For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost and all for the want of a horseshoe nail. It often amazes me to learn that another large business has collapsed, that something that has stood the 'test of time' been there forever, an institute within our community and all the other cliches, to describe what to all intents and purposes from … [Read more...] about My kingdom for a Horse
It would appear, that the mass majority of business owners today are WORLD CLASS at 'getting ready!' That might be a rather bold statement to make, but I'm growing more and more concerned as to the amount of business owners I meet and speak to that are hesitant about making decisions because of other peoples say so, past experience, lack of knowledge or understanding, FEAR. There are MANY business owners who are failing to make the significant and sustainable growth in their business because … [Read more...] about Life or Death Decision making
I was 12 years old when Back to the future first hit the movie screens, with ‘Marty’ transported back to the 1950’s by his eccentric science friend Doc Brown and has gone on to be considered a movie classic. Within the movie however, (and typical of it’s era) there are numerous references and suggestions of the atypical stereotyping of ‘male’ and ‘female’ roles. With ‘Gals’ dressed in pastel colours adorning lace gloves and drinking milkshakes! whilst guys drive cars, wear leather jackets and … [Read more...] about My recent experience in a Deloreon…..
I recently received the following email from a friend, colleague and someone I hold in relative high regard for what they have achieved as a international keynote speaker and entrepreneur: Hi Jay I wonder if I could ask your opinion on something, please? I’m in the process of preparing an important presentation and your take on the topic would be very helpful. Could I ask you… When it comes to digital prospecting and lead generation for your business, what is your biggest frustration? … [Read more...] about I really enjoy being HUMAN!
Rudyard Kipling had more or less the right idea. In the “How the Leopard Got His Spots” story, the Ethiopian endowed his feline friend with spots as camouflage for life in the trees. “You can lie out on a leafy branch and look like sunshine sifting through the leaves; and you can lie right across the centre of a path and look like nothing in particular,” the Ethiopian told the Leopard. “Think of that and purr!” Scientists at Bristol University analysed the markings of 35 wild cat species to … [Read more...] about The leopard that changed it’s spots, and what that means for modern business!
On this years vision board (I've used them for the past 5 years now to help focus on the WHAT, WHY and HOW) for both personal and professional goals) was getting invited to speak at the London Excel arena. I was saw Anthony Robbins speak there many years ago, and was so inspired that one person (not a band or a football club) but one person could have such an inspirational story to share that an arena the size of London Excel was required to hear him speak! Well, on 11 May 2016, I'm … [Read more...] about Vision boards and their importance to your business!