Category Archives: success

Inspired and Passionate

Making any real difference in the world requires a power way beyond force; it requires the unleashing of a spirit outwards from within; and requires the development of a determined delivery to self and then the world about. There’s nothing like the effect of an idea, of someone or something that’s found their time to be expressed.

What inspires any new thought leader, any new entrepreneur, any budding “I want to achieve something meaningful” individual is both the stories of those who’ve come before and made a difference and the examples these characters have provided as a result. A whole industry is dedicated to serving the needs of explorers seeking to emulate them. Stories of how to do it, tactics, metaphors, parables et al. provide a huge library of reference materials and solutions which provide windows for people seeking ideas and an understanding of the mindset of those they consider successful.

I’m writing this because I’ve just read the inspiring story about Pukka Herbs’ founders. In their own words they tell of how their passion became clear, how their partnership formed and how they went for it. Today, they have a business ever on the increase and growing exponentially. All they’ve achieved came from a joint-venture, a determined vision and a marriage of personalities where synchronicity and synergy proved one plus one can certainly make a great deal more than two. And the bigger they get, the more they seem to develop; it’s as if their growth doesn’t drain them but energises them to achieve more and reach further…

It is a pleasure for me to write this as I do for Tim and Sebastian have shown that with the right idea, synergy, relationships and by placing the idea in the right time and place, the amazing can happen. They have proved great examples for what they’ve achieved and continue to do so.



Do, Do, Do: That, That, That; This, This, This…

The more I research being successful, the more difficult and pressured it seems to be… even enough to create a psychosis (if I’m not careful)!

When I consider the advice from experts, the list of “you just need to…” actions becomes longer and longer. To implement their ideas of how to be(come) successful, I must…

* know my niche
* get my brand right
* have a great business name
* have the right attitude
* create a social media campaign
* have coaches for all aspects of my business
* have a clear elevator pitch
* be a master networker
* must not broadcast but, build relationships
* write informational products – books, blogs and articles
* get the SEO right
* be efficient and effective in time management
* understand technology
* understand systems and process of business
* understand what experts tell me
* know what the message is and deliver it with effective PR and marketing
* be confident
* be there for breakfast meetings
* join clubs
* be there for evening programs
* keep up with emails, tweets and my network through regular informative content
* regularly press the flesh
* be interesting and informative
* build good relationships that mean people will buy from me
* know how to speak and close sales
* know how to be good value, charge a sensible fee and get paid
* motivated; energised and excited by what I do
* be wise enough to know where the pitfalls are, then avoid them
* have a website that brings traffic and encourages buy-ins and interaction
* the list goes on, and on, and on…

What I ask is: which and what tools and advice have you found have made the difference you needed to Aha! then implement to achieve your required change?



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