On the 1st of January 2010 I took a brush and some Chinese ink and brushed a 10 year plan for myself, as a motivation and inspiration. Like all such motivational writings it might seem a little grandiose but that’s sort of the point – to have a big dream and keep it in front of your eyes.
This book has hung on my studio wall(s) for a decade and today I look at it and see that strangely most of it has come true.
I have attempted to honour my masters in art by applying the wisdom and skills they freely taught me to all sorts of projects and I am very proud to have been involved with some pretty cool artistic endeavours. More to come!
My masters in Kung Fu have seen me grow from devoted disciple to an experienced Sifu (teacher and guide), confident in the art and knowing where to take the endless quest for deeper acheivements thanks to their wise and generous guidance.
One of the most wonderful ‘coming full circle’ events in my life occurred 2 years ago when, after 40 years, I reconnected with my original Scottish drumming Master, Colin ‘Buzz’ Ennis, my original teacher when I was 17!
He was two times Australian Champion and led a World Class drum corp.
Buzz has been teaching me again, mainly by Skype, and I have tried my best to honour him by practicing regularily and training as he prescribes for me.
He is still putting up with me so I guess I am doing ok and we have become good friends again.
I have a beautiful wife and kids and we are all happily together and prospering so theres that bit too 🙂
So why don’t you give it a go for yourself? Even a one year challenge / goal makes a difference.