Where are you from?
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
What’s your background?
I was born in Adelaide, moved to Alice Springs when I was 3 and then to Ballina when I was 8 years old. Once I finished school I moved to Brisbane for University. I then lived in London for a little over a year after my degree.
I started working on Drones when I was in London and worked to make them something anyone could buy and use for approximately a decade.
After I got back from London I started building businesses with my friend Jason Rudolph. Since then we have created approximately 18 companies together.
I have been lucky to have worked in many parts of the world contributing to the success of many projects.
Describe your life right now
Awesome. Several years ago, I decided that I wanted to reset life. I created a bucket list as a young adult and found myself having completed it. I should have felt elation but there was something missing that I couldn’t put my finger on.
I decided to take action and find out what that missing piece was, which I am happy to report, I have found.
What’s important to you and your life?
My general overview of wityayl is:
- My children
- My family
- Contributing to others
When I was first asked this question, I felt I was unable to answer it completely and that bugged me. After a while of thinking about it, I realised (at least for me) that it wasn’t a question I needed to answer in it’s entirety because what’s important to me and my life changes depending on what I would like to achieve from any particular moment of life. When I am playing with my children, I want to have fun with them and laugh till my cheeks hurt and that is different from what I want when I am having a business meeting.
If you are asking the question within the context of what I want people to say in my eulogy, then you could say I’ve answered the question but I am not sure I want to answer it in its entirety while I am alive.
I ask myself this question multiple times a day. I ask myself as soon as I get up, before I make a phone call, before a meeting, during a meeting, I ask myself before everything I do. I ask myself because I want to live every moment within the context of that question and I want to catch myself if I am not living my life within the contect of that question.
What specific experiences have shaped your view?
The events that shaped my view of life are:
- My family and life experiences growing up
- Having my awesome children
- Building companies
- The awesome people I have bought into my life through choice
Nathan has founded over 20 companies and wears the title of nerd (intellectually curious), proudly.