John’s journey in this field began in 1963. He had a fairly successful business but he seemed limited—he could not progress past a certain point. Working hard was no problem as it was enjoyable. He was vaguely aware he was holding himself back somehow but he had no idea how. He commenced searching for the answers as to why some people could set goals and then achieve them with consummate ease, while others, not lacking in effort, could not do so.
This search took him to his first counselling sessions, which certainly made him feel better—a lot of his negativity and self–destructive habits abated. His attitude improved and a very important thing came out of the counselling: he realised that he was fully responsible for the results in his life – good or bad – and he stopped blaming others for his problems.
From this improvement, he decided that he would like to help others as he had been helped. So in early 1964, he commenced training as a counsellor/consultant in Perth. In 1966, he went to England, Canada, and America for more training and experience, which continued into the ’80s.
Along the way, despite different methods of healing and motivation, he still felt something was missing. For both clients and himself, he noticed that some problem areas would go away, only to resurface again later. It seemed impossible to achieve a permanent change no matter what the skill of the counsellor and the good intentions of each party. Something was still missing.
Because he could not achieve permanent results for his clients, he felt a little like a fraud, so he ceased his counselling activities. His journey so far had led him to realise that many others were looking for the same thing: a permanent solution to overcome the seemingly invisible hurdles in life, blocking happiness and achievement.
For him, life has three main areas: work, home and social. There are many examples of one person being great at work but with lots of family and relationship problems, while others are fine socially but can’t handle work. Their potential has only been realised in one area. To him, true happiness lies in being on top in all areas.
Today, there are many methods of healing or motivation, which can and do make people feel a lot better; that is easy, but how long it lasts is the real criterion. Although not a criticism, for he is full of admiration for those who genuinely want to work with and help their fellow man, he calls these feel-good therapies.
Over the years, because no permanent solution has emerged to handle life’s problems, a large part of society has been conditioned to the quick fix, hence the prevalence of drugs, illegal or otherwise. It is as if many people are grasping for any little bit of transient happiness regardless of the consequences.
In 1995, he was in Perth and met up again with John Mace. Their paths had crossed a few times over the years and they had remained friendly because of their similar interests in self–improvement techniques.
Apart from being a Mace Energy Method Practitioner, John is also the pioneer of the Causism Institute training programs and a Senior International MEM Trainer.