Looking back on working at TNF Auckland (and happy it’s over)

I lived in Auckland for nearly a year and a half and struggled a lot from the very beginning. I was going there for one reason to find work and save as much as I can. Now that it’s done and I have left I look back and realize that I limited myself because of my one overriding goal so save as much as I could.

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Born with Potential until Reality takes it Away

Every child born is a gift full of potential and possibility no matter who they are or what world they are born into or the handicaps they will face at the beginning there are no limits. It is us that provide the framework for the child, we craft the structure that will be the lens …

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Each of our Stories Deserves a Voice

Our lives are defined by stories, the ones told by colleages, on playgrounds, in the media in all its forms with the most important story being the one we live every day. There is an art to narrative that I am just starting to learn, that there is no magic formula but there are benchmarks …

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May Agung Stay Quiet and Her People be Safe

In April last year I climbed Gunung Agung and just a year later it is fated to erupt. God I hope she stays quiet, I hope her people heed the warning and stay safe so that no one looses their lives. A lot of people who travel to Bali don’t really understand how different it …

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I’m so Indecisive (Decision Paralysis Sucks)

So on Sunday I bought a plane ticket out of New Zealand and yesterday I was running around just trying to try and manage the chaos and as the cliche says “get my house in order.” It wasn’t easy to buy the plane ticket for October 16th but it was such a good deal that …

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When its time to go

I’ve been in New Zealand continously since last June and have been using Auckland as my base. For the first few months it was all about finding a job, I’ve now had 3 and the last job I had was full-time which has allowed me to save. I had hoped to continue working into the …

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Crafting Character Moments to Find the Story

So it’s a month into 2017 and everyone who had a resolution either is on the journey or left it behind as happens with a lot of us. I’ve been hitting the story wall for ages, fearful of really getting down to work and getting the story started.

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8 Sites, a Twitter Chat and an Article for your SEO in 2017

So all you need to do is Google SEO resources and you could drown in the amount of content you will find about SEO. For a lot of small and medium size businesses it is already too much.

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Don’t Look Back, Look Ahead and Knock Some Heads

So 2016 is almost in the books, we’ve had Britain decide to leave the European Union and Donald Trump was elected as President of the Universe States. We live in interesting times. At least Trump gives all those late night hosts happy and enough material for years to come. I am still in Auckland but …

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Effective Link Building Strategies to use in 2017 (for the Digital Squad)

*This post was originally written for The Digital Squad based on an earlier post I wrote a few weeks back.* Without efficient off-page optimization, on-page optimization has little impact. Ensuring link building is vital to the success of any business. Some tactics to employ in order to accumulate backlinks are discussed below. The key to success …

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