Last month, I decided to make the decision that I would donate all my earnings from Medium to charitable causes. I even took the step to take money I had already earned from Medium and donate that too.
Truth is – I have done well for myself over the past year. I’m not a millionaire by any stretch of the imagination, but through the pandemic I worked tirelessly and managed to get myself into a good position. I capitalised on the opportunity to make money.
As a result, the money I make from Medium is supplementary and, as such, I…
I’m 24 years old and I consider myself to have lived a pretty remarkable life compared to many others my age.
At 18, I moved around the world to a country I’d never been to intending to get a degree. I ended up with two.
At age 21, I moved back to my country of birth with a few hundred pounds in my savings account, a dream, and one man’s phone number. I lived in a ghetto apartment block on the outskirts of town while I tried to make my dream become a reality.
At age 22, I was assistant…
A couple of months ago I watched a perspective-altering podcast. It was Anthony Pompliano on Andrew Schulz’s Flagrant 2 podcast.
It changed my way of thinking forever.
The podcast largely was about finance, money, and those who are familiar with Pompliano’s work — cryptocurrency and bitcoin.
In it, however, Pompliano made quite a salient point that shook what I knew about money to my core.
“When you give the bank your money, it’s not your money anymore.”
This one quote was enough to completely alter the way I looked at money and the financial system in general.
Perhaps in my…
In June of 2019, I landed in Belgrade to take on a unique challenge.
Get the Serbian rugby 7s team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Since the inclusion of rugby sevens (7s) into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 7s has taken off in popularity, with countries such as China and the USA seeing it as an opportunity to win another medal and assert their dominance on the global stage.
For those unfamiliar, 7s is an abbreviated version of the traditional game of rugby (15s). Two of the key differences are:
When rumours of a nationwide lockdown started circulating towards the end of March 2020, I was in the middle of my Masters degree at my university in Wales.
I had a choice to make at the time — stay at my university address or move back in with my parents to see through the lockdown. Looking back, it’s funny to think that this would all be over in a few weeks.
It was a tough choice on what I would do. Although my parents were fine with me moving back in, I didn’t want to be a burden, yet I…
Back in February 2019 I had just quit my dream graduate job after months of being underpaid and overworked. I had simply had enough.
I moved back in with my parents and was in a bit of a rough spot. Despite having graduated from university with flying colours, I struggled even to get temporary retail jobs. The number of people applying was too high and the number of positions too low.
After weeks of rejections, no replies, and feeling pretty helpless, I decided I needed to take a different approach to get the opportunities I wanted.
I’d found that applying…
Since I fell in love with the idea of travel as a young adult, I’ve always been looking for excuses to get away.
One of these excuses over the years has been my one true love in life — the sport of rugby union.
As I wrote about my first taste of freedom after my first year at university, Sh*t Happens - Lost Girl Travel wrote a comment about she loved that I used my initiative to reach out to fellow rugby enthusiasts while on my first solo trip.
It got me thinking about all the other times I’ve used…
I woke up this morning to the news that Elon Musk had announced that Tesla will not be accepting Bitcoin for Tesla cars due to “environmental concerns.”
The market, as predicted, panicked and is in the midst of another huge sell-off. Bitcoin miners are down. Bitcoin is down. Ethereum is down. Many cryptocurrencies are down.
No, it’s not.
Elon Musk is a smart guy; we all know that. Why, all of a sudden, is he now concerned about the impact of Bitcoin mining on the environment?
The truth is it’s likely he’s not.
According to Coinshares, who conducted research into…
According to Kuroda and Yamamoto (2018), who investigated the effect that supervisors have on their employees, bad bosses increased the likelihood of an employee quitting. Additionally, bad bosses can impact mental health, productivity, and presenteeism (when an employee is not fully healthy but still present at work).
I’m sure you didn’t need a study to tell you that. We’ve all had bad bosses at some point in our careers, and if we haven’t, then it’s likely you’ll come across one at some point.
Sometimes the signs aren’t so obvious to see, at least initially. Bad bosses aren’t always bad people…
I’ve recently decided that I will now be donating my earnings from Medium to charity. I’ll also be backdating my earnings from my first payment in February (2021) to charity.
I am doing this for two reasons:
Like many 24 year olds, just trying to find my place in the world. Travel, sports, finance - not necessarily in that order.