Adrian was born in 1980 in Australia. Life started pretty normal but at 8 years old his family did something that many people thought was crazy. They sold the house, bought a caravan and went traveling. What was originally planned to be a 6 month trip ended up being 4 years traveling around Australia. It provided a different kind of education, one that money couldn’t buy.
While traveling Adrian and his sister were having their first lessons on money. Evaluating caravan parks (price, extras, discounts, features), calculating daily living costs, traveling expenses (petrol and expected distances per tank), and much more. While many children were getting pocket money, Adrian was out and about looking for opportunities to create it. Collecting recyclables, helping in the caravan parks, being creative to earn money and have some adventure.
When the family stopped traveling, they settled in Queensland. Here Adrian quickly established a routine of washing the neighbourhood cars and even employed some of his friends. As you can imagine, this is entrepreneurship being born.
As soon as Adrian was legally allowed to work (14) he started his first official job on a family friends farm. Farm work, for a young skinny teenager can be hard work life which really motivated him to NEVER work on a farm again! After High School, Adrian studied for a Diploma of Business with the simple goal of avoiding farms forever.
While studying for the Diploma, Adrian was a standby labourer for roughly 15 different companies around town. In order to join the different companies smoothly, or perhaps just a side effect, Adrian developed enhanced flexibility, adaptability and a natural easy going personality to connect with a great range of people. Still to this day, you will see him communicating with people all around him, even in China.
After acquiring the Diploma of Business, Adrian worked for one year as a Assistant Manager for a fast food chain, getting hands-on responsibility with staff management. Perhaps more importantly though, he started investing his money in the Australian Share Market. Adrian learned to trade through self study. He developed a passion for self study as he realised the Diploma in Business actually taught him very little about about creating real wealth. Also, the book stores were full of authors who had made millions or created huge admirable success.