Hi there, and thanks for stopping by! My name’s Pete, I’m 35 and living in Australia. I was somewhat of a loser in my early to mid 20s, just drifting around, not having much of an idea about anything and certainly no real career prospects. I’d failed a university degree (computer science), passed a university degree (bachelor of arts in history and politics) and done a bit of traveling and working on bars. At 26 I made a decision that was both boneheaded and genius at the same time: I joined the army. I say boneheaded because I did barely any research and didn’t really know what I was in for, but brilliant because it was the best thing I could have done.
Since then, I’ve earned my master’s degree with a distinction average, I’ve competed at national level in judo and trained with some of my country’s best athletes and coaches, I’ve been a military instructor and I’ve also competed in powerlifting whilst writing a few books and articles in my spare time. I currently work in the medical devices field at a Fortune 500 company which has had over 30 years of straight sales growth.
What really fascinates me, what really makes me tick is studying the psychology of learning, skill development, success and motivation, with some dabbling in philosophy on the side. I’ve spent the last 10 years doing this and you’ll find everything I’ve learned here. One of my greatest skills is being able to see the bigger picture and connect the dots on ideas and concepts that most people are oblivious to, which is what I write about. If you want more of an insight into my personality, my MBTI is INTJ.
Getting in touch with me
I don’t do too much social media as I think it’s a waste of time and I have little enough of that as it is. If you wish to contact me the best way is to tweet me, my handle is @prometheandrive. For something a bit longer, you can send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I read every single email and while I generally can’t respond within a day, I always respond.
You can find my work at Medium here.
You can find my work at Observer.com here.
You can find my work at Good Men Project here.