Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, This one is about making money, finding money, setting goals, and happiness. Yeah I know, “all these stupid letters are about happiness!” You’re right, they are. But that’s because if there’s one single thing I want to help you be, it’s that. Everything else comes second to happiness. When… Read More Finding a Hundred Happy Dollars
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, Firstly, if you haven’t already, then please read part one of this letter. Part one makes up the first and most important lesson I learnt while trying to stop my life crumpling up like the bonnet of the car I crashed. I talked about happiness, because that’s something you… Read More What a Car Crash & Death Taught Me about Life & Happiness PART 2 (Perspective)
My role models growing up didn’t do a lot of talking. They showed me and became the examples. That’s a million times more powerful than telling. That goes for bad examples too – it doesn’t matter what you’re saying if you’re doing the opposite.
Dear Huhana & Kāhu ō te Rangi, Huhana you’re three years old, you’ve just become a big sister – congratulations and thanks in advance for helping raise your little bro. Kāhu ō te Rangi, you’re one week old today – welcome to the world, it’s yours to shape around you. This is a short letter.… Read More Purpose & productivity.
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, This week I finished up the school drop offs for Wellington Shoebox Christmas 2016, this is the part where I share pictures, stories, and thank you smiles from the awesome little kids that the project has delivered Christmas presents to. Every year I try to connect the volunteers to the… Read More Confidence, Ego, and Goals
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, Huhana, we just finished dinner. Pretty boring start to a letter, huh? It wasn’t any ordinary dinner though, it was terrifying. Everything started off fine. We were both at your little person’s table. You were sitting on your little, you-sized chair. I was on the floor, balanced on my me-sized knees. I was spooning a… Read More Copying the good ones, and the scariest dinner
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, Huhana, when I started writing this letter you were lucky enough to be on holiday with me, your mum, your grandparents and your bigger cousins. I was finishing it you and three of those cousins were a couple of lego blocks away from tearing apart the lounge in our… Read More Letter to daughter worth sharing: Making a Difference
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, So I started writing these letters to you, but it’s kind of a blog too. There’s some really good reasons you should keep a journal or blog – but I’ve only included three. Mainly because I’m sick with a cold and that’s all I’m capable of doing right now.… Read More Why I started these letters and why you should keep a journal
Dear Huhaha and Kāhu ō te Rangi, This is the last part of my letters on what a car accident and death taught me about life and happiness. I tried to cover the five most important things I learnt after my car accident when I was twenty-two years young. I hope you take away some… Read More What a Car Crash & Death Taught Me about Life & Happiness Pt. 3 (Smiles)
Deep Work – by Cal Newport. Rules for focused success in a distracted world. I’ve always been distracted. Or I’ve always daydreamed. Or I’ve always been lazy. When it comes to getting things done, those three statements can sometimes look like the same thing. Sometimes I feel like life is an amusement park with too… Read More Book worth reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport