Doing what you love is about suffering

I’m reading two books The Fighter’s Mind by Sam Sheridan and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. What came across was about passion for what you do. Sam eloquently says that what separates good fighters from the best is their dedication to their craft not only train but live so steeped …

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Hope Against being Drowned by the Noise

Each day we can evolve and a birthday is a reminder of how we came to be but our experiences and choices will be what defines who we are and how we are remembered by those we care for. So today don’t look back, don’t look ahead live for this moment.

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Thanks for the read and the Inspiration Sam Sheridan

I was reading Sam Sheridan’s book “A Fighter’s Heart” and from the very first chapter I was then hooked. I didn’t read it straight through but I was so captivated by it as both a writer and someone who has fought. I don’t think I would ever call myself a fighter the way those that …

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Visiting Tauranga – Looks like a great place in the Summer

Here I am sitting in a friend’s place writing while just at the start of living in New Zealand for the next few months to the next 2 years.

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Bali A Land of Spirits, Waves and the Arts

There is a romance to the island of Bali, it’s unique in Indonesia as it retains it’s Hindu religious roots while islam spread across the archipelago. No matter how much tourism has changed the island her people remain as opening as they ever were. It is an island of Gods, volcanoes and water where you …

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Figuring out Auckland and getting it all Sorted

I arrived in New Zealand from Kuala Lumpur and it felt in some ways like going back to Toronto with their Sky Tower looming over the city below. I knew it would be an expensive place to try to live and it was even more expensive than I thought coming from Asia where I was …

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The unheard voice and a promise

I often find it easy to write online because nobody cares, no one will read what I have to write besides a handful of people that will click on the links that I post. With that there is no expectation or chance that I will matter.

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Muhammad Ali Transcends because we Remember

I was not born when Muhammad Ali was at the height of his career. I think I was just 2 months old before his last fight. So all I knew about him was what my dad told me about him. How he had fought the greats of his era and won. I remember hearing about …

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How Wandering Gave me a Reason to Believe Again

I’ve never been a risk taker in life, the one to go out to the edge and jump. That’s never been who I was and in my travels I’ve always stuck to the familiar because it is easy, it’s comfortable. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was just go travel to a random place and see what happens and have the confidence in myself and the sincerity of people that things will turn out alright.

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One Month to More than A Year of Muay Thai

Going back to when I first started traveling I never thought I would be doing any sort of martial arts. I thought I would travel the world, see the sights and meet people both locals and other travelers alike. I’ve done all that and a simple remark from a new friend changed everything.

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