Dan Wilkinson

Bondi Pupperazzi launch Xmas Puppy Photo Shoots!

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Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoots - For more information contact: info@bondipupperazzi.com

Bring out the ugly Christmas sweaters and book your Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoot today! 📷🎄🎁🎅🐶✨
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I’m excited to announce that our BondiPupperazzi.com website Appointments section is now LIVE and we are capturing beautiful, premium imagery of Sydney families with your doggos in the lead-up to Christmas and all summer long!
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Last Saturday at sunrise I hit Kutti Beach in Sydney with Billy the Spoodle, Mish and Mary Rose to launch our ‘All I Want for Xmas’ Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoots. 
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We’ve got 3 packages available for you to snap up and can either shoot with you at your home or at your pup’s happy place in the eastern suburbs of Sydney – e.g. Bondi Beach, Marks Park Dog Park, North Bondi Rocks, Mackenzies Bay Rock Pools, North Bondi Grassy Knoll, South Bondi Grass, Tamarama Beach Park, Bronte Park, Rose Bay Dog Beach, Kutti Beach & more! Bring the family too!
  1. $150 + GST – 1 hour photoshoot + 20-30 Digital Images.
  2. $250 + GST – 1 hour photoshoot + 60cm x 40cm print + 20-30 Digital Images.
  3. $385 + GST – 1 hour photoshoot + Framed 60cm x 40cm print + 20-30 Digital Images.
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Deck your doggo in the latest Christmas swag and make them part of your family photos this Christmas, to post on “the ‘Gram” and send to your friends and family around Australia and around the world! Book your shoot now!
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xo Dan Wilkinson @hotndelicious AKA @BondiPupperazzi 📷🎄🎁🎅🐶✨
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For more information, brand collaborations, custom packages and enquiries contact us us on info@bondipupperazzi.com
Please note: 
  • Locations:
    • Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoot packages include Bondi Beach, Marks Park Dog Park, North Bondi Rocks, North Bondi Grassy Knoll, South Bondi Grass, Mackenzies Bay Rock Pools, Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach or your chosen location in Bondi Beach, North Bondi, Tamarama, Bondi or Bondi Junction.
    • Additional Eastern Suburbs locations – Additional travel fee of $30 applies to Rose Bay Dog Beach, Milk Beach, Kutti Beach, Potts Point, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Coogee and other locations within 5km of Bondi Beach.
    • Greater Sydney – Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoots – Yes, we shoot all over Sydney. Drop us a line via info@bondipupperazzi.com for bookings and enquiries.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Creator @hotndelicious @BondiPupperazzi @craftbeerlovin’.
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Bondi Pupperazzi by @hotndelicious:

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoots - For more information contact: info@bondipupperazzi.com
Bondi Pupperazzi Xmas Photo Shoots – For more information contact: info@bondipupperazzi.com

@craftbeerlovin’ bringing the lifestyle to booze photography this summer!

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@craftbeerlovin' bringing the lifestyle to booze photography this summer!
Think Global, Drink Local – Grassy Knoll by @craftbeerlovin’.

Boom! Gettin’ set for summer, shooting a whole bunch of commercial booze photography this month! 

Straight off the back of our Kraken Rum ‘BBQ With The Beast’ lifestyle, product & influencer shoot for The Right Fit last week and punching out content for The Hidden Sea, Gin Soda & and a bunch of other brands for @craftbeerlovin’, I’ve updated our Commercial Photography portfolio and would LOVE to shoot your brand’s product & lifestyle photography this summer!

Whether you’re agency-side, a spirits/wine brand or craft beer brewery… we want you! Get in touch!

For commercial photography bookings & enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Commercial Portfolio here: http://bit.ly/DanWilkinsonAlcoholPhotographyPortfolio

xo Dan 📷✨ @hotndelicious, creator of @craftbeerlovin’  🍻

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@craftbeerlovin' bringing the lifestyle to booze photography this summer!
@craftbeerlovin’ bringing the lifestyle to booze photography this summer!

