Choice korero on Kāpiti tonight about giving yourself permission to speak Māori even if some people in the room don’t understand. Our children seeing and understanding Māori as normal and OK, has as big or bigger positive impact than the inconvenience factor of an audience needing to listen twice, firstly to ngā kūpu Māori (Māori […]
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Nobody has it perfect, that fact that you can’t see what’s going on doesn’t mean it’s not real. And remember everyone has a different pain threshold. Their challenges might seem easy to you. Equally, the worst day you’ve been through is a holiday compared to what other people are going through. We all have a […]
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey is definitely a book worth reading. There is a popular notion that artists work from inspiration, that there is some strike or bolt or bubbling up of creative mojo from who knows where. But I hope my work makes it clear that waiting for inspiration is a terrible, […]
What TJ Perenara said. To the other voices in this conversation: sharing your opinion is cool, and your beliefs are your own. But spend a second or two thinking about the impact first.
My role models growing up didn’t do a lot of talking. They showed me and became the examples. That’s a million times more powerful than telling. That goes for bad examples too – it doesn’t matter what you’re saying if you’re doing the opposite.
My biggest and most important piece of advice: Start off small, and be ruthless about it. I’ll say it again: Start off small, and be ruthless about it. Every person I’ve helped start a project in their town has agreed that starting small is a good idea – and most of them have then […]
The Seven Day Weekend – Ricardo Semler Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons? – Ricardo Semler, the man. End of book. OK, that’s probably not much of a description, and I guess the point of writing these things is to encourage you […]
Deep Work – by Cal Newport. Rules for focused success in a distracted world. I’ve always been distracted. Or I’ve always daydreamed. Or I’ve always been lazy. When it comes to getting things done, those three statements can sometimes look like the same thing. Sometimes I feel like life is an amusement park with too […]