I am not average

I am not average

I want to be the best at what I do, because of this I can not be average. I am here to change lives...how can I do that if I am just average? My standards for myself are set high, my standards for my clients are also set high... why? Because working with others that do not want to be average is where the magic is, where we can create those moments that have a huge knock on effect. As Steve Jobs said, you have to be crazy to see the genius! You have to be able to have enough discipline that in those times where your friends think you are crazy for what you do it, you are so sure of yourself that you will carry on, you will get to where you want to go and be who you want to be. Those times where you are sat eating custard out of a tin because you have no money in the bank (yup I...
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YAY! A powerpoint presentation!!!!!

YAY! A powerpoint presentation!!!!!

Said no one ever.... I watched a video on Facebook the other day by a HUGE company. It was a video of a presentation that was filmed via Facebook live and then promoted using facebook ads. It was 40 minutes long of this guy standing in front of his power point presentation reading off the screen with a very monotone voice....I watched 10 minutes and wanted to grab the pen next to me and see how far I could ram it into my ear....that would of been far more exciting. My point is, to me this shows how this company just does not know how to engage with people. It is also scary the fact this company, which has all the resources it needs to make a kickass presentation, allowed themselves to go ahead with that and then thought "hey that was awesome, lets put that as a facebook advert - aren't we so hip!" NOBODY CARES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE SCREEN...
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You’re Fired….

You’re Fired….

You may be sat there reading this hoping for those words to be utter to you by your manager/boss so you can get out of the work situation you have found yourself in. Or You may be sat there hoping those words never get uttered in your direction and you heartbeat spiked when you read it. Or Maybe you are the boss and you are thinking of doing this to someone today, tomorrow, next week or waiting for them to put a foot wrong so you can pounce! (I hope you are not the latter type) Those words You're Fired can have alot of meaning behind it but today I want to talk to you about when you should and shouldn't fire someone.... WHEN YOU SHOULD It takes alot for someone to be fired usually. Gross misconduct, a history of not doing the job correctly or just generally not giving a flying fuck about the work they are supposed to do or the company they are in....
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The fear of success….

The fear of success….

Fear and fear itself is what stops someone truly succeeding in life. It's not your environment It's not your spouse It's not your in-laws It's not your boss It's not your best friend It's not your best friend It's not your enemy It's not your coach It's not luck It's you.... Now I could end this post here and either a few of you will wake up and smell the roses but I suspect most of you will not enjoy me just saying It's not XYZ its you. So allow me to go into some further detail..... The truth behind success has nothing with luck. Elon Musk is not lucky, Richard Branson is not lucky, Alan Sugar is not lucky, David Beckham is not lucky, Deborah Meaden, JK Rowling is not lucky.... Every successful person has something in common, they didn't give up. Your determination to gain success in whatever you wish to do is an internal factor not an external one. It is the story you tell yourself everyday as to why you...
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St Patricks Day or St Marketing Day?

St Patricks Day or St Marketing Day?

Let's talk about holidays & marketing! I just shared this in my group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/217407695400673/) and was told it would be a great public post so here it is! Today is St Patricks day, an excuse for many to get off their face on green beer, green pizza and then green tea the next day. But what about using holidays like this to market yourself? Can you do it effectively? My take on this, it all depends on what services you're offering! I wouldn't for example do something special to promote my 1-1 coaching by wearing a green st Patrick's day hat and hoping it brought in a new client....maybe I should try that next year? However, if I ran an online membership programme I would use some sort of way to tie in st Patrick's day to increase engagement. I am actually very surprised about how Little marketing ploys I've seen today, maybe one or two but a lot less than last year! Marketing is an...
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Who am I?

Who am I?

Time for a life update/transparent post/what am I up to..... I have a number of connections on here, alot I know personally and alot I have never met - which is awesome. I wanted to do this post as update or even an introduction to who am I and what I am doing plus my plan for 2017, it is broken into three sections (Coaching, Businesses and Property) >>>My Coaching Business<<< I'm a Business coach, working with entrepreneurs and businesses to develop a strategic understanding to effectively grow their business along with gaining clarity and overcoming limiting beliefs. I work with committed people who are ready to take the action to get the results they desire. Im a NLP Practitioner and accredited life coach - but the certificates are not why I did that - I did it to fill up my invisible toolbox for the clients. Corporate side: This year will see me focusing more of the corporate side, delivering training to companies that...
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STOP Living life on repeat

STOP Living life on repeat

STOP LIVING LIFE ON REPEAT - Can you hear me clear enough!? Before I start, I will not hold back in this post so read on at your own risk.  I have adopted this saying from somewhere and I truly live by it. Time and time again I speak to people who are living life on repeat without even knowing they are doing it - which is the worst thing about it! EAT - SLEEP - WORK - REPEAT - DIE For the majority this will happen until something shocks them out of it, perhaps they get ill or their partner leaves them or they die. It takes a drastic life event for them to wake up to life. ITS TIME TO WAKE UP Stop being a zombie, stop just surviving, waiting until retirement, saving for a holiday that will pause your life for 7 days.....start living. How many people do you know are living on repeat? Or perhaps living for the weekend? It's funny that people think...
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Why “Corporate Training”​ needs a shake up….

Why “Corporate Training”​ needs a shake up….

Bored yet? Because 90% of corporate training is just that, a bore. A day where either you are forced to do or you volunteer because it gets you away from your desk for the afternoon. But here is the thing, most (not all) corporate training days are dead boring. I have heard horror stories of 8 hours say watching someone present a powerpoint presentation word for word and not add anything else into it....I can even feel myself dozing off thinking about it. Or the complete opposite, where you are trying to make it seem really "fun" and "hip" because the latest sales training book told you that the new in thing was to do giant Jenga to really build up your team rapport and get more sales.....sorry but I am calling bullshit. The other situation where I see alot of people go wrong when they hire a trainer, they hire someone who is exactly like their culture, people already etc. But what...
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A question to commuters…

A question to commuters…

Commuters.... today was the first time in a while that I have been on a busy commuter train - and boy does it remind me of how much I love what I do! Looking around the carriage and seeing the looks on people's faces, I counted two people that looked semi happy people. The rest were either staring into space pondering their thoughts or getting entertainment from their iPhones. It got me thinking... What's the reason that the majority of people in the morning commute are being sardines? Now I know that it won't be the case for everyone, but certainly some. Some of those that are commuting everyday, going home and then pressing the repeat - living in a modern day Groundhog Day. What is the reason? If it's money, I assure you that there are many other ways to get money AND be happy. Perhaps it comes back to the conditioning that is set upon us in school. "Take these exams because you...
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Do you need a “Story”​?

Do you need a “Story”​?

I want to talk about your Story, over the past two years I have seen countless people share their story on stage, social media and meeting them at a networking event. I have no issue with people sharing their story, I find alot of them to be inspiring. However (have you noticed I always have a "however" moment?), yes However I think you order to be successful, and I am taking this from alot of coaches and speakers who are looking to create a business from being a coach, trainer or speaker. In order to be successful you have to be MORE than your story. At the end of the day your story is exactly that YOUR story. If you are a speaker then your story can get pretty boring pretty quickly for alot of people. Use your story as your own motivation first and foremost, your motivation to create something more than your story. If you are a speaker, coach or trainer you...
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