@hotndelicious Surf Photography & Videography Packages

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@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Surf Photography & Videography Packages
 
Attention all frothers! This month and all across summer I’m hitting the beach and the ocean to capture my mates, you and your mates hitting the waves in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Check out the packages below and drop me a line to book your session in!
 
Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
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Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

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@hotndelicious Surf Photography and Video Packages Available:
Hit me up if you’d like to organise a surf photography session for you, your fam or you and your mates this spring or summer! Photography captured from both the beach and vids/photos with you in the surf in Bondi Beach, around Sydney or up/down the coast.
  • Package #1 – 1 person – $250 + GST (photography shot from the beach)
  • Package #2 – 1 person – $445 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #3 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $450 + GST (photography shot from the beach).
  • Package #4 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $650 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #5 – Surf weekend road tripper photographer and videographer – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
  • Package #6 Larger group surf photography sessions – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

Mackenzies Bay Sunrise Dolphins | @hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 12

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Mackenzies Bay sunrise dolphins by @hotndelicious. Sydney, Australia

Mackenzies Bay Sunrise Dolphins | @hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 12 🐬🐬🐬✨ 
 
Magical start to the week along the Bondi To Bronte Coastal Walk this morning. From 7am to 9am, a massive pod of dolphins were cruisin’ a bait ball around Mackenzies Bay off Tamarama Beach and Tamarama Point, with multiple humpback whale sightings in the distance. Best!
 
I could have shot for hours… the pod of dolphins were still there when we left Mackenzies Bay and then they rounded Mackenzies Point point to Bondi Bay as @joshgrunfeld, @cauoline, myself, Riley and Cooper (the doggos) walked along the home stretch along the coastal walk to Bondi Beach behind Icebergs Club. 
 
3 – The number of consecutive days this week that I’ve shot photos of dolphins at sunrise in Sydney. 736 – The number of images that I captured this morning at Tamarama 😁😂  Here’s a couple for you… Such a wonderful start to the week! 🌅🌊✨🐬🐬🐬 
Happy Monday y’all!
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xo Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens
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Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for social media strategy, brand partnerships, content marketing, commercial photography and surf photography bookings and enquiries.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Creator @hotndelicious @BondiPupperazzi @craftbeerlovin’.
Get in touch: info@hotndelicious.com
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for social media strategy, brand partnerships, content marketing, commercial photography and surf photography bookings and enquiries.

Mackenzies Bay sunrise dolphins by @hotndelicious. Sydney, Australia

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

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@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
 
Stoked! I bumped into my home-boy @atdusk at sunrise in Bondi Beach, we snapped a few pics of the magical, hazy sunrise in Bondi Beach, then jumped into the freshness of the ocean in springtime.
 
I always have a pair of boardies in my kit bag and hit a 30 minute bodysurfing sesh to soak up the killer swell that hit our shores this morning, then whipped out the Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens to capture this little bit of magic – hit me up if you’re one of these frothers and the deets below if you and your crew want to book a sunrise surf photography sesh.
 
Bondi Beach sunrise sessions. Kickin’ ass and taking names!
 
xo Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

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@hotndelicious Surf Photography Packages Available:
Hit me up if you’d like to organise a surf photography session for you, your fam or you and your mates this spring or summer! Photography captured from both the beach and vids/photos with you in the surf in Bondi Beach, around Sydney or up/down the coast.
  • Package #1 – 1 person – $250 + GST (photography shot from the beach)
  • Package #2 – 1 person – $445 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #3 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $450 + GST (photography shot from the beach).
  • Package #4 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $650 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #5 – Surf weekend road tripper photographer and videographer – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
  • Package #6 Larger group surf photography sessions – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

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@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts - Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
 
Bam! After 7 hours spent paddling and shooting in the surf across this past 2 days with my brand new Aquatech water housing and DaFins fins – my brand new ocean surf photography go kit, I decided spontaneously to shoot a @hotndelicious sunrise surf photography session with my Canon kit (6D + 100-400mm lens) from the land whilst on my sunrise walk this AM. Frothin’!
 
