CHRONICLES of a CORPORATE HIPPY
“When change or die were the only options.”
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WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT…
A compelling, authentic, true story of discovering where you really are at in your life, and then realizing – there has to be a better way of living your desired life.
The author takes you on a humorous, heartfelt, journey of insane adventures, traveling through several countries (and his own emotions) – and attempting to grasp some meaning of what is truly important to him.
The story covers many ‘taboo’ subjects such as horrific personal losses, selfloathing and conflict, death, suicide, and having the courage to break free from the common and expected ways of living that we all tend to conform to in the western world.
The book speaks to you from that little ‘unspoken’ voice that we all have deep within us – yet one that we rarely use in fear of judgment, or causing offense to others. This makes for a gripping read invoking tears and laughter through every chapter, ending with a sense of hope and peace for oneself.
An honest, heartbreaking, yet at times, surprisingly humorous journey on facing life’s ups and downs head-on and surviving them relatively sane.
The suicide of his little brother set off a series of events that forced him to question all that was – his deluded sense of status, the corporate career he held onto so damn tightly and what the hell was he really doing with his life.
“It doesn’t matter how hard life punches you in the face, I found it’s what you do about that really counts.”
CHRONICLES of a CORPORATE HIPPY will open your eyes to an “amazing, yet at times frightening,” world of what could occur at any moment when we’re not aware. Be humbled yet inspired by the experiences and lessons learnt. It will make you cry, lough out loud and realize we all are so very human… we are all in this together.
“… I was completely absorbed by Tim’s personal journey to find balance in his life after a series of devastation challenges rocked his world. A truly inspiring read by one special man…”
Marilyn Sadler. USA – Children’s Book Author, Writer and Television Producer.
“…author’s frank and candid reflection of his life will resonate with anyone embarking on a spiritual journey or questioning their lives…”
S Perris. 40 – Phycologist – UK
…I completely got into the book and honestly it made me think … Laugh … Cry and that is what a good book is all about…
Mariselle F. 35 – Hotel Manager – South African.
…It might share a genre with Eat, Pray, Love, but all comparisons end there. McMahon’s story is a wake-up call for the corporate drones of the West…
Jason L. 38 – Consultant, Trainer & Growth Hacker – USA.
…from Corporate Wage-Slave to Freewheeling Traveler is a rollercoaster of emotions and laughter…
Bev T. 46 – Marketing Manager – UK
…self-help served cold. A dark personal story of letting go in every sense possible. This book will make you cry, yearn and leave you at peace…
Eduardo C. 30 – Journalist – USA.
…I found it honest, heartfelt, funny, brash yet sensitive and damn genuine…
Angela A. 43 – Financial Planner – Australia
…brutally honest, it makes you wince at times! It asks questions most people are afraid to ask but are niggling us in the back of our mind…
John T. 55 – Life Coach – Australia
…light-hearted and at other times deeply troubling, the content is relatable and touches on aspects of human life that we all share…
Chris H. 35 – Photographer – Canada.
…first time in my life I got this uneasy feeling while reading a book – it is all real? These people actually exist? Oh my god…
Lina D. 35 – Entrepreneur – Lithuania
…inspiring and reminds us that whatever happens in life, we are strong enough to master it.
Caroline K. 40 – Writer – UK.
WHY I WRITE
“I may have something within me that may be of value, maybe not just to me.”
There are many reasons why I write, one being just the challenge of writing since I failed every single English exam I took at school and I can’t spell to save my life… I won’t even mention grammar or punctuation.
The other reasons are vast, so here I go with just a few… I was thinking it’s time that I spoke my truth, tell others from my perspective the life experiences I was having and how they impacted me and more importantly, how I overcame them. I started to believe that what I had experienced and learnt could assist others and at some stage maybe even change the way we all operate as people.
I became aware I could hold onto what I had learnt and be somewhat selfish or pay it forward in a way that was authentic and real. I write from that little voice in my head that we all have, the voice that most of the time is not heard by others due to its shocking honesty. I wanted to show that a grown man can be vulnerable with his words and be totally ok with it, if not empowered. This may lead to others speaking their truth and being vulnerable – not weak but vulnerable. I learnt there is a massive difference… who would have thought?
So, the books I write are an example that it’s totally fine to be authentic and vulnerable with yourself and others. I believe the more you are, the better the life you live, regardless if you have to face the ‘tough shit’ that comes up from time to time.
The last ‘why’ of writing is to share my story, my pain and my triumphs with others and to see the look in their eyes of… Holy shit, you too! It just makes the journey that much sweeter to know we are essentially all in this together, regardless of who we think we are, where we are from or what we do.