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Dance Wildly, Off The Beat
1 month ago

Dance Wildly, Off The Beat

She's given acting, directing & writing tips to some of the best in the world - find out how Brita McVeigh discovered that "the fool in you is beautifully close to the fire in you."

Author:  Brita McVeigh
Explore The Boundaries That Define You
2 months ago

Explore The Boundaries That Define You

Acclaimed NZ designer James Dobson is fearless with his fashion and pulls no punches with advice for his younger self.

Author:  A Big Idea contributor
"Put Your Weirdness To Work"
2 months ago

"Put Your Weirdness To Work"

Tips on forgiveness, resilience and courage - Hiria Anderson-Mita processes the most valuable life lessons she'd give to her younger self.

Author:  A Big Idea contributor
Funny's Not Enough - Do The Work
4 months 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
4 months 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"
7 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"
7 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"
7 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
10 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!
1 year 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