Life Long Learner



A podcast that explores education, learning and growth. They explore the notion that everyone is an educator and learning happens all the time. Each week they tackle a new topic, and have guests on their show to share what education and learning means to them.


  • Ep. 47 - Learning from another lockdown

    24/08/2021 Duração: 41min

    Gines and Matt chat about being in lockdown 6.0. This year feels slightly different from last year as it has been lockdown on lockdown off. They chat about how they are doing with it individually. Gines chats about the lockdown building resilience and agility due to the necessity. As a leader, it the constant on and off lockdowns forces you to be quick to be able to take advantage of the market. Gines mentions that his races have been cancelled due to the lockdowns, and how he is struggling to keep motivated to train even there is no certainty the next race will happen. Also, they chat about being a leader in this time, that they need transparency and unfaltering hope. It is important to acknowledge where you are at and do it well. But that pity party does not have to last. Like episode 7 - Pandemic Mindset, it is important how you choose to use your time at the moment. It is like standing in the rain and pretending it is not raining. You have to acknowledge it is raining. The longer you try and change the ra

  • Ep. 46 - Learning from Joel Cranshaw - Relationships, value based pricing and flexibility

    08/08/2021 Duração: 42min

    Relationships, value-based pricing and the value of flexibility Joel Cranshaw, lawyer by trade, father, partner, entrepreneur, serial joint venturer, founder of Clearpoint Enterprises - which is made up of, Mode Law, Clearpoint Ventures and Clearpoint Legal. Joel and Gines and chat about the value of turning the traditional in-house counsel model on its head to make it more accessible to smaller businesses. They chat about the underfunded startup industry here in Australia and the interesting work they do. How an interview from Startup Smart led Clearpoint to be the leading startup law firm on google. Joel and Gines dive into the role that relationships play. Joel shares that in England it was easy and when he moved to Australia it was harder at the start. As an in-house lawyer work comes to you, compared to starting a business, you have to put yourself out there and establish multiple relationships. Joel chats about the culture of his organisation. Culture is a key factor that he looks at when he hires, “are

  • Ep. 45 - Learning from 6 Human Needs Part 2 - Growth and Contribution

    25/07/2021 Duração: 45min

    This is part 2 of the 6 Human Needs Episode. If you missed part 1, check out episode 43.  Matt and Gines recapped how they filled their needs over the last week, Certainty, Uncertainty, Love/Connection, and Significance. In this episode, they go over the last 2 human needs, Growth and Contribution. These two needs do not necessarily need to get met. However, you are either choosing to meet them or choosing not to meet them. Contribution is the human need of giving, donating, coaching, mentoring, helping out. The need is based on giving back. This podcast was born from contribution. It was born on the essence to share the conversation to give back value to our listeners. Growth is the need for learning, growing, and evolving. The need to know more, to be humble. The growth need at times goes hand in hand with taking ego out of it. Matt chat about the beginner mindset that he holds with surfing, and that even with a depth of experience, he sees that he is still learning every time he gets in the wat

  • Ep. 44 Learning from struggle, determination and passion to help people with Chris Christofi

    15/07/2021 Duração: 44min

    In this episode we catch up with Chris Christofi from Reventon. Chris is a father of 4, founder and CEO of Reventon - full-service financial services firm, Vinnie's CEO sleepout Ambassador - face of the campaign this year,  author, speaker, found of Reventon Snooker academy and a whole lot more.  He raised $112,000 for Vinnie's CEO sleepout this year.  Chris and Gines dive into a range of topics from when Chris faced struggle early in his career and having to shift his mindset and build the foundation back again brick by brick.  They talked about society's relationship to money and different risk appetites with partners and business partners. They explore the choice and the cost of not doing something. This is stemmed from fear and they do not want to be uncomfortable.  They also talked about giving comes back 10 fold, and as leaders, it is our duty to give. They also talk about the mindset of abundance, of the mindset of having enough. Where you can give, the importance to give, and

