The politics of having children

First of all, a quick disclaimer (generally the sign of a good blog post). This post has nothing to do with political allegiance and everything to do with moral allegiance. On Tuesday, Jacinda Ardern was named leader of the opposition party. On that same day, she was asked on a prime… Read more »

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Goal Setting

Benjamin Franklin is attributed to have said ‘if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’ and I certainly believe this to be true.  For the past decade James and I have started each year by goal setting.  We often start with an informal structure (e.g. a lovely glass… Read more »

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The Bus

While government contains a lot more complexity, bureaucracy and (hopefully) politics than business –  no doubt the decisions on your people is very similar to any other company. This week our Prime Minister John Key took himself off his own bus, leaving on his own terms at his own time…. Read more »

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Our Believers

Start-ups have a number of ingredients to make them successful, at a most basic level an idea, the funding, the innovation, the execution, the dream and the vision to make that idea successful. When you found a business that tends to be the focus and it can be easy to lose… Read more »

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Don’t be an island (on our island)

As many of you know this week New Zealand suffered from one of our strongest earthquakes ever recorded. It displaced people throughout this beautiful country of ours and made headline news across the world. As I write, kiwis are still coming to terms with the devastation that they’ve experienced. In… Read more »

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Meet. Beat. Repeat.

I’m an extrovert. A sales person. Winning is important to me.  I like the challenge of a big audacious goal and setting the template to succeed. Many entrepreneurs are driven by their fear of failure. It’s something in our DNA. Accepting failure is simply not an option. In my son… Read more »

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Chilli Unplugged

Some of you might know that at My Food Bag we all have foodie middle names. From Nadia Lemongrass to Ryleigh Ricotta. Our middle names have become part of our culture and our DNA.  In fact one of our very talented chefs Ari drew individual drawings for each of our… Read more »

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Powerful Prioritisation

Last night as I lay in bed having just fed Leila her dream feed, I was pondering my next blog post. Laying there I couldn’t think of anything topical and just as I was about to fall asleep it came to me – the power of prioritisation! I immediately sent… Read more »

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