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Dear Friend,

We’re only minutes away from re-connecting and from you gaining a fresh perspective to overcome some of the challenges you are likely to be facing right now.

This Facebook Live session seems to be the best way that we can connect in a fast and easy format, yet you can still get valuable insights.

You deserve a few minutes to gain a fresh perspective that could add massive power to the rest of your day and your week.

Starting in the next 30 minutes at 7pm UK time.

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Hi Friend

Thank you, thank you.

I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who are asking “what happened?”, “where have you been?” and “what or who’s behind the sudden re-emergence?”

Rather than send a form email out, I’d rather have a more meaningful connection.

To do this, I’m going to do my first Facebook Live broadcast at 7 pm on Wednesday 6th September.

It would be great to see you there. This is NOT a ‘business talk’, it’s a ‘life’ talk for everyone I know.

I will also share some of the insight and feedback from the network of people who have overcome some SERIOUS challenges over the past two years. It’s just 30 minutes and I hope to make it a time of sharing, insight, encouragement and inspiration.

So, tune in Wednesday 6th September, 7:00 pm GMT HERE

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Friend, hi there!

How are you? I hope you’re having a great Summer.

It’s been over two years

I apologise for not being in touch for so long. You are receiving this email because you were on my list of valued contacts.

This is because we’ve met, corresponded or done business together at some point before I let things slip.

To be honest, I’ve been ‘in the cave’ and in ‘stealth mode’ while I invested my time in learning, earning and traveling.

Housekeeping: The procrastination is over.

In the midst of that I set the intent to reach out, but every time I looked at my contact list, it felt so overwhelming. I knew that I would have to face the task of cleaning up my list. An old fashioned ‘hello’ email is the best way to reach out you and the other people and organisations that made my recent successes possible.

Here’s what I have for you.

I’m fired up and getting my house in order. I’m creating the systems and content to share valuable insights, resources and lessons that I’ve been gathering over the past two years.

The intent of this email is two fold.

  1. Re-connect with you and verify that you’re still around
  2. Let you know that I’m back.

Your choice

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Connections for Clarity in 2015

I’m freshening up my connections in 2015. You can too.

Email can be a powerful way to get information that will help you make more money, experience more joy and avoid stress. If you fail to control your content then email can be a nuisance.

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I’m taking this opportunity to ensure that I stay connected with the progressive leaders and entrepreneurs that intentionally experience more success.

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I’ve spent the last six months developing some powerful content and tools to help entrepreneurs and business leaders get MORE clarity, confidence and cash for themselves personally and professionally. There will be free content that is exclusive to people on my email list.

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It’s not about you, it’s about them.

Keep on sharing. It really DOES matter.

Who are you? What do you know that is of value to others?

You are you. You are unique and your experiences do really matter to other people. You create value when you share who you are, as well as what you know.

I know that the people marketing and sales would have you believe that all about what you know. It’s not that what you know is not of, or does not create value. It’s more that who you are is an important and integral part of the value created when you share what you know.

People buy people. People buy feelings.

Do you really think that purely what you know is enough to make people spend money? Or is it the outcome that they will achieve for themselves?

I believe it is, for the most part, the latter. By learning from you people hope to get a specific result for themselves. That result, in turn, delivers a specific feeling for that person. The greater that feeling is in importance to them, then the greater the value it has to them.

This is where commerce comes into play. The people that you create value for have access to resources that are of value to you. The resources they have maybe skills, knowledge, networks, attention, time or money. And as we know, one of the main resources that is traded for the value you have created and the value that you desire to receive, is money.

Granted, it’s not all about money (at least it isn’t for me). It’s also about the one email, tweet, Facebook or LinkedIn message where you hear from someone the you never met.  In that message they thank you for changing their lives for the better through what you’ve shared. [I’ll share the message I received in a later post]

You may, like me, have forgotten what you wrote. But you will know that it came from a place of compassion, and passion. At that moment you will get that feeling of knowing that what you do and who you are really does matter.

I say all that to say this….

i2i TMM Global reach 20121119I have been writing blogs fairly consistently now for over a year. I know that it is necessary for me to share what I know and who I am. Until recently, I did not take a look at the web statistics that shows the global reach of what I say about what I know and who I am. The image in this blog was taken from my website stats analysis.

With that said, I want to say a big “thank you” to you for taking the time to read, watch and listen to what I have to say. No matter where you are on this global map (shows the countries that people have viewed this blog from) there are people just like us all over the world that seek to grow, share and walk together on this journey called life.

In 2013, I’ll be focusing most of my thoughts, videos and writing around a few core subjects. This will help me to focus my time, energy and efforts in a way that I will be able to establish a clearer “message” that we can discuss and share together.

Puzzle me this, puzzle me that….

Do you have a message that you wish to share? Have you allowed fear, or the illusion that it does not matter to others to be the reason for not sharing that message? Or have you allowed “planning to prepare” and “getting ready to get ready” to be the reason for not starting or building a rhythm for sharing your message?

If so, please know that what I have done is a baby step. But even the baby step is still a step forward.

This is all that we need to do. It may not be perfect, it may not be as consistent as we desire (at first), but is, can be and will be SOMETHING.

This is not about you, this is about them. All the people in the orange and red countries of your global reach map waiting to hear what you have to say. It may start small, with only one blog or video. It will become more, in time.

And in time you will hear the stories of how your words have impacted and changed the lives of others. This is my story, this is my song. And I thank you for taking the time to sing along.

Are you a cheetah or a lion?

It’s the difference between chasing business and getting business.

It came to my attention that the cheetah and the lion have different strategies for achieving the desired outcome. Their desired outcome is survival and having a meal.

The same could be said in business, where our objective is to do more than just survive, it’s to thrive and get a meal for ourselves, our employees and our stakeholders.

Although I like to use metaphors from nature, I don’t often use metaphors that involve violence. I guess using the predator and prey relationship as a metaphor doesn’t quite sit with me well when it comes to business.  That said, this is more about stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. The fact is that these things happen in nature, in life and in business.

The cheetah hunts in the long grass and the open fields.  It works carefully and meticulously to get close enough to its prey before expending the huge amount of energy required to utilise its strategic advantage – it’s unmatchable speed.  Many people are unaware that to achieve the speeds that the cheetah is capable of requires such a huge investment of energy that if the cheetah does not achieve the kill on that particular chase, the cheetah will take hours to recover and regain its strength to try again.  Although the cheetah will share the kill with others. The pursuit is often a solo effort.

Lions, on the other hand, are big cats. Lions are the only big cats to hunt cooperatively, herding prey towards an ambush or in to a situation that reduces the likelihood of escape for their prey.

As Lions do not have the speed of a cheetah, they employ a different strategy. One such strategy is to wait near a watering hole where they know that the deer, buffalo or zebra will come to drink. Then, while they are drinking and have let their guard down, the lions make their move.  Even if they fail, they know that other deer and zebra will come to the watering hole without having to chase them down.

I say all that to say this….

A number of consultants, coaches and trainers that I know and work with have a feast or famine approach to getting business. They work hard to position themselves and then expend an inordinate amount of energy to secure the deal.  If it should be the case that they do not get the work, it takes them time to recover physically, emotionally and otherwise before they can recharge to focus on the next big deal.

Then there are others. They are coaches, consultants and trainers who work in collaboration with others. They position themselves in the places and the communities where the people that they seek to work with congregate.  If they miss out on one deal, others will come.

Yes, this is a bit of a mixed and messy metaphor, but the lesson still stands.

You can chase the business by yourself and deal with the consequences that takes the form of feast or famine. Or you can save energy by positioning yourself where the business will come to you. You may not get the first deal, but you have more choice, because you know that they are coming back to meet an important need.

Puzzle me this, puzzle me that….

Who are you collaborating with to get more customers? Who are the people who work in a complimentary way with your ideal client? What communities are your ideal clients drawn to?

By being a prominent and credible (engaged) member of those communities. you can be well positioned for customers  to come to you. Then you can find out what problems your product or service can solve for them. Doing this can (with the intent to serve)help to draw more quality customers to you at your business.

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Keep It Simple

Especially With Your Money

Among the many things that I’ve learned since becoming a mentor of The Business Wealth Club Birmingham, it’s the importance and power of keeping things simple. That is, when we are able to break down seemingly complex issues and powerful business concepts into digestible, understandable chunks of information.

One of the most common challenges for many businesses (small and large) is the matter of the clear, confident and comfortable understanding of “money matters” such as cash flow.

“Cash is or oil in your business engine. Without it, your business will seize up and die.”

This a quote from Paul Avins and another clear example of how, in this instance, cash flow can be boiled down to clear and powerful metaphors that business people understand. That’s what we do at The Business Wealth Club.

Recently, The Guardian newspaper (the online edition), published one of my articles on the subject of cash flow. In the article. I explain how establishing and maintaining cash flow can also be broken down into three core principles (yes, another tetrahedron)

We have always based our Cashflow management on the following:

  • Relationships
  • Systems
  • Processes that are bound by trust backed up by paper (written agreements made while relationships are good).

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