Born in Northallerton, North Yorkshire in the early 70’s I had a humble upbringing, with my mum and dad being very young they split before I was one year old and I never got to know my real father. My mother re-married when I was 9 years old and I grew up from then until I was 17 with my mum, my step father and step brother Simon.
I left school in 1988, and tried my hand at Art College but I soon dropped out to get a J.O.B in the real world.
During my younger years I worked as a shelf stacker in a supermarket, pizza creator in the kitchen for a well known pizza company, a fishmonger, a landscape gardener, a painter and decorator and for many years as a soul destroying civil servant doing office admin…
I quit that last job in 2009 to move to Thailand and have a go at ‘Internet Marketing’. After 5 years of not really succeeding but getting married and having a new born baby girl I moved back to the UK and got another J.O.B working this time with successful people in the Internet Marketing circles, but unfortunately I was laid off from that post in November 2015, and it was at that point that I made a concrete decision that I would never work for anyone else ever again. So with the help of my friend, mentor and now business partner Richard Fairbairn, I started out on my own journey with this thing called Internet Marketing back in Dec 2015.
In this day and age, it’s now very possible for anyone to become ‘Location Independent’ or what many others call themselves ‘Digital Nomads’. I prefer the first one as I don’t class my self as a Nomad. I have a place I call home but I choose to travel as often and regular as I want, always with the knowledge I can return to my ‘Home base’ whenever I want.
This blog is all about sharing my experiences in life and helping others reach their dreams of not slaving to the system and working a J.O.B (I like to call it ‘Just Over Broke’). Freeing myself from the slavery of a 9-5 office J.O.B was the best thing I ever did. It was a pretty scary step to take but once it was done there was no turning back.
Fast forward to September 2018 and I have now succeeded in creating a lifestyle where I can spend as much time as I want with my daughter Jasmine, and travel or live anywhere in the world I want. So now I want to give back, and share my journey, which will hopefully show others how they can achieve the same freedom away from the old 9-5 routine, and finally live the laptop lifestyle, working for themselves, from anywhere in the world they choose…