  • Ep. 43 - Learning from 6 Human Needs Part 1

    06/07/2021 Duração: 37min

    During this  2 part episode, Matt and Gines talk about the 6 human needs. Love and connection, Significance, Uncertainty, Certainty, Growth(part 2), and Contribution (part2).  These human needs play out in our worlds in some shape or form.  The first four are presently getting fulfilled either by a conscious deliberate decision or by an unintentional decision. Also, there are 2 ways to fulfill these needs. Firstly, is a resourceful way, most times resource way is sustainable. However, the other side is an unresourceful way to fulfill these needs, which can prove to unsustainable.  They chat about how these come up in their worlds and how most people who are unaware of these, how it will turn up. Taking stock of how you fill these needs is an interesting exercise.  For more updates and to subscribe head to -

  • Ep 42. Learning from taking stock - Richard Lee

    20/06/2021 Duração: 36min

    This week Gines chats to Richard Lee. Richard is a banker and lawyer by trade, he had led over 180 IPO's (which is highest in Australia), founder of Fenix - a music platform set to de-centralise the system, so artists can monetise their art form directly and currently CEO of a nicotine-based vape company. Richard talked about the adjustment of the pace of Australia, compared to the fast-paced in Asia. They chat about how doing business and 'coming into work,' has changed all over the world. It is not because they are scared, it is because they can put the washing on, work a maybe a 6 hour day, and be in trackies all day. They explore the notion of society norms changing and potentially moving away from face to face. There is so much value in human connection, yet the value of having global teams and not having to travel as much also plays a part in it. They touch on, building business relationships will change with more and more zoom and virtual meetings being easier and convenient than face to face. Ri

  • Ep 41 - Learning from Breathing

    11/06/2021 Duração: 36min

    The fellas this week are in lockdown 4.0 in Melbourne, Victoria. Breathing... Breathing is the first and last thing we do on this planet. It also something that we all tend to take for granted. It’s something that just happens unconsciously. Matt and Gines chat about the value of doing it intentionally. Scheduling in deliberate and conscious breathwork and how it can change the way we think, feel, and behave. Also how intentional breathwork can influence unconscious breathing retraining us to breath correctly through our noses and out our mouths. The science is clear breathwork can reduce stress, reduce illness boost the immune system, and have dramatic positive effects on our circulatory, cardiovascular and nervous system, overall performance, and wellbeing and it is addictive, resulting in a natural high! So join the boys and discover one of the greatest tools we all have at our disposal. Breathing is the essence of life. Breath deeply, live fully. The book Matt mentions, Think Like A Monk - Jay Chetty -

  • Ep. 40 - Learning from Challenge - Brad Smith

    28/05/2021 Duração: 01h03min

    This week we had a guest on our podcast, Brad Smith, owner and founder of Braaap Motorcycles, Husband, Dad, 2x Australian young entrepreneur of the year, 4x Australian specialised retail business of the year, author, speaker, kiteboarder and all-round good human.  During this fireside chat (more like a chat at a noisy cafe, sorry listeners!) We chat about different era's of Brad's life, all of them very different from each other however similar strategies to get through them.  Gines and Brad chat about, scaling fast, to having a multi-store monster, to challenge, to belief and faith,  to love and joy to repositioning his business.  They talk about after challenge, building a business that is in order so people can flourish is super important and that is the responsibility of the leader. Also the importance of being clear of what can be shit list, as in growth you do not have time for everything. We dive into one's purpose, faith, god and the value of rest and peace. This is an epic conver

  • Ep.39 - Learning from Building with Ryan Doughty

    06/05/2021 Duração: 29min

    Today Gines and Matt are joined by Ryan Doughty, the owner of the award-winning Summit adventure park. Ryan shares his incredible story and together the three of them unpack the lessons Ryan has learned from the past 15 years of building successful businesses, powerful teams, and a large loving family. During this playful and passionate interview, It becomes quite clear that whatever good things Ryan has built have also built him. Ryan explains that after many years and many mistakes, relationships are the most important part of any success story and that he now makes a conscious effort to ensure that growth isn’t at the expense of relationships. Ryan openly discusses some of his regrets over the years and helps us to stay focused on what’s truly important. So tune in and uncover some key ingredients that will enable you to successfully building anything in your life, whether it’s a business, relationships, teams, or a more supportive mindset. “Success is not just about what you accomplish in life but what yo

