my journey…

Hi, I’m Paul. Welcome to Just Blog Life: Your Guide to Business Support, Technology, and Growth!

My entrepreneurial journey began early. At 17, I launched “Scope,” a monthly newsletter, and marketed shareware. This venture quickly expanded to selling computers nationwide through the popular computer fairs of the 90s. The business continued to grow, evolving into building custom computer systems and eventually transitioning into an IT brokerage, supplying computers and tech in bulk to businesses and individuals.

Throughout this journey, I discovered a passion for inspiring others. Speaking to students in schools and colleges, I found joy in igniting their interest in entrepreneurship, which sparked a desire to foster personal growth in others.

In 2006, I began a new chapter by establishing a business focused on support, training, web design, and hosting. Over the years, I’ve held various roles and contracts in this field, with my most recent involvement being the community project, Focus Futures.

Now, my journey is taking a new direction. Last year, on August 17th, I boarded my first flight to Bolivia, South America, to reunite with my girlfriend. After completing her project at Swansea University, she returned to Brazil to finish her PhD studies at UNESP – Rio Claro.

I decided to join her on a five-month South American adventure, navigating our future together. It was perfect timing as the project I’d been employed on had ended. Thankfully, my savings and offering my house as an Airbnb supported the journey. I also planned to explore the possibilities of embracing the digital nomad lifestyle.

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My experiences have been a valuable source of learning, and with this blog, I aim to share these insights on topics I’m passionate about. It might sound familiar, but if I can positively impact even one person, that’s a worthwhile goal.

what now…

On January 1st this year, I returned from South America, going from 40 degrees to a brisk 5 degrees. Don’t you just love the Welsh weather! While in Argentina, I was offered a position as a Business and Digital Advisor for a new project called Focus Futures, delivered by Business In Focus.

This 12-month contract, supporting both startups and established businesses, really appealed to me, so I decided to stay in Wales for a year. Fortunately, Vanesa, who is working on her postdoc, can work remotely from Brazil, so she joined me in early February.

Now, we’re both back in Wales, although Vanesa will head back to Brazil in August and then on to Australia in September—lucky her! As for me, I’ll be staying here and working hard as usual.

Paul & Vanesa

whatS next…

So, what’s the plan? I’ll be traveling back to South America on January 1, 2025. We plan to start in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and then head to Argentina and possibly Brazil.

At the same time, I’ll be launching a new business that’s currently in the planning and development stages. I started this venture during my last South American tour, but I struggled to get it off the ground because I was so captivated by the places I visited and wanted to fully enjoy my time there.

My mission is simple: to create a platform that provides small business owners and budding entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and community they need to accelerate their growth and achieve their goals through digital marketing and tools.


Stay tuned for updates!

Paul & Vanesa