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Posts by Ross McConnell

Can I have my attention, please? My personal battle with ADDs

I had a birthday in October, which a few of my mates described as “half-time”. It’s a sporting reference apparently (soccer to be specific), and a fairly sobering one to boot. It’s left me quietly hoping that I get to play the full 90, but also focused on playing really well in the first part of the second half.

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Don’t let technology take your mana

We have a concept in New Zealand known as mana, which we have inherited from Maori culture (Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand).  While there is no direct translation into english, mana has been defined as “authority, control, influence, prestige, power, and also honour”.

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Appreciating the nature of success

A few weeks ago I grabbed my smartphone and wrote down this thought: The people who will thrive and inspire in this age are the ones who – despite all the distractions that compete for their attention – manage to connect with and nurture their greatest gifts and passions. 

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