Hello world! (And why I’ve started this blog)

The idea of sharing my life with the rest of the world has both terrified and excited me for at the least the last two years.

But I’ve held back on starting this blog for two reasons: number one is (of course) inertia but, more than that, I don’t think I’ve really had anything of substance to share.

Until quite recently, I was working like a machine to produce content for my startup, Up Learn, and allowed myself little time to read, philosophise or live an extraordinary life.

That was a gross error in prioritisation and an error I hope not to repeat – ever again.

But now that I’m free from my largely self-imposed workaholic prison sentence, I’ve realised I’ve reached a pretty exciting place (at least within the context of my life so far):

  • Up Learn recently raised HALF A MILLIONG FUCKING POUNDS in funding from some of the UK’s top investors.
  • I’ve started a new company, VIP Health, in a field I previously knew almost nothing about: DNA, training and nutrition.
  • I’ve moved into an incredible apartment in heart of Central London, with a fucking swimming pool and roof terrace overlooking the London Eye, Big Ben and the river Thames.
  • I’m now a teacher at LSE (despite not even having a masters degree!)
  • I’ve achieved my own definition financial freedom (earning money exclusively from stuff you actually love doing)…

…and with my hyper-efficient work habits still in tact from my days of workaholism, I seem to have an inordinate amount of free time to devote to anything and everything that gets me excited: from digital art, to travelling the world, to playing the piano.

And so I hope to have something of interest, or at least utility, to share with anyone who happens to somehow stumble upon my humble blog as I document my mission to live an extraordinary life – and all the failures, lessons learnt and successes I go through along the way.

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2 Comments on “Hello world! (And why I’ve started this blog)”

  1. Hey Andrew, I’d like to ask you a few questions about your startups. What is the best way to get in touch with you?

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