• Which came first……

    On: September 11, 2017
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    I’ve just noticed something very freaky about this logo. See it and it evokes an emotion right? A feeling of how you felt when you were hooked on this series. It was one of the world’s most successful sitcoms ever and it dominated the 90’s. How many of us has the ‘Rachel’ hairdo (or the ‘Ross’)? I know my radio cohost, Linda and I got them back in the day. We were a very good radio show. There was Linda, the team mum, Red, the slightly stupid one who was actually brighter than all of us and me, the guy who thought he was team leader that no-one took seriously. All successful team radio shows have great characters and it’s the interaction between them that we enjoy listening to. James and Ken, Si and Phil, The Rock’s Morning Rumble, Polly and Grant to name just a few.
    Why was FRIENDS SO very successful? It’s simple. The great characters and the interactions between them. Come to a Profiles.nz dots communication course and you’ll hear me talk about the personality types of these guys and their corresponding dot. Monica – yellow dot. Fastidious, detailed, a little uptight, some may say OCD. Ross, Red dot. Doesn’t do emotion well, everything must make logical sense, gets frustrated when others aren’t being logical. Phoebe, Blue dot. Everything is about the feel and she has her life designed around how things feel to her. She seems all soft, but she has a blue steel about her. And Joey – Purple dot. Concentration of a goldfish, spontaneous, says stuff AS he’s thinking it, comes across as cocky but isn’t. So each of the friends characters (including Chandler) have easily identifiable ‘Dots’, and the whole series is based around the hilarious and endearing frustrations caused by them living together.
    Now the freaky part. Look between the F, R, I, E, N, D and S.
    What do you see……………?

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  • Fantastic! I’ve messed everything up.

    On: October 22, 2015
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    Today I realised I’ve messed up every position of responsibility I’ve ever had. Holy moly I’m a lucky man and I’ve really pushed that luck.

    Today  was carrying a teabag from the studio where I do  morning radio show to the kitchen.

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  • NEVER put yourself through this!

    On: October 8, 2015
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    This is a jigsaw puzzle. Completed.

    If your house has the same set of DOTS living in it as ours follow my advice.

    Walk away from the puzzle while you have the chance!

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  • A big cat deserves a BIG blog.

    On: July 19, 2015
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    You may think being God is all about being the boss and doing what you want but after last Friday I am no longer interested in the position.

    God has got a tough job. (more…)

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  • Car Thoughts.

    On: July 2, 2015
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    Me : “Man, I love this car…. It’s so me…. It sounds great… I love picking her up in it…. She loves the acceleration.. …I think it’s the V6 eco tech grunt of the mighty Berlina … man, I must’ve spent three hours polishing this puppy last Sunday…Or was it the Sunday before…
    hey, is that house new?…that really does it for her….ooo baby, here she is now….”

    She : “He’s seven minutes late and my God, he still hasn’t cleaned that bloody car”

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  • The Middle We Never Reach

    On: June 16, 2015
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    When people talk about middle age, exactly what age are they talking about?
    Last Sunday morning, Max and I went for a rainy morning walk along the beach at Whangamata. We walked along the same beach, heading for the same place.
    I’d been cooped up inside, had eaten a lot of rubbish food and my body desperately needs some new form.
    Max needed to burn up some energy.
    I needed to repair, he needed to prepare.

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  • Why does Xmas Always Get Me?

    On: June 14, 2015
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    Last night it got me again.
    It was Penny’s school chapel service and we started singing ‘away in a manger’. And whoosh! I was there again. The Waipiata war memorial hall, December 1974. It was the school breakup concert, and the whole Waipiata community (of about 90 people) would be crammed into the hall to sing carols and watch some pretty outstanding plays straight out of the back few pages of the latest school journal. (more…)

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  • Every step a Millionaire

    On: April 14, 2015
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    I was wondering why I love the way my life feels at the moment. After all – I’ve been off air for the longest time in 30 years, I’ve got a business in it’s infancy and a LOT of work to do round the house. I exercised and it HURT after a very short time. Then I read this from that NLP fellow Jim Rohn.

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  • Pillars

    On: April 14, 2015
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    Today was an odd day. Almost disappointingly pleasant. Yesterday I was given a box and told that after 15 years of service to the same radio station I was to leave now. No chance to say goodbye to the listeners, no final hurrahs – gone. Right now. And so I quietly stacked my joke books, radio awards, photos of kids and various rubber comedy accessories into the box, took the back door out and left. That’s it. 15 years of 4AM mornings, countless evenings away from my growing family either hosting events to build profile or stooped in front of a computer writing show after show after show – and that was it. A flimsy popcorn box with the remains of 15 years carried out the back door and stuffed into a car.

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  • Call me a geek all you like, but I love problems

    On: April 14, 2015
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    Why is it that when children reach a certain age, they stop taking intellectual risks? Our Miss Blue Dot 11 has suddenly stopped trying new stuff at school, and seems to be problem averse. Miss Purple Dot 15 went through it too but is getting through – the parent teacher interview theme is ‘how should we get them to take more risks with their learning?’. Maybe it’s puberty, maybe it’s image based, or maybe it’s just plain slack – but whatever the reason, reigniting enthusiasm for problem solving is a bit like trying to push a rope uphill.

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