  • Ep. 38 - Learning from being uncomfortable

    27/04/2021 Duração: 31min

    This week Gines and Matt talk about being uncomfortable.  They explore the value of being uncomfortable and the value of putting ourselves in uncomfortable situations. They share the most recent uncomfortable situations and what they have learned from them. There is plenty of benefits of playing outside your comfort zone. Let's not try and kid ourselves our comfort zone is nice, it is warm, it is snuggly it is...comfortable. When we stretch ourselves a little, things on the edges or maybe completely outside our comfort zone, we are open, we grow, we learn, and it usually leads to great things.  Nothing extraordinary came from playing within one's comfort zone. Also there nothing wrong with wanting to be ordinary, that is okay. However, if you want to be extraordinary you are going to have to push yourself outside your comfort zone.  For more updates and to subscribe head to - 

  • Ep. 37 - The value of learning

    31/03/2021 Duração: 26min

    This week Gines and Matt chat about the value of learning. They discuss why we as humans naturally love learning and how curiosity can play a major role in motivating us as adults. They touch on what may happen if we stop learning and just go through the motions, they theorize why some stop questioning things or striving to develop themselves and what effect that has on the human spirit. We can choose to learn from everything that happens for us, however that is a choice, that many do not choose.  Life never stops teaching so why stop learning. Tune in for the reminder you need to kick start your personal development and growth. For more updates and to subscribe head  to -

  • Ep. 36 - Learning to love Mondays

    07/03/2021 Duração: 21min

    We have all been there, Sunday afternoon rolls around and the heavyweight seems to sink in, Monday is coming! We have this connotation about Monday's being dreadful, heavy, non-joy provoking kinda day. This happens when we come back from holidays too...Why is that? Gines and Matt chat about why they love their Monday. They heard from they friends family and colleagues, 'oh it is easy for you.' you see all have a choice on how we look at Mondays. If we like it or not, Mondays are coming and they are going to continue to come.  They chat about how you can set up your Monday mornings for a series of green lights.  Life is too short to not like Mondays. It doesn't have to be always sunshine and rainbows, but what is the overall feeling of Mondays? We can choose what our Monday look mornings look like.  "The storm is coming if we like it or not, you can stay inside and whinge about it, or learn to dance in the ran." For more updates and to subscribe head  to - Fa

  • Ep. 35 - Learning from Intuition

    24/02/2021 Duração: 31min

    This week Gines and Matt chat about Intuition. They discuss the power of intuition and how it can take you from A to Z without having to go through all the other letters of the alphabet. They discuss how for many of us we have never been taught how to activate this super power, in many cases we live in a world that shouts hard work and if you can’t see it it isn’t real. Most of us have been brought up to believe in the 5 senses. What about our 6 sense, intuition? Can it be developed like a muscle? Why do we struggle to discern the voice of intuition and that of self doubt and what can we do to remedy this??? So join the boys as they unpack this super power and give you ideas to help  develop and trust your intuition. “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albeit Einstein. For more updates head to -

  • Ep. 34 - Learning from Discipline

    15/02/2021 Duração: 29min

    This week Gines and Matt chat about Discipline. They explore their definition of discipline, the shapes of discipline, and the feelings associated with the discipline.  Discipline is turning up regardless of how you feel plus the consistency during the hard times. They talk about the difference between stubbornness and discipline. Both will get shit done. Discipline is deliberate, while stubborn is driven by emotions.  Why does stubbornness have a negative connotation?  They also chat about ways to cultivate discipline. The small steps stack together to create the wins to reinforce discipline.  What is something that you can cultivate more discipline in your life this week?  Green Lights By Matthew McConaughey -

  • Ep. 33 - Learning from 2020

    02/02/2021 Duração: 20min

    2020 has come and gone and now its in the rear-view. Join Gines and Matt as they catch up and chat about what they learnt, what they want to experience more of this year and what they want to take with them into 2021.  They the lesson they learned from 2020, the realisations and the ah-ha moments.  For more updates head to -                                                                                                        &nbs