I love this rad little collection of the local Bondi Beach frothers carving it up and then invariably wiping out in the tasty swell and at times messy bombs out the back at Bondi Beach. 
 
You’ve got to risk it for the biscuit… Go hard or go home!
 
xo Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.
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@hotndelicious Surf Photography Packages Available:
Hit me up if you’d like to organise a surf photography session for you, your fam or you and your mates this spring or summer! Photography captured from both the beach and vids/photos with you in the surf in Bondi Beach, around Sydney or up/down the coast.
  • Package #1 – 1 person (photography shot from the beach)- $250 + GST.
  • Package #2 – 1 person (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf) – $445 + GST.
  • Package #3 – Groups of 2 -3 (photography shot from the beach) – $450 + GST. 
  • Package #4 – Groups of 2 -3 (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf) – $650 + GST.
  • Package #5 – Surf weekend road tripper photographer and videographer – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
  • Package #6 – Larger group sessions – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

 

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts - Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

 

The Power of “No, I Don’t Work For Free”.

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Ben Buckler snap of @hotndelicious by @ginger_skybird
Ben Buckler sunrise snap of @hotndelicious by @ginger_skybird

“We Should Collab”. It always starts like this… every single time… “We Should Collab” or a version of it slides into my LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram DMs, either unwittingly or with clear intent, that screams “I want free sh*t!”, and honestly I am quite done with it. 

No, I don’t work for free, just ‘cause you need the help. I may not have the capacity or even the interest. And you shouldn’t be expecting it either!

To be 100% clear up front, this article is written with 2 purposes and audiences:

  1. The Power of “No, I Don’t Work For Free”– is to help empower the freelancers and consultants, whether they be a digital media professional, creative or any other type of freelance consultant, to understand the power of no, to have tools that will help you avoid getting frustrated when approached to work for free and how to have that conversation with people approach you, who either don’t understand what they’ve asked or should know better. I have even created an email template letter at the end of this blog that you can have for free! 😁  Feel free to tweak and copy & paste to send to people when you’re asked for free sh*t and don’t have capacity or interest.
  2. Do you want help with your biz or projects? – I’ve written 5 simple steps, also at the end of this blog, to help you learn how to ask for help in the right way from professionals when you really need it.

Context for The Power of “No, I Don’t Work For Free”:

3-4 times a week without fail I receive one of the following personalised messages via Instagram on @hotndelicious or @BondiPupperazzi, LinkedIn, Facebook DMs or email:

  1. “We Should Collab”.
  2. “I should come with you on a sunrise walk one morning and you can teach me how to use my camera and about photography”.
  3. “You should come shoot photos of me”.
  4. “I should get you to help me with my social media”.

Invariably after a little exploration, simply translated these phrases each mean “I want free sh*t”.

Now I give my time, expertise and creative energies away freely every single week of the year. Every week I capture images of locals and surfers in Bondi Beach, which I share via my @hotndelicious Instagram Newsfeed and Stories, and I shoot beautiful premium images of the doggos of Bondi Beach through my brand new Humans of New York-style premium dog photography business and brand, @BondiPupperazzi.

Every single day people spot themselves or their doggos in my photography and I always offer to email them through the shots (which I’ve done twice today already). I love how happy this makes the recipient and how it makes me feel too, but the key point of note in this example is that it is my choice to give, not just because someone wants, needs and/or expects something from me.

I work for free on my own projects and help out close friends every single week, however again it is my choice where I allocate that time and it has to be finite, because sharing my love with the world doesn’t pay my rent or put food on the table.

So where does this culture of expectation & entitlement come from?

