Tim Han |From Drug Addict To world Renowned Life Coach

Today I will like to tell you a story of a guy who went from being addicted to drugs to becoming one of the most successful life coaches and Amazon bestseller.

Today we will get to know more about Timothy Han, also known as Tim Han.

The success story of Tim Han

We will get to know about the man behind the brand, success insider.

We will get to know about a guy who made lots and lots of mistakes, growing up.

A guy who no one would ever imagine could amount up to anything.

But then when he finally made the decision to get on the right track.

When he got tired of wasting his life, he made the change and succeeded to build a life for himself which is admired by so many.

A life which is able to impact so many others worldwide.

His Childhood

Tim Han was born on the 14th of May, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea.

At 2 years old, his dad left.

He grew up with his mum and sister.

His mum worked extremely hard to make ends meet.

Tim was very shy as a kid.

He was so shy to make friends or talk in class.

His Introduction to racism

Tim Han in school

In 1997, his mum met an English guy.

Very soon they began calling him dad.

In the year 2000, His entire family moved to England.

It was in this small town in the south of England that Tim Han started being bullied because of his race.

His sister and he were there only two Asian kids in his school.

He tells a story of the bullying getting so bad, so much so that, his mum had to visit his school and complain to the authorities.

When one of the bullies followed him, pushed him and began insulting him until he started crying.

His coping mechanism

Being bullied and constantly being judged by people, made him develope severe social anxiety and low self-esteem.

In order to escape his unpleasant reality, he became attached to playing video games.

He played video games at any opportunity he got.

How he got introduced to drugs

tim han taking weed

Then came high school.

In 2005, Tim began high school and he was so determined not to be the kid being picked on.

He was determined to be one of the cool kids.

Cool kids, who were rude to teachers, skipped classes, took drugs and so much more.

His wish came through, he started hanging out with the cool kids.

In order to fit in with his new friends, he adopted their traits.

He became what many of us, will call a thug.

He got into a lot of fights and spent his weekends partying and taking drugs.

He also began selling drugs.

A business, he began with his mum’s money .

He eventually lost all of the money invested due to his addiction to drugs.

He found a job

Tim Han then graduated from high school with very low grades.

He told his mum, he never wanted to continue with school but instead search for a job.

His mum agreed.

But he spent most of his days after graduation hanging out with his friends.

They drank, ate lots of pizza, played video games, took drugs and so much more.

To feed his drug habit, he will steal money from his mum and sister when he ran out of the employment benefits being given to him by the government.

Halfway through that year, Tim, began applying for jobs in order to be able to buy some trending outfits and shoes he wanted.

He didn’t get a positive response from any of the companies except for one.

He succeeded to get a cleaning job.

A job in which he was required to clean, stinking toilets.

He talks about a time when was cleaning a toilet which had faeces stuck to the bottom and his manager told him to clean it faster.

In the rush, he caused the faeces to splash back on his face.

Why he quit drugs

Tim Han out partying with friends

By 2008 winter, Tim had his routine set.

He went to work, returned home, hung out, smoked weed and did drugs with his friends.

On one faithful day, his mum and a neighbor confronted them on their activities.

His mum didn’t say much on that day, she just told him she will like to have a word with him the next day.

The next day, he woke up and went to meet his mum for the requested conversation.

She looked at him with an emotionless face and told him, they should go on a walk.

On this walk, Tim’s mum told him of all she had to go through to give him and his sister the best in life.

She told him about how she had to suffer, she told him about his real father, who left them.

Then she turned to Tim and asked him if he was going to be there for her when she needed him.

She asked him if he will be able to provide her with the things she needed in her old age.

Then she made him promise her that he will never do drugs again.

He promised

A promise he kept.

A message about dead

He stopped doing drug but didn’t upgrade his group of friends.

He still hung around with his friends who loved partying and getting drunk, so he did the same.

On new years eve 2009, he drank and ate so much.

He woke up the next morning, unable to stop food from coming back up.

He couldn’t stop vomiting.

This made him feel so sick and light headed.

Eventually, the vomiting stopped and he went to his bedroom to try and sleep.

In order to help him fall at sleep, he decided to watch something boring.

So he got his laptop and typed ‘presentation’ on youtube.

What came up was Steve job’s Standford commencement speech.

He clicks on it believing he could fall at sleep to this.

Little did he know that he was about to consume content which will change his life forever.

Steve Job’s message about dead got to Him.

Steve Job’s reminds us in this video to live each day like it is our last cause one day it will be.

He tells us to look at ourselves in the mirror daily and ask “ourselves If today was the last day of my life will I be doing what I am doing today?”

How He transformed his life

Tim Han how he transformed his life

After this video finish, Tim had a tear in his eye.

He was reminded of his mortality.

He made a promise to himself from that day onwards that he was going to live his dream.

From then onwards, every single day of 2009 was dedicated to

  • Working extremely hard
  • Developing business plans
  • And working on the development of his self.

In that year, he started a successful clubbing business.

Quit drug got a girlfriend and started developing muscles.

It took him one year to master his psychology by investing in books, self-development courses, mentors and working very hard.

He took action.

Tim Han Shares the steps he used to  create success with the world

You can get to know about the steps Tim Han used to go from drug-addicted, party-loving, toilet cleaner to a successful businessman in one year, in his book.

