Here’s what I believe…

There’s more to life than paying bills

The world is a buffet with some truly spectacular experiences that are waiting to be discovered by you: Whether that’s climbing Machu Picchu, swimming with wild dolphins, playing the world’s greatest golf courses or visiting legendary music venues. I know from my personal experience just how empty the work-sleep-work-pay-bills (and repeat) cycle can leave you feeling.

You have a unique gift the world needs

There are people in this world who are waiting for exactly what you have to offer, your unique mixture of amazingness and light. Even if you don’t know it consciously yet, you have incredible talents and potential in you that hasn’t been explored. You might just need a bit of a helping hand and a proven formula to turn your passion into profit, and to make a meaningful difference in the world.

We are all connected

No man is an island, we’re connected to each other and the world that sustains us through millions of visible and invisible tethers and in my mind one of the biggest deceptions of live is our separateness. I believe one of the greatest measures of success is not by how much you take, but by how much you give – your contribution, your service – and that our rewards in life are in exact proportion to how many lives we touch in a positive way.

True wealth is not measured in money

While money can make you rich, I believe true wealth is measured by more than your bank balance. What good is all the money in the world if you aren’t healthy enough to enjoy it, and have no time or anybody in your life to share the experience? For me real wealth is freedom of choice. To own my life. To choose what I want to do, where I want, when I want, and with whom I like. Money is just a tool.

Your passion is your most valuable asset

When you start tapping into your passion, it is like switching from high octane petrol to rocket fuel. It is one of most powerful allies you have, and serves as a regular compass-check that you are headed in the right direction. In my experience you always work harder for something you believe in and that ignites your heart, than you will just to put more cash in your boss's wallet.

Teamwork makes the dream work

If you want to live a life of freedom, where you are the architect of your dreams, then aligning yourself with people who have already achieved that goal and who can support you on your journey, is invaluable. You don’t have to make all the mistakes for yourself or figure it out on your own. Success leaves clues, you just need to know where to find them and I can show you.

Clients I have worked with


“I have had the privilege of working with JD for the last 5 years and sharing the stage with him all around the world when we’ve done group trainings and seminars together. One of the qualities that always stands out for me about JD is how professional he is when helping budding entrepreneurs get their new business off the ground. You can always rely on him.”

Guy R.

Guy R.

Ultimate Performance Trainer - London, UK

“When I started working with JD I was a stressed out stay at home mom in a pretty tight financial corner, who had no spare cash to even spoil herself a little at the hair salon. Three months later I couldn’t believe how much revenue my virtually brand new business was already generating. Not surprisingly one of the first things I did was to book myself in for some much deserved pampering! Best of all, I was able to build my business and generate my income while staying at home and looking after my young daughter. When I think of JD the words positive, helpful, and friendly immediately comes to my mind. I am so thankful.”

Karlin E.

Karlin E.

Stay At Home Mom - Pretoria, South Africa

“I decided to set up my own business  with JD’s help as I was in a dead-end job which kept me out until gone midnight some nights and was feeling like I had no life. After meeting JD quite randomly and telling him about my job we talked about how to set up my business. He supported me every step of the way and six months later I fired my boss and now own my life again. After 18 months of working together, JD is still there for me. At the beginning I was worried that I wouldn’t make it and I didn’t have much self-believe, but he also helped me through that and I’ve grown so much as a person during this time. JD has become a big part of my life now and is a friend as well as a mentor. I am so grateful to have him in my life 🙂 X”

Nora E.

Nora E.

Beauty and Massage Therapist - Brighton, UK

“JD is extraordinary when it comes to guidance. I have been in business for over 15 years and I have helped and assisted many entrepreneurs with startups but I have only recently experienced the benefit of partnering with somebody like JD. I have seen amazing results since we linked arms in the beginning of 2015. Thanks for keeping me on track and helping me to achieve my goals and dreams.”

Michael H.

Michael H.

Entrepreneur - Cape Town, South Africa

A bit about JD

My name is JD van Zyl, and I love helping ordinary people build businesses from home or create an additional income stream around something that ignites their heart. Even if they're not exactly sure where to start. I hear it all the time, I want to be my own boss or I want to have my own business but I don’t have the time / the money / the know-how / the self-belief to make a success of it. And unfortunately you're quite possibly right. Bloomberg reckons a whopping 8 out of 10 wannabe entrepreneurs crash and burn a measly 18 months after striking out on their own. Don't become a statistic. Why not drop me a message, and I'll pop a copy of my free e-book (Tripwire: 9 Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting Your Freedom Business) over to you to give you a competitive edge. I look forward to connecting with you 😉 Until then!