Thank you for your interest, I’m flattered and glad to share more about me and my lifestyle of which I am very proud.
Let me begin by admitting I am not a NORMAL person, in fact, far from it!
I am not saying that I am ABNORMAL or WEIRD, just by most people standards I’m VERY DIFFERENT!
…especially in the way that I live my life.
I have never been one for convention, formality or authority.
I have ALWAYS been the odd one out.
I like to live life on MY TERMS and am not afraid to break the rules and turn conventional thinking on its head to do so.
While most people ZIG, I choose to ZAG!
Some people find this a little threatening while the more enlightened find it liberating.
I have found that when it comes to business it’s a good idea to watch what the MAJORITY are doing and then do the complete OPPOSITE.
In fact, this is not a bad strategy for life in general.
I am NOT hindered by what other people think of me.
A 47 YEAR CAREER
I have worked for myself, usually from the comfort of one of our beachside homes for the MAJORITY of my life.
I have run a variety of successful businesses, and a couple that experienced EPIC failures!
When someone finds it difficult to describe what they do, it’s generally because they are entrepreneurial in nature.
I used to accurately describe myself as a speaker, mentor, and writer which is quite a mouthful.
More recently I shortened my description to Laptop Lifestyle Entrepreneur, as everything I do starts and finished on a computer.
That’s the inspiration which spun off into the development of this website.
Although I often work on a nice widescreen desktop computer, I could run my whole business of the i7 laptop I’m writing on now.
I also use a tablet, a variety of notepads, although I find my smartphone too small to do any real work upon.
My most important tools are my digital dictaphones, these I use to capture valuable thoughts and ideas the moment they come to me.
I keep one in my car, another by my bed, and try and keep a third in my pocket.
I hope this HIGHLIGHTS the level of importance I place on capturing thoughts and ideas immediately.
MY PLANS FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS!
At the time of writing I am 62 years young, where did the time go?
I have no plans for retiring for a couple of good reasons.
- I enjoy my work with true passion, and most mornings enthusiastically throw the sheets back ready to get started almost immediately.
- I have too much knowledge and valuable information to share with those who are interested in listening, to stop now.
I have very stupidly entered into a variety of business partnerships and quickly DEEPLY regretted them.
I have been slow to learn from this painful lesson as I have repeated the same mistake MANY TIMES!
I find partnerships restrictive, or that I do ALL of the heavy lifting, and have NEVER once found anyone who gives the deal the same commitment as I do, and this is a problem.
My business partnership experiences soon proved to be more time-wasting trouble than they’re worth.
Disagreements and bad feeling are something I can defiantly do without.
I work better alone, and I NEVER once have I experienced an argument or disagreement with myself.
Occasionally, I have been tempted to participate in TEST joint ventures and found them very much to my liking.
Recently, I developed a strong and ongoing joint venture with Faith Pepper, who I incidentally mentored for a number of years ago, so we understand each other well.
I think I am addicted to food and comfort or emotional eating.
Every time my wife decides to savage me, I generally head for the kitchen and add approximately 10lbs, so it’s all her fault! (I hope she doesn’t read this!)
I have to admit that I eat too much and move too little, however, I am now positively altering this fact and have lost a TON of weight and feel really great!
I enjoy people in general, and particular good conversation although I am VERY SARCASTIC!
I just love writing (generally articles), I also enjoy reading and good books as well as being around my family, although I think I drive them mad.
I am naturally curious and enjoy watching television, good food and particularly appreciate watching a good sunset with a glass of wine in my hand.
My wife Tess is about as different as I am in other ways and acts as my self-appointed conscience, PA and manager.
Yes, she is definitely the BOSS and I love her to bits although I am terrified of her!
I love helping people!
In fact, I don’t think there is a better feeling in the world than helping someone overcome their challenges or problems, and taking them closer to achieving their dreams.
This is how I became a mentor!
My interest in ALWAYS offering value led me to achieve my NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) practitioner and Master Practitioner qualifications in my thirties.
HOME IS WHERE YOU HANG YOUR HAT!
You probably already noticed earlier on this page that I referred to our beachside homes, no that wasn’t a typo.
I live right next to the beach in the UK’s lovely West Country in the warmer months of the year.
Then, for the 6 of the cooler and COLD months, I live in our second home in Cebu, the pearl of the orient in the sunny Philippines.
It’s a great lifestyle and I work in both locations.
MY AVERAGE DAY
Generally, I am an early riser and get up just before dawn.
It was 26c as I watched the sun rise over the mountains of Negros from my bedroom veranda this morning.
I generally work for between 4 and 6 hours, or until my wife starts nagging me to stop, or she requires a taxi driver.
She always says I am a workaholic which is just an alternative perspective of someone who loves their work.
I generally work 7 days a week, unless the commander has other plans and wants to do something specific.
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My emails focus is upon fun and practical methods of creating and establishing ongoing profit streams which allow my subscribers to continually upgrade their own lifestyle.
Lifestyle, momentum and proactively are ALWAYS at the top of my email agenda.
These are closely followed by tips and techniques for MOST aspects of lifestyle improvement.
Every email is bite-sized and an entertaining light read.
This is my MAIN way of mentoring, motivating and advancing others to reach their objectives and achieve their dreams, and that’s why I started the real Laptop Lifestyle website.