I’m leaving Melbourne and planning to travel for the next year with carry-on luggage only. Is it crazy? What do you think? Is it possible? 🤯🧳
I’m been staying in an airbnb this last month with a large suitcase of stuff, and I realised I basically only use a percentage of the contents.
I’m thinking if I’m careful and smart with my packing I can travel perpetually with half my stuff. I’ll need to make a few hard decisions, but on the road it’s not the end of the world if I’m missing some conveniences.
The challenge is that I need everything to fit in a bag that I can put in the airplane overhead compartment and weighs under 10kg (and ideally 7kg!).
The weight part might be tricky, but I think I can aim for the size part and then see if I can still get on the plane.
I need your advice. Do you think it’s possible to travel long-term with carry-on only? What are some tips or ideas to make it better? Is this a crazy idea? 🛫🏝️😄
Thank you everyone for your tremendous support and encouragement. 🙏🙏🙏 It was wonderful to receive your many kind words and messages from my announcement yesterday about quitting my job and starting Terrific. I really appreciate it!
What about you? What are your top apps? How do you like to organise your phone? By groups or folders? Alphabetically? By colour? Randomly? Please share on Linkedin and let me know! What’s your most important app?
This morning I met a friend for coffee. He has an architecture firm and is considering how best to spend his limited time on marketing. We concluded that the key to an effective marketing strategy, no matter what the size, is AUTHENTICITY. ❤
There are thousands of things you can do to market your business. Whatever it is you start with, it’s crucial that you remain authentic to yourself and your brand.
Personally, I’ve found it difficult to be authentic online. I keep thinking that I need to change who I am or curate my life or something.
I am afraid to share my thoughts.
I continue to be concerned about how they might be interpreted by others. Will people think i’m stupid or boring?
However, as I keep recording myself and I keep sharing I’m receiving some great feedback and support from those around me.
It’s incredibly encouraging and it empowers me to continue to push myself, to share more and be more authentic, in the same way I encourage brands and businesses I work with.
What do you think about being authentic online? Do you have any fears? Is authenticity online a good thing or it’s being overdone?
Would love to hear your thoughts and opinions! Please share with me on LinkedIn.
I used to be drowning in emails. Everyday I would carry the weight of 3,000+ unread emails in my subconscious, wondering if I was ever going to get to them (and secretly knowing I never would). 😭😭😭
One day I decided enough was enough and I did the number one hack to organising my inbox. I selected all the emails, 2 months old or more, and I archived all of them – wiped them from my inbox and from my mind!
🙂All of a sudden I was left with just a few hundred emails that were unread.
😈Then I did a search for “unsubscribe” and came upon most of my newsletters and other marketing emails. Then newsletter-by-newsletter I unsubscribed from 99% (I wasn’t reading them anyway) and then archived those that were already in my inbox.
🤬If a newsletter or marketing email wasn’t easy to unsubscribe then I’d hit REPORT SPAM! Time to clean-up the world, one spamming email at a time.
🤓Following that, I setup filters in Gmail to organise incoming emails based on rules, so they skipped my inbox whenever possible.
😇And each day as new emails, newsletters, marketing came in, I’d unsubscribe, archive or setup another filter.
Now I live with a clean inbox that is emptied almost every day and lives in the blissful state of Zero. 💆♂️💆
What do you do to manage your inbox? Do you attempt Inbox Zero or do you prefer to let your inbox grow and flow? Share with me on LinkedIn.
Have you tried brain enhancers or XCT oil? Are you popping vitamin pills in the everlasting attempt to gain an edge over others (or even over yourself)? ☕💊🤯
I’ve been drinking XCT oil with my coffee for last few months (on and off) and I really notice the positive effect. It’s made from coconut oil, and is healthy source of fat for heightened brain function.
🤯Helps with concentration and ability to focus! ⚡Rapidly absorbs in the body and changes into ketones to give long-lasting energy 🍕It staves off my hunger so I can concentrate (easier with an empty stomach) ☕Easy to drink in my coffee (and actually adds a flavour I like)
In additional to MCT oil I also take a few vitamins each day to help my body and mind be their best. 💊1. Bulletproof Brain Softgels for digestion & cognition 💊2. Bioceuticals UltraBiotics for better stomach 💊3. Fusion Health Men’s Balance for vibrancy
What do you think about vitamins or supplements? Share with me on Linkedin.
And I track everything using the Workout app and the Activity app on my Apple Watch and iPhone.
The overall goal isn’t to lose weight or get ripped (diet is best for this), but instead to maintain my body’s health, activate my brain, and ensure I’m not slouched over a laptop all day and become a blob.
What about you? How do you keep a healthy body and healthy mind? Do you do exercise? Do you meditate? Any other tips you can share? Share with me on Linkedin.
Over the last few days I’ve been reflecting on the process of setting new years resolutions. I was thinking, is there any point?! We all know they’re going to be ignored in a couple of days. 🤷♀️🤷♂️
So I found a model outlined by Tim Ferriss called PYR = Past Year Review. It involves reviewing the last year and outlining activities, people and commitments. Then optimising the coming year to increase the positive and decrease the negative.
⬆️😊 & ⬇️😤
It took me about 2 hours to go through my year and I already feel I have more direction for the coming year. Give it a go as well!
1️⃣ Using a notepad, create 2 columns: POSITIVE and NEGATIVE 2️⃣ Review your last year using your calendar (or I found it easier to use my photo album) 3️⃣ Jot down the ‘People’ or ‘Activities’ or ‘Commitments’ that triggered peak positive or negative emotions for that month in appropriate columns 4️⃣ Once you’ve finished the year, review and ask yourself, “What 20% of each column produced the most reliable or powerful peaks?” 5️⃣ Take the ‘positive’ leaders and schedule more of them for the coming year. Then take the ’negative’ leaders and create a ’Not-to-do’ List and leave it somewhere visible to remind you.
Do you set new years resolutions? Share with me on LinkedIn.