Fat Soy @ Chaco bar with Mark Pakula

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Meet my Mage, David Jivan

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Meet my Mage, my Wizzard David Jivan – Naturopath

I last saw David about 15 years ago. I’d been suffering from IBS since I was a kid and with David’s help I managed to control and overcome that shit.

Last time David had me on a very black and white diet which I just couldn’t keep up, but I was young, and I see how he needed to be hard on me in order to see change. This time I’ve come back a man, and in need of real help and I had a hunch that David would be all ears, and too right he was.

I’ve been watching a lot of Joe Rogan’s shows, he often has amazing human beings from athletes to scientists to archeologists and everything in between. Joe’s a smoker, and often brings smoking up in conversations with his guests (I feel he almost pushes it). I’ve often found conversations around the fact that some of the world’s best athletes smoke interesting, specifically how smoking is bad for you, and how does an athlete negate the negative side effects of smoking, or is there even a way?

That inevitably had me asking Mum if she could set up a meeting with her Naturopath David Jivan, and today I got to spend a couple of hours with the man with the ‘loose’ plan. Loose being the key word here and after I’ve stated my whole story in the privacy of his sanctum (in front of my Mum too), he’s more than willing to help me achieve baby steps in order to get to a happier place.

There’s a plan in action, but he’s also mixed up some special potions for me to take home. It’s these potions I really wanted out of this meeting today. These magic potions that will help me to negate the harmful effects of smoking. It’s no solution, but it’s still a small step and small steps back into the light are just what I need right now.

PS: David will be on TV this Sunday on House of Wellness at 10am Channel 7TWO. Looks like TV is his new thing, suits him too has he fills the room with energy this guy. Timing is funny too as I’ll be putting myself in front of the camera more next year if all goes to plan!

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Warframe Progress

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The Azima, 100 Day login reward.

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I’ve reached Mastery Rank 23 in 3 months flat (#thegrind). These MR Tests are getting ridiculous!

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Never underestimate the power of a phone call

So what’s with all this attitude at 42? Understandable if I was young, but telling the boss of an international brand that you think you love the brand more than he does sounds pretty damn arrogant, and that’s exactly what I said to Jose Angeles, the big man at Toyo Tyres Australia a couple of years ago during our first meeting.

Over the years I’ve developed an interesting relationship with most of my clients. It takes a lot for a client to take risks on me and allow me to work the way I want to work, because if you try to make me work the way everybody else does… well then there’s friction, and well, then basically nothing gets done.

I got a message from Nicholas Green yesterday. Nick has been a middle man of sorts in my relationship with Toyo. He simply asked for a Toyo update and I lost my shit.

It’s funny how much pressure we put on ourselves. It’s funny how much pressure money puts on me and how much pressure I put on money. In a time where I’m hyper aware of how little energy I have for anything but working on personal issues and gaming, I still wake up with ZEN and Toyo on the brain and if I scroll through my feeds, though there are less posts I still see ZEN and Toyo posts in the mix.

It’s this natural connect that is important to me and I love that Toyo and many other of my clients leave me alone to do what I like when I like, but for some reason, a simple question from Nick yesterday made me feel an immense pressure, like what I was doing wasn’t enough, like maybe we should just drop the relationship, like what the hell was I thinking?

It’s taken a few deep breaths, an apology, and a phone call to both Nick and Jose to calm me down. Thanks Nick, and Jose for being pillars and mirrors for me. I didn’t like what I saw in the reflection, but I’m glad I’ve seen it, and I’m massively grateful for the support.

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Catchups with the OG

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The Golf is SOLD!

SHE’S SOLD!

Going to a good guy who’s a mate of a great guy. This car has been the longest daily driver I’ve owned. It’s the car that killed the modifying bug in me (as I was buying and modding a car a year before this car). Where I often wished I was in my GT-R when a nice ride would pull up next to me at the lights when I was in my daily drivers, I never felt that way in the Golf. It holds it’s own and nothing I’ve owned has ever sounded so good from the front and the back.

#hooraynomoretyrekickers #lessismore

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Warframe Volt Prime Captura Screengrabs

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Love spending time customising my frames in Warframe, then playing around in The Matrix like Captura screen grab application (where you can free roam with a 3D camera). This is just one of my looks for my Volt Prime (my current fave fashion frame!). You can check out what the standard Volt Prime looks like here.

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ZEN Garage – Need For Speed Payback Intro

Was a surprise to me to see that we’re on the cover car (main character’s R34 GT-R), and feature in the intro of the game too! Check it out!

Need For Speed Payback is now available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC!

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WTAC 2017

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My WTAC photos are up! FEATURE: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2017/10/wtac-2017/

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