Are you ready yet?
Setting Sail on ‘The True North Project’.

Dearest reader,

How are you?

In these (still) very early days of my ‘writing adventure’, as I’m calling it, I haven’t talked to you much. I’ve written some words and hit publish, but I haven’t really made much of an effort to speak directly the small number of remarkable people who are reading. I want to change that.

If you haven’t seen it already and are wondering what this is all about, I recently wrote a little about my new quest, ‘The True North Project’.

I want to ask you a question.

I’m tempted to ask ‘Are you happy?’, but I’m not going to do it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably quite a happy person. You’ve probably got many things in your life that, in some small way or another, make you very happy and for which you feel grateful. Yes, soul-nourishing happiness is my overall goal with this project, but I feel like there is a better question to be asked…2 questions, in fact:

Do you feel there is something more for you?
Do you feel like something is missing? Continue reading

‘The True North Project’

Life-hacking for happiness, abundance and freedom …
A personal voyage.

Embracing fear and uncertainty.

It’s been an interesting time.

Following my recent travel adventure, I have returned to Brisbane to have had my life trajectory — largely, by my own initiation — thrown into uncertainty and disarray. After a great deal of soul-searching over long period of time, I have come to acknowledge areas of both my personal and professional life that are no longer truly optimised for my long-term-happiness, or that of the people I love. With this knowledge, I have chosen to indefinitely set aside my feelings of short-term comfort, familiarity and safety in order to strive for something far more important:

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We don’t do it alone

During his keynote speech at World Domination Summit, Zack Anner openly expressed his gratitude for his best friend. Since Kindergarten, this person has been a constant companion for Zack (who has Cerebral Palsy & is wheelchair-bound). As result of the love of his friend, Zack has had opportunities, experiences and joys that would have otherwise never been possible.

Zack then set a homework task for everyone in the audience; think of someone who was there for you at some point in your life—someone who helped you grow—then, during lunch break call them, and thank them.

I called my Mum.

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Where the focus goes, the energy flows.

I love coming home after an international adventure. It always feels like a new start.

…and I feel like something exciting is coming.

Over the last five weeks, I have had the opportunity to afternoon adventure in some pretty damn phenomenal places. But when it comes down to it, this well-trodden, 2-hour walking route in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia is really just as good.

It’s great to be home.

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The city you’ve heard you’ll love – Adventuring in Portland, Oregon

I got lost in Portland. Like, actually lost.

It was at least 8:45pm and there was still light in the sky. At the time, I was quite happy and only mildly nervous. It would be another hour of walking before I would relent and open google maps on my phone.

At the time, I stopped to get my bearings. I turned around and then I saw her. I made a sound of some type; ’ugghh’ is the closest I can write. Strangely, I haven’t felt the need to photograph a great deal in Portland. But as soon as I saw her, the camera was out. Continue reading

Why you should come back to World Domination Summit with me.

Today, I turn 31.

It is the first birthday I have ever spent alone, without family or friends close by. With World Domination Summit only just wrapped up, this is probably a good thing. I have some serious thinking to do.

I have happily decided to embrace this opportunity by heading out on a full-day walking adventure throughout Portland. I really don’t see any other choice. Continue reading