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…

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…

1,000 1,000

Update: Oh, BTW. I clocked up the last k at 3pm on 31 December. I had to take the last 3 weeks slow just so I could hit the last KM on NY eve. Next year, 2013, I am doing something I am calling my 1kk challenge. “What’s a 1kk challenge Vaughan?” I hear you ask….

Happy times

I have been quiet for a while as I put my head down on my latest work projects. Things are rocketing along and going pretty damn well, but the last 12 months have been anything but a walk in the park. My mother, my mum, the inspiration for my NZ long bike ride in 2009,…

Starting with a clean plate

Well I have just cycled the length of New Zealand. Cool! Now what? I did the cycle to prove a point, that nothing is impossible. Somethings are improbable but there is a big difference between improbable and impossible. I never thought I would be able to do something like ride a bike from one end…