What I’m doing now

Updated January 12th 2024, from my partner’s parents’ home in Hanoi, Vietnam.

End of year reviews

At the end of each year I’ll spend a few hours asking myself a series of questions. This helps me reflect properly on the previous year so I set a better direction for the year ahead.

The questions come from a mish-mash of sources such as Jay Shetty, Shane Parrish and Tim Ferriss.

  1. I ask myself these questions
    • Question #1: What is the challenge that you’ve overcome this year?
    • Question #2: What’s a surprise you dealt with?
    • Question #3: What is something you bought this year?
    • Question #4: What’s the best book/podcast you read/listened to?
    • Question #5: What are your blind spots for next year?
    • Question #6: What made you the happiest this year?
    • Question #7: Who’s the person you couldn’t have gotten through this year without?
  2. I then work my way through this framework.
  3. I finish by doing a past year review

As I’m doing this, it will start to become really obvious where I should be spending my time in the year ahead. I’m noting down any ideas as they come up.

Then, I’ll revisit my life Vision, Mission and Values (which live in a Google Sheet), updating any that have changed and removing any I no longer care about.

Finally, I’ll set 2-3 OKRs for the next 12 weeks.

Choosing a niche

For the past year I’ve intentionally avoided choosing a niche for what I write about on this website and on my email newsletter. Instead I’ve just followed my curiosity. It feels like the right time to pick a niche and see what happens, so I’ve decided to focus on the area of wealth.

It’s the topic I find myself happiest to talk about with everyone from family to strangers. Making it the focus of the email newsletter and most future blog posts will be interesting. Even if I end up changing the niche, I’ve always found creative constraints to be a positive thing.

Searching for a job in B2B sales

When I return to Auckland in a couple of weeks, I’ll start searching for my next job in sales. My goal is to pursue an ambitious career in sales leadership. I’d like to accept a great role somewhere by the end of April

I’m looking for a job:

  • In B2B sales
  • As a BDR, SDR or BDM
  • Within 45mins walk of Auckland CBD
  • In an office, not remote
  • > $70k base salary
  • In one of these areas: EdTech, FinTech, Wellbeing, being the best version of yourself
  • Dream role: Business development manager / Account exec at Kami

If we get to work together, you won’t get someone who is:

  • A short term thinker
  • Doesn’t know how to look after themselves
  • Only interested in their own professional development
  • Fixed in their mindset
  • Boring