From the Founder's Desk
What is TheUpstreamLife all about?
Inspiration is found in the strangest of places. I found mine in the script of the stop-motion animation film Fantastic Mr Fox (an adaptation of Roald Dahl's book), where Mr Fox says:
Who am I, Kylie?
Kylie: Who how? What now?
Why a fox? Why not a horse, or a beetle, or a bald eagle? I'm saying this more as, like, existentialism, you know? Who am I? And how can a fox ever be happy without, you'll forgive the expression, a chicken in its teeth?
This parenthetical has been growing inside my head for the last decade and it had reached a point where I had to do something about it.
In my twenty year career as a journalist I took just one year off to experiment with Corporate jobs.
For lack of an expression I was "Jiving" or "Kidding" myself - I could never pull it off in a corporate career.
Just like Mr Fox I was not happy. I had to get back to journalism and the only way I would be happy was to launch my own platform.
This platform would become theUpStreamLife.com where I celebrate stories with conversations.
On this platform I get to discover personal and business transformation stories of the thousands of businessmen and women, many of whom I have encountered in my two decade old journey.
Now it is time to discover, not just the next phase of my personal journey, but in presenting to the audience a platform that can inspire young and old to discover a little bit themselves during their journey towards achieving their dreams.
Wishing you all the very best.
Founder and Editor of theUpStreamLife