Family and legacy

The Five Biggest Regrets of Dying People

I’ve teared up twice since we lost our family home in the bushfires three months ago. The first was when I was reunited with my wife and son — but really, they were tears of relief. (In our makeshift rented home we...

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The Day I Lost Everything

We lost everything. Three words that gets to the guts of it. It took a few days to process, but now the enormity of what has just happened to my family has finally sunk in — I’ve shut down and all but...

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5 Reasons NOT to go to Uni

Now as a graduate myself, I've got nothing against university, but it's not the only option. To prove it, here are five powerful, productive and profitable alternatives.

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Thank God I’m a Country Boy

A six-foot-three bloke in a pink dress, ferocious blonde wig, and high heels – clutching a handbag and a beer – greeted me as I walked through the doors of the local watering hole...

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Dave Quit his $300K Job & He’s Never Been Happier

Right now I'm packing my bags to head to the US this weekend, under the gloom of the September 11 anniversary. This week I caught up with a guy who not only survived the attacks, but quit his job and rebuilt his life. There's lessons for you here too...

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Bravo Barefooter!

Today, I thought I’d share with you the true story of a Barefooter hero named ‘James’ (I changed his name because he’s too proud to be singled out), who five years ago was an average twentysomething with no special skills, qualifications or cash.

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The Story of the Shoeshine Man

The bloke had been to the depths of despair and fought his way back. And as a consequence he had a lust for life that was both courageous and contagious.

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Hanging Out With Sir Richard Branson

In the midst of rejections for my radio show, I put in a call to Sir Richard Branson's people. They said yes, here's the interview.

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Find Your Passion That Pays You

My old man played a pivotal role in how I became Barefoot. But not everyone finds their passion as early in life.

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University or School of Life?

Even though I'm a university graduate, I firmly believe that the letters after my name are no insurance policy for prosperity.