Master your Time, your Money and your Life


Quitting Your Job is the Wrong Move

Quitting Your Job is the Wrong Move I quit school when I was sixteen. I got up from my desk, I ran to my locker and bolted out the gate before anyone could stop me. To this day it remains a favourite in my personal highlight reel. I can’t quit things that way anymore. I […]

How to Find Energy for Your Side-Hustle

Find Energy for Your Side-Hustle Most people can’t survive more than three months without an income before their belongings get repossessed. If you’ve been reading Blaze Your Own for a while, you’ll know I’ve talked about the benefits of creating a side business. It's obvious that relying on a single source of income makes you […]

Want to have an amazing year? Here's how!

Want to have an amazing year? Here's how. So how's your year looking so far? It's only early days, I know, but in the past, I'd already be running at a hundred miles an hour, headlong into a repeat of last year. You know exactly what I mean – emails, clients, and all the things […]

Middle Age and the Power of Midlife Reinvention

Middle Age and the Power of Midlife Reinvention My working life began when I was eight, so that's 40 years, now – as long as some people's entire career. In those early days, making, collecting and selling things were about all I could do. But I remember how good it felt to be my own […]

You CAN have everything. Just not at the same time.

If you're a parent, you know how impetuous kids can be, especially teenagers. They want everything, all at the same time, and they want it now. Sadly, many of us adults aren't much better. In today's hyper-connected world, we're bombarded with thousands of marketing messages every day. It seems happiness, coolness and acceptance can all be […]

You’re Already a Millionaire

My mum doesn’t have a computer or a smartphone. She doesn’t have the Internet.  I offered to buy her an iPhone once but it sent her into a panic. This means that if I want to share photos of the kids with her I have to print them and mail them. Some live inside the […]

Talent or passion – which comes first?

If you long to do what you love for a living, and I mean you're aching for it so much that you're out there looking for ways to do it, you're already in the minority. Most people meander through life, postponing the pursuit of their dreams till it's too late. However, if you're also confused […]

If you're serious about freedom, unplug your TV.

Nine years ago, I pulled the antenna cable from my TV and resolved never to watch a TV show again. And it's one of the smartest things I ever did. When I was a young boy, television was something we watched in the evening, and only for an hour or two. We had our favourite […]

Making Money Online – Where to Start

Two of the most persistent questions I hear are, “How do I make money online,” and “How do I find the time?” Both can be answered in one paragraph, really. To find time to do anything, you need to give up something you're doing now; after all, we each have 24 hours a day. And to make money […]

How to Invest Well and Sleep at Night

If you're in your 40's or beyond, you know you should be doing more than just paying bills; you should be investing, too. I know that's easier said than done but failing to get this sorted now will guarantee a miserable retirement down the track. But how do you invest well and still sleep at […]

The Number One Rule From my 74yo Mum

Good things come in small packages. My mother is only 4ft 10 inches but possesses wisdom belying her small stature. A few days ago, I took a day off to hang out together. This isn't entirely new. I spent a lot of time with mum when I was young, and we even had a couple […]

REVIEW – Painless Accounting with XERO

I've worked for myself since I was a kid. From as young as eight, I sought to augment my pocket money with different revenue streams so I could buy whatever I wanted. While other kids in my peer group hassled and cajoled their parents into buying them ‘stuff', I went to work and bought my […]