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 […]

The guardian to your solitude

What this old German poet reckons love is about. I’ve been having a bit of fun with these Thursday blogs. I guess I’m at a stage in my financial career where I can afford to take half a day off to think about a curious line in a song or something like that. And I’m […]

Chinese still buying up big

Chinese buyers and developers are still throwing their weight around. The anecdotal story doing the rounds over the last few years is that Chinese buyers, many with the old “suitcases full of cash” have been buying up premium dwellings in our capital cities, and off-the-plan apartments. All this buying was partly responsible for the big […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: The language of creativity

If you’re coming from this place, you could be making it difficult for yourself How do you stay hungry? Some people draw drive from negative experiences in their past. Think of the boy born into poverty who becomes a successful fund manager. Driven by a need to never be poor again, he excels at getting […]