The Struggle is the Juggle

THERE WAS A TIME not that long ago where I would wake up between 9 and 10 in the morning, grab my laptop and make the short walk in the blistering heat to the nearby mall.

Passing the smoothie bar to get my daily limonada de coco, I’d arrive at the coffee shop, park myself down in the corner directly under the cool fan and sit in that one spot for many hours until hunger drummed on my belly and said, “Um…buddy?Read more

Voices that Nibble on your Soul

They first talked to me when I was twenty-one.

I had just finished University and while scrambling for a first job to make a dent in my student loan, stumbled into Sales.

Painfully shy and introverted, I was completely at odds with super salesmen around me who seemed to thrive off competition and stress, exuding confidence and swagger. Read more

Being vs Becoming a (insert dream job here)

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Reading an interesting book at the moment called ‘Shape Shifting‘ by John Perkins.

I was exposed to his work when I listened to a podcast he did recently with Richie Allen on an alternative media platform discussing his former life as an ‘Economic Hit Man‘ working with the American Government to further increase it’s imperial interest in South America and further afield. Highly recommend checking it out here.

The author spent many years working with indigenous tribes and learned valuable insights from shamans and witch doctors at stark contrast to the double life he struggled to upkeep – the wealthy consultant pushing a corporate agenda which would have devastating consequences on nations crippled with debt. Read more

10 Lessons I Learnt From Starting My Own Business

Stationery Hawk LogoQuitting a cushy well paid job at American Tech giant Oracle to start a new venture in an industry I had no knowledge of might, to most people, be considered risky if not a little bonkers.

And you’d be dead right.

I wasn’t entirely alone on this mission to build a business empire in the Summer of 2010. My trusty ex-colleague, housemate and long-term friend Chris, whose idea sparked this folly crusade was with me all the way. Read more

Backpacking in your 30s – Is it too late?

backpacking in your 30sWhen I decided to quit a well paid job to travel around the world (again), I was met with some bemused looks from family and friends.

Sure, have you not got the travel bug out of your system yet?
Why would you want to quit a perfectly good job, and have to start from scratch again.
Are you not too old to be living in shitty dorms with loads of smelly student travellers?Read more