The world is changing rapidly. Those who lead using fear, guilt and obligation are being replaced by leaders who free and empower others to race ahead and succeed. Values such as transparency, sharing and living smarter are the new way. I embrace these new ideals and am committed to ongoing personal growth, self improvement and living life with intentionality. Accordingly, I thrive in environments of openness, honesty and clarity, and, like all, am an ongoing work.
I was introduced to Buffer two years ago while reading Michael Hyatt’s Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, and was immediately hooked. It was definitely one of those “Now why didn’t I think of that?!” ideas for me, and I’ve both enjoyed and benefited from witnessing the evolution of the app. Buffer is now my go-to tool for sharing content throughout social media. I don’t simply enjoy using Buffer — I couldn’t live without it.
For over a decade, in both work and personal endeavours, I’ve written, edited and done almost everything in between. I’ve written for countless publications (including producing the content for an entire magazine), and more recently built a following of thousands blogging about life with a chronic and complex illness. Having written for various audiences across multiple mediums for a number of years, I’m excited about the potential opportunity to bring my experience to the Buffer team.
I love content. If I’m not producing content I’m consuming it. Each week I read all manner of books, news articles and blog posts on topics like social media, business, leadership, entrepreneurship, success (and failure!), productivity, sport, technology — even the latest way to tie your shoes. (Then I plug it all in to Buffer to share across the web, of course.)
With 45k followers on Instagram, 6k on WordPress, 2k on Tumblr, 1.5k on LinkedIn, almost 900 on Twitter and 500 across Google+ and Facebook, I’m connected with well over 50,000 people throughout the globe*. My blog posts and images regularly receive hundreds of comments and likes and are shared across the social web. I also have a Klout score of 66, but I’m not sure anybody really knows what that means.
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If you got this far, well done. I added some text here because I thought the left-sided contact form looked somewhat lopsided when viewed in a web browser and didn’t possess the necessary skills to fix it. So while I’m here, why don’t I tell you a little bit more about myself? Ok. I’m a thirty-something male, born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I’ve also lived in Queensland (Australia), England and the United States of ‘Murika. My studies have included photography and design, a few months of economics, a semester of arts (not to be confused with art) and a class in church history. Everything else is entirely self-taught. Or self-learnt, really. Eight years ago I went to Fiji to celebrate a friend’s wedding and got a fever from which I never completely recovered. I worked on and off for three years, as health allowed, then five years ago stopped working the 9-to-5 altogether, to focus on physical wellness. Nowadays I work for myself, from home, and entertain my lovely wife of seven-plus years and beautiful baby boy. In my spare time I wholly dedicate myself to the round-the-clock consumption of sport, namely cricket, rugby and football (a.k.a. soccer). One day, I hope to own a farm and raise chickens.
All content © Lachlan Payne 2014.
*Figures correct at time of publication.