Some Things About Us
Over the past two decades our CEO Gordon Murphy has operated in the harshest environments in the world, both as an elite soldier, Specialist Security Advisor and more recently Gordon has been focusing on combining his experience by competing in and leading teams in extreme endurance events whilst also working as a High Performance Consultant. He has a passion for Personal Development and this is at the core of PX4 Business and Life Philosophy. PX4 is a High Performance Consultancy has the aim of utilising all the lessons learnt whilst operating in extreme environments to bring Life Coaching and High Performance Mentoring to those who want to take their life or business to the highest level.
PX4 strongly believe anyone who wants to live a fulfilled life can benefit from our coaching and mentoring techniques.
“You will suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret’. Disciple weighs ounces compared to the heavy weight of regret.”
– Jim Rohn
“Don’t be Led, be the Leader in your life”
Millions of people, right now, are living a life of mediocrity. They have allowed their dreams to be quashed by a ‘system’ filled with rules that are inherently unfair, unjust and out of date and whether they realise it or not, the ‘system’ has taken control of their life. You don’t have to be one of them.
You can live with that deep sense of drive and ambition you’ve always had, your true potential fulfilled. No longer do you need to be crippled by limiting beliefs that leave you feeling like your life has no meaning, no growth, and ultimately no purpose.
PX4 is community of self aware people who know that something inside is sabotaging your natural drive towards freedom away from the tyranny of fools, of self oppression and social controls. We are a collective who believes that you have the right to rise up against your doubts and demons and rediscover your vibrancy, joy and freedom. We believe that you have the power to design your Life Blueprint.
I know what it’s like. I too have been to those dark, unfulfilled places. I have felt doubt, fear, and uncertainty. I have experienced the internal torture of dreams not realised.
I was once one of the ‘lucky ones’ I knew early on what my life’s passion was.
I was destined to be one of the British Army’s Elite Special Forces. I was set to live out my life’s purpose until it all came crashing down…
One freak accident changed it all.
I felt cheated and worthless. My life lost all meaning, all purpose.
It was 1999 and I was on an icy sheep track on a solo endurance and navigation test in a remote part of South Wales.
It is as vivid now as if it were yesterday…
I was pushing my mind and body to the limit and beyond. This was normal for me. But I am still haunted by the thought that perhaps I had switched off my focus. As I took my next step, my foot slipped on an icy track. I lost balance and the 50 kg plus rucksack on my back acted as a huge pendulum to swing my upper body through 180 degrees. I heard the bone crack and the pain was instantaneously intense.
I knew then, I was in trouble.
I was on my own. Isolated on a Welsh hillside. I had snapped my leg and seriously damaged my ankle. To stay put and wait for help was not an option. I was wet, cold and exhausted and I knew hypothermia would set in very soon.
It was now a matter of life or death. I had to make it back to the last
checkpoint which I had passed 30 mins back on two good legs.
I splinted my leg and threw my rucksack in front of me, I hobbled on using my rifle as a makeshift crutch. It was slow going and after (3 hours) I made it back to safety.
Once in hospital the severity of the injury became apparent, the hospital staff could not believe I had managed to walk back off the mountain with my leg in state it was.
They rushed me into surgery that night.
And as I awoke from surgery the next morning, unbeknownst to me, the real journey had only just began.
On the medical front: I suffered a rotation fracture, as well as a semi
dislocation of my ankle and to top things off I’d broken the top of my tibia
But on the career front: I knew it was serious and there was a strong
possibility it could end my career.
But there was no way I was going to give up on my dream. I had one aim: to get fit and get back to work. The job I loved, the job I had sacrificed everything for.
I took on 12 months of intensive rehabilitation. I got back into running, something the medical professionals told me I would never do. I thought everything was going to be ok.
The Crushing Blow
Slowly but surely, I was getting stronger.
But then I received the hammer blow.
A moment I will never forget.
I sat in the Army Surgeon’s Office, a tall fit looking guy, an expert in his field. He was the one who had saved my foot with his skill in the operating table.
And all it took was a few words…
“Your recovery is amazing, however the problem isn’t just your fitness levels. Your ankle joint suffered severe trauma and the damage is permanent. Today I spoke with your Commanding Officer and he agreed you cannot go back to Special Forces Training. I will pass you fully fit to rejoin your unit and with more recovery I may even allow you to parachute again. But Special Forces…I’m sorry. ”
I was dazed. It was like he was talking in slow motion and his words didn’t seem to make sense. He couldn’t be serious!
Against regulations, I told him he was wrong. I was desperate. My heart was pounding, surely this couldn’t be true. He was unrelenting. He was serious, and my dream was being taken from me.
I felt powerless to do anything about it.
I died in that office that day.
I considered my life over, nothing could or would replace the buzz of operating at that level, like a pro sportsmen cut off in his prime I was devastated. My eyes welled with tears and as I left his office, I burst into tears. Tears of self pity – tears of shattered dreams – tears of desperation – tears that my life was over.
I spent the next (7 years) trying to fill the void, to do anything to feel alive again. I felt helpless, without the correct piece of paper to get a job I was clearly qualified for and I eventually left the Regular Army, my life for so long gone Still unfulfilled I started taking up dangerous jobs in private enterprise. I was risking my life in search of new meaning and it was not working. Nothing was bringing me back from the ghost of my former self that I had become.
My life started to unravel.
What followed was relationship breakdown, divorce, and I was denied access to my sons. My personal life was in turmoil. I felt lost, adrift, on the wrong bearing, in desperate need of help, guidance, a belief mechanism, anything!
My first turning point came with the realisation that I had become a different person. I’d lost my drive and ambition, my ability to achieve. I was determined to come back. I had found someone I truly loved and I considered my soul mate. I wanted desperately to prove my worth to her. Life seemed to be back on track.
But I was still in search of that one thing I had lost all those years ago. I was still yearning for meaning in my life. And I fell back into that dark hole once again.
The Wake Up Call
The moment I heard these words:
“Where is the man I feel in love with, who never complained, achieved incredible things without any fanfare, saw the best in everyone and never criticized or complained, never passed judgement, who lived and loved. You don’t do any of those things anymore, how can you expect others to see the best in you when you’re acting like this?”
“I don’t much like the person you have become and I don’t think I can love you anymore.”
I refused to lose the woman I loved. I knew something had to change.
And I had to change it.
From that moment I was determined to find that meaning. I was looking for the “Road to Damascus” but it never came. But what did happen was I started dreaming again, having grand visions, a big heart and a burning desire to impact the world.
I realised that I no longer had to allow that one split second that changed everything to dictate how my life was going to turn out. I realised I was wasn’t dead and I had so much living and giving to be done.
The Way Forward
I know how much it hurts, I know the pain, I know the darkness and I also know that it doesn’t have to be this way.
I know you too can pull yourself out. You no longer have to feel defined by those moments that took it all away.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” ~ Steve Jobs
Inside you, I believe, there is a source, a drive, an ultimate purpose or mission in life which will always spring up if you allow it to.
At PX4 my aim is to work with you to find and nurture “that spring”, and in doing so get you back the belief that your life matters.
PX4 Evolutions is not for the faint hearted. It is for the big hearted. The courageous ones who are willing to push through the pain to feel the glory.
I have operated in some of the worlds most extreme and hostile environments and faced immense personal and professional turmoil. It is through these unique experiences that I assist others (you) to find the desire and focus to truly make the changes you want for your life.
PX4 Evolutions are all about revisiting the fundamentals and redefining your life blueprint. When these elements are aligned you will get back Emotional Fitness, Psychological Strength and the Mental Edge to get your life back, and take it to World Class levels.
PX4 is the ultimate life achievement system. Using small, compounding actions that build to cause major changes in your life.
For you to feel again that anything is possible, that you can dream big, breaking you out of merely existing so you can start living again.
Is PX4 for you? – utrinque paratus – Ready for Anything
That need to find the spring within ourselves is the powerful truth behind the PX4 Evolution.
Are you Ready for Anything?
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”
Are ready to leave the harbour of mediocrity, and sail into the winds with the grit and determination required to strive for your dreams, for excellence? Do you have the hunger and drive required put up a fight and to be true to yourself?
If, like us, you believe that your dreams are worth any struggle, PX4 will lead you on a journey of self discovery.
Because it’s never too late to be who you might have become.
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