Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Going First Class, Travelling in the Wrong Direction

Have you ever been on such a high that you missed the detail?

Recently, I was the Conference Speaker at a large Symposium in London. After I walked off that stage I was buzzing and the feel good factor just continued.  I was in the zone; living my dream and being of service to the corporate clients all around me.

I got into a taxi and headed to Euston Station, my return ticket was off peak so I decided to upgrade to a peak time ticket. I paid an extra £130 and the guy who sold me the ticket began to glow as well, so much so that he told me to go and sit in the First Class coach G.  I followed some other people and found coach G.  I was relaxed and made a phone call, ten minutes later I looked at my watch and it was 5:21pm, Virgin Trains must be running late I thought as we were due to leave at 5:07pm.  Then I looked out the window and saw platform 5 was on the other side, which was the platform I was supposed to be on!

I turned to the gentleman in the seat behind me and asked him if this train was for Liverpool. No was his reply as the train was pulling out of the station, this train was heading for Manchester. How could I have missed the detail when I was in the zone?

What to do when in the zone
  1. Stay grounded
  2. Pay attention
  3. Remember to sweat the detail
  4. Be aware of your surroundings
Be First Class – Travel First Class

I live by a simple motto saying ‘Don’t talk about it, be it…’

To be it means we have to be first class, no excuses, no poor me. It takes discipline and courage to be what you came here to be. When you are first class, no one questions you, they just know it.

By the essence and the presence of who you are and everyone who works for you, it’s not about walk the talk; it's about be the talk… be the brand. Be the product or service that you are. Ooze it, radiate it, respect it… the world right now needs presence, energy and positivity.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Change Your Environment

Are you getting the results you want in life and business?

If not, maybe it’s time to look at what’s going on in your environment. When you surround yourself with the right environment, you have a better chance of succeeding. This might mean:
  • Rearranging the office.
  • Rearranging your home.
  • Studying books on people who have succeeded at what you want to do or be.
  • Looking at who you currently mix with… maybe it’s time to attract new friends and business associates into your life.

Eight Top Tips for Changing the Environment
  1. Write a clear out list.
  2. Clear out the clutter.
  3. Be ruthless; get rid of anything you don’t love. Example: books, pictures, dead plants.
  4. Sort out your files in the office.
  5. Add colour to the office with fresh flowers.
  6. If you work in a sales environment, put a picture of what you will buy with the money you will earn from new sales.
  7. Bring in healthy snacks to the office, ones that will increase your energy levels.
  8. Place two litres of water on your desk and drink it before the end of your day.
When there is beauty and order in your environment, you are more likely to succeed.