It’s the afternoon before smayver.com goes live and I’m enjoying a gorgeous afternoon on the beautiful Gold Coast (Australia), my hometown and holiday destination of choice. My youngest is crying, the “fartnuts” have been hurting her, and she’s adamant I need to get off this laptop and enjoy a “proper holiday”. I want to as well!
I’m not quite thinking about holidays just yet, I’m thinking “there is no turning back”, and to be honest, if I knew what was ahead of me fifteen months ago, I would have laughed and said “no way”. Product design and development, branding and manufacturing for a newbie in a foreign country (Malaysia) is complicated, uncomfortable and also something I am wired and excited to do. There’s been late nights, many wasted hours stumbling up wrong paths, a magnitude of lessons along the way, and I can only ponder on the fabulous mountains and valleys to still conquer. The Smayver has taken longer to produce than I anticipated, but I’m not giving up!
I dedicate this site to everyone who has been part of my journey, and to everyone who joins the Smayver community. I’m excited to innovate and motivate others in their everyday lives to develop the habits and mindset to lead a frigging awesome life.
Smayver is more than financial education, it’s a new beginning, in more ways than one.
ps – I’m in love with the sound track from Zootopia. Listen and enjoy!