About Ben – The Founder of the Laptop Lifestyle

The last day that I worked for an employer was Friday, 17th October 2008. I remember walking into the office on the morning of our company wide redundancy and being told that we were no longer needed. That's it. Game over. Security... Gone. Monthly salary... Goodbye. Life became exciting again 🙂

I had a choice that day. I could have easily got another job and continued on the route to my "Bright" future that accountancy offered.

Or I could try something different. I could try to make a full time living from the internet. I chose the latter and am so grateful that I did. Since that day I have never worked for an employer and have instead lived life on my terms and have been able to live and work the hours that I choose and from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

I have been lucky enough to experience difference cultures, spend more time with my loved ones and wake up when I want to wake up.

Some of my hobbies:

  • Fitness: Badminton, squash and running
  • Exploring: Travelling and experiencing new things
  • Contributing: Helping people
  • Relaxing: Spending time with family, reading and watching tv

Some of my favourite things:

  • Food: Pizza, fish and chips, noodles
  • Books: The Go Giver by Bob Burg, Go Pro by Eric Worre and The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
  • Quote: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” ― Henry Ford
  • Movies: The Beach, 21, Lords of the Rings trilogy
  • Drinks: Water, beer and Coca Cola
  • Helping: The feeling you get when you know that you helped that person leave their job and travel the world while earning a passive income from the internet

Some other things about me:

  • Coffee or Tea: Both 🙂
  • For Charity: Ran the London marathon for the disabled, cycled from London to Paris for Cancer Research and gave food parcels out to those less fortunate in London for Christmas (picture above)
  • Random Advice: Eat healthy, exercise regularly, count your blessings and aim to have the genuine desire to help other people
  • People describe me as: Fun and friendly
  • My reason for being here: To help as many people as possible have the genuine opportunity to have true financial freedom so that they can live the life of their dreams

Some places that I've been to

  • Seen and donated to slums in India
  • Visited around half of the states in the USA
  • Roadtripped around Australia
  • Was the barman on a slow boat into Laos
  • Eurorailed round Europe
  • Taught English in China
  • Went on Safari and Whale watched in Sri Lanka
  • Celebrated my 30th in Las Vegas!
  • Caribbean Cruised
  • Got kidnapped in Thailand
  • Learned about tragedy in Cambodia
  • Sang Karaoke very badly off the coast of Vietnam
  • Saw true poverty in Africa
  • Had an ice cold beer in Costa Rica
  • Saw a boat squeeze through the panama canal