What a Sunday walk taught me about Communication, Leadership, Team Dynamics, Training, Equipment, Risk, Reward and #Missioncreep! On Sunday, I joined up with around 15 other people for a walk across the moors. It was advertised on Facebook, with ‘Kit’, the organiser (someone known to me through walking) as a 16K walk, taking in 7 different reservoirs, and offered both a start point, start time, route and intended completion time. It was ‘open to all’ and encouraged people to come as a … [Read more...] about Team Versus Mission
Are you a Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? Whats the difference and why does it matter? Today we discover all, and ask you to have a little blind faith. Across social media on every platform, I frequently see some use the title Business Owner, and others Entrepreneur! So, what is the difference? Entrepreneurship is one of the most popular words in the English language today. People are buzzing about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies. In addition, today’s media information makes … [Read more...] about Business Owner or Entrepreneur
It was Einstein who described the definition of insanity as: "Doing the same thing again and again, still hoping for a different outcome" And yet, as Business owners, with everything resting on our shoulders, we can often find ourselves doing the same thing, simply because we are uncertain as to what else to do! As part of our MISSION to help 1,000,000 Business Owners to Significantly and Sustainably grow both them and their businesses, we are hosting a series of "Just Ask Jay" sessions. … [Read more...] about Just Ask Jay
What do Tiger Woods, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer all have in common? What about: Butch Harmon Ernesto Valverde and Ivan Ljubičić What do these have in common? The answer to my first question is: They are all recorded as the greatest athletes in the world at their chosen sporting discipline. And yet when I ask the second question, The most common answer I get is: Who? (You will have to read to the very end to get the answer!) I’m sure you are more than familiar with … [Read more...] about How to choose a coach?
I took a call this morning from a client with a moral dilemma and wanted some help on determining what they should do. They are busy growing their business and understand that to do so it will be important to forge good relationships with others through whom they can collaborate. And as such are forming alliances with both influencers, introducers, and affiliates with whom collectively can help and support each other to reach heights they perhaps perceived to be otherwise … [Read more...] about Perception is reality
I want you to think back for one moment to the 26th May 2017. For me (living in Greater Manchester at the time) I recall it as the day Manchester came together once again, and stood in silence mourning the loss of 23 and injuring almost 140 others. Nobody could have predicted that day, yet again, Manchester had been targeted by terrorists with another bomb, which shook the lives of everyone who heard of the attack. But from this we also saw the revival once again of the Manchester … [Read more...] about Is ‘Self-talk’ a good thing?