Ricky Nolan Browne

At 42, Ricky is just getting started. Let the journey begin!

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Ricky Nolan Browne

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πŸ€ Somebody had to be me. Might as well be me! – Charles Barkley

Ricky Nolan Browne was born April 6th 1977. He has a wife, a son and a kid on the way.

Ricky was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2001 (around the same time he became a prophet, coincidentally). Ricky got pro-active about recovering from issues relating to his (at the time) poorly managed condition after he hit rock bottom in 2012 and has been on a recovery journey ever since. Ricky now enjoys a happy and fulfilling life despite his diagnosis.

Ricky is a high functioning schizophrenic that likes to spend his time in productive and sometimes useful ways, mostly in the digital realm. He makes a living designing websites, along with money he gets from the government for being crazy and shit.

Mission Statement.

Mission:

Goal: To help people (myself included) gain a clearer picture of the world, how it works and how it could work, how we are and how we could be, looking at both the world and the individual.

Focus: A meta-cognitive (how we think about thinking) approach to what motivates our own actions and those of others.

Outcomes: Cutting through the noise and helping people gain the insights necessary to point themselves to solutions to the problems we all face on a personal and global level by making what is hidden, seen.

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Personal Motto Do the right thing!

Vision statementGrow in influence and make a difference in peoples lives.

Strengths: Self-improvement, truth/seeking, brain storming, pattern recognition, humour, light-heartedness, video editing, taxonomy, ideation, honesty, speech writing, and aptitudes in various digital technologies.

Side Hussles: Web Design / Funny Videos & Comedy Writing / Content for locals living in Dubbo / Interviews / Board Game Creation / Poetry / eBooks / Web Series / Image Editing / Photography / Short Films / Designing Tees / Break Dancing

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The Struggling Artist.

OnΒ Writing

Ricky learned to write at school, most of his early writing was crap because like most kids he was ignorant and stupid. He had early success with a really short story called β€œRicky by Ant” and later in high school for a four-page booklet called β€œThe big note under the door”, which was thrown out by his mother as it included illustrations of a pair of mosquitos engaging in fourplay. Ricky wasn’t a good reader in his younger years and avoided it whenever possible. He read 3 or 4 novels while at school and after high school his only reading was computer magazines, he started reading regularly when he got dial-up internet. While Ricky’s writing has improved, he has had periods where he wasted a lot of time thinking about writing but put so much pressure on himself, he could not produce. He has since realised his limitations and finds it easier to write his bullshit nobody wants to read.

On Art & Design

Although Ricky enjoyed art in school and did pretty good in art class, he had no interest in pursuing it as a career. Ricky wanted to be a comedian and assumed that he would just have to act like a fool 24/7 and somehow by osmosis, he would be discovered. This never happened so Ricky decided to be the next Mark Zuckerburger, at a time when Facebook didn’t exist. What happened while following this pursuit, Ricky signed up to a web design course in order to create the next big thing and actually learned how to make dinky HTML websites for other people.

While pursuing his goals of world domination, his course also led him to learn how to design graphics on the computer, leading him full circle back to the whole art thing.

Has he improved much over time? That’s debatable, but he has at least stopped using the glow tool all the time and has moved on from the font β€˜Bank Gothic’.

On Illustration

Ricky N Browne never had the hand coordination or creativity to be a great illustrator, this, however, has not stopped him from giving it a red hot go. Ricky started out drawing dicks as a kid and has progressed ever so slowly from there.

He recently purchased a cheap electronic illustration tablet which has renewed his interest in the drawing.

On Humour

Ricky N Browne’s old mantra was β€œMake them laugh, at any cost”. Ricky is a changed man these days, with a mantra more along the lines of β€œGet off my lawn,” Ricky got laughs at an early age, which made him decide to become someone who was looking for the funny in every situation, no matter its appropriateness. Ricky has since grown into a crotchety old man who cares little for this sort of shenanigans and tomfoolery.

On Achievements

Ricky has yet to win the Order of Australia Medal, an Oscar, a Logie, a Bafta, the Medal of Honour, Australian of the Year, or even a free Paddle Pop from a Streets Paddle Pop Licker Prize. You name it and Ricky hasn’t won it. Ricky has however received various Certificates for Courses he completed including the odd First Aid Certificate. Ricky also has a certificate of his almost spotless police record, except for a mention of his license disqualification for drinking and driving. Ricky’s certificates can be found here. Among Ricky Nolan Browne’s achievements was a play he was part of (Circa. 2014) called β€˜Away’ which he performed with the Wesley Players where he was able to remember over half of his lines.

I AM GUARDIAN.

Guardians Pledge: To protect life for life and from life

Guardians Mission: To create and disseminate a cogent argument on the utility, purpose and benefits of axioms which protect life and allow for flourshing, while improving on, adding to and testing these axioms and also to rail against and uncover false or inferior axioms.

🐼 How can I support Ricky?