  • Ep. 32 - NYE - Learning from reflection and recovery

    31/12/2020 Duração: 21min

    Tune in to hear Gines and Matt send off 2020 and wish you the happiest of New Years. This is the time of year to reflect on what was a dramatic year and look back at some of the lessons out of it and celebrate the wins. They share their thoughts on the importance of the reflection process and make recommendations for time to dream big and let those thoughts and feelings simmer as you completely connect with where you are. There is so much value in the recovery and they suggest taking some time to enjoy life. To smell the roses and be grateful for all the wins. The new year is here so dream big and let go of the ‘how’ for the holiday period. Enjoy where you are and enjoy the end of 2020 in the spirit of how you want 2021 to be. See you in 2021. For more updates head to -

  • Ep. 31 Learning from celebration

    11/12/2020 Duração: 31min

    It is a festive time of year. Let the celebrating begin. This week Matt and Gines chat about the benefits and the need to celebrate. Celebrating does not happen enough in today's world. Often secluded to Hallmark specific days of the year. Birthday. Christmas. Mother’s Day. Father day. Valentine’s Day. It can seem very clinical and lifeless. What about the daily celebrations, for all the things in our life. What about celebrating the our relationships. our body, our mind and most importantly the daily wins. Why do the problems take up all our attention when the celebration is the fuel in the tank? The boys challenge each other and you,  to put more fuel in your tank celebrate the daily wins and all that you already have. Keep striving but don’t forget the grateful heart. The more you celebrate in your life, the more there is to celebrate. Life should not only be live but celebrated. Not sure which one ;) you choose

  • Ep.30 Learning From Change

    05/12/2020 Duração: 29min

    This week Gines and Matt talk about Learning from Change. Charles Darwin  says it best, It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. The boys explore the idea that everything is constantly changing around us. They discuss how to create certainty within uncertainty and talk about how we as human beings are made to evolve. Sometimes it isn’t obvious that our resistance to change is what is actually causing us pain and suffering not the change itself. This week Gines and Matt encourage you next time you feel the pressure to look for the change that will move you into the flow of things and try letting go of the things you can’t control. Change is inevitable sometimes you just get to role with it! For more updates head to -

  • Ep. 29 Learning from Hope

    08/11/2020 Duração: 28min

    According to the dictionary Hope is defined by - "a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen." Hope is something to look forward too. Also hope is a mindset, that can be influenced by changing perspectives. So often our hope is dictated by our surroundings, our environment, imagine cultivating hope regardless of what is happening around you. Imagine finding peace in the midst of chaos. Gines and Matt chat about the difference between Faith and Hope. Faith seems to be about belief. A belief system associated with yourself, someone, a group, something larger than you. When we hear that word so many of use reject the entire concept of faith due to all the stigma associated with religion. Is it possible that we have confused religion with faith!? Is that why we don’t trust it? Hope is a little less of a leap, it can be seen associated with a tangible outcome.... this is easier for us to grasp... and is less tainted by history. In our society we have learnt if you can’t see it it isn’t th

  • Ep. 28 Learning from Running - Lessons from the trail - Resilience, Commitment Squad and Tribe

    27/10/2020 Duração: 50min

    This week Matt interviews Gines! Most of the time when people find out what distances Gines runs, their response is 'Wow, you can run,' while he simply replies, 'Yeah you can say I like to run.'  During the chat the fellas explore what Gines has learned from running , why he does it and keeps bringing him back for me each time. They talk about being curious in finding out what the body is capable of and diving down a rabbit hole of running. Running has taught Gines first hand that the body is stronger than the  mind initial thinks and when you can master your mind you can train your mind to be stronger than your body. This is where a form of resilience is born. The resilience that is needed to push through a tough point in an ultra marathon has taught Gines to face day to day challenges with a higher amount of ease. We learn that running is not just running, the mental side is very strong in the sport.  Gines also talks about his tribe. The difference between a 'cheer squad' and a 'commit squ

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