A day in the life of James Reynolds

A day in the life of James Reynolds

MORNING LIGHT 6.05 AM

Head down to Hastings Street for a walk along the Noosa coastline. Depending on the time of year, I’ll spot dolphins, whales, turtles or even koalas.

GET FUELLED 8.01 AM

Drop in for a coffee at FOMO in Sunshine Beach, to kick-start the day.

"Stay the same or risk change? This will help."

"Stay the same or risk change? This will help."

I was chatting to a friend over coffee at The Drop in Noosa earlier last week. Last time we spoke, she mentioned that having a debt-free home is great for so many reasons, but she wants to sell it. She wants to do more with her life. It’s not an easy decision. Some of her friends have been quick to tell her she’s crazy ...

"Are you out of your comfort zone and freaking out?"

"Are you out of your comfort zone and freaking out?"

I’ve recently stepped out of my comfort zone long enough to publish a personal blog. It’s been an exciting adventure, I’ve wanted a to create a space for my writing for a few years. Creating my blog has had so many highlights and it’s awesome being able to express myself freely. But ...

"Deciding whether to pull the trigger on a financial decision? Read this first."

"Deciding whether to pull the trigger on a financial decision? Read this first."

Every now and then, when people find out what I do they ask me all different types of money-related questions. If they should invest in shares, if they should invest in property, if they should quit their job, how to start a business, what’s the best bank, if they should fix the interest rate on their home loan, if buying a property with their superannuation makes sense.

You know, that sort of thing. And my answer is pretty much always this. You could, but …

"Investment Property – what your Accountant and Real Estate Agent won’t tell you"

"Investment Property – what your Accountant and Real Estate Agent won’t tell you"

When Jen and I started talking about what topics to write about for this week’s blog, she said “you’ve got to write about investment property – everyone either wants one or has one, and there just isn’t enough information out there. Which isn’t good, because it seems to have become The New Australian Dream.” Right?

"Beware the Dream-Takers"

"Beware the Dream-Takers"

I was at a podcasting workshop yesterday, hosted by Yenny Stromgren of Noosa Stories. Near the end of the workshop Yenny talked about things to be aware of as we attempt a new goal. One stood out to me. Dream-Takers. As the name suggests these are things in your life that if you’re not aware, will rob you of your dreams and desires. 

"Why is it you can be surrounded by friends and family, and still feel alone?"

"Why is it you can be surrounded by friends and family, and still feel alone?"

Have you ever heard the saying your biggest influences are the 5 people you spend the most time with? Our friends can be a huge influence on our behaviours, dreams and attitude towards life. How true is this statement for you? And more importantly when’s the last time you stopped to notice who the biggest influences are in your life, and how you feel about them?

"More income would solve everything, right?"

"More income would solve everything, right?"

“What are you going to write about?” a lady asks me.

“I’m going to write about how even when we have enough money, it still doesn’t feel like it’s enough. Specifically, though, we can have a great income (especially as a couple) and still feel stressed.”

"Are you living on purpose?"

"Are you living on purpose?"

It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.

– Abraham Lincoln.

 

Life is so precious, so why is it that so many of us aren’t living to our full potential?