I was sent an email the other day containing a link to the Herald article titled New Zealander making millions teaching Americans consulting. I was intrigued – here was me, a kiwi girl with a big dream to start multiple businesses and I was sourcing all my lessons from overseas experts. Reading books mostly by Americans – convinced that they were so much further ahead in terms of creative and ballsy start-up ideas.

However, this article proved me wrong. As the kiwi accent filled my ears, coupled with his inspiring words, I was proud as punch. Here is a 25 year old New Zealander, living in a swanky apartment in New York, earning a fortune selling his wisdom. Wisdom that was not gained at an Ivy League school, as Sam dropped out of University at 21. And you can tell – but in a good way.

Instead of sounding entitled, Sam still offers an energy of wonderment about the brilliant business ideas of others, and he explains things in a way that anyone can understand.

I loved this video on The Compound Interest of Success. In this video Sam talks about the importance of the smaller steps toward what we want and positive feedback loops that help us reach our destinations faster than we think. How each time we make a move in the direction of our goal, and then another, our momentum gains exponentially.

What did I take from this video?

Whatever it is you want to do, just start. Have you been pondering a project, but the destination feels so far that you would rather watch another ep of Suits and eat a packet of chocolate wheatens (guilty)? Put down the Netflix, close the cookie jar and just start. Take one small preliminary step.

Once the world starts to work with you, success might be closer than you think.

Sam’s Blog:Β

Much love XX

PS – new Katie Cooks Vlog up later in the week. You can come for wanders to get coffee, shopping in Ponsonby, eating crepes and tacos and cooking ravioli. Woo hoo!

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Hi, I’m Katie. I am a kiwi neuroscientist with a love for consuming and creating content. This site is where I share my personal thoughts and the thoughts of incredible minds from around the world. PhD in Neuroscience, University of Otago.

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