Chronicles of a Corporate Hippy:

Chronicles of a Corporate Hippy: "When Change or Die Were the Only Options."

by Tim McMahon

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A compelling, authentic, true story of discovering where you really are at in your life, and then realizing – there has to be a better way of living your desired life.

The author takes you on a humorous, heartfelt, journey of insane adventures, traveling through several countries (and his own emotions) – and attempting to grasp some meaning of what is truly important to him.

The story covers many ‘taboo’ subjects such as horrific personal losses, self-loathing and conflict, death, suicide, and having the courage to break free from the common and expected ways of living that we all tend to conform to in the western world.

The book speaks to you from that little ‘unspoken’ voice that we all have deep within us – yet one that we rarely use in fear of judgment, or causing offense to others.

This makes for a gripping read invoking tears and laughter through every chapter, ending with a sense of hope and peace for oneself.


“… I was completely absorbed by Tim’s personal journey to find balance in his life after a series of devastation challenges rocked his world. A truly inspiring read by one special man...”

Marilyn Sadler. USA – Children’s Book Author, Writer and Television Producer.

…author’s frank and candid reflection of his life will resonate with anyone embarking on a spiritual journey or questioning their lives…

S Perris. 40 – Psychologist - UK

…I completely got into the book and honestly it made me think, laugh, cry… and that is what a good book is all about…

Mariselle F. 35 – Hotel Manager - South Africa

…It might share a genre with Eat, Pray, Love, but all comparisons end there. McMahon’s story is a wake-up call for the corporate drones of the West…

Jason L. 38 - Consultant, Trainer & Growth Hacker – USA

…From corporate wage slave to freewheeling traveler. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions and laughter…

Bev T. 46 – Marketing Manager – UK

…Self-help served cold. A dark personal story of letting go in every sense possible. This book will make you cry, yearn and leave you feeling peaceful…

Eduardo C. 30 – Journalist – USA

…I found it honest, heartfelt, funny, brash yet sensitive and damn genuine…

Angela A. 43 - Financial Planner – Australia

…Brutally honest - it makes you wince at times! It asks questions most people are afraid to ask but are niggling us in the back of our minds…

John T. 55 – Life Coach - Australia

…Light-hearted and at other times deeply troubling, the content is relatable and touches on aspects of human life that we all share…

Chris H. 35 - Photographer – Canada

…It’s inspiring and reminds us that whatever happens in life, we are strong enough to master it…

Caroline K. 40 – Writer – UK

Product Details

BN ID: 2940164804510
Publisher: Tim McMahon
Publication date: 01/21/2021
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 269 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


I grew up in a middle class 'religious' family in the Southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Starting my working life as a cabinet maker, I moved into photography and trained professionally for six years. In the mid-1990's, I took up a career in sales and management within the rapidly growing IT industry, as well as modeling part-time for a leading agency and fulfilling my passion for motor racing.

After fifteen years in the cut-throat world of corporate IT, failing health and immense personal losses caused my life to spin dangerously out of control. Having several massive wake-up calls, I took a risky step and walked away from all I knew: my career, status and what was left of my family.

In search of meaningful life experiences and of course the perfect photograph, I embarked on a six-month trip around South America, which turned out to be over ten years and still counting. Throughout my "adventurous journeys", I came to some harsh realizations about myself, life and a newly emerging perception of the world I thought I lived in. Over time, the odyssey began to unravel leaving me with no option of turning back to my old ways of life.

I have visited over 70 countries living, working and studying in Australia, Bali, Ecuador, India, Spain, Vietnam and Thailand in my search for understanding the human experience, and looking for the answer to the big question of 'why we do what we do?'

I am now working on a new Book Series (The Little Human Handbook) on the lessons I have learned from traveling the world experiencing different cultures, foods, religions, beliefs, and a whole lot more!

My journey continues...


I have been very fortunate and unfortunate enough to have experienced so many life situations, be they good, bad or indifferent. The best thing was I had endless amounts of help, information and people to assist me in those challenging and confusing times.

However, a lot of the time I did find it baffling to decode the information, theories and tools to assist me in a practical way. Paying the lessons learnt forward in sharing with others honors my experiences. It gives them reason and my life a sense of meaning.

So, to sharing the information, theories and tools learned from over 25 years of experience in corporate, travel, different cultures, self-development and spiritual-hippy stuff (mental health) is my #1 mission.

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