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Life is short.

Live it on purpose.

Life is short.

Live it on purpose.

You have your own mountain to climb.
But which mountain? And what path should you take?

G’day, I’m Peter – a perpetually curious 50-something from Australia dedicated to helping you find your path so you can climb the right mountain.

I’ve done a lot of different things over the last 30 years, and I’ve learned some valuable lessons, too – most of them the hard way. I’ve worked or owned businesses in media, retail, software and advertising. I’ve advised individuals, family business owners and senior executives of global corporations. I’ve made it big, lost it all, and then made it back again.

I know failure and know it well. I’ve been around the block dozens of times, and developed a well-honed bullshit detector that’s left me incapable of small talk.

I believe life is an incredible fluke – a gift – and that the best time to live it is while you’re alive (today).

I also know that most of us won’t be the next Musk, Jobs, Ardern, Harris or Godin. Equally, I know many of us don’t want to. Instead, we want to matter in our own way, to find purpose that’s personal, and define success on our terms.

Mentors are invaluable; I’ve had many over the years and can vouch for their impact. But they present a subtle trap, too. In modelling those we admire, we risk becoming someone else instead of becoming better versions of ourselves. We risk adopting beliefs, ideals and goals that aren’t suited to who we are or our present station in life.

 Me and my kids – Sarah, Tommy and Amy – the most important people in my life.

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie

This is something I’ve had to learn and re-learn throughout my life. And today, with social media, digital ads and YouTube videos telling us to 10x or 100x our lives, it’s easy to think we’re failing.

The sad thing is, many of us are. But not the way they’re telling us. We’re failing because we believe them.

We pursue ‘secrets’ and ‘hacks’ that suggest we should work to exhaustion, bleed out of our eyes and never ever quit, lest we suffer the humiliation of an average, ordinary life. Now, this is fine if you desperately want to 10x, 100x or 1000x your life. You will need to work your arse off, and you will have to endure disappointments, setbacks and ridicule. You will, as Seth Godin says, have to try things that ‘might not work, and be fine with that’. There’s nothing wrong with this if that’s you.

But… and this is my point, what if that isn’t you?

What if you just want to do great work, enjoy your family and live a good life; or rekindle an old dream, explore a new career, or create something on the side? You know, finally be who you really are.

Well, that’s what this blog, the Office Anywhere podcast, and indeed everything I teach is all about. I share ideas that can help you find your path, climb your mountain, and create a life you’re proud of.

Because at the end of the day, that what most us actually want.

Consulting, Freelancing, and Side Hustles

Developing something on the side is a great idea, especially in these unusual times.

When you convert your years of mastery, experience and perspective into a saleable asset, you create an additional stream of revenue and a firewall against future income uncertainty. You can then pursue projects that match your skills and style without betting the farm or becoming someone you’re not.

It does a lot of other things, too. You can:

  • Become more present and less stressed
  • Invest more effort in your relationships
  • Build wealth and peace of mind
  • Pursue passions and hobbies
  • Create a happier, more authentic life
  • Living on purpose

However you view the present challenges, you’re living in a golden age. The convergence of circumstances, technology and access to knowledge has given you the catalyst and the means to create a life you can be proud of.

It’s yours to make. Do it on purpose.

The Work Anywhere Trail Guide

“6 Steps to Working & Living on Purpose”

The Work Anywhere Trail Guide

“6 Steps to Working & Living on Purpose”

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