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Vim and Vigour

Hi Team,

Sometimes I’m flabbergasted when I look at the calendar. Seriously - is it really October? Wasn’t it February just yesterday? Who is accountable for this trickery?!

The hours, days, months fly by here at Lewis Road. This is because we are prime innovators, and we are not the giants. We have the energy to be light-footed and a drive to move quick. Our spinning plates do spin at a high speed, and they require a group effort of sharp attention. No one has ten eyes to monitor all plates at once. We become masters of momentum by working together, and thriving off of each other’s vim and vigour.

This week was the five year anniversary of Steve Jobs’s passing. His life - the culmination of all his failures and achievements - is one that will be analysed, dissected, celebrated, judged, and canonised for generations to come. Jobs once said,

My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business:

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

 Some of the most successful people are those who rebel against a bad throw life has served them. They believe they deserve better, and they prove they deserve better by working hard and achieving better. But the thing about rebels, is that they won’t survive to become revolutionaries if they go it alone.

That’s where you come in! Lewis Road sets the bar for innovation in New Zealand, and none of it would be possible without the outstanding hard work and supportive energy of everyone part of this team. It always seems impossible until it’s done - and boy are we good at getting things done. I’ve seen it proven time and time again here. 

Our lives come with curves and edges. Overall, depending on how you adapt and learn from past experience, it shapes you into a brilliant, resilient, and wiser human being. It’s better than the safe alternative; a flat, one-track path.

Don’t be fazed by setbacks, because your persistence will see you through. Don’t dwell too much on the downside, because what good will that do?