Happy New Yeah Nah?


What’s your focus?

It’s a Happy New Year. But as we like to say at Nido – “Happy New Yeah Nah?”

Why on earth you ask?

With the new year brings new opportunities to assess what’s really important – as we look to resolve the past and reward the future. That’s why we ask ourselves and ask you to ask yourselves – “yeah or nah?” when it comes to focusing on your future.

So what can you improve? And what can you remove? Rid yourselves of things that no longer serve you and starting serving those that are most important to your future. These are your ‘yeah’s’ and your ‘nah’s’.

For this year to be the best, you need to be at your best. What are your goals for 2017? We recommend dividing them into areas such as…work and mission, family and home, friends and hobbies, financial wellbeing, personal wellbeing and adventures. The latter being about giving yourself and your family the time to get out there and explore, reset and reward yourselves with the rest required to breathe energy into your other areas in life.


Sound like a plan? Then let’s see it. As a first step (literally) – if you’re a Fitbit user, we invite you to join our Nido Fitbit Group – as we unlock challenges leading to greater opportunities in 2017.

From us to you Happy New Year and most importantly, Happy New Yeah Nah? It’s time to make the most of your new year, from now.

Here’s to the next level!

Onny and your Nido team.



Yoga in the Digital Age

In a recent international poll 84 percent of people said they couldn’t give up their smartphone for a day.

Our phones have become so much more than just communication devices. We work on them, they entertain us, they store our information, photos and videos and they provide us with instant knowledge. We’re using them like an extended mind. That’s amazing.

But it can also be a little disconcerting. Technology is having a big effect on some of our long-held ideas about the way we’re meant to live, work and relate to each other. And it can be terribly distracting too.

This is where a regular yoga practice can be so beneficial. It helps us focus and gives us a place to rest in the midst of all those flickering pixels.

Yoga simplifies things, bringing our minds back to our relationships with others, ourselves and our surroundings. It takes us out of ‘doing mode’ and gets us into ‘being mode’.

Unplug to Recharge

If you feel like your mind is scattered across many screens a yoga retreat is a wonderful way to recharge and restore your sense of balance and calm.

Then when you return to the digital world, you will be better able to use technology in a way that reinforces the life you want to lead, rather than using it as a distraction.

Yoga can help us use technology consciously, in a way that is fully determined by us.

And then you’ll find inspiration all over the place, especially online.

Here are a few of my favourite spots for some mindful inspiration.




From Onny and the team – thanks for reading!

It’s business time – insurance for small businesses.

We welcome you to the NEST blog – the place and space for us to share words and wisdom about the topics most important to you, when thinking about insurance, health and wellness and other important things when it comes to living and leading a happy and healthy life.

This week we’ll cover the information, insights and ideas to keep your business covered.

Small business, big future. Nest has the skills and tools to assist small businesses with key person cover, shareholder protection and ACC – while insuring family are taken care of too.

We take a holistic approach to ensure we understand your business and its ambitions, then single out the areas of importance to look at whether you’re over or under insured – always providing the right level of cover to your needs. It’s all about ensuring that in the event of illness or accident – you’re covered. It’s also about ensuring that your family would be looked after in such a situation too. It’s about having both a short and long term view of the circumstances we may find ourselves in as small business owners. Even understanding how and where to transfer shares and plan finance if one shareholder is impacted by such events, leaving another shareholder to continue alone.

A conversation with Nest is the first step to gain the cover you actually need, unique to your business and its needs. We’ll sit down and spend as little or as long as you need, to discuss your present and future state, and understand all we need to know about your business, its operations and its ambitions – enabling you to operate with focus, instead of concern.

Every business, even home-based businesses need insurance.

So let’s get started. Drop Onny a line on 0800 NEST 78 to find out how we can give you the best cover, suited to the needs of you and your business.