• Life

    My numbers revealed…

    Evening friends! Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday evening! Are you all psyched for Monday? Woot woot! At the very least, I hope you basked in the beautiful Spring weather today. After the last post on feedback I received a goodly number of well, feedback and the consistent theme is to continue to make it personable – “treat it like Reality TV”. Reality TV? I can’t cook for scary chefs or sing in front of artists named after animals – what do you mean reality TV? Then it hit me – just talk about yourself, people love peering into other people’s lives. So easy, so simpaul. Being a personal finance and…

  • Alternatives

    Feedback

    “HELP!” What’s wrong?! What’s wrong?! “Nothing, just wanted to capture your attention.” (Ducks to avoid flying saucepan to the FACE). Now that I have it, I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has read this blog so far. I know I added a small postscript at the end of the last post but that didn’t do it justice. Been soul-searching a bit over the last couple of days as to the why, the how, the what, the who, the where, the what now… what am I saying… oh yeah that’s right, been soul searching for what’s truly important to me. You know it’s like in the great…

  • Alternatives

    1 Million Followers

    It’s a sad day today interwebers! Sad because I bid farewell to a valued and respected work colleague. He’s off to chase his dream halfway across the world in London, Britannia doing “the London thing”. I’ve had long and inspiring conversations with him during many office hours about self-motivation, affirmations, business ideas and so much more. I’m not ashamed to admit he taught me more than I taught him. “What did he teach man, tell us!” “Patience patience, all good things come to those who…” “TELL US YOU FKER” “Ok, ok fine” He taught me the power of chasing big dreams. Prior to meeting him I was content with what…

  • Life,  Work

    Bonus week

    This week is BONUS week, OH YEAH – what this means is we finally learn of our reward for all the hard work and efforts of the previous financial year. When our employer looks at us in the eye, smiles a fatherly smile and whispers “you are valued”. YEAH RIGHT, PULL THE OTHER ONE SONNY. When I first started my career, people kept on repeating to me the mantra that the “bonus” is what you worked for, a big fat pot of gold handed over to you at the end of the year. I soon realised that the word “bonus” was prefixed by the word “discretionary”. Discretionary means your employer’s…

  • Life

    High Low

    Hello friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Second day of Spring and the weather in Sydney today was beautiiiiful.  One of those days which makes you feel so grateful to be living in this amazing city. Mind you, currently tonight there’s this charcoal smell in the air because Daenerys Targaryen and her ADHD dragons decided to play hide and seek. MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I spent our morning having brunch with one of her close friends, his lovely wife and their cute baby boy at a very fancy cafe in the city named “The Grounds of Alexandria”, a most peculiar name considering it is neither grounded nor anywhere near…