No Weddings, 2 Funerals, 1 Day & a whole heap of Messages (Most people think #8 is ‘the thing’…)

No Weddings, 2 Funerals, 1 Day & a whole heap of Messages (Most people think #8 is ‘the thing’…)

I spent my 46th birthday at my elderly uncle’s funeral. I know to some that sounds really morbid. My son Reuben was completely aghast at the thought. If that wasn’t bad enough, I spent the day after my birthday at another funeral, this time of a friend who died at the relatively young age of 50. As you can imagine, being at a funeral is always a great time for reflection. Even more so, when it’s also your birthday. I deliberately didn’t respond to the hundreds of messages I got via Facebook (1 friend told me off because she couldn’t…

Are you using your Superpowers?

Are you using your Superpowers?

  Just recently I’ve been doing quite a lot of networking and going to conferences where I’m meeting some really inspirational people. They are passionate about helping people and making a change in the world. However, I’ve noticed that when I ask them what they do and who for they tell me that they can do so many things. They are aware that they must “niche” but not sure what to focus on, as they don’t want to leave out any of their abilities because they love using them. My response to this is: “How would it be for you to use all of your “superpowers” –…

8+8+8

8+8+8

Everyone has 24hrs every day. That includes you, your boss, the slothlike guy in your team, and your nemesis, the charismatic achieving machine. 8 hours for sleep… 8 hours for work… 8 hours for ??? Even before Branson, Lord Sugar, Oprah, Musk, Zuckerberg, Arianna and Sandberg made their millions (or billions) – they had 24hr days just like me & you. They still do. I hate to break it to you but you do not get the ass you want by sitting on it. If you want more, then you will have to do more & be more than who you are being…

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs GROWhow System – Module 4

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs GROWhow System – Module 4

Welcome to Module 4 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneurs GROWhow System In this Module we cover Business Modelling that helps you to create value for YOU while you provide value to the market Click the play button on the video below and jump right in.e already wired to create. Module 4 – Video   Module 4 – Audio   Module 3 – Presentation Slides (PDF) The Lifestyle Entrepreneurs GROWhow System – Module 4  

The Secrets of how Exceptional Leaders Achieve Results

The Secrets of how Exceptional Leaders Achieve Results

Whether it is the breakdown of families, youth crime, poverty, social injustice, political discontent, religious intolerance, economic disarray, you can trace the problem ultimately to the lack of high-quality leadership in those entrusted with serving in those arenas of life. So, what are the precepts of successful leadership that you can embrace today which would ensure you become an even more effective leader? Or put another way, what are the secrets of truly exceptional leaders who have achieved phenomenal results that you can infuse within your own life to accelerate your leadership success? I’m glad you asked…I will share three principles…

Blooming MARVEL-ous

Blooming MARVEL-ous

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you! I know it’s a lil late, but today is my first day back at my desk. We actually took well over two weeks off during the Christmas/New Year holiday season, which I spent mainly with my family & friends. I ate too much, exercised too little, drove too much and slept too few hours. All in all, we had a great holiday season! And we watched a lot of films. We watched quite a few Marvel films…Iron Man 1 & 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers to name a few! As I watched each one, I smiled…

Who wants to be a Celebrity?

Who wants to be a Celebrity?

Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, X Factor, Celebrity X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Britain’s got Celebrity Talent??? It would appear that’s all we are interested in these days. Whatever happened to Minder, The Professionals and all the great British dramas of old? In fact, Dynasty, that American icon of the 80’s doesn’t seem so bad now. However, that may well be for another day! We do, however, seem to be gripped by ‘celebrity frenzy’ and an almost vicarious living of our lives through another person’s experience, which in turn stimulates our celebrity ‘wannabe’ tendencies. It would seem that the occupation…

Have you heard the story about the toaster that wanted to be a kettle?

Have you heard the story about the toaster that wanted to be a kettle?

The Toaster who wanted to be a Kettle! Have you ever heard the story about the toaster that wanted to be a kettle? No? OK let me tell you about it! There was once was a little toaster named Bernie who lived on next door to a kettle named Whistler in the bustling town of Brekkie. At various times in the day, but particularly in the mornings, Whistler could be heard making a familiar, high pitched happy sound as he worked. He just loved his job. In fact for him work was his favourite way of letting off steam. As…

Do you want to achieve Phenomenal Results?

Do you want to achieve Phenomenal Results?

If you have been following us on twitter or facebook, you will be aware that I have been in Romania since last week with 20 guys from our church. We are here in partnership with an organization called Habitat for Humanity building homes for the underprivileged. We have just finished 4 days in Beius, a historic town in the north west of Romania with a population of about 13,000 people. It has truly been an amazing experience and one I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone! We touched down in Romania full of anticipation and, if truth be told, a little apprehension…