Life update! Podiatry, Podcasting and Profits!

So, I haven’t been blogging much.

This is because of *insert excuse here*.

No really, well I haven’t had the fire to write nor have I felt it is an important priority honestly. Starting this whole project writing was what I thought would be a huge part of it. But writing is not something I’m good at or really enjoy. (unless it’s about investing). So I am going pretty much all in on my strengths which I believe is podcasting. I am looking to grow the podcasts to where I can justify doing them no matter what happens in my life and get the guests I want and bring value to them by having them on.

I have been pouring the majority of my energy into Podiatry (my university course), the stock market, and the podcast. I’m noticing these things bring me the greatest reward while still enjoying every piece of it. This is something I don’t think I was focusing on as much before. I was getting solid advice online through podcasts, audiobooks and gurus but none of it was catered to me or the things I want advice on. Starting the podcast and getting out there doing things that challenge me and my “normal” is forcing me to create a new normal for myself where everything I’m doing is slow but Gradual progress towards my ultimate goals.

With the stock market, I’ve been getting VERY lucky.

That is the thing, It is luck right now. maybe I do know what to pick and why to pick it. But I haven’t experienced a major loss yet. and I will eventually I’m trying to stay mindful of when that day comes and why it was lost. Also making some mad progress in the gym and keeping mindful of smart and hard training, I am trying to push myself in the right ways without taxing my life while purely adding to it to make myself feel better and look better, that should be everyone’s goal in my opinion.

University is very taxing right now, assignments, studying, new relationships and hard work. But it will all be worth it in the end.

I’m just trying to be the best version of myself financially, educationally, mentally and physically. I would like to see you do the same.

 

The productivity of not sleeping?

Last night I pulled an all-nighter as I thought hey, why not. I got tonnes of work done and didn’t really feel that bad until maybe 24-28 hours of not sleeping, from then on I just did easy uncreative non-thought provoking work. What I’m wondering is…

Can pulling an all-nighter be productive? 

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How to get your money under control NOW

Money is often a difficult and scary thing to think it can just be solved like that, well it can’t be. It takes time, a little effort, a small amount of knowledge and a reasonable amount of SELF-DISCIPLINE. However, the work that you put in goes a VERY long way when it comes to saving money. In this post, I will outline HOW I think you can start saving money and the issues and EXCUSES people give me and themselves for why they don’t save money or look after what they spend, I will also go through techniques to prevent irrational spending.

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Why you must CREATE.

While creating this blog and the bi products of it (podcasts, Instagram and youtube) I have found myself being enthralled and driven by the creative process and by the things that I am able to create by just sitting down for a few hours, working and creating. It has recently occurred to me how much value this has given me and how much value it make me feel as though I can bring to others, so here is why I think you MUST find a creative outlet.

I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user. – Bill Gates 

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My unoriginal theory of internet traffic via Finance

How on earth do internet traffic and financial theories overlap? Everywhere if you look at it from the right angle. Everyone wants more followers, we all want to grow that little number, the number of likes, retweets, views and reach. We all want more, what if I told you that it is possible to become extremely well known purely by brute forcing your way into any industry of social influencers just by using financial theories to grow your following.

FOOTNOTE: This does not mean hey, use click bait and scammy tactics to grow an operation of ill intentions if you give no value you will most likely receive none.

Basic financial or investment knowledge outlines the principal of compound interest, for those who are unaware or know the concept, not the name. Compound interest is the amazing phenomenon that is explained by the interest or profit earned on an investment of, for example, a $1000 investment at 10% return would be $1100, you now have this amount of money assuming the return stays at 10% the same investment now produces ($1100 x 110%) $1210, this is $10 more profit than the previous return, this is the profit made purely from the first investments profit, so, therefore, it is compounding interest.

This seemingly magical phenomenon is a reason the rich and financially smart get richer and the poor stay poor. They use their money to work for them, just as many social influencers use their followers on different platforms to grow their following on their main platform, small incremental growth is growth none the less.

If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards.

HOW? 