Ricky has big plans (Check out Ricky’s mission), you can help him achieve his dream in some small part by doing one or more of the following:

You can support Ricky by sharing his content on social media, by emailing him your feedback to hi@rik.bz or you can support Ricky’s projects by making a one off donation of any amount at Paypal.me/rickynbrowneΒ or https://ko-fi.com/rickynbrowne

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Ricky's Latest Projects Update

Update October 2019

🍀 Projects Update Log

Expecting your destiny with come to you! – The Fairytale Trap

This video describes the outcomes you can expect if you think that you are special and everything in life is just going to fall into your lap. And what you can expect if you work hard, and meet your destiny halfway!

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πŸ”½ Apps Ricky can’t live without!

Apps, software, plugins and websites Ricky loves and is happy to recommend to you. Many of them are free, some you'll recognise.

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🎀 Ricky’s Sing Along Fun Time

Ricky can't sing to save his life, but Rick doesn't let his shortcomings hold him back. Some of these tracks are pretty terrible quality with a lot of noise but you might find plenty to laugh at.

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🍌 Best Medicine Comedy

If laughter is the best medicine, Best Medicine Comedy just might cure heart disease or scoliosis, it certainly helped with my irritable bowel. Come and be healed by the unclassy Aussie comedy of natural comedy healer Ricky N Browne.

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🧾 Taxing Poetic

Ricky has written poetry in a range of genres from heartfelt words, to bush ballads to funny limericks and NSFW rap lyrics.

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❀️ Ricky’s Favourite Things!

This list is chock full of items Ricky swears by. Some you can get on eBay, others can be only found at Aldi. The list includes some great gift ideas!

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🎼 Ricky Nolan Browne’s Music Video Mix Tape

Music Videos of some of Ricky's favourite songs together on one playlist.

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πŸ€” Thoughts, Wisdom & Insights 2016 – 2019

93 Sometimes insightful short bits of writing on images.

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πŸ†˜ Fix Yourself (Self Help)

Ricky has started making videos to help people live better lives.

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πŸŽ™οΈ Podcast

Ricky's first podcast is coming this year, keep an eye out for it!

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🍟 Branding Portfolio

Ricky doesn't look for work of this kind because he knows there are plenty of designers and branding specialist locally and online that can do a far better job than he can.

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πŸ“· Digital Art & Photography Portfolio

Ricky has recently taken a photography course so he could learn how to use his digital camera more effectively, part of the course was also manipulating images in photoshop, this has renewed his interest in photo-imaging from when he did a digitals arts course in 2002.

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πŸ‘¨β€βœˆοΈ Captains Log

A comedy microblog with entries logged by Google Home voice command.

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Canon M50 Mirrorless Camera

This is my new camera I shoot video with, it's awesome, it's great value for what it does and I know it's will cover all my video an photography needs.

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AUS Google Trends

Interesting insights into the Australian zeitgeist!

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Text 2 Speech

This is a great little web-based tool for spitting out audio files based on a text file, I've used it for audio and video projects alike.

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Grammarly

Grammarly is great, everyone is using it and if your not you're in trouble. I used it in writing this sentence, I said "your" instead of "you're". It's a must have even if you only use the free version like me.

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Swatch Watches

While I admit some swatch design are a bit kitsch, there are plenty of designs which are just amazing, and they are solid and last. I've had at least 5 swatches over the years, my last one is called "Windfall", it's a nice watch.

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Cologne – Jimmy Choo (Man)

I don't wear cologne every day, but when I do I use Jimmy Choo, Man!

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Blinkist

Blinkist is a great way to absorb useful and relevant information if you just aren't inclined to listen to or read a whole book, let alone pay for the pleasure. It takes whole books, condenses them down to the core insights and gives it to you in a manageable package. Read or Listen to one a night and it will open up your whole world. Worth the price!

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Facebook Free Audio Library

A great place to find sound stock and music for your videos without having to pay or credit an artist.

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Aldi Mobile (Value Pack)

I use a lot of data but all through wifi, not some much on my phone, the Aldi S Value pack gives me unlimited calls and texts and 2.5Gig of data for $15 a month. It's a steal.

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Youtube

Possibly my favourite site on the internet for education and entertainment.

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Canesten Cream

This stuff is a must have around the house, if I have any sort of rash or red area on my body including my face, I make the assumption it's some sort of fungus and use this stuff and I'm usually right.

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Taylors Satay

I put this shit on everything! I keep it in the fridge and use it as a condiment when I'm not making meals out of it. It's a strong flavour so it's not for everyone, but I can't get enough of it. (Available at Woolworths)

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English Breakfast Tea 50 pack

Love my English Breakfast! It's a strong brew, so I'll get that extra kick I need.

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6477 Flexfit Blank Caps

I've worn these caps for years, good shape, good colours, no stupid advertising or logos, no straps, easy to curve, not flat brim. ***** 5Stars

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Zoho Invoice

I pay $70 a month and it handles all my expenses, timesheets and client invoices.

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Google Home

I have three Google Home's in my house, they are great, even if you just use them as a cooking timer they are fantastic devices.

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❀️ Ricky's Favourite Things