An Amazon bestseller

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Some lessons learned

Lessons learned from Tim Han's story

1. It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you have made in the past.

It doesn’t matter how much wrong you have done.

It doesn’t matter how much time you have wasted before.

All that matters is what you do from now henceforth.

Take action and live the life you were truly born to live.

2. We all have shortcomings and we all have the power to decide to begin working on getting rid of them.

3. Consume content which inspires you to grow from your present level in life.

4. Be very careful about the company you keep.

5. When the student is ready, the teacher will come.

6. Invest in yourself

I hope you were inspired by the success story of Tim Han.

What lesson did you learn from his story?

Do you have any shortcomings, keeping you down?

As usual, my friends, go be legendary

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  • Sue

    Thank you Etah, for sharing this very inspiring success story. There are all kinds of scenarios in today’s world that can cause young people to take the wrong path. Hopefully, Tim Han’s personal story will encourage others to rise above past mistakes and choose the right path. Often that path does lead to success! 

    I was very impressed with Tim’s ability to relate to his mother’s needs and wishes, and to recognize a brilliant speech when he heard Steve Jobs. He was able to learn from his mistakes and turn his life around. A wonderful lesson for all! Thanks again!


  • Adamu2

    Hello Etah  , This is an eye opener  article, Thanks for such a brilliant post, this is clearly a motivational post. I gained Alot from this post and some changes has been happening in my life. Life never seems the way we want it but we played it the best way we can. I knew my success story is also around the corner. Thanks for the beautiful review of Tim han.regards

  • George

    Thank you for the great success story. It is an inspiration to me and I am sure that it will be to so many others. I will be telling a few people about this, and I have book marked this for future reference. It gives examples that I am sure that people will use and be able to become an success to themselves and a inspiration to others. Thanks again!

  • Olanike

    Hi Etah, its a pleasure reading one of your inspiring articles again.  The story of Tim Han is an illuminating one and I see it as a motivation. The lessons learnt here are very important for self resurrection and self believe.

    To believe in myself is the first step to success .Once again thank you for this captivating story.

  • Lok Which

    wow. This is interesting and a source of motivation. It’s really hard for someone who is addicted to drugs to drop it.  Many will even say that they can’t drop it but you this man story has proved that drug addiction can be stopped. I will take it upon myself to rebroadcast this article so others can get motivated and inspired 

  • Destiny

    Yes, this story is quite inspirational , I’ve learned something new, it is not about the mistakes you made in the past, what matters is what you do with your live henceforth. For him to listen to his mom’s conversation, he is really determined to change and live a life worth living. I love stories like this, it helps us to no the effects of drugs and how it can ruin our future.

  • Dapoach

    The Tim Han story you shared is really motivating. I find motivation from it, despite his poor background and subject to racism and poor parental care who could ever believe he would amount to someone great in life? I really had to read the article over and over again because it really got me inspired has i am already giving up on myself because i am yet to achieve anything meaningful in life. Thanks so much for this article, it has sparked up some energy in me to keep pushing.

  • Barrywesley

    Wow!! What a wonderful and inspiring story you just wrote down. But will like to add that maybe, If the dad was still available and was a good dad, Maybe he wouldnt Have gone into drugs at all, because it is been said that children have more respect for their dad than they do for their mom. Single parents always go through a lot. Tim’s life is quite inspiring.. 

  • Queen

    Hi Etah!

    I must confess, this is a very inspiring story. 

    I had my eyes glued to the page till the very end

    truly, there is nothing like realising One’s mistakes and turning away from them for the best. 

    What inspired me most in this story is the fact that once Tim Han made up his mind to effect a change in his life, he stayed the cause till the very end.

    It’s not always easy getting rid of bad habits, I can say that from experience but this story has truly inspired me the more, to be greatly determined when I make decisions.

    Thanks for this.


  • Paul

    Dear Etah,

    Thanks a lot for the Great inspiring post! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others.

    I am full-time blogger working from home, I am stuck and demotivated to produce content to my blog but when I read your post I got great insights and motivation. The Steve jobs video you embedded is very helpful and inspiring. Indeed its a life changing message from Steve and everyone need to listen to it.

    I am amazed at the transformation of Tim and I strongly believe we all can change our life as per our wish. One of my favorite quote is…

    The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. – William James

    Thanks a lot for inspiring others via your post.

    GOD bless!


  • rmjia

    This is truly an inspiring story that gives hope to a lot of people who needs it. It is very encouraging to know that anyone can pick up their lives again and to live everyday like the last. This teaches us how to make value of our lives and live life to the fullest. I am motivated by his story as well that life can change to the best if we work to make it happen. Thanks for sharing this life changing story.

  • Md moinul Islam


    Tin Han is a great inspiration for us.  There are many drug addicts in our society who are lost in the dark world. There must be a way to lead them,  an inspiration.  And Tim Han is the answer to that.  I am going to help them see the path through the inspiration of Tim Han. This will save many lives. 

    Thanks for sharing.             

  • Md moinul Islam


    Tin Han is a great inspiration for us.  There are many drug addicts in our society who are lost in the dark world. There must be a way to lead them,  an inspiration.  And Tim Han is the answer to that.  I am going to help them see the path through the inspiration of Tim Han. This will save many lives. 

    Thanks for sharing.             

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