Writer. Marketer. Practitioner of sales magic. Singer. Ex-monk.
I’ve had a pretty unusual sort of life so far and it doesn’t seem to be getting any more regular. I like that.
After spending 12 years in a monastery I went back into the world and found it to be much more fun than I remembered.
I ran a company for a few years which didn’t work as well as it should have, mostly because it’s a very offline kind of business and I chose to live in the smallest village I could find on the southern coast of Spain. Dumb? Maybe. Taught me a lot though.
During those five years, I studied marketing like crazy (I’m a wordaholic so I read EVERYTHING).
That other business got into trouble, so decided to put my years of marketing and my well-trained writing hand to good use. Now, 3 years later, I run a nicely thriving copywriting business, and life is good.
So that’s the short story: Articles, sales copy, consulting, marketing, provided by arguably the wackiest ex-monk on the internet.
In a way it’s perhaps odd that a monk would end up a copywriter and marketing consultant. Then again, it was in the monastery that I was trained every day in communication and psychology. It was also there that writing became second nature to me.
Putting those two and an intense body of marketing research together was a good choice. I get to help people and I can choose where and how I want to live. And that’s worth a lot.