Finish what you begin

November 11, 2020

I recently read a book by Robert Nixon, a world class coach for accountants. Below is an extract from his book, courtesy of his friend Dandapani, on “finish what you begin”: If you start sleeping then the act of finishing sleeping is to make the bed If you start preparing… Read More

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Daily motivation is important

November 4, 2020

There are two main types of motivation – intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation comes from internal desires – we do things because we enjoy or want them, not because we have to.   Examples of intrinsic motivation are going on a diet or working out at the gym because we want… Read More

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Business Lessons from NZ’s 2020 Election

October 21, 2020

They are calling it a bloodbath – a tide of Labour red across the country.  National is licking its wounds and doing some serious thinking about what went so wrong, and why. One political comment was “that’s what happens to a party without purpose”. Indeed. No matter what your personal… Read More

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Driving Blind?

October 1, 2020

Today is 1st October – the start to a new financial quarter.  For most NZ businesses with a 31 March balance date this marks the half-way point of the financial year. Last week we ran a “Know Your Numbers” webinar and if you missed it I recommend you watch it… Read More

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Time for a break?

September 24, 2020

Times are stressful.  We’ve never been through an uncertain time like this before. Business is tough for many, and crazy busy for the others. Overseas holidays, weddings, birthdays, and important celebrations have been postponed or cancelled. We can’t water the garden, nor hose down the car. Last Friday I missed… Read More

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COVID-19 Winners & Losers

August 27, 2020

The global Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world and business.  Some changes will be short lived, while others will outlast the pandemic itself.  From a business perspective there are Covid-19 winners and losers. The Losers Whilst in lock down the losers are easy to spot – restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms,… Read More

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