'I decided to be thankful for what I do have, not get angry but what I don't.'
'I looked at myself in the mirror and said : 'you know what the world is right that I have no arms no legs, but they'll never take away the beauty of my eyes.' I wanted to concentrate on something good that I had.'
"The challenges in our lives are there to strength over conventions. They are not there to run us over", said Nick. In 1990 Nick won the Australian young citizen of the year award for the bravery and perseverance.
'And once I was in a car and a girl at traffic lights was looking at me interestingly. she could only see my head so I decided to do a 360 degree spin in the car seat in to freak her out. Her face life woooooooah what is going on? She spet off really quickly.'
Nikki game travelling the world and in 2008 he went to Hawaii and meet surfing master Bethany Hamilton, who had her arm bitten off by a shark when he was 12.
'She was amazing,' said Nick. 'She tot v how to surf and I was terrified at first, but once I got up there it failed appsolutely fantastic and caught some waves pretty well.' Nick quickly learnt how to do the the 360 degree spins on his board - a feat that got him on the cover of surface magazine with in 48 hrs. 'No one has ever done that in the history of surfing,' he said. 'But I have a very low centre of gravity so I 've got pretty good balance.'
He has visited different countries all over the world. the football fan is now a motivational speaker and has traveled over 24 countries speaking to groups of up to 110,000 people.
He moved to Los Angeles 2 years ago in 2007 and plans to continue to travel the world.
"If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If you fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse then we realise. It matters how you are going to finish. Are you going to finish strong?" said Nick
'I tell people to keep on getting up when they fall and to always love themselves,' he said.
'If I can and carry it just one person then my job in this life is done.'