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How choosing a tattoo gave me the meaning of life

The Meaning of Life

This week has been hard for me.

Physically we are settled in a gorgeous hotel in a gorgeous town. By chance I have been the model for many lovely spa treatments so you would think I would be on top of the world!

But I am not my usual super motivated self, I turn on my computer and I can’t be bothered, I have that haze of uncertainty like I (more…)

Tales of financial desperation… and why you should do what you love

When I set myself a challenge of finding out How to Retire in 12 Months, I took a tongue in cheek perspective on what was to be a serious challenge.

The challenge was to give myself more freedom from the constraints of working 6 days a week on my business. I wanted to use the majority of my time for travel, to do the things I am passionate about and make a difference in the world.

When I was young I had a goal of being a millionaire by the time I was 25. I failed. (more…)

Good Life Feature: Turning a health issue into a new way of life

Andra Abolins - Abseiling

We actually met Andra on our radio show in Bondi – she was promoting Future Vets Kids Camp in Sydney which gives kids a chance to see what it is like to work with animals. I would have LOVED to do this when I was a kid!

Anyway after some talking we realised that Andra had a pretty inspiring story herself, so I had to book her for (more…)

What are you waiting for?

It's green lights baby, green lights!

Whether you like it or not, the world is at your fingertips.

You are ready.

You are ready to make a difference, do something that matters and create something that you can be proud of.

You are ready to make (more…)

Get it all! The moment when you realise that the work paid off.

We have a gorgeous little apartment for a week in a place called Magnific Rock. It is a pretty special place in Popoyo, Nicaragua.

There is surf for everyone, little 3ft rollers, larger 6-8ft rollers and then the big 20ft waves out the back with a jet ski to drop you in.

If I sound like I know about surfing, I don’t! (more…)

Simon Says… Inspiration from a retired Panamanian boxer

Every once in a while you meet someone who’s attitude is so cool that you can help but be inspired by them.

It was 9:30am when our taxi van pulled up in Changuinola – perfect timing for the bus over the border from Panama to Costa Rica.

A stocky man older man dressed in a white shirt and grey pants had walked off the street and was pulling everyone’s bags from the boot. I eyed him up suspiciously and when my bag popped out I grabbed it and swung it on my back to his great disappointment.

Our driver was hovering and we asked him where the bus terminal was, he waved unhelpfully in the general direction of a building. Just as I turned to look the white shirted man grabbed some of our smaller bags as well as a raft of other people’s bags and said “follow me”. (more…)