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Funny's Not Enough - Do The Work
4 weeks ago

Funny's Not Enough - Do The Work

After taking the Canadian comedy scene by storm, award-winning writer and performer Marshall Lorenzo has learned plenty of life lessons and doesn't mince his words.

Author:  Marshall Lorenzo
Pick Your Path
1 month ago

Pick Your Path

Which road will you take? Where will it lead you? Musician and writer Kathryn van Beek has made it her business to open up a world of possibilities to her readers - and gives her younger self plenty of options when passing on pearls of wisdom.

Author:  Kathryn van Beek
"Bravery Inspires Bravery - Build A Fabulous Team Around You"
3 months ago

"Bravery Inspires Bravery - Build A Fabulous Team Around You"

There's no 'I' in team - but EBKM might as well spell collaboration. Powerhouse theatre-making duo Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken combine for some sage words they'd want to share with their younger selves.

Author:  A Big Idea contributor
Mike Chunn : "Connection To People Is The Key"
3 months ago

Mike Chunn : "Connection To People Is The Key"

A Kiwi musical icon, Play It Strange Founder and leading advocate for creativity takes us back to his early days in Split Enz and offers candid, raw and emotional advice to his younger self that will hit close to home for many.

Author:  A Big Idea contributor
"Learn To Love & Respect Yourself - Or No One Else Will"
4 months ago

"Learn To Love & Respect Yourself - Or No One Else Will"

One of the central figures in arts collective Pacific Sisters shares a litany of life lessons that would have been wonderful to know before embarking on a creative journey.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Overcoming Anxiety And Insecurity: Fiona McDonald
6 months ago

Overcoming Anxiety And Insecurity: Fiona McDonald

The voice of Strawpeople and Headless Chickens gives a heartfelt insight into her early career mental struggles, as she passes on the advice she wishes she could have given her younger self.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Go For It!
9 months ago

Go For It!

Leading New Zealand classical musician Ashley Brown has had 21 years of success with NZTrio, but what pearls of wisdom would he give his 22-year-old self?

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Top Tips For Reaching Rock 'n Roll Royalty
1 year ago

Top Tips For Reaching Rock 'n Roll Royalty

With half a century of collaborating with some of the biggest names in music history under his belt, Chris Cuffaro knows what it takes to get to the top and keep the creative flame burning.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
The Only Permission You Need Is Your Own
1 year ago

The Only Permission You Need Is Your Own

Tatiana Hotere's road to career satisfaction wasn't an easy one - but that makes it all the more worthwhile. She gives the career tips she wishes she knew when starting on her creative journey.

Author:  Tatiana Hotere
Trust Your Gut Instinct
1 year ago

Trust Your Gut Instinct

One of the international speakers coming to this week's Semi Permanent Aotearoa highlights the importance of sticking up for yourself and other important tips for creative success.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Details Can Change - But The Story Doesn't
1 year ago

Details Can Change - But The Story Doesn't

Whangārei Fringe performer Stephen Bain takes poetic license with his advice to his 22-year-old self.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Take A (Calculated) Leap Of Faith
1 year ago

Take A (Calculated) Leap Of Faith

Following your creative dreams isn't often the easy path. Cynthia Hiu Ying Lam shares her best pieces of advice for starting anew.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor