Hi! Here you will find out about Adam Jowett, which is me, so that already makes this sentence wierd. I've been a trader since the 2001, an entrepreneur with startups for just as long, a podcaster, a writer and most importantly, a dad.
I've quite my job to be a full-time trader and entrepreneur three times now. Once in 2008 after getting cancer at age 30. Again in 2012 when heading to the Philippines to run my development team before an earthquake ended that run. And most recently, in 2017, when finally I found my niche in the online business world and it was time to scale.
Today I trade full-time, run many e-commerce stores (the exact amount changes weekly), write, podcast, and try to be the best dad I can be to two young boys.
Everything you read here is original content, I don’t recycle or re-post, I just try to provide information that I hope will help you on your journey. Whatever that may be. Wherever it is taking you.
I believe persistance is the forerunner to luck, and as much as we would all like to be retired living off our passive income on a beach in Bali, that is not the reality for 99% of us.
As a 40+ male with a wife, two kids and living in Brisbane, Australia online business to me looks very different to a 20 year old living off $10 a day in Thailand.
I have shared my beliefs and personal experience here over the years. Things like how I wish I was a woman, my views on cancer, my trading beliefs and even came out with 10 of my deep dark trading secrets.
I've shared thoughs on business, entrepreurship and trading such as do entrepreneurs have an attitude problem?, does trading have no meaning (and why I don’t care), whether day trading is a job, or a profession (and why that matters)
and the reality of trading vs real life.
Interviews and Media
Over time I have had interview requests from all kinds of people. I've said yes to some, and no to others.
Of the interviews I've done, one was with long-time trading friend Hugh Kimura living in the second best place on earth, Hawaii, for his site tradingheroes.com:
In 2017 I had a chat with Étienne Crête from the DesireToTrade podcast on how I trade, what I have learned over the many years of being in the markets and trading psychology.
I've had content published in Traders’ Magazine, including the German edition. This was mainly so I could say I am an international superstar to my parents:
Yes I know I spelt “The” wrong, but it is Twitter, so I am not sure spelling rules really apply.
It is surprising how aligned independent trading and entrepreneurship is.
By trade, I was a front-end developer/programmer after flunking programming in University.
I have been a CTO to two App-based start-ups (both still going strong). I ran my own development business for 5 years. I've also failed many times, returned to full-time work and back again.
I worked with friends to win the Hahn Startup Competition here in Australia, I moved to the Philippines to run a remote development team before an earthquake knocked down our office 24 minutes into our first day before swallowing my pride and moving to Brisbane to work as a lead developer and do 80 hour weeks working a side hustle so I can start the entrepreneurial loop all over again.
Now in 2017, for the third time I return to full-time trading, online business, e-commerce and writing.
The is real world entrepreneurship.
I don't write on business or entrepreneurship nearly as much as I should but that is quickly changing. Here is some of what is here alread:
- 10 sales tactics learnt from winning a free holiday
- Do entrepreneurs have an attitude problem?
- My #3shifts of 2014? (and what it means for 2015)
- 25 things I learnt selling my life possessions
- Roomeaze, the "tinder of real estate"
Recently I have started writing on Health Hacks, this is spawned from my experience with aggressive cancer at age 30 (in 2007), and the crazy paths this takes you down if you are lucky enough to recover.
I've had exploits with intermitted fasting, full week long water fasts, and even going full food free with a DIY Soylent variety that replaces food yet provides 100% of all micro and macro nutrients (and amino acids in my DIY variety). All for $4.71 a day.
I don't do this anymore, but it was an interesting dietary and social experiment that for the right person, could just work.
Like most who have been around the internet and online income generation of any kind, I get requests for coaching and mentoring. I don’t think this reflects as much on myself as much as how hard it is to find a mentor in general.
I have a couple of views on mentoring:
I have trained and mentored traders in the past. I will do so again, so keep an eye out on the site for when that happens or jump on the email list at the bottom of this post to know when it happens.
I am a sports nut, you won't find much of that discussion here, but if American Football is your thing check out https://aussiefaithful.com as well as the podcast below.
I wish you luck on your individual journey, and I hope you find something here that helps you along the way.