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Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature: Paddy Ryan (NSW Waratahs + Wallabies rugby union prop).

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NSW Waratahs + Wallabies rugby union prop, Paddy Ryan joins the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #157 Paddy Ryan (NSW Waratahs + Wallabies rugby union prop). 

Did you ever dream of goose-stepping up the wing like the Wallabies’ David Campese in the World Cup? Steaming in with bullets like Dennis Lillie against the Poms to win the Ashes? Or taking three World titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals like Aussie netballer Liz Ellis?

Well, NSW Waratahs and Australian Wallabies rugby union prop Paddy Ryan is chasing his dreams at the level elite! This Australian rugby union footballer currently has 93 caps for the NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby and 3 caps for the Australian national rugby union team the Wallabies and in today’s cracking podcast we delve into the Paddy Ryan’s minds eye as he describes for us the experience of what it’s like to walk out for the Wallabies for the very first time, how you handle the nerves and singing the national anthem to his parents in the crowd, chest swelling with pride, his 1st ever game for the Wallabies at Stade Français Paris, winning a Super Rugby championship with the NSW Waratahs, the state of play in Australian rugby, writing articles for the Union Live app, the impending Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest Indo Pacific Rugby Championship, the sense of responsibility and community that drive him forward as a player and an individual, Paddy Ryan’s work with batyr, an organisation that focuses on preventative education in the area of youth mental health and much more.

Super engaging chats! This podcast episode is a must for any rugby mad NSW Waratahs, Wallabies rugby union fan or anyone who’s ever harboured a dream of representing their country at the highest level!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #157 Paddy Ryan (NSW Waratahs + Wallabies rugby union prop).

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

NSW Waratahs + Wallabies rugby union prop, Paddy Ryan joins the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet!

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet catch-up with ex NBA Dallas Mavericks baller Chris Anstey.

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet with ex NBA Dallas Mavs baller Chris Anstey.
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet with ex NBA Dallas Mavs baller Chris Anstey.


PODCAST – #68 Chris Anstey (NBA & Australian Olympic basketballer)..

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast interview in full via iTunes.

You never know who’s watching. Be ready.
 
Here I sit. 10km above the earth, USA-bound on a jet-plane, 12 hours from touch down at Dallas Forth Worth International editing this week’s podcast with goal driven, ex NBA Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls & Australian Olympic basketballer, Chris Anstey.
 
7ft tall and a world of experience. Chris Anstey didn’t start playing basketball until he was aged 17 and then in his first match filling in on his brother’s team, scored 52 points in one game not knowing that there were 2 scouts in the crowd. And the rest is history…
 
Despite all of the accolades and championships that he’s won as a baller, what some people won’t know about Chris Anstey is that prior to basketball, his first love in sport was tennis – a promising young Australian tennis player, Chris peaked as the #2 ranked junior in Australia of his age-group at aged 15, played with The Scud AKA Mark Philippoussis and was doubles partners with champion AFL footballer Dustin Fletcher.
 

Blessed to be welcomed into Chris’ home through a mutual friend of ours, Chris and I spend the hour talking about his open, honest & pragmatic transition from tennis to basketball, what it means to represent Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, leadership, understanding your team and each individual’s style of learning so that you can help them raise the bar for their own skill-set and aspirations, beating Michael Jordan & the Chicago Bulls and much, much more.

Let’s get into it! 
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Chis Anstey in full via iTunes.

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CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Chris Anstey in full via iTunes.

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Morris Jones, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares & the best restaurants in Paris – Aussie Chef Matthew Butcher.

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Matthew Butcher of Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' and Executive Chef of Morris Jones Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
Matthew Butcher of Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ and Executive Chef of Morris Jones Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.


PODCAST – #67 Matthew Butcher (Executive Chef – Morris Jones).

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast interview in full via iTunes.

Inspiring tales of a journey from country Victoria and a close-knit family to Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, SURFAID, the best restaurants in Paris and the evolution of the modern day dining experience.
 
These are just a few of the stories we get into with Morris Jones’ Executive Chef & General Manager, Matthew Butcher.
 
Then to top it all off, we go back of house at premium restaurant & cocktail bar, Morris Jones, where Matthew’s team whips up some amazing treats… their signature Spicy Tuna Tartar, salt & vinegar chips made by foraging for salt bush and the most ah-mazing Nitro Violet Crumble invention… seriously…
 
From life living in LA to being paid to travel to the US Masters and partying in Coachella with the nANA jUDY crew.
 
This is a chat you do NOT want to miss!

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Matthew Butcher in full via iTunes.

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Mmmm…. check out our ‘Nitro Violet Crumble’ time-lapse video here, Morris Jones’ signature dish and & whole bunch of behind the scenes photography below:

Just some of the delights that await at Matthew Butcher’s ‘Morris Jones’ Restaurant & Cocktail Bar:

To book. Head to:www.morrisjones.com.au

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Matthew Butcher in full via iTunes.

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Do not try this at home kids. Sydney (AUS) – Photographic tales of an ex-Emirates flight attendant

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Photographic tales of an ex Emirates flight attendant – Hot & Delicious Rocks: The Planet!

Do not try this at home. Sydney, Australia Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).

Do not try this at home, kids… 

One of the joys of working with an international airline is the diverse array of people you get to meet across a range of nationalities and cultures. Living away from home in an expat community like Dubai your friends become your family.

As a result, I became friends with a whole bunch people I met through Emirates, the Dubai Dragons rugby team and the Emirates Muppets (Emirates Airline rugby team) whom I had the privilege of touring with around the world to play in tournaments in Paris, Cardiff, Phuket, Johannesburg and more.

I became friends with pilots, lawyers, dentists, teachers, guys in construction and even a group of Sydney-based Emirates engineers who would travel up to Dubai every year to complete new aircraft certifications or renew old ones.

Many of those people I met in my time in Dubai became life-long friends and so almost every time I flew through Sydney on a 5-6 day DXB-SYD-AKL return trip, I’d catch-up with the Emirates engineer boys in the city or down at the seedy Cronulla establishment known as Northies. Invariably we’d spend the afternoon smashing beers and putting the world to right, then head back to one of the boys houses for more bevies and a BBQ, which is when this image was shot. It’s not too clever, but one of the lads was playing around with an aerosol can and a lighter after we finished our meal and me being me I had the camera out and I snapped this image. Looks impressive as a full colour photo, but I just love how the image came out in black and white and captured my imagination.

8 years on I miss jet-setting the globe on a weekly basis, being in a new city every few days with exciting new adventures, visiting the little hidden bars, cafes and restaurants that become your favourite regular haunts when you visit different capital cities around the world and catching up with some of my closest friends who are now spread far and wide across this vast planet of ours, but that’s also a big part of what inspires and drives me.

Ever since I left, I’ve been working towards getting that lifestyle back on my terms doing something I love. I’m close now… I can feel it. 🙂

DW

You can also listen to the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series here.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is a weekly podcast interviewing inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.