Breaking the Stigma: I Chose to Live

On Thursday, 13th of September, it was R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is about raising the awareness of suicide prevention, which is an enormously complex and sensitive challenge. This is a movement very close to my heart, as four years ago I was almost one of those statistics you read about. I was depressed, … Continue reading Breaking the Stigma: I Chose to Live

The Accounting Technology Diaries: Xerocon 2018

Last week I attended Xerocon in Brisbane. It was an epic three days, starting with Heather Smith's Cloud Apps Meetup and then Precon hosted by Practice Ignition on Tuesday, followed by two days of amazing content and networking at Xerocon itself. Day 1 Walking into what has been termed “Coachella for Accountants”. There were strobe … Continue reading The Accounting Technology Diaries: Xerocon 2018

The Realities of “Startup Life”: How to Juggle Working Across Different Time Zones

With barriers to running a global business being removed through technological advances, companies have been able to extend service offering to other countries by purely opening an office or distribution centre and by hiring offshore staff. This is becoming more and more common, with roles in areas of accounting and bookkeeping, administration, marketing, etc being … Continue reading The Realities of “Startup Life”: How to Juggle Working Across Different Time Zones

The Travel Diaries: Part 4 – Working Remotely

Working remotely, I've done it three times now, four if you include this trip, twice in the USA (2014 & 2016), and once before in Europe (2015). Now don't get me wrong, working remotely can be great, but it can get lonely, so make sure you keep in touch with your team (if you have … Continue reading The Travel Diaries: Part 4 – Working Remotely

The Travel Diaries: Part 2 – The Trip Essentials

When travelling, especially for leisure, it's important to pack some essentials for your trip. In my case, most of my essentials, outside of clothes, makeup and toiletries, are electronics. As I work remotely when I'm travelling, I cannot be disconnected from society for too long. So what are my travel essentials? iPhone X - I … Continue reading The Travel Diaries: Part 2 – The Trip Essentials

The Realities of “Startup Life”: How to Fund Your Business #101

When you start a business, you need funding. The four different ways to fund a business include Bootstrapping, Crowdfunding, Private Equity and Venture Capital (VC). Each of these options has various pros and cons, which need to be considered before determining which path you want to go down. So what are the differences between each … Continue reading The Realities of “Startup Life”: How to Fund Your Business #101

The Reality of “Startup Life”: Three Things Startup Founders and Employees Wished They’d Known

Startup life, it sounds glamourous to some, but in reality, it’s not. It’s hard. You do it because you’re striving to make a change, not only in the in the industry you work in, but also the wider community, which will benefit future generations. I’ve been working for Accodex since 2013, originally as an accountant … Continue reading The Reality of “Startup Life”: Three Things Startup Founders and Employees Wished They’d Known

The Travel Diaries: Travel Hacks – Packing for 1 to 5 Day Work Trips

The majority of people pack too much for short work trips. In the last few years, I’ve learnt that in order to be able to hit the ground running when you arrive at your destination, especially if you’re going straight into meetings, you don’t want to have to firstly, wait to collect your baggage from … Continue reading The Travel Diaries: Travel Hacks – Packing for 1 to 5 Day Work Trips

The Travel Diaries: Travel Lights a Fire in Your Bones

They say travel soothes the soul, but really, it lights a fire in your bones that you can’t put out. Over the last 8 years, I’ve travelled to China, USA (twice), Bali and Europe. As I approach my second, and biggest, trip around Europe, I started reflecting on why I travel, and what I hope … Continue reading The Travel Diaries: Travel Lights a Fire in Your Bones

The Millennials Series: 2 Lessons that Millennials can apply to Business and their Career from their Passion

This article was also published on my LinkedIn. I’ve spent the last week reflecting on what I learnt from my powerlifting competition on Sunday, 17th of September. I competed in PTC Adelaide’s 3-lift Novice Competition, my last novice powerlifting competition before I make the move to sanctioned competitions next year. I am ecstatic to have … Continue reading The Millennials Series: 2 Lessons that Millennials can apply to Business and their Career from their Passion