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Education

When you’ve run out of options, you’d be surprised what you’re capable of.

Not too long ago I was homeless. This may be an over-exaggeration as it was only for a short period of time, but nevertheless, I was. My whole life packed in the back of a company car and a wallet crying out for love. For a brief period of time, everything I had worked hard to achieve had been taken away in a flash.

I had been kicked out of my home and was forced into one of life’s most uncomfortable situations. A situation that nobody ever wants to be in.

A certain feeling creeps in and your chest becomes…


Travel

It doesn’t have to be any more expensive than that.

I’m going to cut right to the point. Working, living and travelling abroad is so much easier than people realise. No published article, secret method or expensive Zoom seminar is going to prove it otherwise.

In all honesty, two elements that everybody should have, are all you need.

  1. An open mindset
  2. Understanding the practicalities of the word ‘yes’

Also, there is a couple of household items required, but they’re pretty self-explanatory; decent computer, internet connection, common sense…

It’s true. A one-syllable word can ultimately change your life. …


Who would have thought that a decade later, the premise of this film bares the truth more than when it was released.

Don’t get me wrong, I was relatively young when I saw this film, but my perceived ideas of how the world works were based purely on that of TV and film thanks to a lack of social life in my pubescent years.

Movies such as Forrest Gump taught me about the importance of exercise, while movies like Jaws urged the importance of wearing suncream at the beach.

However, it was the 2011 film Shame, that inspired me in a rather unusual way. …


Wealth Management

Number Six: Carrots

Not long ago, I moved into a beautiful apartment with a friend. The deposit and first few weeks of rent set me back quite heavily and I was forced into quite a difficult financial time.

It was during this time where I discovered simple, yet effective ways to live a better life with the little income I was earning.

This is that list.

Number One: Merge your Internet/Phone Bill

In this day and age, the internet is everywhere. So much so that it can be overwhelming. I mean, who is going to use an infinite amount of data during a month?

The answer: no one.

With…


Humour

Honestly, I didn’t know that wine could be so lethal.

“Why so happy?” a friend remarked as I was in the kitchen getting some plates.

For a long time, I could wipe the smile off my face. It was as if someone had run up and permanently added botox to my cheeks, forcing them to stay in an upright position.

I had just been on an incredible date with an incredible person and my day was only to get better when friends came over to celebrate new beginnings.

“Let’s have some wine!” one friend shouted.

I went to the kitchen and found a bottle of shiraz, hiding in the back…


Education

What good is creating something if it isn’t teachable?

It may be a little biased as I am a teacher, but having seen, watched, and absorbed various pieces of content across the internet, I have come across a single flaw.

It is all well and good creating content for others to view, but what good is it if it isn’t practical? I understand that often at times we need to be entertained to distract ourselves from our crazy lives (particularly this year). Still, I shouldn’t the content you’re watching have at least some element of education?

What I am trying to elicit in as simple terms as possible is…


Personal Finance

The true concept of wealth creation is NOT in investing.

I recently moved into a million-dollar apartment, and no it is not the one as shown above. That just looked really beautiful and reminds me of what peace and quiet are.

For over a year, I would look up at a row of houses on the commute home and think to myself; “I’ll never live in a place like that”

or “those houses must cost an absolute fortune”

Most of the time I would even find myself saying aloud: “Not on my salary”

Truth be told, now I am living here and looking out at the sky, I wonder how…


Wealth Management

Seems simple enough, but does it hold any real value.

I know what you are thinking.

Would it not depend on how much money you make rather than the number of bank accounts that would, in turn, increase your balance? Or perhaps this article will be about the different types of accounts that one can have and how to utilise the effectiveness of specific interest rates and whatnot.

Well, I’m sorry to say that that is not the case. Instead, what I am proposing to you today is a new theory that could revolutionise the way that we do our banking.

Again, I’m probably being a little overdramatic, but I…


Self Development

Too much pressure and it will be no good to anyone.

I’m an advocate of metaphors. I love them so much that on a daily basis I will throw in at least six or seven to spice up conversations.

But when does a metaphor become reality?

Well, it’s a good question and one that I found myself pondering one night after trying to explain how a pencil can represent a relationship.

It took me a while, but I feel that my class of twenty students finally realised in the end what it was I was trying to convey. …


Education

It’s hard but definitely achievable.

Don’t be discouraged. If it were easy, everyone would be conversing in a wide range of languages on a daily basis.

I’ve taught many students over the years and most of them ask; how can I learn English fast?

It has taken some time and careful consideration, however as each year rolled over, I feel that I have created an essential basis for anyone who wishes to learn a language quickly.

There is no get it quick scheme or magic button to be pressed, this journey is going to take hard work, dedication and lots of coffee. …

Sam Taylor

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