2018: A Reflection

Posted on December 31, 2018

2018 was a year that started with so much promise. I'd taken a year off to reflect and reconnect with what's important to me after selling two companies in 2016 and started my food journey by opening a cafe! It held the promise of exciting adventures. It held the promise of change and energy and life, but the reality was far from what was advertised.I burnt a bunch of cash, buried myself in stress, and brought unnecessary challenges into my ...

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2015: My growths, failures, and lessons, in review

Posted on December 20, 2015

Every year, at this time of year, my mind starts to drift -- to what I've done and what next year's going to look like -- and I realise just how crazy the last 12 months has been. There's been highs, lows, challenges, and adventures, and everything in between, and when you add them all together, this has been the biggest year of my life.Buying a house, starting a family, building a new company, and finally finding the next purpose I want ...

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How do you write a book?

Posted on August 8, 2015

I’m sitting here, perched on the end of a long wooden bench in a cafe, nestled in the fast-flowing tourist capital of NSW’s north coast, Byron Bay, staring at a blank screen. The vast white expanse of a new text document stare me down like the neighbours dog, the first night I brought my future wife home to meet my parents - defiant to the point of challenging me to even think about making a move. How do you put words to the thoughts that ...

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When does the journey end?

Posted on March 5, 2015
when can you stop doing personal development?

Without a doubt, the most common question I get when I start working with a new client is: "When will this all be over? When will my journey end?"And it's a good question! The fact that we're sitting together and discussing their life means that there's something very not right they want to fix.It's only natural to worry about when it'll be done.The unfortunate part of the question is not the question itself, but the answer:"...

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Should education be free?

Posted on May 7, 2014
should education be free?

Q&A on Sunday night hosted the current Austalian Government education minister Christopher Pyne as one of the panel participants.When the conversation was directed towards the issue of the government's plan for the deregulation of university fees by an audience member, a group of university students unfurled a banner and started chanting catchy slogans about their views on the governments policies.Here's a quick clip of the event: ...

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Sometimes, I think I’m the laziest person on earth…

Posted on February 5, 2014
Lazy man

Something strange has been happening lately. I've been explaining my new life to people and their response has shocked me.It's almost always a "Wow".And every time it happens, it takes a minute to register that my life is fucking amazing.I live in the most beautiful country I've ever been in, in an incredible house, with the woman of my dreams, doing what I want, when I want to, and I make incredible money doing it.I'm truly ...

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You got your wish

Posted on December 23, 2013

As I talked about here, when I closed down the Attraction Institute, it was always to move onto something bigger.With two options on the table, I threw it out to you guys to hear what you wanted to see next and the results were interesting.It turned out that you wanted both the Men's Personal Development website AND the Men's Coaching website.Being the generous, loving, and caring Man I am, I've built both.The Men's Coaching ...

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It was never about coaching…

Posted on December 12, 2013
It was never about coaching

One of the things I've been wrestling with since I decided to shut down AI was why I lost interest in it.It's not like the content, crew, or circumstances changed that much over the last few months but there was something inside me that just kept saying "This isn't for you any more..."I've thrown around plenty of ideas of possible reasons why it could have happened. One was running out of things to say and share. One was there not being ...

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A fork in the road

Posted on November 25, 2013
A fork in the road

I case you haven't kept up with the news, I've just officially closed down The Attraction Institute.It's taken 7 years of work, dedication, and passion, but at this point in my life, it's just not what I'm looking for anymore.(You can read all the reasons in this post)Whilst this might ...

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When it all comes to an end

Posted on November 23, 2013
The end of the line

It's funny... Regardless of what you're doing or where you're doing it, ending something big always feels the same.It doesn't matter if you're breaking up with a girlfriend or shutting down your company, it always has the same flavour.There's an emptyness, a fear, a finality, a heavyness that always comes with it, along with the question:Was this the right thing to do?Today, I finished something big: The Attraction Institute. ...

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