Welcome to my website!
Here you will find my blog and more information about me, specifically:
- Social Star, the Personal Branding business I started a few years ago
- Closest Beer, my iPhone and Android bar finder applications
- BB12W, the fitness program that I just joined as a coach
- Building a Powerful Brand, the book I authored and
- How to book me for speaking or media gigs.
Enjoy my blog in the meantime and drop me a note if you would like to have a chat about your brand.
I write about business, family, keeping fit and my experiences and philosophies developed over my life. Click on the related image below to read some of my blogs. Enjoy!
How my blog works
Above you will see pictures that represent different areas of my life that I like to blog about. Click on any one to see that specific content, or on the left links to see what else I'm up to.
The largest area is business, which is my main focus. I run a fast-growing business called Social Star, in the emerging Personal Branding space. It's a lot of work but I love it. The challenge is: how to balance the unlimited work I could do there with the rest of my life. My goal is to be successful in my business without it being all-consuming - my business needs to flex around my life, not the other way around.
My family consists of my two little boys, Hudson and Spencer, who fill my heart with joy. I didn't grow up with my dad so I really want to be there for my kids. I'm very hands-on and if I can give them 100% love, some guidance and fun, that's awesome. They really don't care how much money Dad has, they just want time with me. If you’ve got kids or anyone else who’s special to you, be present with them - that's the greatest present you can give.
Health & Fitness
Health and fitness is vital to my business and kids. My goals are to have abs of steel (or just some at all!), kick a footy without my hammy going 'ping', be like a 20-year old in bed and have energy to burn at work.
Stories are the life lessons I have gained from my own journey. I have had many ups and downs in my life (haven’t we all?) and I believe you can learn equally from both. Sharing is caring, so here they are!
My motto? I would rather regret something I have done, rather than something I didn't do. It gets me into trouble sometimes, but… what's life without a little trouble? ;) Lifestyle is about learning and that comes from having experiences - both good and bad. I am fortunate to have had many amazing experiences travelling, partying, meeting interesting people and just enjoying being a man in the world. Just because I'm mature, a dad and businessman doesn't mean life has to be boring!
Finally, the philosophy section is about spirituality and personal development. Most people see me as a successful businessman - quite conservative and traditional. That is half of me. That half went to a private school, completed many degrees, wrote a book and worked in management positions in global organisations. However, if people knew my full life story, they might be surprised that my childhood was filled with eastern religion, alternative thinking and philosophy.
Thank you for visiting!
P.S. I reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments and offensive remarks.
This is a personal blog. I am not writing as a representative of Social Star, Tribe Digital or Closest Beer. All opinions are my own. My belief with personal social media is that you should only post when you have something to say, so I will post only when I feel inspired to do so. I guarantee they are all written by me, too, so I warn you in advance of little errors! I welcome comments and suggestions for future posts and would love you to join me on my social media too. It is ‘social’ for a reason, right?
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