Everything seems under contol

My goal is to live a full life. “Full” is fairly subjective I realise. I started out small and have been adding more and more as I go. I am getting better at this and consider myself a student of living a full and rewarding life. I hope to be a master one day. Every…

Sing-a-long

UPDATE 2: Impossible singing challenge. 1st March I sang to an excited and patient crowd at The Winchester in Newton. I was joined for a collection of duets and some acoustic jams and it was fun. I didn’t get booed off so I consider this a success. We also raised a whole bunch of cash…

Living Impossibly – My TEDx Experience

I recently had the opportunity to share a very personal story at TEDxAuckland. It’s a story of doing impossible things, and how my mother inspired me to do so. The experience doing this talk was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Mainly because I got to share the story, but also the amazing…

It’s ok I’m only busy for a while

This is a pretty typical view of my calendar, in fact this is next week and I haven’t even scheduled in all my catch ups and things to do yet. This is just the meeting requests! I also have to squeeze in things like “real work”. I consider this normal.   The next week after, it…

5 Years ’til the Future

I was thinking about and progressing a five year goal of mine this morning and I realised something cool. Did you know that in 5 years it will be almost 2020? That is THE FUTURE. All of a sudden it felt to me that the future is almost here. You know, the real future. 2020. It…

Observing July

Found this old story I wrote in a journal a few years back, from a previous life. Thought it fitting on this July eve sitting by the fire. — My stove snaps and grumbles as it quietly snacks on the wood I feed it, loyal like my old dog was. I sit by the window observing the…

CEO Idol

Every year I do an impossible challenge. It’s a thing. Okay so obviously the things I attempt are not impossible, because impossible is impossible! Right? It’s funny how often we use the word impossible in life not really meaning what we think it means. Impossible. We say it but really, is it? In previous attempts…

Moxie thoughts – UFB

Tonight was another fantastic Moxie session, thanks to Hayden Glass for organising these.  Tonight we were talking about the UFB rollout in New Zealand and what this means to us all, what opportunities it creates, and the value it brings.  Well that’s what I thought we were talking about.  I tend to absorb the discussion at…

Long Exposure Effects

You got an idea. You have taken that idea through to a product or a service. You are ready for customers. Now what? There is always an element of “Built it and they will come” in every startup founders thinking when they come to launch day, 10X if it is an Internet business because every…