If you don’t fit into one or more of the above, I don’t know 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...
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Devani Anjali Alderson
a magnificent millennial...
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a curious creative...
listen to Nicole speak
an outlier and innovator...
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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, 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, and everything I do is dedicated 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 and content crafter 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 shapes and form, so whether I’m writing a book or crafting epic content for a client, story is always close.
This is the gift I bring to the world. The topics may change and the books may differ, but great storytelling remains my constant. It’s how I entertain, educate, and inspire you — 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.
So… what is it that I do exacly?
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 I’m a writer.
I have a few novels to my name, and can lay claim to a non-fiction book or two, too. But again, story is what fuels me, which is why I’m currently writing an entrepreneurial novel for the millennial change-maker.
If this piques your interest, you may like to head to my blog where I write more about this (and the various aspects of life that inspired this book), or better yet sign-up to my daily email where I immerse you further.
This whole project and way forward has me rather excited, but to say all I do is write books and put pen to paper would be wrong. Because as much as I love the written word, it only goes so far. From inspiration through to transformation, I work with my fellow millennial change-makers to change this world for the better.
Because reading and inspiration isn’t enough to craft a legacy. The only way to do this is to emnbrace application and transformation 😉
But through all this and more; from the projects of now to those I’ve yet to think of; via my own work and that of the clients I get to work with; across the seasons and weeks and months ahead… story is my constant.
This is what I bring to the world.
This is all 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: