Do you know what I love more than anything in the world? Being able to blame entirely outrageous emotional reactions on the moon. Feel like you’ve had a day from hell? Oh, that’s just the eclipse. Got a sudden urge to runaway to a nudist colony? Oh, must be a new moon. Feeling like you […]
My first job was at McDonalds. No kidding. When we weren’t being harassed by impatient soccer mums demanding Astro boy with their Happy Meals, or underagers jacked up on soft serve, my yellow-clad colleagues and I used to play this game where we’d throw the little sauce containers as hard as we could against the […]
Back in 2011 when I first started SBD I had a fairly simple perspective on the world. Hamburgers must have ham on them. 7-Eleven stores were all open 7am to 11pm. Lindsay Lohan had a British twin. A graphic design agency simply employs graphic designers. And then, BOOM! I entered a whole new world of […]
If your name is Kanye West or Tony Robbins you probably don’t need to be reading this article, (but thank you for subscribing to my blog anyways, I’m truly honoured but puh-lease, the last thing you guys need is more confidence). If you aren’t Kanye or Tony, then this post is for you. And, for […]
For me, starting a business at 22 could have been described as a case of insanity. I was a college dropout with $300 to my name, and had absolutely no clue as to what I was doing. But, I knuckled down, stuck to my vision and worked. my. ass. off. My business and I […]
Do you ever have those thoughts of ‘Thank GOD I don’t have that haircut anymore?’ Like when I look back at photos from the early 2000s and realise that I had a peroxide blonde mullet? #nojoke Or looking back at that dreadful 90s outfit you donned as a kid and thank your lucky stars that […]
The single greatest thing about being an adult in the 21st Century would surely have to be the internet. I mean, who wouldn’t agree? We can now learn how to calculate Pi by throwing frozen hot dogs, buy a life size wall decal of an asian businessman or take a moment to watch someone eat […]
I have tried, and failed, god knows how many times to cook sausages for the adult portion of my life. And I know why. I rush it. Every. Single. Sizzling. Time. I think my partner and I have avoided close calls with salmonella at least eleventy thousand times now. I just can’t stand to wait […]
Ainslie Murray is just one of the many clever (and super busy) cookies that took the time to contribute to our Calling the shots ebook so take note as she shares her tips on writing a killer tagline, as told in her own words. Nike said ‘just do it’, Apple told you to ‘think different’ and when someone […]
It’s laughable how easy it is to set up a business nowadays. Jump online, register your ABN, secure your domain name and print yourself a cheesy little business card. It’s so easy you can do it whilst you’re hiding on the loo at your current job in between a quick game of Words with Friends […]
It’s 5:30 in the morning and I’m sitting in my office at home. I’ve got a cup of scorching hot chai next to me, the candle is lit and I’m pretending that I’m not distracted by the next door neighbour’s raucous pool filter. Getting to my desk before the sun rose this morning was more challenging than holding pigeon pose in yesterday’s yoga class, and has less endorphin reward at the end of it.
“What would Michelle Obama do in your shoes?” It was a strange question, coming from a business coach I’d asked for guidance on how to get myself out of a rut, but she had a point. My first thought – Michelle would probably die of embarrassment if she tried to wear my shoes… since lately […]
What separates good from great is everything. Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to call your internet provider for technical support. Now raise your other hand if you: • Had to wait on hold for hours listening to some heinous rendition of Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On. • Got passed from technician […]
It was 42 minutes into my call center experience that I began to think, ‘Far out, I wish I could wait on hold just a little longer so I can hear this violating rendition of a Tina Turner song yet again’.
‘Are these people on crack?!’ was the first thought that came to mind as I read the blog title, ‘How to achieve a work/life balance in three easy steps’. Three easy steps and the key to happiness, balance and sweet apple pie is in your hands? Sure, and I’m a five-time world pole vaulting champion.
If there’s one thing the Russians are known for, it’s their ability to drink massive amounts of alcohol. If you don’t believe me, note this: the word “vodka” is actually derived from the word “voda”, which means “water” in Russian. Either they’re confused, or too inebriated to know the difference.