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I’ve been auditing my systems lately. It turns out that I’ve added more structure than necessary.

Here’s an example: I journal first thing in the morning.

It’s on my sacred hour checklist which is the first thing I go to because it’s the first thing on my daily plan that I’ve laid out the night before.

I lay plans out the night before because it’s part of my reset routine but I also have accountability to my Pentathlon team because daily planning is worth 100 points.

Anyway, once I’ve journalled, I check it off on the checklist. …


We’ve seen some great companies gather their crowds on our Australian and NZ sites. We’ve seen that people are passionate about supporting brands that are sustainable and ethical.

We’ve also seen how crowdfunding has entered consumer culture. People have always voted with their dollars but with crowdfunding, that vote means a hell of a lot more.

From this vantage point, we feel like we’re uniquely placed to start a conversation about conscious consumption.

Many of us recycle, care about the environment, and think that orangutans shouldn’t be facing extinction. But what does it really mean to be a conscious consumer?

We’ve come up with an idea: the levels of consumption consciousness. …


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This is my journey to apply the book, Unf*ck your finances. The book is about personal finances but I’ve added actions specific to working for myself.

If you want a bit more context, the prelude pieces are Hope can be scary, Why do we never talk about personal finance?, and Getting my shit together: the plan for the next quarter.

Three days ago was money day.

I registered for GST, split my business and personal expenses, and defined my bookkeeping rituals (most people call these standard operating procedures).

I’m not done but the skeleton is there. …


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This is my journey to apply the book, Unf*ck your finances. The book is about personal finances but I’ve added actions specific to working for myself.

If you want a bit more context, the prelude pieces are Hope can be scary, Why do we never talk about personal finance?, and Getting my shit together: the plan for the next quarter.

Two days ago was money day.

I registered for GST, split my business and personal expenses, and defined my bookkeeping rituals (most people call these standard operating procedures).

I’m not done but the skeleton is there. Let me tell you separating business and personal expenses. …


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This is my journey to apply the book, Unf*ck your finances. The book is about personal finances but I’ve added actions specific to working for myself.

If you want a bit more context, the prelude pieces are Hope can be scary, Why do we never talk about personal finance?, and Getting my shit together: the plan for the next quarter.

Yesterday was money day.

I registered for GST, split my business and personal expenses, and defined my bookkeeping rituals (most people call these standard operating procedures).

I’m not done but the skeleton is there. Let me tell you about GST.

GST Registration

There are 3 ways you can do…


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This is my journey to apply the book, Unf*ck your finances. The book is about personal finances but I’ve added actions specific to working for myself.

If you want a bit more context, the prelude pieces are Hope can be scary, Why do we never talk about personal finance?, and Getting my shit together: the plan for the next quarter.

The next thing I’m doing from the plan I made a few days ago is to understand where my money is spent.

I want to start noticing where I’m spending my money

The questions I want to ask are:

  • Who do I spend with?
  • Do I agree with their supply chains, their culture, the way they do things? …

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This is my journey to apply the book, Unf*ck your finances. The book is about personal finances but I’ve added actions specific to working for myself.

If you want a bit more context, the prelude pieces are Hope can be scary, Why do we never talk about personal finance?, and Getting my shit together: the plan for the next quarter.

The next thing I’m doing from the plan I made a few days ago is to understand where my money is invested.

Despite having debt and being bad with money, I’ve been saved by the country I live in. Here in Australia, employers are required to contribute to your retirement savings. If your salary is $100,000 pre-tax, they will put $9,500 into your superannuation account. Because I’ve been working since I was 15, I have a good amount in retirement savings. …


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This is my journey to apply the book, Unf*ck your finances. The book is about personal finances but I’ve added actions specific to working for myself.

If you want a bit more context, the prelude pieces are Hope can be scary, Why do we never talk about personal finance?, and Getting my shit together: the plan for the next quarter.

The first thing I’m doing from the plan I made a few days ago is to understand how I’m spending. I started by listing all of my fixed costs and interrogating them one-by-one.

Up until this point, I’ve been able to reduce my monthly costs by $372.64 …


We’ve seen some great companies gather their crowds on our Australian and NZ sites. We’ve seen that people are passionate about supporting brands that are sustainable and ethical.

We’ve also seen how crowdfunding has entered consumer culture. People have always voted with their dollars but with crowdfunding, that vote means a hell of a lot more.

From this vantage point, we feel like we’re uniquely placed to start a conversation about conscious consumption.

Many of us recycle, care about the environment, and think that orangutans shouldn’t be facing extinction. But what does it really mean to be a conscious consumer?

We’ve come up with an idea: the levels of consumption consciousness. …


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If you meet someone new, there’s a 90% chance they’ll ask you this question.

So why is it that most of us have no prepared answer?

It’s hard to figure out a great way to say this. But you can do that hard bit once and use the same answer until you change what you do.

Here’s the tip:

Make it clear, quick, and something that entices them to ask for more information.

Make it easy for them to tell a friend about you.

Make it simple enough that a 10-year-old would know the words.

I’ve been re-thinking what I do and here’s the draft so far: I help remarkable people express what they do.

Thanks for being on the ride.

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