Tnfld Podcast | Ep02: Ben, from corporate to creative

Hometown / Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia
Currently resides / Berlin, Germany
Job / Freelance strategy and design consultant, co-founder of The Cultive

A little bit about…

Ben is the kind of guy you can throw into any challenge and he will not only adapt, but find a way to thrive. He’s a natural leader and has an inherent ability to infuse a sense of calm and ease into even the most stressful of situations.

Earlier this year he and his partner Caitlin left their corporate lives in Sydney and embarked on a three month adventure through the European summer. They’re now settled in Berlin and thriving.

Ben’s Motto

“Your energy is contagious. The energy that you give off, whether that’s happy, sad, irritated – whatever you’re projecting really affects everyone around you and that’s what you end up getting back.”

Ben’s advice for living life Tnfld
  • Take advantage of your environment. Instead of bracing against an upcoming cold winter, reframe it in your mind – build your winter nest, find a way to relish the time indoors and use the space you’ve carved out to get creative.
  • Do things straight away – even chores. Just do it when it should be done. Do it as soon as you can and then you’re on your way to the next thing.
  • If there’s something you want to achieve, focus all your upcoming decisions towards making that goal, even if they’re tiny little actions. Every bit will help you realise the big picture.
Our favourite quote

“I always think that happiness is a hard concept to talk about…I think about it in terms of satisfaction or fulfilment.

Being here [Berlin] is a totally different experience. It gives us not necessarily more happiness, but more opportunity for satisfaction in terms of fulfilment, because of the flexibility that we’ve managed to build in. So yeah, there’s more choice everyday…where we can wake up and say ‘are we going to work on this…are we going to work on that? Or maybe today we won’t work at all….have a new experience…go out to the national park.”

Inspired by Ben? Give him a follow on Insta…

@thebentweedie  |  @thecultive

Ben’s Favourites
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Tnfld Podcast | Ep01: Ruth, from city to surf

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Hometown /Auckland, New Zealand
Currently resides / SE Asia (most recently Siargao, the Philippines)
Job / Online health coach/seasonal physio

A little bit about…

Tory once described Ruth as “Someone who would have been the heroine of my favourite YA novel back in the day“. Ruth’s got a bit of a twinkle in her eye and a very strong sense of self. She’s warm, friendly, open…and happy, making her a breath of fresh air to everyone she meets. Ruth’s not the type to let life pass her by; she’s a straight-shooting go getter on a mission to live her best life whatever that may be (she’s still figuring it out like most of us).

Ruth left her hometown of Auckland a few years ago and has gone from working as a physio in London to travelling South East Asia, learning how to surf and building an online health coaching business. She’s determined to leave behind the 9-5 life for a simpler existence and is enjoying the journey (physically and spiritually) of finding her place in this world.

Ruth’s Motto

“Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Don’t not do something because you’re worried about what might happen. People say “Oh I wish I could do that, I want to do that” and I’m like…”Why can’t you?” And it’s always just fear – most of the time – that stops them from doing it.”

How Ruth lives life Tnfld
  • Makes sure she’s always by the ocean, so she’s able to swim everyday.
  • Surrounds herself with people who have similar values, who are on a similar mission, and who inspire her.
  • Values and prioritises connection with others – always putting family and friends first.
  • Works hard not to get caught up in chasing the Western idea of success.
Our favourite quote

“People with the simplest lives are often the happiest. And that’s why I question whether I’d go back to Western society where everyone is still struggling with life, even though they’ve got so much.”

Inspired by Ruth? Give her a follow on Insta…

@ruth_fletcher

Ruth’s favourites 

BOOKS

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