Terminal tax payments are coming up

February 3, 2021

Terminal tax is a final tax payable when provisional tax (or PAYE) paid is insufficient to cover your full EOY tax payment due. 2020 terminal tax payments are due on the 7th  February 2021 if: Your balance date falls between 31st March and 30th September, and You do not have… Read More

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Working towards your ideal lifestyle

February 3, 2021

It’s February, the sun is shining, school is restarting, and another long weekend beckons… the Kiwi lifestyle at its best! Here’s an idea from James Clear (author of Atomic Habits): “Instead of working toward retirement, work toward your ideal lifestyle. There is usually a path to get there in a… Read More

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Discipline, Motivation & Positive Thinking

January 27, 2021

Over the post-holiday blues, but still don’t feel motivated?  Perhaps motivation is over-rated! Human beings are episodic producers, our motivation comes and goes.  When we’re in the “flow” work is fun, exciting, and days/weeks disappear in a flash.  Other times we must grit our teeth, roll up our sleeves, and… Read More

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Beating Post-Holiday Blues

January 20, 2021

Most of us are now back at work, and possibly encountering post-holiday blues! If highly engaged business owners experience post-holiday blues after several weeks of summer holidays, they can be even harder for your team!  But according to Wikipedia post-holiday blues usually wear off in a few days, or in… Read More

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The rise of the four-day work week

December 9, 2020

This week Unilever’s NZ arm starts its four-day work week trial for a period of 12 months. The fact that the trial is starting in NZ is confirmation that we are innovative and early adopters.  Being small and tech savvy NZ is the ideal place to test new ideas before… Read More

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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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