If you don’t fit into one or more of the above, I don’t why you’re here.
Assuming you do, this is a place for you to form fresh ideas, see a different light, and be part of this journey with me where you’ll join folk like:
a forward thinking entrepreneur...
listen to Tayla speak
a misfit wrtiter...
listen to Kylie speak
a curious creative...
listen to Nicole speak
an outlier and innovator...
listen to Vernon speak
And of course YOU… the next person to join this journey 🙂
We’re all on this misfit adventure together, and we invite you to be part of the beautiful chaos.
Which I suppose brings you to me…
I AM TURNDOG!or as my mother calls me, Matthew.
. . . a writer, storyteller, father, not-your-everyday-marketer…
and guy striving towards my own definition of freedom and success.
Introducing The WHO
I am Matthew Turner (aka: Turndog), and I’m a Storytelling fiend who enjoys a rich cup of black coffee. First and foremost, I’m a father to a wonderful son, and everything I do is dedicated to him and my blossoming family. This is what motivates me, so when I talk about WHO I am, it’s important to focus on this before everything else.
Beyond that, I’m a writer of books and creator of stuff, and although a variety of projects fit under this umbrella, everything I focus on has storytelling at its core. You see, I believe stories are what makes the world rotate and that separates the human race from the animal kingdom. We trust stories. We feel stories. Good stories come in many shape and form, so whether I’m writing a book, working with a client, standing on stage, or creating a course, it’s storytelling that stands front and centre.
This is the gift I bring to the world. The topics may change, the books may differ, and the way I serve people is forever altering, but great storytelling remains my constant. It’s how I entertain, educate, and inspire, and the moment you join me on this journey is the moment you become part of my own story; indeed, it’s the moment I become part of yours. This is who I am, and this is why I do what I do.
Introducing The WHY
listen to my definition of Success, Freedom & Happiness
As you now know, I love Storytelling; it’s what drives me. I believe stories connect people with one another, and as a species we trust them. So if you take a storytelling approach to everything you do, I believe you form deeper connections with those around you (your audience, friends, family, peers). This leads to something beutiful, which is…
As a person, I get to choose the type of Experience I take people on. Be it through a book, a sequence of emails, a talk on stage, or connecting with them at an event… it’s up to me to decide what I want them to take from it. Experience acts as the sounding board to everything I do. Achieve this and everything else clicks into place, but before this I must first embrace…
I’m a vulnerable human being full of fears, flaws, and failures. The very idea of Transparency frightens me, but I believe it’s the only way to create a truly meaningful experience. Transparency forces me to share, and communicate in a real and raw fashion. It’s hard, but transparency allows me to invite something beautiful into my world…
What the hell is life if it doesn’t focus around Progression. As someone who embraces mistakes and failures, I open my eyes to learning each and every day. But learning alone means nothing if you’re unwilling to apply what you’re taught. Such application leads to progression, and if I continue to make progress each day (in life and business), this leads to…
Everything I do is designed to take me closer to my version of Success (listen to what this is above). What this means to me may differ to what it means for you, and this is the point. Success is a personal pursuit that has to make sense to you. I know what I’m striding towards, and everything I do during my daily-day edges me ever close to MY promised land.
So… WHAT exactly is it that I do?
As you now know, Storytelling stands at the heart of everything I do.
A good story can take on many forms, but if I had to reduce what I do to a single craft, I would say that I’m a Writer.
The problem with this is, writing takes on many forms, and I certainly like to try my hand at most of it.
My first passion is Fiction, and writing coming-of-age novels that make you feel something you’ve never felt before.
I also write Non-Fiction, and craft books that help my fellow entrepreneurs, authors, artists, and creative thinkers fulfil their version of success.
This bleeds into Blogging, which requires a whole new approach.
And because storytelling crosses so many boarders, this leads me to Speaking on stage.
BUT at all times, my unique voice shines through because there’s only one Turndog in this world (and it just so happens to be me).
This is what I have to offer.
This is how I serve YOU.
I like to think I’m pretty cool and spiffy.
But hey… don’t take my word for it:
“I’ve known Matthew for quite some time, and have always admired his creativity and professionalism. Like any true artist, storytelling is baked into every fibre of his being and his work, and I am always thrilled to support his latest project (whatever it may be). His passion shines through in every single solitary thing he does, and he has always been an absolute pleasure to work with.”
What do you say…
Fancy joining this rabble rousing adventure?