Lessons from 400 kilometres in 20 weeks

Runners are bloody annoying. Actually, allow me to revise that statement. People who run are bloody annoying… to us non-runners. “They” are so infuriating with their social media posts about split times, half marathon PBs, quality time spent pre-6am with their athletic kids and conversations about the latest pair of Asics Gel. Give us a…

Lessons from my biggest ever money mistake

I got scammed overseas, well. I was 24-years-old at the time, it was 17 years ago. It is still difficult to write about. I have never told anyone. The social sharing portions of the internet tends be more of a highlight reel than a realistic commentary. Not many of us are posting about our failures,…

Lessons from 10,000 push-ups

How have you decided to spend your time during the COVID crisis? Coronavirus has resulted in my gym closing its doors and all of us having more time on our hands to do stuff. I am weird, I chose push-ups. I am not a fitness kind of guy, even though pre-pandemic I successfully dabbled with…

Lessons from one hour on TikTok

You probably already know about TikTok. Most likely you have the app on your phone, or you have seen it pop up as an ad on your social media, or you have heard your friends mention it (or a friend’s kid). Or you are all over it like a shuffle dancer. I downloaded TikTok an…

Lessons from the Financial Independence (FI) community

What is our most precious resource? What would you go without in order to retire early? What things in life do you value above all else? What would you spend your time doing if you did not need to work? FIRE is a hot acronym right now. It stands for Financial Independence Retire Early, and…

Lessons from my first month of drinking coffee

Do you drink coffee? Do you love coffee? Do you drink too much coffee? Do you spend too much on coffee? Do you just want more coffee? Do you want to marry coffee? After happily surviving five years of university, five years of hosting overnight sports talk back radio, nine years of parenting and ten…

Lessons from two weeks of matched betting

Do you like a punt? Imagine you could “gamble” on a guaranteed winner? Well with the process of matched betting, you actually can… with a bit of mucking around, organisation and attention to details. I dived into matched betting with enthusiasm and curiosity. I came out tired and drained. What does it look like when…

Lessons from one week with my daughter

Have you ever referred to spending time with your own kids as “babysitting”? Well Mrs DD hates it when I do that, understandably so. I am working on it, trying hard but I did trip up recently. As the 2019 working year came to a conclusion and Christmas was approaching, I was casually asked what…