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Life outside the lines

You were not created for conformity. You were not designed to drift. You were made for more. You were made to embrace each moment, fully alive, unconstrained, every ounce of your potential unleashed.

You were meant for adventure.

There is a path well-trodden. A path with clear lines to mark the way. A path that is trusted, safe, secure and understood. A path that generations follow, in the footsteps of generations before them.

But there is another path. A path as yet uncreated, unestablished, visible only to those who peer hard enough into the mists.

It is a path that lies outside the lines, that is mystical and magical, that leads to destinations unknown, through territory undocumented. A path that is unique, along which the glory of a heart fully alive is to be found.

You were crafted to navigate the path less trodden.

To live the adventure of a Big Life.

Journal Entries

Three Words

Four years ago, I threw myself into Chris Bogan’s Brave New Year programme. And, ever since immersing myself in that process, in early January of every year I take myself through an exercise to think about the year ahead: what I want from it, what it wants from me; where I fit...

Three WordsAndy

Channel your inner salmon

"Just go with the flow, man." It’s the battle cry of hipsters, the mantra of the 'spiritual’ and the ‘enlightened’. Going with the flow is the cool way to live. Maybe, if you believe the hype, it’s actually the only way to approach life. Why get worked up? Why...

Channel your inner salmonAndy

Messy adventures flow out of tidy lives

The best adventures are messy - ragged around the edges, unpredictable, loose, fluid. They seem to stand far removed from the hum-drum of normal life, as they cry of freedom and craziness, of excitement and surprises. But those adventures are out of reach for those of us who stand rooted in the hum-drum...

Messy adventures flow out of tidy livesAndy

I wrote a post, but this isn’t it

About a week ago, I sat down and wrote a post. A shouty, ranty, pissed off kind of post. But this isn't it. I felt like I had my reasons for being shouty and ranty. It's been a tough few months. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's been a...

I wrote a post, but this isn’t itAndy

We are all just syllables

We are all connected.  Nothing exists in isolation.  Yet so many revolutionaries end up on a lonely path, jaded from the knock-backs, let-downs and battle-scars, convinced that this thing that is ready to burst out of their soul must stand alone.  But the problem with that lonely path is that it skews your reality. I’ve...

We are all just syllablesAndy

Find your middle

Do you spend time wondering if you're making the right decision, or if you're in the right place, or if it's the right time?  I do. Or, at least I did. You see, I've become convinced that there is no right decision, right place or right time.  Instead, there's a 'sweet spot' - your 'middle'. Your 'middle'...

Find your middleAndy

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The Big Life

Why Live a Big Life?

Because that’s the life you were designed to live.


You were not put on this earth to hide in the shadows. You were put on this earth to make a difference. To have an impact. To leave your mark.

Your mark, not someone else’s.

And you can’t do that by living a small life. You can only do that by living a BIG life.

What is a big life?

A big life is the expression of a heart fully alive.

A big life is adventure.

A big life is risk and reward, fear and peace, despair and joy.

A big life is immersed in all of the reality, and the potential, that the world has on offer.

A big life makes the people around you question your sanity, scares them, challenges them.

A big life makes you question your sanity, and scares and challenges you.

A big life is the only life that you will ever be fulfilled in living.

A big life is a choice that you make.

How do you live a big life?

In her poem ‘Our Deepest Fear’, Marion Williamson said that ‘your playing small does not serve the world’.

But playing small is easy.

Playing small is safe.

Playing small is comfortable.

Playing small is everything that playing big – that living a big life – is not.

So, if a big life is hard, risky and uncomfortable, how do you even begin to live it?



To live a big life requires courage. It takes guts. It’s not for the faint-hearted. To live a big life you have to take a deep breath and dive into the unknown, feet first, whatever may unfold.



To live a big life takes effort. It takes commitment, determination. To live a big life demands blood, sweat and tears. It will take you to the edge of your reserves, and beyond. It demands that you are all-in.



To live a big life takes time. It requires patience and perseverance. It demands that you play the long-game and put aside short-term ambition. To live a big life is to focus on eternal impact not immediate recognition.



To live a big life requires activity. It is not passive. It is not done to you, it is done by you. A big life is created. It is the outward-focused expression of all that is inside you.



To live a big life demands that you know who you are. And that requires that, alongside the activity, there is tranquility – space where you can simply be the person you are meant to be.

What does a big life look like?

A big life cannot be defined or constrained.

A big life is ever-unfolding, ever evolving, ever changing.

A big life looks different for every person who makes the choice to set out on the adventure. Because it is your big life. Not mine. Not your parents’, siblings’, children’s, teachers’, or friends’. It is yours and yours alone.

So, about this website…

I get asked why I started a website called Live a Big Life. Why I want to build a community of like minded sojourners and adventurers. Why I want to help others unlock their essence, unleash their potential, and step into the adventure of a big life.

The answer is simple.

I know what it is to exist. I know what it is to live someone else’s interpretation of your life. I know what it is to feel empty, unfulfilled, restless. I know what it is to feel, deep inside, that you have not found your place.

I know what it is to be a sojourner.

And I know what it is to step out of that dark place into the light. To emerge out of existence and step into life. To feel the glory of a heart fully alive. To experience the awe and wonder of all that life can be.

And I want to see a generation released to feel that same glory ad experience that same awe and wonder.

In short, I created Live a Big Life because I want to play my part is releasing a generation to live the life that it was made for.

Want to know what my big life looks like right now, and how my adventure started, and is unfolding? You can take a peek into it right here.