It is simple enough really, personally, I use compound interest for my finances and for my blogging adventures, the single most important ingredient of this process is TIME and consistency. You need to be putting out appropriate amounts of QUALITY content that in some way bring value to the viewer, for me, I try to give advice on health, happiness or I attempt to bring joy to the viewers day.

Some great platforms to get your message out there are….

Instagram and Facebook
  • Growing platforms and they’re a huge area for growth
  • Very easy to get a message out using Video, Pictures or Words.
  • However, Slightly Crowded due to ease of use
  • Great Advertising opportunities if that is a profitable or viable option.
Podcasting
  • Slightly Harder to set up than your average Social Media
  • Gives a great voice to your brand
  • Allows high volume of content at a lower quality than other mediums.
Youtube
  • Not as hard to break into as people think yet, still very hard to make successfully.
  • Low volume of content for the effort expended, however, does create high quality and ALOT of information can be displayed
  • Easy to create.

Blogging

  • Creating a website at first can be daunting but it does get very easy once set up.
  • Requires minimal cash to start
  • If you’re not great at writing it’s a great way to learn, however, can be a major barrier for some people

Snapchat and Instagram stories

  • These can be a great way to get your message out consistently with ease
  • However, the quality may be low the value you can provide is huge for the effort you’re putting in.
  • Generally I believe they keep followings rather than grow them.

 THE KEYS

It is about what you put out and the value it brings, however, it is also about the fact that you are actually putting out content. If it’s complete trash leaves it and bin it but if it provides value put it out. It doesn’t matter where you’re putting out your content it just matters that you’re giving value on as many forms of communication as you can without diluting your messages too much.

Dont let yourself JUST KEEP SWIMMING, make yourself push against the current.

 

Is the obstacle truly the way?

During these last few weeks, I have been plagued with injuries, a sprain in my wrist and a painful issue with my ITB (a tendon that runs down the lateral quadricep). Feeling like I couldn’t exercise (or shouldn’t) for the time being put me in a precarious position with my blog, I wanted to create content on all mediums, video, spoken word and written word. However, lacking a truly healthy lifestyle at the time I did not BELIEVE that I could create content, I was very very wrong.  Continue reading “Is the obstacle truly the way?”

The Scoliosis Treatments, Conservative vs the Life Altering (for better or worse)

Scoliosis is an unnatural lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can be a dangerous medical condition due to the progression over time of the Cobb angle. The Cobb angle is used by specialists to measure the magnitude of scoliosis and other spinal conditions, first used in 1948 (“Cobb Angle,” 2016) it is still the orthodox method for scoliosis. There are two main types of scoliosis degenerative and idiopathic. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis and occurs mainly in adolescents, while degenerative scoliosis occurs mainly in adults due to the degeneration of the facet joints and intervertebral disks. Scoliosis, Idiopathic (IS) or Degenerative (DS) can be treated mainly in two ways, Spinal Fusion (SF) or by bracing (orthotics) (“Support for People with Scoliosis.” N.d.). A SF uses rods, hook, screws and wires to straighten and fuse the spine, therefore reducing the cobb angle. While treatment through bracing involves fitting a custom mould that prevents the cobb angle from progressing, as it is worn many hours throughout the day. This article will evaluate studies in their effectiveness to examine the optimal treatment of Scoliosis, each paragraph will examine a particular theme (bracing, SF and quality of life after treatment), with the final paragraphs comparing and contrasting these studies and themes.

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Cold showers, better for you than kale!

Voluntarily freezing for a few minutes a day to receive some hippie health benefits, how could showering in the cold make me any stronger, happier or healthier? Cryotherapy is for Wealthy idiots, ice baths for Swedes and cold showers are for Hippies. 

I have cold showers daily, WHY? There is substantial evidence to suggest that cold shower therapy can stop depression in its tracks, assist muscle recovery and help to regulate hormones.

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How to structure your program

From running a half marathon in under 1 hour 25 to attempting to bench press 80kgs, this year I’m looking to increase my physical fitness by an astronomical amount in all areas. I want to run faster for longer and become stronger while gaining muscle mass. These goals are so contradictory due to the different training styles involved, but I know that with the right planning programming and discipline to follow the basic and advanced principles of training I can achieve these goals. Continue reading “How to structure your program”