Team Day – Your Own Radio Show “[email protected]

Are you looking for new and innovative things to do on a Team Away day?

Do you want to reward, develop, observe your team?

Need to do something different – that stretches, is massive fun, is memorable AND will create results?

We’d love to talk to you about our Radio Team Build event – “[email protected]”. Facilitated by engaging and inspiring trainers, your team will work on all aspects of their needs from personal impact and confidence to time management and planning. But they genuinely are live, on air at 3pm within our mobile radio studio (that we’ll create in your business/or venue).

You and the rest of your business can listen in and you even get to keep a copy of the final production.

The team will also create “promos” that can be used for marketing your business!

Get in touch – Contact Us – for more details.

 

Connected?

In one word – describe what you do?

I’m not asking for the blah, blah, blah elevator pitch, but for you to really think about what you do – and describe it in one word.

The notion of “one word equity” was brought to me this week in a chat with the great Andrew Thorp and since then my conversations, thinking and even my attendance at a networking breakfast today have had me channel my approach into the one word that’s right for me;

Connection

So, whether it’s in a corporate sales training programme (helping delegates to connect with their customers), a leadership programme (helping business leaders connect with their people), presenting and speaking courses and trainer training (helping people connect with their audiences), in coaching to smaller businesses (helping people connect with what they love doing) or in the less business oriented, more tenuously linked world of guests on my radio show (and getting them supporting each other) – the word “connection” really sums up what I do!

A while back I posted on being called a polymath – unsure of whether that was a good thing or not at the time! But, actually, it’s a really good label for using a lot of helicopter style, holistic view thinking to help people to connect, in whatever way is right for them.

That’s just my story – what I’m really interested in is yours! So, in one word – describe what you do?

My Dark Side – Loneliness, Emptiness, Anger, Fear (By Rohit Bassi)

Sometimes you may feel lonely and empty for some reason or the other. The loneliness and emptiness just gets to you. So, you wonder why this is happening. You distract yourself through friends, family, yoga, music, work or something else. Yet within you the loneliness and emptiness just gets to you.

Your thoughts, feelings and energy really focus deeply into this. You seek answers yet no conclusion is reached.  And at such a point you wonder is there any point living such a life? Is there any purpose to continue with such a life?

This is when some of us break away and get to the other side for a brighter, joyful and blissful life. And many of us still struggle. For some the journey for a better now is simply easy while for many this is not the case. Many of us are simply standing in front of that brick wall looking for a way to get to the other side.

On this journey we all take different paths and yet all of us want to reach to the same final destination. For some of us the journey is pleasurable however for some the journey is too arduous and exhausting. And when you are exhausted you start giving up hope, trust and faith. You feel all the energy from within you has been sucked out.  You start breaking down and every step you take just takes you to another dead end. Some of us just get up and move on.  And when you do this you are in the process of finding your way to the other side of the brick wall. It is these few who get up and keep moving on that somehow work out how to make their lives brighter, beautiful and joyful.

As you continue on this journey for many it seems still difficult and tough. You might say you need someone physically to be there with you for you to continue as the path is too lonely. In fact, you believe it is so lonely and tough that you just have no strength to move on from this point. You give up and get deeper into your dark side.

Your dream of having that brighter, beautiful and joyful life is paralysed by your fear.  Your fear of loneliness, emptiness, separation and anger for things not happening your way kills your dreams and aspirations. Your faith, trust and hope are crushed and you lack compassion. No longer are you that individual who was energized by those powerful loving dreams.

A number of us call this reality, that this is the way of the world. Is it really truly the way of the world???  Just because you have been crushed does it mean you follow the same path as others or do you get up and make that decision to make a change for yourself. For it is only when you make an abundant change for yourself you are able to attain a brighter, beautiful and joyful life.

Till the day you die you will remain in learning. You never stop learning about your life. Either you can take such scenarios as your learning or decide to box them as your failures, mistakes or even success. The choice is to embrace uncertainty. Yes, situations do occur where you are unable to have control over them. But you decided do you let these situations make you cruel, savage, brutal, severe, harsh, grim, unkind, heartless, unsympathetic, hellish, depraved, barbarous, pitiless, and un-compassionate or you rise above all this and simply become more compassionate and loving.

You have the great ability to be aware and realise your dark side. You have a strong force within you of becoming a vibration of negative energy or abundant positive energy. You have the power to embrace uncertainty with compassion and love.

(Thanks to Rohit Bassi for supplying this post).

When “paying it forward” pays dividends!

When you do something out of kindness, appreciation or friendship – without agenda or a clear “what’s in it for me”, it’s often described as paying it forward.

I had an amazing day yesterday with a fellow Facilitator, Speaker and Business Transformation Specialist, which started off in a famous restaurant chain over breakfast (which he paid for), followed by a meeting with the chain’s Regional Director to discuss some Cafe Style Training for them (ironic I know) – where we’ll work together, but under my banner, ending up with an afternoon making a promo video for me, which my friend has offered to then edit! All of which was done with kindness and with no agenda.

Ironically, he introduced me to the concept of paying it forward and it’s spot on! In my work with a Council currently, we’re talking about Commercial Mind-sets, well being commercial doesn’t always have to mean money changes hands. This is a complete heresy to some sectors or businesses I know.

But, here’s the thing… My final comment to my friend yesterday, was exactly around his “paying it forward” because when the Restaurant gig comes off and the video helps generate even more work, and I need a  co-presenter / facilitator / associate to work with – who am I going to call first to help me deliver it?

So, here’s my public pledge to him – you know who you are – that you’re already significantly in credit, having paid it forward. (mind you – that bloody video better be good – LOL!)

Making a difference – one Starfish at a time.

My wife and I were in bits last night watching the programme about the struggles of the Bajau people of the South Seas. (Available on BBC2 iPlayer if you missed it).

What touched us most, was the plight of the little boy – Labo, about 11 years old, who cannot fit in to their life because of a serious and increasing disability. The presenter of the programme tried to assure the boy that in places like the UK, his disability would be embraced and not seen as a hinderance. So, when he left the village, it was heart-breaking for all of them. But, I guess, in some special way, the presenter had made a difference to that young lad!

So, it reminded me of the story of the boy on a beach in Jamaica where the sea washes up millions of Starfish every day. He diligently walks the beach and every so often stops to pick one up and throw it back into the sea. A passing tourist challenged him one day and asked “what possible difference he could make”. To which the boy paused, bent down to pick up another Starfish, threw it into the sea and replied “Well I made a difference to that one!”

How will you make a difference to someone today?

Stay shiny, and have a lovely day!

You’re a millionaire – you just may not know it!

The overwhelming response I got from a question recently regarding how do you measure success, was “happiness”.

Daniel Goleman’s new book bears this out too, in terms of what fulfills us.

So, whilst I’m the first to admit that I’ve chased the big house, the big car/s, the big bank balance – I do now feel I get more joy from the ability to spread a little happiness and the personal freedom I can see others have in terms of their ability to “care” and give joy – nurses, carers, teachers etc etc.

Here’s the thought then – if you can care, show empathy, be compassionate, demonstrate love and understanding, show genuine interest to your customers and colleagues and (in the main) put out good energy around you, then it’s easy to make the distinction that “as it occurs to me RIGHT NOW, life might have its challenges, but if I live in the moment and give out as much positive energy as I can – then I live in abundance!”

Isn’t abundance what a millionaire has?

Just a thought – so, from now on, you too can be known as a millionaire!