for life – all while living my true passion of teaching and inspiring others how to stop settling for an ordinary life and begin living an extraordinary life.
What almost caused me to live a life of regret was the search for money, the search for status, and the search for power. When I began being true to myself by chasing my true desires of freedom and happiness, my life changed forever – and that is what I want to teach and inspire YOU to do as well!
When I created Fit Kid Rich Kid, my vision was that if I could reach even one person and change their life, I would be successful. To my delight, Fit Kid Rich Kid has grown into something much larger, and my hope is that it continues to grow. My goal is to provide as many people as possible including YOU with the inspiration and knowledge needed to begin living their ultimate lives. I’m not saying it will be easy but it is within your reach and way closer than most people realize.
If you take even one positive thing from this site, I’d love to hear about it. I want to hear your story! I also want you to share your Fit Kid Rich Kid journey with everyone else and inspire them to follow in your footsteps. Head over to our Fit Kid Rich Kid Mastermind Group and share your story with us.