As important as being successful for me athletically is, it is more important for me to be successful as a person.
I love the warrior theme. I have always loved reading as a boy stories of GI Joe, Navy Seals, Special Forces, Samarai Warriors, Mongol Warriors and the list goes on. When I turned 31, I achieved a dream of receiving my black belt in Tae Kwon Do from my Grand Master who was a 9th degree Black Belt from the… Read more →
This approach stood me in good stead once a quarter-life crisis presented me with a skateboard and the idea of riding it across Australia. To many, this was a bizarre notion even to consider, let alone practice, but personally I had never been faced with a larger opportunity. It wasn’t crazy, it couldn’t have felt more sane. For the first time in my life, I felt I had purpose.
How does one film one’s adventures in the first place? Camera work is a huge field, with masses of terminology and kit to get your head around, let alone thinking about filming a story, constructing a sequence or planning shots. Most adventurers can barely afford their own expeditions, so paying for a camera-man is out of the question. How, then, does a budding explorer-presenter take his first step into the world of media?
Locating Shakespeare’s plays in non-Elizabethan locations or timeframes is fairly common practice. In doing so different subtleties and themes can be brought out or explored, and sub-texts uncovered that are not apparent in its classical setting. But Rupert Goold’s choice of Las Vegas as the setting for The Merchant Of Venice, complete with American accents, is one of the more unusual I have come across.
I have been watching this video repeatedly. It is so good because I can relate to it so deeply. At the 8:50 mark of this TED video (I love TED) Brene Brown discusses the characteritics of wholehearted people. She says that they live with a deep sense of worthiness. What do Wholehearted people have in common with each other? Brene says that they live… Read more →
Through the voices of these men and women that a voice inside you will say, “heh I can do that too.” If I can move your spirit by holding the space for these atheletes, adventurers, and explorers to share their own story and you come away with a new sense of possibility that you never knew existed for you then I have done my job.