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The purpose of this blog is to inspire us all to live a significant life.

I am constantly challenged by people who have a positive impact on others by consistently making wise and courageous choices about the things in life that really matter. These are the ones who, at the end of their lives, will be able reflect on a significant personal journey and whose funerals will be a celebration of a life well lived and a legacy well left for the succeeding generations to follow.

None of the people featured in this blog are perfect. They appear only because at least one of the choices they have made has positively inspired me. I share their stories and reflect on their choices in the hope that you will be inspired to live a significant life.

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The Courage of the Woman who Saved My Life

Courage could be defined as the willingness to act when no-one else will. My only near death experience took place at a hot pools complex north of Auckland. I was three years old. My mother [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|Categories: Courage|Tags: , , |

Finishing the Race

Finishing the race is easy if things are going well. But what if things are going badly and the potential for a good result is lost? Isn't it better to stop competing? Try telling that [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Taking Responsibility, Vision|Tags: , |

Running Outside Your Comfort Zone

Who’s up for running outside their comfort zone? In 2007 I entered the Auckland Half Marathon. For someone who has never found running pleasant, this seemed like a moment of sheer stupidity. Here I was [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Categories: Reality, Vision|Tags: , |

Fancy Footwear & the Concept of Team

Could you identify a team by their footwear? Have you ever noticed that the uniforms of many sports teams playing on the international stage end at their feet? It would seem that players are given [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Teamwork|Tags: , |

The Kindness of My Favourite Teacher

My favourite teacher was defined by her kindness. The rumour circulated by my friends was that you definitely didn't want to go into Mrs Penman’s class. Any other class but hers. What is it with [...]

By | April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Kindness|Tags: , |

Reality Check

We all need a reality check from time to time. A significant one for me took place many years ago somewhere between cracked pepper and pyjamas. My wife Lorraine won a competition that saw us [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Reality|Tags: , |