March 31 , 2016 – Jayne Albiston
This year we have 24 key words that we are applying directly to our business. They have particular meaning because we have taken them from our personal collection of words that we use to inspire and drive our lives forward.
In no particular order, I am commenting on one of these words every couple of weeks and they appear in our company newsletter each month. These comments are my own and I would welcome any additional insight, inspiration or feedback that you may have on them, including any experiences that you may have had along your business journey so far.
The 4th word is: CREATE…
There is a reason this word made it to our collection of inspiring words. Create implies there is always an opportunity for something new. It also screams of being proactive rather than reactive.
Some people sadly live their lives in reaction – life happens TO them and their time is spent dealing with the consequences.
Many years ago I read an article which made so much of an impact on me at the time that I used to share it with every class of students I taught. It was all about choosing to be proactive rather than reactive and to choose to live your life like that. In other words we have the power to create our lives and if we don’t like the life we have, then we should set about designing another one.
Since that time, and since The Secret alerted us all to The Law of Attraction, there have been many people encouraging us all to create Dream Boards, to write up our dreams and turn them into goals – reiterating that thoughts, become words which then become actions. Your habits become your life.
The word create for me is potently positive – it is the end of excuses, the motivation to get moving, the wiping clean of whatever slate you have in front of you and the notion that endless possibility does exist if you but take the time to design it, to create and as the dictionary says, ‘To bring something new into existence.’.
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Keith Kietzmann, Trustees Executors – Papamoa
54 Levers Road
Member of the Papamoa BoB Club
Over forty years of advising clients on their future and hazards in reaching their goals, providing solutions to their needs.
Robert Charbine, Minuteman Press Narre Warren
Minuteman Press Narre Warren
4 / 4 Vesper Drive
Narre Warren 3805
Member of the Narre-Warren-Melbourne BoB Club
A Senior Product Manager with 11 years proven experience and achievements in various functional operational roles within the semiconductor industry; with a focus on product management, technical support, process/business improvements and analysis, strategy and project management.
Simon Moor, RightWay Limited
Accountants and Business Advisors
PO Box 6519
Member of the Wellington-CBD BoB Club
Chartered Accountants and Regional Partner in Lower Hutt – Wellington, New Zealand
SiWhat do you love about Small Business?
The courage of small business owners to take on the risk of starting their own business and their hard work and tenacity required to be successful.
Where do you live and what do you love about your community?
Lower Hutt, Normandale to be specific. I love the friendly and relaxed community spirit and the fact that the beach, mountain bike trails, cafes and the ‘Cake Tin’ are all close by.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends, running, playing cricket and golf, or hitting the trails on my mountain bike.
Why did you join RightWay?
After spending 11 years working as a manager in several different companies, I was after a new challenge and was excited by the opportunity to use my experience to help small businesses succeed. Also it’s hard not to like the way RightWay is looking to break away from the traditional accountant stereotype.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Relaxing on the couch with an ice cold beer, watching sports on TV
Who is your idol? Business related.
Sir Richard Branson. I admire the way he’s built his empire by constantly challenging the status quo and making a point of having fun along the way.
What is the best example of kiwi ingenuity you have witnessed?
?Hmm, there’s plenty to choose from, although if I had to choose one, I’d say Sir Ernest Rutherford splitting the atom. Purely because of the magnitude of the achievement given the limited resources he had to work with.
Carl Cachopa, RSM New Zealand
RSM New Zealand
Unit C3, 17 Corinthian Drive
Member of the Mairangi-Bay BoB Club
Chartered Accountants in Albany and Highbrook, Auckland, New Zealand
RSM NZ, Chartered Accountants provide a full range of accounting and advisory services to its clients. We have offices in Albany on the North Shore and Highbrook in East Tamaki which enables us to service clients Auckland wide. RSM NZ have been in business for over 65 years and during this time have built a team that is strong in technical ability, focussed on helping clients achieve sustainable growth and committed to building enduring relationships with their clients. At RSM NZ we acknowledge that each client operates in a unique environment and that they have varying business and personal goals. For this reason we tailor our services to the needs of each client.
We are able to offer our clients access to additional expertise through our membership of NZ CA – an Association of Independent Chartered Accountants, and globally through our international affiliation with RSM International. These alliances allow us to support our clients as they grow on a national or international level.
RSM NZ provide a complete offering of services across all industries. While being strong in compliance, we also offer specialist services in Audit, Tax (including Transfer Pricing documentation and reviews), Business Consultancy, Due Diligence, Valuations, Cash Flow projections and Growth Options reporting to name a few. We are big enough to assist no matter what you do but are small enough to provide a personal service and to provide access to staff from accountant to Partner.