“Rebel Rules is a guide to preserving your sanity in the modern world; dealing with life on your own terms.”
For me, the process began over a decade ago. I had reached a time in my life when I needed to assess my place in the order of things.
My work took me to every corner of the world and during those interminable long haul flights I began to consider whether my achievements to date were of any real value. The fundamental question I asked myself was: Am I worth my space on this earth?
Each instalment of Rebel Rules was conceived and/or written in whichever country I happened to be in at the time.
I questioned everything: my work, my possessions, my pleasures, and principles. I explored whether the culmination of my endeavours to that point were merely the veneer of success – a man successful at appearing to be successful – or was there substance to my achievements? Of course, in the process I also wanted to see whether self-worth should or could be measured in secular terms of money and possessions or was there a more spiritual complexion to it, that my worth so to speak was a combined measure of satisfaction in my work and the dimensions of my well-being?
It quickly became apparent there were a few hurdles to straddle before I could get a clear run at the problem.