What this Japanese Master taught me about life

This Japanese martial arts master is really on to something. Somehow I stumbled across this poem by Aikido Master and founder of Aikido-Yuishinkai, Koretoshi Maruyama. I am mind itself If I hold positive thoughts in my mind, Good things are likely to happen. Holding negative thoughts in my mind, Works against my best interests. Therefore […]

Take the Pressure Off – Just Do This

We don’t need intense objects of love, just to love more intensely. The story is that St Francis of Assisi, on his deathbed said to the monks gathered around him: “I have done what is mine to do. May you do what is yours.” It’s a beautiful statement of humility. He would have been totally […]

Interest Rates are already rising

Why I think you might need to be planning for a rate hike in the short term. Slowly, and quietly, interest rates are nudging up. It’s not the RBA this time. The dreaded “out-of-cycle” rate hikes are back. So far it’s been pretty tame. We’re only talking about a handful of smaller lenders, and the […]