we are the youngest

We live in a world that is ever changing, one second you are up and the next you are down. There is no telling what is going to happen today, let alone tomorrow – so then what should we do? I think the classic answer would be live each day to the fullest… great in theory but in todays modern world what does that actually mean? honestly i think it means the same no matter what era you are in – to be present/engaged in your life and in each day that you are alive for. This looks different for everyone, for some its those quite moments in the morning where you can meditate and reflect on what you have been given. For others its taking life by the balls and experiencing as much as you can in each day. And then sadly for far too many of us we just coast through week by week simply trying to keep our heads above the water.   

I say “sadly” because I believe that we can do more then what we think we can do, and there’s actually nothing stopping us other then fear and disbelief in ourselves. Fear is a crazy thing, it becomes so loud and can hold so much truth in our minds, which we all know that what we perceive can quickly become our reality. Fear place boundaries around us that hold us back from reaching our full potential, we stop believing in ourselves and settle for average (at best). We are all made for something great and its sad to think that so many of us will never pursue it… but what if we could change that? What if we all helped each other? What if you and I stood behind someone and gave them the support and belief they needed to tackle their wildest dreams – and they did the same to us? Wouldn’t have be amazing?! We could all use a bit more support and encouragement in this day in age! 
 
This leads into our idea behind the youngest, we want to offer support to people around us who are chasing their dreams in the small business world, and what better way do this then through the form of Instagram! 
Matt and I both have this passion and excitement for people and seeing them do something different! Matt has run many different brands in his position at a skateboarding distribution that he has worked at for over 5 years. Developing brands and getting them out into the social media world is something he has become very good at, with a logical, problem solving, male brain he can pretty much do anything (though I am a bit bias). I, Kelsey have worked in hospitality for over 10 years and I have always had an excitement when it comes to talking with people and hearing all about their wild lives! Together I think we create something unique and kinda cool! We want to not only help people organise and run their instagrams but also stand behind them offering as much support and encouragement as we can! We want people to achieve what they set out to do and if there are ways that we can help we are going too! 

episode 3 – aden tranter from guard my lease

In this episode… Matt catches up with with Aden Tranter who is one of the co-founders of Guard My Lease! Aden walks us through what Guard My Lease is and what it was like to get it off the ground. He refers to quite a few websites, so we have listed them below for you to follow along.

https://www.ycombinator.com/
http://yclist.com/
http://paulgraham.com/
http://paulgraham.com/gh.html

You can find Guard My Lease at the following links

https://guardmylease.com/
https://www.facebook.com/guardmylease/
https://twitter.com/guardmylease
https://www.linkedin.com/company/guard-my-lease
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guard-my-lease/id1174140521?mt=8

 

felivand/the chats/chakra efendi

Went to a gig at The Basement in Nambour and didn’t really know what I was in for! Here are the keepers from the night.

felivand

the chats

chakra efendi

frankie

This is Frankie. 

what story are you telling?

It’s actually a really confronting question to ask yourself!

‘What story am I telling?’
‘What am I doing with my life?’
‘What difference can I make in the world?’
‘Am I passionate enough to make a stand for something?’

But just because these questions are uncomfortable, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ask them. Questioning yourself can take you down a very interesting path of self reflection, but I believe it’s a path worth taking.

Below is one of my all time favourite videos of all time. I watched this masterpiece at a very influential age in life and in so many ways, it shaped me to be who I am today.

Eliot Rausch and his team have an incredible gift of capturing a section of someone’s story in the rawest form, as if you were in the room watching and feeling each event as it unfolds before you.

This video is an incredible documentation of ‘Woody’ and the emotions he experiences when having to put down his beloved dog (Oden).

Caution: Your emotions might flow (but that’s no excuse to not watch it. Emotions are good right?!)