“Sorry, you’re a what-now?” I hear you ask.
A multipotentialite is someone who has many different creative interests in life rather than one true calling. You can check out my podcast interview with Emilie Wapnick who also did a TED Talk all about it, (yes I just name dropped).
When I first heard about the multipotentialite movement, it really struck me and made me pause and reflect on my own path. It was my aha moment and suddenly everything made sense.
I have always had many different passions and things that excite me and get me out of bed in the morning. However, I often felt judged by others for not having one interest or a standard career path. It was something that I had to push aside and trust that I was on the best path for myself rather than trying to fit into other’s expectations.
When I discovered the multipotentialite movement, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was like… Hang on, there’s a name for this? Are you saying there are others who feel the same way? Yay!
It was a validation that trusting my instincts and being true to myself was the right choice. I definitely identify with being a multipotentialite and the title is something I have embraced and am proud of.
From my entrepreneurial life, to creating content and imparting knowledge with others through my podcast, to living a more meaningful life and setting up my future of a rural lifestyle farm; all of these parts of me will be shared with you on this website.
While all of the projects I work on and the different versions of me may seem ad-hoc from the outset, the glue that binds them all together is education. I am passionate about building and leading communities that inspire, support and encourage entrepreneurs and business owners to succeed in every facet of their lives. These communities focus on knowledge sharing and bringing like-minded and inspiring people together so that we can all achieve our goals in every aspect of our lives. Boom!
If you want to break free from society’s expectations and follow all of your passions, then you’ve come to the right place. Follow me on my journey of my many different leadership roles, passion projects and side hustles. I hope you can learn and be inspired by my journey.
Meet Business Ray
From a young age, I had the entrepreneurial bug. Moments of inspiration and ideas would spring to mind at random times and throw me in a new direction.
Since I was a teenager I’ve held many leadership positions in trusted communities, boards and globally recognised companies. I have owned and ran multiple businesses and been the General Manager of global digital agency WME.
I currently work full time at WP Elevation which is an educational platform that teaches people how to improve their communication, workflow, and business practices. It has been a very rewarding experience to impart my knowledge onto others and receive positive feedback from our students.
My numerous start-ups and various experiences in the business world has taught me many valuable lessons. I have always been a problem solver and sharing my own experiences and successes, and bringing the best out of others is what drives me.
One of the ways in which I share my knowledge is through my podcast which you can learn more about next!
Meet Podcaster Ray
I am the co-creator and co-host of the successful podcast, the Razor Sharp Show.
Based on the seventh habit Sharpen the Saw from the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – the Razor Sharp Show hosts discussions with inspiring individuals, business owners, and entrepreneurs who impart their knowledge onto the Razor Sharp community.
The podcast came about during a vlogging challenge I was a part of. At first, I was a bit apprehensive of starting a vlog after my attempts at writing online blogs hadn’t suited my personality. However, after I published my first vlog, it became addictive.
That’s where the idea of creating a podcast and community that focuses on knowledge sharing was born.
Suddenly there was a tangible and achievable way I could achieve what I had always set out to do – educate, inspire and motivate others.
I posted my commitment to creating a podcast online to make myself more accountable as I now had the backing of family and friends. Matt loved the idea and together we created the Razor Sharp Show podcast and community.
The Razor Sharp Show podcast has been the epitome of everything that I stand for and am passionate about as it has allowed me to amplify messages from leaders and share it with the Razor Sharp community.
It has been and continues to be a very rewarding experience for me as I can capture the messages of incredible people and gift the conversation to the world.
An extension of the podcast has seen me host and take charge of official meetup groups across Melbourne and assisting others in building their own podcasts. If you want to start a podcast check out Podcast Launch Co.
Meet Farmer Ray
A few years ago I took pause and reflected on my busy lifestyle and evaluated whether I wanted to continue living to to the grinding rhythm of city life. I began to question why I subscribed to always being so busy and stressed out as being normal. I wanted a better life for myself, one that was more balanced, relaxed and positive so that I could thrive.
Once I realised that the fast-paced lifestyle wasn’t something I wanted for my long term future, deciding to put the brakes on and slow-down was quite an easy decision to make. I purchased a rural property and now spend my weekends lifestyle farming. As a result of my changed lifestyle, I have also become interested in minimalism, down-scaling, alternative living, sustainable farming, and the beauty of mother nature. Go on look outside the window, it’s beautiful.
If you are also sick of the grind of the busy city life and want to make positive changes to your lifestyle, follow me on my journey of my rural and relaxed lifestyle. I’ll be sharing any projects I work on related to the farm as well as my experiences delving into my new extremely rewarding lifestyle.
My philosophy is that you must ‘Stay Sharp’. You really always need to be learning.
In the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – the 7th habit is to Sharpen the Saw. It’s all about grinding away at the things that drive you. Sharpening your mind and educating yourself so you are fully equipped to overcome any challenge you face.
I strongly believe in learning different ways of overcoming problems from inspiring individuals and sharing that knowledge with the world. I believe in working together to collaborate and solve problems that are seemingly impossible, because together we are better.
My mission is to create a community which inspires moments of collaboration where we can all learn new ways of thinking which leads to new solutions and a better world to live in.
“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” That is my life quote and my approach to all aspects of my life.
I believe that if you are doing something that you truly care about, then everything else will fall into place. When I am working with the right people on projects that align with my ‘whys’ like; improving the world, starting a movement, teaching and motivating, I am fulfilled in all areas of my life.
Each year I choose a theme of the year that brings a focus to my life and goals. My word of the year for 2017 is IMPACT. In 2016 it was Massive Action and in 2018 it will be Change.
Impact for me means aligning myself with companies, projects and people who are working to make a positive impact on the world around them. This is important to me as I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and education in solving social issues our society faces.
It’s easy enough to recognise the issues at hand, however, have reflected and asked myself “what am I doing about it?” This year I have made the commitment to be more socially conscious and work with like-minded people to make a positive impact on society.
I want to leave a legacy behind that reflects my strong beliefs in collaboration and education in improving the world around us and enjoy the journey every step of the way.
I challenge you to think about your own legacy – what will you leave behind?