TIM MCMAHON - CORPORATE HIPPY BIO:
I grew up in a middle class 'religious' family in the Southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Starting my working life as a cabinet maker, I moved into photography and trained professionally for six years. In the mid-1990's, I took up a career in sales and management within the rapidly growing IT industry, as well as modeling part-time for a leading agency and fulfilling my passion for motor racing.
After fifteen years in the cut-throat world of corporate IT, failing health and immense personal losses caused my life to spin dangerously out of control. Having several massive wake-up calls, I took a risky step and walked away from all I knew: my career, status and what was left of my family.
In search of meaningful life experiences and of course the perfect photograph, I embarked on a six-month trip around South America, which turned out to be over ten years and still counting. Throughout my "adventurous journeys", I came to some harsh realizations about myself, life and a newly emerging perception of the world I thought I lived in. Over time, the odyssey began to unravel leaving me with no option of turning back to my old ways of life.
I have visited over 70 countries living, working and studying in Australia, Bali, Ecuador, India, Spain, Vietnam and Thailand in my search for understanding the human experience, and looking for the answer to the big question of 'why we do what we do?'
I am now working on a new Book Series (The Little Human Handbook) on the lessons I have learned from traveling the world experiencing different cultures, foods, religions, beliefs, and a whole lot more!
My journey continues...
WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
I have been very fortunate and unfortunate enough to have experienced so many life situations, be they good, bad or indifferent. The best thing was I had endless amounts of help, information and people to assist me in those challenging and confusing times.
However, a lot of the time I did find it baffling to decode the information, theories and tools to assist me in a practical way. Paying the lessons learnt forward in sharing with others honors my experiences. It gives them reason and my life a sense of meaning.
So, to sharing the information, theories and tools learned from over 25 years of experience in corporate, travel, different cultures, self-development and spiritual-hippy stuff (mental health) is my #1 mission.