Hello and welcome.
This is my starting point. All roads lead from here into my portfolio life. I use this page to track the various parts of my portfolio. Clients, work, exercise, family, fun, travel and learning.
My portfolio consists of different activities, some of which I do for money, some for interest, some for pleasure and some for a cause. Having a portfolio means I do not have to look to miraculously combine job satisfaction, financial reward and pleasant friends all in one package. Different days, different aspects of my portfolio.
The portfolio also shatters the idea of work life balance as an endless toil to steal from my family to do work or the other way around. My portfolio is inherently balanced and I consider myself an investor in the various items that make up my life. And as with any portfolio I get different returns from different parts, I could have incredible success in one area while more mediocre results in another.
Investment is normally about investing money to make more money. I have broadened my investment scope to be not only financial but also as an investor in people. I would still like a return – and money is only one way that I can make a return.
Other ways are rewarding connections, watching people learn and grow into their best selves or just the quiet knowledge that I’ve contributed to something in their lives. Leaving things slightly (and at times significantly) better than I found them.
Here are a few of my recent activities:
My TEDx talk at Westerford School earlier in the year.
I was in Dar es Salaam to run a leadership workshop in July and this is a run through the streets at the end of day two. I love running when visiting a new city. It gives me a chance to take in the local sites, sounds and people.
And this is my favourite run, a loop in Brazil taking in beach and light jungle. Some of the beaches are so remote that most days there are no visitors. We’ve spotted a giant snake in the jungle, there are views of nearby islands from the top of the climbs and then it starts and finishes amongst some of the most exclusive houses on coast.