Over the past 15-20 years, digital media and tech innovation has lead to the explosion of social media platforms and all of us now have these fantastic, powerful little cameras in our pockets. The step above that is the proportion of digital media professionals and photographers who continue to hustle to stay on the cutting edge in this ever growing and ever evolving digital landscape, as part of our professional careers. Digital professionals and creatives, including myself, will also regularly work cheaper or for free to help a close mate, if there’s an opportunity to learn something new, to further improve our skills, build a portfolio or be a part of something wonderful for social impact. But it always has to feel like our choice.

The digital and tech revolution has also created an environment and paved the way for large volumes of individuals who now claim to be social media strategists or experts (avoid all self-proclaimed social media unicorns, gurus, ninjas and rockstars – they’re usually full of sh*t) or professional photographers, that definitely are not, which means that it is a lot of people will now do sh*t for cheap or for free to get experience (which is great) or get their names out there, but it won’t always be the best quality.

Compound that with the fact that (in my opinion), only the very top tier of digital media professionals, who have worked with brands and companies at scale, spending hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars on an annual basis on paid advertising with the social media platforms, can truly comprehend digital media strategy, advertising execution and what success looks like (put simply how your social media content and ad executions on various social media platforms ladder up to strategic business and brand objectives).

In my case, my digital media experience comes from working both agency and client-side for the past 10+ years, across a diverse range of industries with local and global clients including Telstra Enterprise, UNSW, Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian beer, Miller Genuine Draft, Kopparberg, Bulmers Cider, Plant Life Balance augmented reality greening app, Moula Money B2B fintech and many more, writing strategies, agency/stakeholder ways of working, creating and generating clear-cut digital reporting with insights, data & analytics, copywriting and much, much more.

From the photography side of things, I have been shooting for 20+ years (yep, I had an SLR before DSLRs were a thing) – in the music industry at festivals around Australia and the USA for about 6-7 years including the likes of Vance Joy, Wolfmother, CHVRCHES and Gotye, then shooting commercial brand content for the likes of Peroni Italian Beer, Miller Genuine Draft, Strongbow, Kopparberg, Bulmers and lots more over the past 7 years, I had my first exhibition of my work last year and even then, I don’t think that I truly hit my stride until this year, where I’ve been spending hundreds of hours in 2020 alone honing my photographic craft and editing skills. And I still have so much more to learn… Particularly from a tech perspective!

So when you slide into my DMs or emails with an expectation that I’m going to work for free, I actually feel quite disrespected and even in recent times it has infuriated me!

Just because you have a Facebook Page, a Twitter handle and have worked on a few small business Instagram accounts (or even 50K followers ‘cause your followers love your fit rig and tight-fitting clothes), it doesn’t mean that you’re any good at social media strategy. Or just ‘cause you have a kick-ass smartphone with ever improving cameras, it doesn’t mean you understanding framing & composition and the skill that it takes to create amazing professional quality photography. What might seem like a small job to you, is in fact actually 3-4 hours of my time to do properly and if I say yes, it takes time away from those other projects and more importantly prospective paid client work, that puts food on my table.

The reason that you’re coming to me and people like me is that we’ve slaved for years to build our experience and a skillset. I feel privileged and honoured that you want my help, however it is crucial that we’re all cognisant of the way we ask for help (I even consider this myself every time I ask for help with my own projects). Expertise takes thousands of hours of learning and honing a craft, so it has value and needs to be treated as such.

For context. Would you ask your family doctor or mechanic to give you a freebee? Would you trust him/her and their work fully if they gave it to you? So why would you ask that of me?

