On this episode I share my interview with Gavin Bell, Facebook Advertising Consultant, Vlogger and Speaker. Gavin talks passionately about ‘what do you want your life to look like’.

Gavin works with brands across the world and helps them with their Facebook Advertising. When he’s not doing that or speaking he can often be found doing some creative videos, like going down the street in Edinburgh in his boxers!

On work-life balance;

You’ve got the Yin and the Yang. The Yin is that I love what I do. It’s a hobby to me. The hard part is switching off. There isn’t a balance perse. Your work and your life become this harmonious thing that work together.






Where it all began

Gavin came into the social media world 5-6 years ago having worked with Personal Trainers; who in his words were pretty poor at marketing. Whilst it didn’t work out as planned, he was able to learn from this and was approached by a company to look at their Facebook Advertising.

By his own admission;

Gavin literally didn’t know a thing before moving to Edinburgh and everything has been learned from scratch.

His own philosophy for advertising is;

Try everything and see what works.

What do you want your life to look like

Do you really enjoy what you do?

Well, Gavin absolutely loves the work that he does. When he’s working it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like a hobby.

Because it doesn’t feel like work he’s able to do it for longer and not burn out.

A typically day for Gavin involves exercise first followed by a healthy breakfast. He deliberately puts an emphasis on his morning activities. He priorities the most important task first.

Time hacks

Gavin does his best to protect his time and remove distractions.

Some of the things he does include;

  • Checking his emails twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening)
  • Switching his phone on to ‘do not disturb’
  • Offering a paid service via his website so he doesn’t have to jump on a phone call

Find out more

Finally if you would like to start a conversation with Gavin, you can find him on;





Alternatively, find out more about Gavin by reading the latest Ignite blog; Doing things and doing stuff

More details can be found about the Funnel Academy on his website.

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Tune in next time to hear my interview with Bronwen Thornton, Chief Executive Officer of Walk21 an international charity dedicated to ensuring the right to walk and opportunity to enjoy it is supported and encouraged for everyone across the world.