If you have kids who play sports I’m sure you’ve experienced the challenges of finding a park close to the ground. On Saturday after finally parking ‘miles’ away from the fields, I was walking to watch the game and came across this street name. Prior Place (No Exit). Apart from smiling and wondering who named … More Will it matter in 5 years time?
This one simple question could radically change your upcoming week. If you could relive this week, what would you do differently? At work. Or at home. Mentally. Physically. Spiritually. Financially. What would you do differently? Now note down one, or two, or three things and plan to do them in the week ahead. ∴ I … More If you could relive this week, what would you do differently?
Change is constantly upon us, and the winds of change are always blowing in our lives. So often we lean in against the change. Fight it. And burn a heap of energy trying to get back to where we came from. Usually, in the end, the change forces us there anyway, and we arrive there … More When the winds of change blow – how do you respond?
I failed at school. The best mark I received was an internally assessed A1 in School Cert science. It belonged to another student called Andrew Nichol and was whisked away as quickly as it arrived. I left school at 17 barely able to read, average at the more complex forms of maths, but strangely very … More Why you should believe in failures like me.
As I stood motionless at the Killing Fields, what seemed like millions of tear drops landed on my umbrella. The bleak wet day only added to my somber mood as the horror of humanity played out in my mind. Men, women, boys, girls & babies slaughtered by their fellow countrymen on a scale I will … More We are all horrendous and beautiful.
Mid sentence Jim exhaled an audible groan and instantly we burst into uncontrolled laughter. The groan just reflected the thoughts echoing in our heads as we bounced, banged and rocked our way along the red clay road in a remote rural area of Cambodia. Our hosts were taking us, no, bouncing us to a village … More So the water that comes from the Well is not 100% pure?
On a wet humid evening we sat outside on the bustling street corner, in the heart of the action, waiting to enjoy our meal. The restaurant we chose, our clothes and the colour of our skin screamed to the locals that we were wealthy foreigners to Phnom Penh, and almost immediately we were confronted with … More 2 tips for being more generous and compassionate.
After more than 10 years my picture of the moment is more like a bird’s eye view, than sitting in the seat of the car I was driving. From up above I remember the exact place I was parked on the motorway on-ramp, while waiting to converge with the peak hour traffic. I remember the … More Learning to be decisive and the two things that stop me.
I was excited at getting home earlier, relaxing and finally ending a long day of travel. I was “lucky” enough to get moved to a flight that was due to leave Wellington an hour earlier than my original flight. I was homeward bound. As I waited for my boarding call I noticed the “early” flight … More Impatience that leads to frustration!
Moses once wrote ‘Teach us to number our days so that we may present to you a heart of wisdom’. It’s almost as if he is saying we need to measure our time. Nowadays we measure almost everything, our bank balance, our speed, our weight, or our kids performance. Yet we don’t measure … More 230 |365 Measuring Time
You may have heard that it takes 40 days to make a habit, or 28 days or some other iterative. Wrong, wrong and wrong again. Between yesterday and today I am halfway through 365. I missed one day in 183 days, which for me is amazing. The only other things I have done for … More 183 | 365 Halfway Number 2
Somewhere between today and tomorrow I am halfway through project 365, which is taking a picture each day for 365 days. Looking back and ahead, I think I would like to take more people shots because they show more of life than objects, or candles, or coffee drops. If I do this, it will … More 182 | 365 Halfway Number 1
Firstly Kevin Carroll author of the Red Runner Ball, did a shoutout about my very out of date block. You can read it here. http://kevincarrollkatalyst.com/index.php/blog/shoutout_thursday/ I was blown away, and humbled that Kevin, wrote about me. The net and social networking perplex me alot. Some posts I wrote in the last month: I Think I … More The month that was…
A sad week this week. Went to the funeral of my uncle Terry. He was my Mum’s only living immediate family member and an awesome uncle. Craig and I spoke at the funeral. As I reflected on his life I know that his life challenges me to be a great uncle. One that takes a … More The week that was…