Do you want help with your biz or projects? The approach is actually quite simple:

All of us need help with our projects and I have a number of trusted friends/colleagues, who have helped SO much over the years and continue to help me on my journey every single week, so here are my top 5 tips for you when asking a professional for help:

  1. Build a network of friends and business contacts – nuture these friendships and professionals relationships across the years of your life with both give and take.
  2. Consider what you can give them that might be of perceived value – whenever you need help from a friend, colleague or even someone that you don’t know, think about what you can give that might help them first and offer it as part of the conversation around your project before asking them for their time. Collaboration or contra deals only work if both parties are getting perceived value from the agreement. And if they’re not interested or they can’t provide assistance, simply say “thank you for your time” and ask if they have one suggestion that will help you make a start. Giving that is easy. If they don’t want anything in return for their time/help, then make sure that they are made aware that you appreciate them and find another way to pay it forward for someone else.
  3. NEVER use the phrase “I will give you exposure”.
  4. Ask, Don’t Assume – chances are that if you’re asking the right person, then they are already successful in their professional pursuits, have a full plate of their own, are working on a number of passion projects that incorporate using their skills for free and they will have limited capacity/time to help.
    • Ask for their thoughts.
    • Ask if they’re interested.
    • Ask they have time and capacity rather than assuming that they will, even if they’re a close contact or friend.
  5. Say thank you – irrespective of whether they can help you or not, always make them feel the love and thank someone for their time. Time is precious.

This approach will illustrate that you value a professional’s time and expertise. It will make them feel respected, appreciated and show them that you understand that it’s not all about you.

The Power of “No, I Don’t Work For Free” – The Email Template:

I’ll finish here by giving you this “No, I Don’t Work For Free” email template that I created and used for the first time yesterday (the email template is down below the photo gallery – share it and this blog article with your friends!).

I have added “No, I Don’t Work For Free” to my Gmail email templates and on Evernote to copy & paste and send to anyone, who wants my services for free, when I can’t or don’t want to proceed. You can also add your rate card to the email for context if you feel that the situation calls for it.

Writing this “No, I Don’t Work For Free” blog piece and email template across the past few days has been quite a cathartic experience, alleviated my frustration and I’m now empowering myself to use this experience positively – to not get frustrated or annoyed at times when casual friends, acquaintances or people who don’t know me, approach me with an expectation that I even have the interest and/or capacity to work for them for free. Hopefully it’ll help to educate people that my time and that of my peers and colleagues is precious. It’s worth time and money. As is yours.

“No, I Don’t Work For Free” is my gift to you and it’s amazing how liberating it feels for me. Your networks and friends are a powerful tool that can help you do great things, but like all tools it’s about using them the right way. Good luck with your projects and I’m excited to see all of you do big things!

xo Dan

Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Creator @hotndelicious @BondiPupperazzi @craftbeerlovin’.
Get in touch: info@hotndelicious.com
(the “No, I Don’t Work For Free” email template is below this photo gallery – share it with your friends!).
The “No, I Don’t Work For Free” email template:
Hey ,
Between @hotndelicious, @BondiPupperazzi, pitching to secure new paid clients, looking for an apartment and the hours that I’m spending on writing the web series documents and the tasks associated with that, I just don’t have capacity for any more “free work” at the moment. 
For context, I get asked 3-4 times a week from people wanting free work in social media, copywriting and photography, and if I say yes, it takes time away from those other projects and more importantly prospective paid work.
I hope you understand and best of luck with your project!
Dan

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Ben Buckler snap of @hotndelicious by @ginger_skybird
Ben Buckler snap of @hotndelicious by @ginger_skybird

Sh*t To Do This Weekend – ANZAC Day – 25th to 26th April.

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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

Welcome back to the 2nd ever Sh*t To Do This Weekend! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here are the hot tips for this weekend for all of you legends in lockdown!

MUSIC ON THIS WEEKEND – LIVESTREAM + TV:
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Livestreams – Saturday 25th April:
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. The ANZAC acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. To learn more, check out my Aussie trek to Gallipoli – ANZAC Day 85th Anniversary Gallipoli trip blog & podcastthat journals my trip to southern Turkey to experience ANZAC Day on the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula.

