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Ex Emirates flight attendant, Social Strategist & The Secret To Happiness | Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!) | Episode #122.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #122 Dan Wilkinson SOLOCAST #3 (Social Media Strategist + Content Producer). 

 
Solocast! Who am I? 
 
I have lived in 5 different countries and 10 different cities. I have blonde hair, a ginger beard, have lived a life and careers of so many lifetimes… all focused on the pursuit of loving life and The Secret to Happiness… although I didn’t always necessarily recognise it at the time.
 
After dropping out of university and a Swinburne University BASc Biochemistry degree through lack of passion and zero desire to be stuck in a laboratory in 10-15 years time, I have served drinks and cleaned ashtrays back of house at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, spent 6.5 years jet-setting the globe with the rock star’s lifestyle without being the rock star as an Emirates Airline flight attendant, set a life up for myself as music industry professional, driving operations & logistics for music festivals/events around Australia such as Splendour In The Grass, event production and festival photography for triple j, created a music supervisor role for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! managed rock & roll bands and much, much more.
 
My life now, is so surreal. My main crust at this stage of 2017 is as a social media strategist and content producer. I work in an industry that didn’t exist 15 years ago guiding national and global brands on their social media strategy in the digital sphere, including the likes of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Peanut Butter, Bulmers Original Cider, Miller Genuine Draft, Cancer Council Australia, Salesforce (through Mahlab Content Agency) and many more.
 
And all of this from a guy with no degree who dropped out of university not once… but twice! The 1st was the BASc and the 2nd a Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, which I left as I was spread too thin and didn’t wish to wait 4 years to start chasing new opportunities… I’m still not convinced that you can teach entrepreneurship, but that’s another story 😉
 
Not only am I now back working for myself making the same ca$h money in 2.5 days/week that I was making in 5 days/week only a ago, but I am also lecturing at Macleay College in Sydney, have brand and lifestyle that I have created for myself called Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, I am being paid for social media influencer work through the reach of my social media channels, I have a weekly show on Bondi Beach Radio called Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! that is has also been a podcast on iTunes for 2.5 years now too and I have SO much planned for 2017.
 
Now… absolutely NONE of this is designed as a boast. All of this shit is real. I did this myself through a shit-ton of hard work, mistakes, early mornings and the borne of the desire to love what I do and be happy. And I’m sharing this piece not as a “Yay, me”, but because I believe that we should be living and pursuing what we love for a living and I believe that it is a life that you can have too!
 
In this week’s show AKA Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! solocast, I share everything that you’ve ever wanted to know about scoring that dream job that you’ve always wanted (or the one that you simply never knew existed). 
 
I share with you The Secret to Happiness, because it’s just so simple… and I tell you what… I never knew just how close it was and at 40 I am truly the happiest that I’ve ever been… Yep, I found it! 
 
Want it? Let’s get into it!
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
 
Hit Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!) up on social media here:

Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer 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 Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Ubers, dating & The Ladies Lounge podcast with entrepreneur Anna Massie – Hot & Delicious – Episode #118

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Anna Massie (The Ladies Lounge podcast) joins Hot & Delicious in Bondi Beach

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #118 Anna Massie (The Ladies Lounge podcast). 

 
How good are you are marketing your own personal brand? 
 
I don’t just mean posting photos on Instagram, writing LinkedIn articles and sending out the occasional Tweet. I mean, how are you collaborating with peers and friends in your existing and prospective networks to broaden the audience of your business, brand, blog, vlog or podcast?
 
One of my key goals for 2017, is to increase my volume of guest appearances on other content creators radio shows, podcasts, blogs and blogs.
 
I created the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! radio show and podcast two years ago and while my extensive knowledge of digital brand marketing as a global award-winning senior social media strategist, working with a range of different brands and industries, holds me in good stead for marketing my own brand and making the strategic decision when I first started, to have the guests on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! who are inspiring individuals and entrepreneurs across a range of industries, certainly means that the cross-section of my audiences is vast and diverse, one area that I haven’t been as great at is tapping into the network of those friends and like-minded people who have their own radio shows, podcasts, blogs, blogs and audiences of their own. It’s just another way to grow my audience and help them build theirs too!
 
Enter The Ladies Lounge podcast. Launched in mid-2016 and created by Sydney-based businesswomen, Anna Massie and Emma Franklin Bell, The Ladies Lounge is a show that has exploded in the past 6 months and is focused on getting up close & personal, sharing the candid stories and adventures of successful female (and male now too) entrepreneurs.
 
I met The Ladies Lounge crew as Anna is an amazing networker and quite literally cyber-stalked a bunch of podcast hosts, including yours truly, to see how The Ladies Lounge could grow their own podcast audience by guesting on the shows of others.
 
