The key to being productive

December 2, 2020

It’s December and the silly season is here! Christmas parties, gift shopping, last minute orders, and general mayhem in the lead up to NZ’s traditional extended Christmas closure. It’s hard to stay focused on the most important work during the “sleeps to Christmas” countdown – especially in this strange Covid-19… Read More

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Knowing when to abort

November 25, 2020

I had an adventure while mountain biking last weekend, and it got me thinking about risk assessment and the psychology of admitting when we are on the wrong track. I have recently purchased a holiday home in Turangi – close to winter ski fields and the awesome Tongariro River trail… Read More

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What can we learn from President Trump?

November 18, 2020

The US 2020 election has been interesting, with the incumbent president declaring he has won, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. President Trump has created a divisive culture during his four-year term, while the world looked on with concern. Just over half of US voters voted against him, while just… Read More

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Small Business Cashflow Loan Update from IRD

November 12, 2020

Earlier this week the Government announced the following changes will be made to the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme: Currently no interest is charged if the loan is repaid within one year. This will be increased to two years. Currently the loan can only be used for core operating costs. 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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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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