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Sorry for being a couple of days late with this – I was stuck on Koh Chang (a beautiful Thai island) for a couple of days longer than expected, I had a great time with some cool people and it sparked an idea about the people in our lives. It’s all about the people….

The only people for me are the mad ones

We can all live the lives we want, we just have to remove the obstacles in our way. Most people think that the main barrier to their dream life is money, and to be frank, that’s just not true. Money comes and goes, and the life you want isn’t about the zeroes in your bank account, it’s about the experiences that they allow you. What good is $100k per year in an expensive country when you only have 20 days holiday? Much better to have $30k in a cheaper (nicer?) country and have 365 days holiday – right? Anyway, my point is that in order to get ourselves back on track we need to forget about money–  that will come in time once you live your life with real passion, doing what you’ve always wanted to do, so how do we get to where we wanna be, what changes do we need to make now?


Look around, look at your social group, look at yourself. They might all be awesome dudes and cool chicks but if you’re fed up spending too much time going to the same bar every weekend, same all-inclusive every year in the same resort, you celebrate the same festivals every year, you roughly know the  TV schedule before you even check it – then have a look at your buddies,  chances are they’re all doing the same thing. Think back 3 years, still in the same place? If you’re no closer to where you want to be you have to change something. Do what you always do and you’ll get what you’ve always got.


Surround yourself with the type of people you want to be. You want positive, proactive, go-getting friends. Forget the haters, leave the negative people to wallow in their own negativity, ignore the people who tell you ‘you can’t’, and if your friends all sit back and wait for life to happen to them – don’t wait around with them. Go out and live your life, do what makes you happy and don’t let anyone hold you back.


I’m not suggesting you cut these people out of your life, but don’t ‘settle’. Don’t settle for the average life, don’t settle for average experiences and don’t settle for average social groups. Live it up and take it all – it’s all there waiting for you to do it. Positivity breeds positivity so seek it out, inspire and be inspired – don’t sit back just because everyone else is. Make the change now, stop being held back – you know you can do it, remove the barriers and get moving, and never look back – the big, wide world is waiting with open arms so enjoy it all. Happy travels.


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9 thoughts on “MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: It’s All About The People

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  2. For awhile now, i’ve been comfortable with people i hang out with. I still do but after reading your blog today, i am motivated to search for new people and do new things. Most of my friends go to the same bar,get the same beer,eat the same food pretty much every weekend for past year. I am tired of it. Your blog has inspire me to change my stagnant life.

    You are lucky that you get 20 days holidays. When i started working, i only get 10 days until i reached my 5th year. Now i get 15 holidays. I agree, there need to be a balance between amoutn of money you make and holidays. Cheers.

    1. it’s not about ditching the old ones, but it certainly helps to diversify your social group. 10 -15 days is awful tho, 365 is a much better number 😉

  3. Very true! But it is not always easy not to listen all your best friends who are all so negative 😀 But I’m trying though!

    1. you’re too right but we have to try harder mrs! When you come to Thailand, I’ll show u a few tips 😛

  4. Couldn’t agree with you more Johnny! You cannot always wait for people to be ready, you do have to get out there and live the life you want to live before you have regrets. A couple of years ago I wanted to do a camp in Korea. None of my friends wanted to go with me, but I decided to go alone and do it anyway. What a fabulous bunch of life long friends I met and one in particular who completely changed my life and is now living abroad with me 🙂 If I didn’t take that first step, I’d still be in the same old routine… as always a great post! 🙂

    1. Hey Tanya, thanks for this comment 🙂 Your experience is the PERFECT example of what happens if you break the mould and do the awesome things that are available. I hope you guys live happily ever after, and that you use this experience as a way to help other people have the confidence to do that sort of thing too! Life long friends indeed 🙂

  5. Loving every word of this post… I mean it, every word! This might just be the life changing read of Tin! 😉 Johnny, you really are an inspiration to a lot of people!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Tintin – that means a lot 🙂 I hope posts like these can act as a catalyst for some people who are just hesitating a little too much when they are so close to grabbing the opportunities that come there way

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