In this week’s episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet, Anna Massie shares the challenges of founding and ultimately shutting down her first enterprise, The Corporate Kid, The Ladies Lounge foray into podcasting, how and why they launched the show, the power of having multiple revenue streams when you start a new business and how swallowing her pride and owning her Uber driver business which has lead to new biz opportunities, a fresh perspective on dating and a new book!
 
Super chats and I can’t wait for you to hear her story. I like your style, Anna Massie! 
 
Download that shit right here:
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio.
Australia: Tuesdays 9am AEST, USA: Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET.
 
Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet show episodes right here on iTunes:

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #118 Anna Massie (The Ladies Lounge podcast). 

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.

 

STREAT co-founder & CEO, Bec Scott, changing the world through social enterprise.

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Bec Scott (co-founder & CEO of STREAT) drops by the Hot & Delicious podcast. Photo Credit: Alice Hutchison.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #117 Bec Scott (STREAT co-founder & CEO). 

 
Exciting Bondi Beach Radio show for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! this week as we catch-up with Bec Scott, co-founder & CEO of STREAT, a social enterprise set-up to stop youth homelessness.
 
With what started as an idea on the streets of Vietnam, STREAT has rapidly evolved from their very 1st food cart in Melbourne’s iconic tourist destination Federation Square in 2010 to multiple STREAT cafes/venues around Melbourne, a Friends of STREAT cookbook and designer coffee all available for purchase online with funds going back to training and providing jobs for our homeless youth.
 
It’s wonderful to be able to share the STREAT story with my Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and Bondi Beach Radio audience! 
 
To experience the outlook of a human like Bec Scott who’s not only making a selfless, positive impact on the world around her, but a self-sustaining and ever-growing one.
 
I only hope this show can inspire you to do the same! Let’s get into it!
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #117 Bec Scott (STREAT co-founder & CEO). 

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio.
Australia: Tuesdays 9am AEST, USA: Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET.
Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet show episodes right here on iTunes:
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #117 Bec Scott (STREAT co-founder & CEO). 

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.

 

Westfield Bondi Junction Mardi Gras street art. A masterclass in experiential brand activation!

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Westfield Bondi Junction Mardi Gras street art. A masterclass in experiential brand activation!

Love this!

 
Westfield Bondi Junction have created an absolute masterclass in experiential brand activation to celebrate Sydney’s iconic Mardi Gras. Simple, stylish and elegant, this beautiful street art creation taps into the perfect storm of global pop culture, human behaviour, a hallmark event on Sydney’s yearly calendar, is situated in one of Australia’s highest foot traffic locations and blends the physical and virtual worlds to a T.
 
And the best part? They own advertising/media space and the artwork wouldn’t have cost much at all (in the scheme of things).
The only cherry I would have placed on top is a #MardiGras hashtag in the artwork so that when people upload their content to Instagram or Twitter it drives exponentially increased visibility through digital search, but when everything else has been executed so beautifully, all I really have to say is…
 
Well played, Westfield Bondi Junction, well played 👏👏👏
 
Article by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:


Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio.
Australia: Tuesdays 9am AEST, USA: Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET.
Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet show episodes right here on iTunes:
 
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.

Westfield Bondi Junction Mardi Gras street art. A masterclass in experiential brand activation!

Two Space co-founder and social entrepreneur, Tashi Dorjee, changing the world from the inside! | Episode #116

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TwoSpace co-founder Tashi Dorjee drops by Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #116 TwoSpace co-founder Tashi Dorjee. 

 

Excited to catch-up with Two Space co-founder and social entrepreneur, Tashi Dorjee!

Indirectly, my connection with Tashi is actually the reason Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is now a weekly show on Bondi Beach Radio.
 
Tashi and I met at the Two Space co-working space for start-ups and entrepreneurs at the Kings Cross Hotel a few weeks back and I just had to get him on the show to tell his story.
 
Partnering with Optus and Amazon, TwoSpace connects underutilised spaces with a community of entrepreneurs, creating unique spaces that help businesses start, connect and grow.
 
We also chat about his work with Carbon Conservation, a business dedicated to conserving the rainforests of Indonesia and current protects 1 million hectares of rainforest and the introduction of Himalayan Chai into the Australian market back in the day by his grandmother, which went on to be adopted by Gloria Jeans and more.
 
Vast-ranging and fascinating chats and I just love meeting new people whom I feel like I’ve known for years. Tashi is a good one and Two Space is coming to Bondi Beach, so download this show to find out more!
 
Let’s get into it!
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #116 TwoSpace co-founder Tashi Dorjee. 

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
TwoSpace co-founder Tashi Dorjee and Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
 
Connect with Tashi Dorjee (co-founder of Two Space) online:
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio.
Australia: Tuesdays 9am AEST, USA: Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET.
Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet show episodes right here on iTunes:
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #116 TwoSpace co-founder Tashi Dorjee. 

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.