Learning to Live After Planning to Die

You shouldn’t be reading this right now because I should have died three years ago. It was then after meticulous planning I had resigned myself to ending my life with the freshly oiled .45 caliber pistol I was holding in my hands. I can still smell the cleaning oil, and feel the weight of the dense metal in my hands. After such a long time of feeling nothing but numbing chronic pain suicide seemed like the only choice I had to stop pain, stop the self loathing, stop everything which had gripped me. However, a chance phone call from a friend ultimately saved my life that day.

My Dual Sport Training Experience with Trail Tours

When I started adventure and off road riding I hadn’t received any actual training save for a few Youtube videos here and there or a chaotic encounter on the backroads on Indonesia or Thailand. While you can certainly pick up some good tips and tricks along the way it doesn’t replace working hands on with an expert. And considering my pending trip across the USA from Toronto into San Diego and Baja California, Mexico I thought I had best sharpen what little skills I had acquired up until now. And what a world of difference it made.

Pro Tips for Running a Remote Business

I find myself in a relatively unique position with my commercial office listing company AllOffice.Space. While there is certainly a very hands on component to the business from property photos, meeting clients for tours and tending to the existing tenants and property management requirements my team handles all of the “boots on the ground” aspects of the business. My role is almost entirely online digital advertising and phone sales for the company. This brings me to my first point in this short list of suggestions I’d like to offer you which may help your remote business operations.

14 Side Gigs You Can Start In Less Than 10 Days

Too many times I hear people say "I can't quit my job and start making money online" and I'm like, "Well hell, who said anything about quitting your job? Start a side gig!". You don't need to quit what your doing to start a business or earning additional income. In fact I would probably argue against it, why cut off a current and consistent source of income to try and grow something else. Instead I'd recommend setting up a side gig that work around your main income, which for the purpose of this article I'll assume is a job and traditional employment income. An additional benefit of having consistent income while you're trying something new is that you'll likely be less stressed and potentially panicking about not making money to live on because you know, money isn't everything, but it ranks right up there with oxygen!

Unlearning My Bali Bad Habits

Sometimes I wonder if my experience as a rider makes me somewhat of an outlier when compared with the average guy in Ontario. I say this because while I have a licence here to date 90% of my experience had been in riding overseas in Asia and South America. As a matter of fact my first time on a motorbike was the little scooter I had in Indonesia when i was living there for 7 months. I actually took my first motorcycle lessons there as well.

Hubud in Ubud Gallery

This week I had lunch with a friend, Martin Hutnik of Juniper Insurance whereby I had been trying to explain the lifestyle of living in Bali Indonesia. But it's a quirky environment that I feel is better explained in photos than words so I put this brief post together to that end.

Running a Remote Real Estate Business

Here at the Motorcycle Capitalist my slogan is "Balancing Business on a Bike" and as such I wanted to share not only my enthusiasm for traveling and motorcycles but how I am able to run my business remotely and fund my almost nomadic lifestyle. 

It All Started When...

I had moved to Asia in 2015 for seven months and I was living in Bali, Indonesia. I had never ridden a motorbike and had no interest in them before. It was simply a means of transportation to me which I did not require, I already had a car which was more than sufficient. And I certainly wasn't sold after witnessing the chaos of traffic on the island first hand.