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SOL2013 Part 2

SOL2013 Picture show June 9 Part 2 Here are my memories of the event. I had to upload in two parts because of file size. Hope you enjoy the memories.

Create More Success in Business 135

Yes! And… Blog # 135 Some thoughts on the future of work…  “The saddest point in life would be going to our grave not having sung our song.” Penny Power (Social Media Commentator et al) Have some fresh thoughts? I have mentioned in the past how peculiar it is when events coincide. Earlier in the week, a colleague and I gave a talk on influencing to leaders in a major bank, using the subject of Dee Hock the founder of the Visa payments system (more of this in a later blog). Yesterday I went to an event called Key Person of Influence. I approached it with a deal of scepticism, expecting a big sales event, high on selling and low on valuable content. However, I took an open mind and a closed wallet. I’m glad I took the open mind. It was a terrific event with lots of thought provoking material. Consequently, I thought I would write my latest article on some of the points I picked up. This is not one of my usual structured articles, more a collection of thoughts that I trust you will find interesting. You can read more in the book Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley who turned out to be a role model for his book. Refreshing for me was the fact that the speakers were mostly millionaires (and aspiring millionaires) who gave of their time to come along and enthuse and inform small business owners. The organisation is changing Every radical innovation has a twenty year lag before it becomes mainstream, and dare I say disruptive. Witness TV, air travel and...

76 Use Levers to Transform…

YES! AND… Creative Gorilla # 76 You can influence your life by applying leverage in a way that works for you… “Mind is the great lever of all things.”  Daniel Webster – American statesman Could you lever some basic strategies to make you more effective? I’m usually a fairly positive person but towards the end of last year, I found myself a bit rudderless and less than motivated. Does that ever happen to you? I could have attributed it [my lack of motivation] to the plumbers (a referral from our bathroom suppliers) who installed our new bathroom, tradesmen so bad we in Britain call them cowboys. They came in, spanners blazing and certainly made me miserable with their lies and bodges. On reflection though, I realised that I was not paying attention to the levers that influence my life, those key factors that give me direction, motivation and a sunnier outlook.  “Levers” are a metaphor for those key things in our life that we influence to achieve a certain outcome. These levers will be different for everyone but in my case they are: The amount of exercise I do The time I spend meditating Mapping what I have to do regularly The amount I snack You may wonder why I include the last one. Surely, if I snack more, that’s a bad thing? True. Essentially, if I increase the first three and reduce the last, I feel better and act more effectively; you don’t have to move levers the same way! I moved mine appropriately and feel more motivated and positive as a result. So You can apply this...