Kia Ora ………Today marks the day as my first step into the On-Line Blogging space. The purpose of taking this step is to Live what I Teach….which encompasses a range of things, but in this instance it’s about getting out of my comfort zone. Whilst familiar with the basics of email, web searching, google, facebook and the likes, Blogging is a vehicle I’ve decided to have a play with. A central place for me to create, express, and share with whomever stumbles upon it. 

Some of you may be wondering about my Nickname Kuz…………..Being  of NZ Maori descent with my Dad being Maori and my Mum European means I have a range of distinct features and the blend of two cultures. But really I’m a typical Kiwi and proud of it.

For those not familiar with the term Cuzzy Bro……..It comes from the perception that all NZ Maori are related, and that everyone is a cousin of everyone and related through some generation and connected.

Being raised in Christchurch the ratio of Maori to Eurpean was quite significant. I was in most cases the only Maori in the class at school, the one of only a few in sports teams., then when joing the workforce the only Maori working in the office, then later in my career the only maori working in Business Coaching. I’m sure over time this pattern will change significantly.

So how did I get my Nick-name?…….. It was when working at Mainfreight. Being the only Maori in the office, I might also add the shy, but sometimes cheeky one., my colleagues started referring to me as the Cuz…. The Cuz in the Team, and from there it has stuck.

I decided to spell it with a "K" because my first name begins with that………So from here on I’ll be signing off with Kuz or Karl and you’ll know it’s the same person..

By the way, If you spot spelling mistakes or incorrect grammer, It’s up to you how you let it impact, I mean how important is it really???

All the Best with taking some steps towards whatever is a worthy cause for you.

cheers Kuz

PS: It might not be perfect either, but guess what……….it’s better than what it was 5 minutes ago.