Epiphany

May 25, 2018

I was at the lowest point in my life. Nothing seemed to being going right and I blamed everyone else and circumstances for the position that I was in. Why was this happening to me? What had I done to deserve this "bad luck"? I realized that I needed to know why I existed, what was my purpose. It was kinda like I was looking at my GPS waiting for it to give me the route before I had punched in my destination. You probably know the feeling, I was going through the motions, accepting my lot in life and waiting for something to happen. Suddenly the lights when on and the darkness started to lift. I came across Simon Sinek's video on his "Golden circle" concept and it was like the angels started singing to me. I felt like a weight was being lifted from my shoulders and at that point I knew that I had to discover my why in order to punch in the destination on my GPS. I knew what I did - get results, find better processes, motivate others to do better. I knew, to a degree, how I did it,...

Rule of 5

May 24, 2018

I have talked before about my "Power of 5" - 5 daily actions that, if followed, WILL change your life. Today I want to put a little more context into this concept.

When faced with a large task it can become daunting. I have found that the easiest way to handle this is to break the task down into manageable tasks and approach each one individually. This has several benefits, one of which is providing small wins along the way, thus providing fulfillment. There is nothing worse than the feeling of working hard and seeing no results. Think about this in something as simple as your children growing up. You see them every day so don't notice how much they are growing. When someone else, who only sees them once a year, sees them again they usually say: "Wow, haven't you grown!"

A task is the same so break it down. Another example is to think of a massive tree. Your task is to cut down this tree with a simple axe. On the face of it you would say that this is impossible for one person to do,...

Sell more without selling

May 23, 2018

Sell more without selling.

That may sound like a crazy concept but I can show you how it is done. Most "salespeople", whether it is in the real estate, car business, kitchens, or any other form of direct selling, the best way to get more sales is to stop selling.

People are put off by high pressure sales people who do not listen to what you are saying. I am sure that you can relate to this, right? I was in sales for over 20 years and I have seen this first hand. I was taught to "always be closing", "don't take no for an answer", "buyers are liars", and many other cliched, yet false statements.

I know what it takes to get more sales and it isn't pressure. I can show you how to increase your own sales performance, gain more customer loyalty, obtain referrals, and ultimately become an "expert" in your chosen field.

Email me at [email protected] to find out how and start your journey to greatness today!

Never Quit

May 22, 2018

"Winners never quit and quitters never win" is a saying that should be engraved in your mind.

This sounds simple but in reality it takes courage, desire, and persistence to make it come true. I can think of many times in my past where I have quit on something, walked away because the situation got a little harder than I was anticipating. This just means that my desire to achieve that task was not strong enough and therefore I would give in at the first sign of real resistance. Does this sound like you?

The good news is that this is not a permanent feeling. You can identify your true passion or desire, and when you do the feeling is amazing. It is like a weight has been lifted from you shoulders and the world seems like a happier place. This is not a fantasy, it is reality, I know - because I am there and you can be too.

I invite you to join me on my journey and allow me to show you how you can become the best version of yourself in order to find happiness and success.

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Thoughts are things

May 21, 2018

"Truly, thoughts are things, and their scope of operation is the world, itself" - Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich.

I read this statement this morning and spent some time reflecting on what it means. After some time I came to the understanding that thoughts are ideas and what we do with these determines what happens in the world.

Everyone has thoughts but not everyone acts in them. Think about it from your own perspective.

  • How many thoughts do you have in an average week?
  • How many of these thoughts do you take and turn into an idea?
  • How many of these ideas do you put into action?

If you are like the majority of people you will see that the numbers diminish with each question. As I was contemplating Napoleon Hill's statement I received the following in my inbox from Simon Sinek: Fight against something and we focus in the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love.

On the face of it these are two distinctly different statements but as I studied them...

Being Intentional

May 20, 2018

You have probably heard someone tell you to be intentional about your actions but what does that mean in reality?

If we are honest I think everyone would admit that they have a tendency to go through life without a real plan, we take what comes our way, right? Successful people do not do this, they are intentional about their actions and think about what they want to achieve in life. We can control our destiny but it has to start with us.

Henry Ford summed this up perfectly when he wrote; ""Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Being intentional is a skill that we can all learn. It starts with keeping the end in mind at all times. If we don't know where we are going how do we know if we are still on track? Even when we do have the goal clearly defined we need to consistently review our progress and adjust as needed.

What is reflection? For me it is asking three simple questions:

  • What did I learn today?
  • How can I apply what I learned today?
  • How...

The big day

May 19, 2018

Today is a big day for me. No, not because of the Royal wedding (although I did enjoy seeing so many smiling faces in the beautiful English sunshine), or because it is the show piece curtain call for the English football (soccer) season - The FA Cup.

Today is a special day for me because it signals the launch of the trial period for my brand new membership site: MY WAY LTD - Academy.

My personal mission is to add value to other people so that they can become the best version of themselves and the academy is one way that I can do that. I am bringing together people who want to learn, to grow, and to develop themselves personally and professionally.

Helping others gives me fulfillment. It has been at the core of my soul all of my life but I haven't always realized it, or shown it, especially to those that were close to me. I discovered my personal "why" last year and now I am bringing this realization and learning to others so that they can understand what drives them, and use that...

Read versus Study

May 18, 2018

I don't know about you but I have had a habit of reading a book once and then believing that I knew the content - sound familiar?

Just before Christmas, 2017, I was re-introduced to Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. I joined a study group that was going to run for 8 weeks and before we started the mentor told us to read one chapter every day for 14 days. At the time I remember thinking this was ridiculous and struggled. The instructions were clear, if you miss a day you start back at day 1 so you have to complete 14 days straight.

This is when I made a conscious decision to get up an hour earlier every day, including weekends, to read. By doing this I created a habit that I still maintain today. It allows me quiet time where I can learn every day - the equivalent of over 9 working weeks per year!

What I discovered is that by reading the book every day I am actually studying the content and find deeper meaning the more I do so. I am now applying the principals in my daily...

Kids are the future

May 17, 2018

The kids of today are the future. This may sound like an obvious statement, but what are we doing to prepare them for this?

I have become increasingly frustrated by the fact that we do not teach the young how to think or help them to understand their "why" before asking them to make decisions about their future, such as college. Think about it for a minute - were you taught this?

Is it any wonder that so many people are in positions that they do not want to be in but they feel trapped? The danger of this is a society that accepts mediocrity and when this happens what message does that send to our young?

Our creative imagination is what changes the world but it needs to be stimulated and worked. If we are sending out a subliminal message that it is OK to settle for less than you really want, creative imagination will become extinct!

What are you going to do about this? You can make a difference, we can make a difference, help me to do so and change the world for the better.

 

Free equals no commitment

May 16, 2018

"Free equals no commitment" may sound like a strange statement but as I have been setting up my business I see this all of the time. If I am honest I see it in myself and after reading this blog maybe you will in yourself too?

We all like something for free don't we. However, I think this has become too much of an expectation, so much so that we will sign up for something that is free and usually never pay it any more attention. Because it sisn't cost anything we don't see it as a loss. While it is true that there is no financial loss, we could still be losing something by not following through with the content.

As someone who started using no cost offers to promote my new business, I see this from the other side. The feeling when I got through people signing up for my offers that I had worked hard to create was good. I thought that this meant people would read the content, join the call to learn, and maybe decide to sign up for additional workshops or coaching programs. You see I...