Winning real life games

November 10, 2021

I don’t watch much TV, but last week’s 2021 Celebrity Treasure Island finale was interesting! The programme follows a bunch of Kiwi “celebrities” holed up in Whale Bay on the beautiful Tutukaka Coast. Daily strength, agility, and mental games test physical, emotional, and mental endurance. Food is limited and accommodation… Read More

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Becoming a Butterfly

November 4, 2021

“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked? “You must want to fly so much, that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar…” Most of us want things – we want more money, more success, more time, more fitness, more love, more freedom. People… Read More

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myIR Upgrade

October 28, 2021

IRD shut down myIR last week for the “final” software upgrade of its four-year business transformation journey.  The system was scheduled to be up and running by Thursday morning, 28 October 2021.  Surprisingly, it became available early on Wednesday afternoon 27 October 2021. I needed to update a client’s bank… Read More

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The Power of Starting

October 21, 2021

I sometimes procrastinate.  I tidy up, clear email, reconcile Xero, talk to my plants, write in my journal – rather than tackle the main task.  The task being avoided is usually not large or difficult.  It’s getting started that’s hard.  The longer I delay, the bigger it grows in my… Read More

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Eight Weeks and Counting…

October 14, 2021

 Aucklanders have now endured eight weeks of restrictive lock downs, with no end yet in sight. Some of us can work remotely and are suffering less direct financial impact compared to retailers, hospitality and grooming businesses, and others severely impacted by Covid.  We will all be financially impacted by Covid-19… Read More

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The changing landscape of Residential Property Investment

October 7, 2021

Historically, just about anyone could get wealthy from residential property investment so long as they followed basic property investment rules: Able to service the debt, and Hold for the long term, and Start as early as possible. Even before the recent property tax changes property flicks left a lot of… Read More

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