How a Barefooter lost 97 kilos, and saved fifteen grand in 18 months

I’ve decided to make a move into a new industry: health and fitness.

(I’ve even come up with a catchy name for my program: ‘The Barefoot Bikini Challenge’.)

Why am I so excited?

Well, I just read the following email from Claire, who has given me one of my most inspirational book testimonials yet.

Here it is:

“Hi Scott,

“My fiancé and I started ‘going Barefoot’ in November 2017.

“At the time, we were living paycheque to paycheque at my in-laws’ house. I was also battling some demons in regard to my physical health, being obese at 170kg.

“Fast forward to now ‒ 18 months later ‒ and we have achieved the following:

  • Paid for gastric sleeve surgery out of our own pocket ($5,000)
  • Gone to America for three weeks
  • Paid off one of our credit card debts ($3,000)
  • Moved into our own property and bought brand-new furniture and appliances
  • Paid for multiple things for our wedding using savings and not credit
  • And … still managed to save $15,000.

“What’s more, I have lost 96kg, which has eradicated my physical health problems. I have included photos from before and after starting Barefoot, because without your advice I don’t think I would have been able to have this surgery and achieve so much in such a short period of time!

Thank you,


Holy Guacamole!

96 kilos?

So, how did Claire nail the two biggest goals most people have (fitness and finances) in one hit, and so quickly?

Well, it had nothing to do with fad diets or get-rich-quick schemes … which never work out in the long run.

And she certainly wasn’t spurred into action by continually beating herself up about her situation.

This reminds me of a book that legendary financial columnist John Beveridge wrote called Invest or Die.

Full. On.

Truth be told, my book has roughly the same stuff in it (just with less death threats and more date nights).

And the Barefoot approach worked for Claire:

She created rituals, like going to the pub for Barefoot date night. And while she was there she automated her finances so she didn’t have to rely on her willpower … or even think about her finances after it was set up. And the process of continual wins built up her confidence, little by little.

The outcome is that she’s not only changed her life, she’s saved her life.

Tread Your Own Path!