It’s true. I’m a self-confessed Type-A personality. At the age of 6, I was hell-bent on winning the every colouring-in competition I could find. At 12, it was the national basketball league. At 18, it was the who could wear the best shade of fluoro eye shadow. And now at 27, it’s all about being the very best business owner I can possibly be.
Fun fact: Most business owners don’t die of starvation, they die of indigestion – being gluttons for bright, shiny things that overwhelm rather than satisfy their primary business objectives. Naturally, a business owner is a business owner because they have had a bright idea. There are light bulbs ding-dinging overhead at a million miles an […]
Ever been hit by a snowball in the face? Yeah, it stings. Tell you what also stings? Pulling 70 hours weeks while your mates are out partying, gallivanting the globe, or bingeing on the next must-see Netflix series. In the not-too-distant past, I was an ambitious 22-year old who had dropped out of my fourth […]
The prospect of facing work-mode work after a pudding and pina colada drenched holiday sure is a quick slap to the face. Last week, I was cooling my jets in the bluest of oceans and filling my belly with more prawns than I’d like to admit.
If there’s one thing I know from my extensive legal training binge-watching Law and Order and Ally McBeal during my HSC study period, it’s that building a brand is of little use if it’s not meticulously protected. Trademarks are real, and they are also real-ly useful if you’re serious about building a mega-brand.
Admit it, you’ve got goals the length of an awards night speech. Financial goals, career goals, lifestyle goals, hair goals, heck, you’ve even got #squadgoals — there are never too many goals one can have in this rapidly evolving landscape of reaching for the stars that converging technologies allow us. But what about creative goals?
Have you ever had a girlfriend call you up after a date gushing that she is falling head over heels for old Mr McDate-Date, only he has the personality of a stale bread loaf? Of course not, because your friends are clever and bubbling over with self-worth and discernment.
You won’t find the answer to life’s big questions online (nor, as previously imagined, inside a delectable fortune cookie). So from where do we derive value? Is it as simply as the nature versus nurture discussion? Are we conditioned to value what those before us have valued?
Starting a business is a tough…business. There’s planning and strategy, turmoil and fretting, excitement and relief — simultaneously. It’s a bit like all the emotions you experience while watching The Bachelorette, except you possibly cry a little more in real life.
I don’t claim to be an expert on many topics, but I have learned a couple of things in my 27 cycles around the earth. And the chief pearl of wisdom that I’d like to leave as a legacy and pass on to generations to come is this: never share your email address with Alibaba.
Let’s just say you’re driving the car. And listening to the news while eating a dirty kebab, talking to your mum over loud speaker while planning your wedding inside your head. Simultaneously wondering whether old Aunt Mae would mind being seated next to your hill-billy-pot-smoking cousin, Dave. Pretty amazing right?
‘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.
I’m not sure about you, but about 12 months into business I had this pivotal moment where the clouds parted and I realised that being your own boss was actually code for spending the rest of your life inside your inbox.
The first time I listened to Survivor by Destiny’s Child, I was red-cordial high. It was at my year 6 Summer Disco and I was an awkwardly lanky 12 year old spinning out on sugar and the excitement of twirling round a school hall ‘rocking’ the dancefloor.
It’s our fault. We screwed it up from the start. We gave a word the wrong meaning. The dudes from Collins got it wrong. The peeps behind Merriam Webster missed the memo. Even the guys from Macmillan stuffed it up.