Growing Up in Venezuela: Navigating a Nation in Crisis

Gaby Vivas - Spanish and Portuguese Language Teacher

Like many of my podcast guests, Gaby and I connected through Twitter. Her story, rooted in Venezuela’s tumultuous political landscape, immediately caught my attention. I was eager to understand more about her upbringing in a country facing economic hardships and political unrest.   Reflecting on Venezuela’s Turbulent Past Gaby’s early years in Venezuela during Chavez’s […]

How to Brainwash a Nation using Ideological Subversion

I watched this interview clip at the beginning of last year and found it fascinating. Since then, I’ve watched it a few times, and each time I just see these steps that he mentions happening right before our eyes and it really frightens me. Yuri Bezmenov — YouTube Videos: Short summarised version -> Full Version -> Long […]

Some practical advice to help with your personal branding

Personal Branding, is a big, hot topic right now. I’ll lay my cards on the table and firstly say that I’m definitely no marketing or personal branding guru! However, I feel that in my short 38 years on this planet, that I’ve had a decent amount of exposure to different types of people around the […]

The £24,000 you’re throwing away

Most people these days seem to be a mix of rushed off their feet and too busy, which means that we make provisions. A lot of those provisions mean that we go for the quick and easy option. One of those is grabbing a quick coffee, breakfast and lunch each day. If you live in […]

If you’re an influencer. Influence with integrity.

This is me and my Ferrari. I’m Gareth, 38 years old. I bought this car second hand about 8 years ago. It is the first and only car I have ever owned. If it goes for another 10 years I will be chuffed 🙂 Before I carry on, I’m very aware of how this message […]

How to get and stay motivated

Motivation is entirely individual and it really comes down to finding out what works for you. Every single person in the world is different, which is what makes motivation such an interesting and diverse concept. Just because your friends get motivated by going to the gym, or by having a successful career which gives them […]

Curiosity — let’s be kids again and start asking WHY, much much more!

We are all curious souls in the search for some sort of meaning. I’m particularly curious around laws, cycles and rules which govern and control us, as humans on earth. A few years ago, I visited the Johannesburg Library and fortunately got a private tour. The security guard in charge was a man, who was […]

How I bought myself 146 days and counting… time saving!

Besides a house, the best things I have ever bought for myself are my scooter/moped and my iPad Pro. Why you ask is something material important? For 99% of the time, material things are not important to me and I think it’s strange when people apply a status to any material good. I’m someone who […]

It’s time to find the courage to fulfil your dreams

Bronnie Ware, an Australian Nurse who worked for many years in palliative care ,wrote an article about the Top 5 Regrets her patients had in life. Number 1 was the dreams they had not fulfilled… 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish […]

People Are Awesome And Everything

I am always blown away by how awesome people are. Maybe I am just lucky and have such awesome friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances. The response and well wishes I received from my first post brought a massive smile to my face as well as a lot of water to my eyes…..haha ok I was […]

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