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Olivia: Don't Tell Summer Presents - #Radlivin


Olivia: Don't Tell Summer Presents - #Radlivin



20 Feb 2016, Sydney - Central Park, Project Space! Purchase Tickets #RadLivin website


#RadLivin is a unique event made to inspire you to do what you love now.

Speakers, live music and rad-like minding people coming together to get inspired, share their dreams and celebrate livin’ life to the raddest. Picture it as a fun, inspiring conference, mixed with a rad, laid-back festival.

The purpose of #RadLivin is to inspire you to do what you would love to do now, rather than waiting for some point in the future. It’s a declaration to live an authentic, rad life. Whether that’s saying yes to going on an adventure that day, or to a dream that’s been sitting in your heart, it’s here as a reminder to do what you love, what completely excites you. It’s about bringing people together to follow their dreams, while encouraging the person next to them to do the same; building not only a community of like-minded people, but a community of advocates for doing what you love.

We’re bringing you down-to-earth, successful speakers who are doing what they love and passionate about inspiring you to do the same. You will hear stripped-back stories about how they went for their dreams and gain applicable knowledge on how you can do what you love too. Speakers include founders of Pedestrian TV, OneWave, One Night Stand, Axel & Ash, Tidal Magazine, Cait Miers and Connie Chapman

After the speakers, there will be live music by Ziggy Alberts and Sons of the East, cold bevies, tasty food and space for you to collaborate, meet rad people, share your ideas and have an epic time. 

Because #RadLivin is all about inspiring you to do what would excite you and connecting you with the right people, we’ve partnered up with brands who are aligned with our purpose including Contiki, ING Dreamstarter and Airbnb. Our hope is to provide attendees with as much inspiration, knowledge and connections that will help them go for their dreams now.

Early bird tickets have gone on sale via

Instagram: @donttellsummer #RadLivin
Instagram: @contiki

Facebook: Contiki Holidays Facebook: ING Direct Australia

Speakers + Live Music instagrams to follow:

@axelandash @caitmiersphotography @connie_chapman @onenightstandsleepwear @tidalmagazine @ziggyalberts @sonsoftheeast

Hats with a purpose! Check it out on their website

Hats with a purpose! Check it out on their website



Melanie Platt: Physiotherapy

I've been a Physiotherapist since 2007 and have taught pilates since 2009. I knew I wanted to help people and become a Physiotherapist from about the age of 15. As a Physiotherapist I have treated women with incontinence issues and taught them how to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. I also taught pregnancy pilates classes in the hope of preventing incontinence and allowing women to prepare as best they could for their pregnancy and labour. It was really heartbreaking seeing these women who didn’t know there was anything they could do to prevent complications and feeling like surgery was their only option. I realised I could reach people on a far greater scale if I brought what I knew to an online platform. Hence I have started my website Perfect Pelvic Floor. Pregnant women can sign up and have access to pelvic floor exercises, leg strengthening, stretches, posture advice and loads of labour and pregnancy tips. The best thing about it is they can access the video’s in their own home! 

My clients and patients are the ones that inspired me to start my business to help reach out to them and give them the tools to create a better life for themselves. This is who I am! I've recently moved to the north NSW coast from Sydney to create a better life for myself, where I can enjoy the beach and the sunshine, and find that elusive balance in life. I grew up in a tiny town near Bathurst but I've always believed that I could reach whatever goal I set for myself and I do become very determined in the process. The biggest challenge with starting Perfect Pelvic Floor has been learning a new skill set in design and online marketing. It's been difficult at times but fun and I'm grateful I'm challenging myself and learning something new everyday. The first highlight of starting my business was seeing the website for the first time after giving what I had hoped was clear direction on what I wanted and it being just that. Secondly, was when I sold my first program! It made all the hard work worthwhile.



Adam Yu: The Man Who Ran To Amsterdam

The Why You Collective Story by Adam Yu

In July 2013 I was 6 months into a promotion and due to fly out to Bali for the first time on a surf trip with all the boys. I was so heavily focussed on the whole "work hard, climb the ladder, achieve all my objectives" mindset and had totally forgotten why I liked to go to work. They were just my short term motivators seeing as I was still on a bit of a high from being promoted. 

I'd been preparing for a meeting which involved the head of asia pacific and we weren't quite ready, so last minute I panicked and ditched the surf trip to stay back, work through the weekend and present on the followingTuesday. Everything went well in the meeting, but i was pissed! My boss gave me some time off and I was just fresh out of a marathon. I'd always wanted to try running to my parents house in Campbelltown, 75km away, so I used that time to try that out. 
It was an awesome experience that took 9 hours and gave me time to think about why i was even working myself that hard.

In the end I realised that Big Adventures both physical and mental, improving situations, helping people and being surrounded by good people were the reasons I do anything. My job had gotten in the way of my ability to go on adventures, the people had changed in my company and I wasn't getting on well with them. It was great to have some clarity on why I was so dissatisfied.

During the run, the other thing I noticed was that the people I talked to along the way found it quite amusing. Afterwards I thought about it for several months and decided that it would be cool to share other peoples reasons why. To have conversations with them and share their stories. To gain a better understanding of what makes people tick. Everyone is normally defined by their jobs and its always a standard social question to ask that you pass judgement on, but that's boring and peoples reasons why are way more interesting to hear about. It's about what makes people happy. Not trying to find happiness, but letting what makes you happy lead you to make the decisions you make.

So it became something I really believed in as a tool to create a more satisfied life at work, either just by reminding yourself why you're there or to start making small changes to regain your satisfaction with work/life. I wanted to set a larger than life example so I could then come back and start to work on it as something to incorporate into the working environment and the idea for The Man Who Ran to Amsterdam was born. 

Big Adventures: The 3,000km run
Improving situations: Working with Arts Access Australia to promote the social model of disability Click on the link to sup
Helping People: Having in depth discussions about what people do and why they do it.
Being surrounded by good people: All of you :)
Is what this journey is all about.
Now I'm 211km into the run sitting in a small lodge in Sant Pere Pescador Spain, reflecting on the past 2 years and continuously reevaluating my thoughts about this whole thing. So far it's been an amazing experience.
Let The Happiness Lead You :)
Adam Yu

Follow and support Adam: @thewhyyoucollective instagram The Why You Collective Facebook




Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Whilst exploring the streets of New York City around Union Square Park, we couldn't believe our ears and eyes when we came across the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. These guys, originally from Chicago were jamming right out the front of 'Wholefoods' on one of the main streets in Manhatten. They were ridiculously tight, funky, hip annd epic. Growing up playing Saxophone I couldn't believe the level of talent and I was so inspired I went straight to the ATM got some money and purchased their album on the spot.  

Thinking it would be sweet to share this amazing little family band on our website we went back to our apartment in East Village and I did some more research. Little did I know the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are a world wide hit. Just to give you a taste of their talent they have hundreds of thousands of You Tube views on their clips, a music song soundtrack to The Hunger Games movie MUSIC CLIP INCLUDED BELOW, recorded a song with Gorillaz off their album 'Plastic Beach' and have performed with well known artists such as Mos Def, De La Soul, Prince and many more. When artists of this level still come back to the streets and perform in local communities for passers by, it really shows their true colours and love for music and the local people. Thank you for the amazing tunes guys, highlight of our trip to NY for sure! 

Be sure to check out more from this amazing band through the link below.