Last updated: Saturday 1st September 2018
Where I am:
Kuching, Borneo Malsysia. I’m using Kuching as my base in Asia until September 2019.
Where was I:
Just got back from a 3 month trip to Europe; London, Leeds, Manchester, Chelmsford, Bucharest, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Cluj, Budapest. Ridiculously tiring!
Where I’m going next:
What I’m working on:
Web development – Really really enjoying this at the moment, and have taken on several projects from agencies now, which is helping me to learn even more stuff. Probably about 90% of my time in August went to this. Charging for time is dumb, but the upside is I am loving the work, so not sure where it’s leading.
NSB – My radio station relaunch in May continues to go from strength to strength. We’ve got over 70 DJs playing on the station now, managed to hook in some big names on syndication shows like Noisia, and just ran a great event in London.
Closing down businesses – Some of my businesses have been ticking over for years, and I’ve decided to sell them or close them down. If I’ve been putting it of for over a year, it’s time to get rid of it.
Ecommerce and Affiliate – Still running my ecommerce and affiliate businesses, but they bore me, and I spend as little time as possible on them.
What I’m thinking about:
Location Independent – Yes I’m thinking about this blog a lot as I’ve not released a new post for such a long time, but I have written a few posts now to about 80% completion, so gotta get some new content published.
What I’ve stopped working on:
Live Work Fit – My retreat brand, was a lot of hard work, distracted me from my other goals, and didn’t align itself with my travel plans for 2018. It’s for sale if you are interested in taking it over.
Smashing Coffee – My coffee subscription brand has been ticking over for a few years, but its not something I can see much revenue in, and I don’t have much passion for it anymore (don’t get me wrong, I love coffee, I’m just not much of a coffee snob, and everyone I meet in the industry seems to be, and I just ain’t feeling it).
Biggest challenges now:
Health and fitness – Genuinely thought I would be super healthy now after 3 months of walking around Europe – but unfortunately it turned in to a bit of a binge of trying new food and cheap alcohol. Just signed up for CrossFit.
Have Been Reading:
Make Me – Lee Child (Jack Reacher; is it just me or is he getting annoying?)
The Camel Club – David Baldacci (adventure trash, but entertaining)
The Dip – Seth Godin (classic book worth re-reading)
China’s Great Wall of Debt – Dinny McMahon (understanding China, interesting cynical perspective)
My Own Guru – Rezzan Hussey (friends book, life advice, read it)
Zero to One – Peter Thiel (good to go back to this classic)
Before The Exit – Dan Andrews (Still not sure about this book)
The White Rajahs of Sarawak – Robert Payne (interesting book about Borneo)
Ava Lee Series – Ian Hamilton (Asian accounting hero series, weird but likeable)
Only When I Laugh – Paul Merton
Personal – Lee Child
Absolute Pandemonium – Brian Blessed
All out War – Tim Shipman
Have Been Watching:
Vikings (I blame the gf, again, but this is genuinely pretty good)
Once Upon a Time (it’s trash, but gf got me in to it – again)
Mr.Robot (gave up mid-Season 1, dudes got issues and I just didn’t care enough)
Magicians (it’s trash but now I’m in to it)
Person of Interest (just completed the last season, ending a bit meh)
MasterChef (love a good cooking program)
Lost (done all 6 series, was better than I remembered)