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Advantages of Starting a Business after 40

The Advantages of Starting a Business after 40 | Gary Vaynerchuck, James Altucher, Pat Flynn* and (insert favourite thought-leader here) will tell you that you don’t really need a traditional job anymore, and I tend to agree with them. I would agree though because I haven't had a real job in 10 years. But like anything, […]

Most of us are Living in a Fog

Most of us are Living in a Fog | My family and I just spent a glorious weekend in the Victorian High Country, where we walked through rugged bushland, played simple games by the fire, and revelled in great conversations. Early Sunday morning, my dad and I took a leisurely stroll through the bush that nestles […]

Why I'm Embracing Minimalism

Why I'm Embracing Minimalism | It all started when I was eight – the quest for what I call ‘the relentless pursuit of more'. Last week, I decided it no longer serviced, and that it was time to stop. Right now, I'm sitting in my office surrounded by things. Things I've collected, things I cherish, […]

How to Pay Less for the Car You Want

How to Pay Less for the Car You Want | People are judgemental creatures. Meet someone for the first time and chances are they'll look you up and down and in an instant, decide where you sit on their own personal pecking order. Don't smirk – you do it too. It happens in the office, […]

5 Email Hacks to Get Your Time Back

5 Email Hacks to Get Your Time Back | Yesterday morning I received 356 emails. Within an hour, my inbox was empty. I'm a huge fan of email. And anyone who works with me knows I'm prone to saying, “Flick me an email explaining what you want and I'll come back to you.” Want a meeting? […]

5 Reasons it isn't too late to Change Your Life

5 Reasons It's Not Too Late to Change Your Life | If you've been lurking around here for a while, you'll know that I believe your middle years – say 40 to 65 – are the greatest years of your life.  I'm now going to give you five reasons why. When I was young, dumb and […]

The Era of the Fake Expert

The Era of the Fake Expert | Everyone's an expert today. In relationships, business, marketing or investing, there's a cast of thousands that'll tell you what to do.  One of them is a guy I've known for 20 years. Let's call him Phil. Hell of a nice bloke. But every time I see him, he […]

The Easiest Path to Automatic Wealth

The Easiest Path to Automatic Wealth This is my shortest ever post, but possibly one of the most valuable. I tell my kids to save as much as they can while they're young; before they're destroyed by our society's out-of-control consumerism. I also tell them to pursue work that lights them up – whatever comes naturally […]

I've Decided to Stop Ageing

I've Decided to Stop Ageing One of my deepest wishes is for my dad to still be around when my son and I begin our camping adventures. Tommy is only six-years-old, but my dad will tick over 81 this July.  Luckily, aside from some routine skin cancer removals, my dad is in rude health. Almost […]

This is Why You're Still Broke

This is Why You're Still Broke I used to have a spending problem. So much so, I treated junk mail like my personal shopping list, and deep down, I wished my life was like those photos you see on Instagram with dudes wearing fancy watches, in a driveway full of Italian exotica and a clutch of […]

I Want Only Three Things for my Girls

I Want Only Three Things for my Girls When my daughters started school ten years ago, I made it very clear to them what their job was going to be. I remember them standing on the porch with their crisp little uniforms, their ridiculous backpacks and perfect blonde hair. I crouched in front of them […]

You're Better Off Divorced

You're better off divorced.| On May 1st 2007, I walked up to the little two-bedroom unit that was now my home, and fumbled for a brass key that would open the door to the next chapter of my life. Overhead, birds sang in a tree, utterly ignorant of my pain. I strained a glance through the […]