LEARN TO MEDITATE – lose all your anxiety/stress and feel more chilled.

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. If you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

SHIT TO MAKE YOU LAUGH:

GET IN ON THE PODCAST ACTION!

Here are a few of my faves!

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy

INSPIRATIONAL SH*T ON INSTAGRAM:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

ONE WAVE TRI-WEEKLY SURFING AND MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM CHATS:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. During lockdown, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. They have made SUCH a massive impact for me personally and helped me feel connected during lockdown!

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up during this crisis, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time. Feel free to share the love, hit me back if you love this list and follow me on social media too! (social media links are below too).

If you have more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

 

Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks) @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast S1E235

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Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks) joins the @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast
Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks) joins the @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast
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Kick-ass! LA-based Aussie lead singer of Evol Walks, Leah Martin-Brown AKA @adventuresinplasticland is a deadset legend and after 5 years of the podcast, I’m pumped to launch the newly evolved and upgraded ‘@hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast’ YouTube version of the show with her!
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We quickly strip off the COVID19 conversation and dive into all of the deep sh*t such as running the bulls in Pamplona, Havok the spicy German Shepherd Husky and Carlitos – Cute Carlos – the weiner dog, Bondi Party Pants “Oh fuck yeah, look at those Party Pants! Have they got pineapples on them?”, life in Los Angeles, Italy, euthanasia, Jackson Firebird and so much more!
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Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast via YouTube, Apple and Spotify:
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Connect with Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks) with online:
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Evol Walks:
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Stream 134 Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks lead singer & Viper Room talent buyer) 1st time around on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast:
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Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks) joins the @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast
Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks) joins the @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast

Stay At Home: Sh*t To Do This Weekend

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Pumped for the weekend ahead! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here’s the hot tips!

Livestream Music Festivals/Events:

  • Isol-Aid Instagram Live Music Festival 28/29 March is Saturday and Sunday (Aussie time).
    74 Aussie artists livestreaming from 12pm to 12am AEDT – Australia Eastern Daylight Time. 🎹🥁🎸✨
    Artist line-up and livestream set times here: linktr.ee/isolaidfestival
  • Hot Dub Time Machine is one of the sickest party DJs on the PLANET, playing to audiences of thousands of people around the world each and this weekend he’s livestreaming a wicked party set live on Saturday 28th of March (Aussie time) from Sydney via Twitch! 🎉 Livestream is 6-8pm AEDT. Party at home, livestream and dance online with your friends. Get in! twitch.tv/hotdubtimemachine
  • Jack Johnson livestream performing this Saturday, March 28 at noon Hawaii time (3pm PST, 6pm EST), which is Sunday 9am AEDT in Australia, Jack will play a #TogetherAtHome living room concert in collaboration with Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. instagram.com/jackjohnson
  • John Butler Trio is playing wicked blues and funk live sets every single night via Instagram Live. Every night at 9pm AEDT. The good news is that you can also stream them the next day on Instagram via your smartphone and connect it via Bluetooth to your speakers or headphones. I’ve got it in my ears now as I work and wearing a smile on my face. Enjoy! instagram.com/johnbutlertrio

Learn to meditate:

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 5-6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. It you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

Shit to make you laugh:

Get on the podcast action:

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com

Inspiring photography and storytelling on Instagram:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

OneWave bi-weekly mental and surfing Zoom chats:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. This past 2 weeks, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. Big wins and all welcome!

I have been chatting with my parents and sister this week about us collectively finding things that make us laugh, make us happy and keep us occupied this this strange time. We shared ours with each other and I’ve been sharing meditation links and other resources with peeps on the One Wave (a surfing and mental health community) Zoom calls this past week or so, so I figured that I should actually put them all in one place for my friends and people in my world to discover and utilise at will.

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up in this past week, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time for all of us if I can, if that makes sense?

If you’ve got more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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