Category: Goal setting

Always look for good fruit

I met a lady in Tokoroa recently who was somewhat excited to speak with me. She approached me at the conclusion of a Financial Health Check seminar to speak to me about my first book, Becoming Money Wise. She introduced

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Dealing with financial roadblocks

When you have a financial plan it’s great when you’re making progress. If you happen to come across a bump in the road you can usually handle it; if it’s a speed bump it may slow you down a little.

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Why repeat behaviour that leads to failure?

Repeated positive behaviour creates positive disciplines that lead to positive results. While this sounds nice the opposite is also true. Negative behaviour that is repeated creates negative patterns that lead to negative results. Why repeat behaviour that leads to failure

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Steady Tortoise or Worn-Out Hare?

The story of the tortoise and the hare is one of Aesop’s fables that can be simply summed up in the phrase “slow and steady wins the race”. When it comes to your financial journey towards retirement I’d like to

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Stop Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

For most people money is a finite resource, which means there’s only so much money to go around. When this is your reality the biggest challenge you have is how to allocate the funds you have to cover all your

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A fair weather rider can still have fun

One of the things I love to do is get out on my motorbike on a sunny afternoon and enjoy the freedom of quiet country roads. It’s a purely selfish hobby and one that my family graciously allow me to

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Emotional debt is a form of self-harm

Expensive debt is crippling many people by sucking the life out of their finances and leaving them with nothing. Imagine the devastation left by a plague of locusts and you’ll begin to see this endemic problem for what it truly

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Smash Your Debt on Purpose

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High amounts of expensive debt are crippling too many families. This makes me very uncomfortable as I have seen the negative effects at all extremes. One woman I spoke with recently told me “she was able to pay most of

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You get what you aim for

There’s a well-known adage in life that is meant to guide us towards meaningful success; there’s nothing worse that striving hard to climb the ladder of success only to find, when you reach the top, the ladder is leaning on

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You can tell at a glance

There’s a lot that can be said in a glance, isn’t there? For those of us who have ever made an inappropriate comment (or sound) in the presence of our mother we know too well how much impact her glance

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