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We caught up with Senior associate at SMB Legal, Robbie Bryant, to find out about his career and what he loves the most about working in Newmarket
The location and amenities. The commute via public transport from Hobsonville Point, where I live, is relatively simple and easy. When I’m not working there’s great restaurants and shops to keep me entertained.
Enjoy the journey. Take every opportunity you can. Be optimistic.
I’d be travelling the world, and skiing as much as I can along the way!
I have so many favourite songs, I cannot name just three. However, my ‘heavy rotation’ on Spotify at the moment is 80’s and 90’s Hip Hop.
I had a paper run when I was quite young, but that didn’t last long! My first ‘proper’ job was cleaning cars at a car dealership for many years.
Self-improvement. I really like trying to be the best version of me.
You’d be hard-pressed to convince me to leave New Zealand, but if I had to leave I’d say you’d find me in a relatively small and remote village surrounded by snowy mountains.
White and Wong’s. The food and fit out is fantastic!
Flourishing retail, hospitality and business district. Sorry, I couldn’t keep it to three!
Nothing really. Life is a journey; I tend to try to adapt as I learn.
Slowly…very slowly. Then, a strong coffee, breakfast and walk to the ferry – I commute from Hobsonville Point to Newmarket every day.
I don’t know if this is the best advice I’ve received, but it is certainly one of my favourites at the moment: “be unashamedly yourself” – James Smith. The other that I have pinned on the wall next to my computer is: “if you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do” – Warren Miller.
There are so many places I am yet to travel to which could take the top spot. However, at the moment, it is 100% Japan. I proposed to my now fiancé in Japan last year, so it is a very special place to me. Additionally, the culture, scenery and skiing is fantastic.
I haven’t been yet, but Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq sounds like a gem!
My greatest achievement is still to come.
Having enough time to enjoy the outdoors.
At home in Hobsonville Point. I’d most likely be watering the garden: gardening is one of my latest obsessions and given the heat we’ve been experiencing lately, I’ve been pretty vigilant with keeping our garden well-watered.
Many people have had huge influences on my life. Most recently the person that has had the greatest influence on my life is James Smith of the James Smith Academy. His ‘no holds barred approach’ to life and physical and mental health is so refreshing. He’s dispelled so many myths about health and wellness that have really resonated with me. He’s a top bloke.
Assisting clients with reaching outcomes, whatever they may be, that they are super happy with.
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