Your Negativity Bias

Since when did conversation go from the weather to all the latest turmoil and struggle you’ve been experiencing lately? We’ve become a society that orientates our conversations around our own negativity bias’s. It’s easier to talk shit or complain than it is to be caring, empathetic and genuinely listen. It’s not just happening in ourContinue reading “Your Negativity Bias”

Don’t screw with the mana of your tribe.

In Maori culture, mana is many things. It is honour. To have mana is to have great authority, presence or prestige. … Mana respects others too. It is power. A person with mana is spiritually powerful, influential and courageous, yet humble. In Japanese culture, to disagree with someone in public, thus causing them embarrassment, is to make them “lose face” (mentsu wo ushinau). If you embarrassContinue reading “Don’t screw with the mana of your tribe.”

Your Happiness, In Your Hands

The idea that happiness is some sort of external force, coming and going on it’s own is completely overrated. Your happiness is completely within your hands. So take control. The first step towards taking control all comes down to a choice. You can choose your outlook. Choose to smile, choose to not smile. You canContinue reading “Your Happiness, In Your Hands”

Take Them Down, Take Them Out

War breaths strong in our blood. As humans we have been fighting since before we were born, fighting to survive, fighting to be the best. We have only gotten to where we are because of how well we can fight. When I was thirteen years old my father and I started going to a mixedContinue reading “Take Them Down, Take Them Out”

Why You Should Write

They say write what you hope nobody would ever read about yourself. Write down your secrets. Write down your too well told stories. Write messy, write un-prepared, just write it down. I’ve grown up in a family that have always used writing as one of their favourite mediums to tell stories. Sure we would sitContinue reading “Why You Should Write”

The Importance Of Hard, Boring, Work

We are a spoilt generation. If I had asked my grandfather when he was working if he ‘liked his job’, he would have looked at me like I was an idiot. My immigrant grandfather had a variety of professions throughout his lifetime, he went where the work was having to support his wife and twoContinue reading “The Importance Of Hard, Boring, Work”

How to Meet Your Mentor!

What is a mentor? Well for me the idea of a mentor makes me think back to when I was fourteen and discussing how to start my own freelance photography business with my father, or even further back when I was five years old and asking my mother if I should sell my shitty handmadeContinue reading “How to Meet Your Mentor!”