I have just been to one of my meetings and I was watching a visitor who had come along to Elite6 for the 1st time and it inspired me to write this blog!
You’ve likely heard the saying “I wouldn’t have a bar of it?” The origin or meaning apparently stems from USA with bar being short for barrow, i.e. “I wouldn’t take a barrow of him even if they or he was giving it or him away for free”!
I’m sure you’ve heard the proverb “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”, and you probably know it has nothing to do with a road to hell or that the road is paved, but that, ‘hell’ (or Sir Hell) was paved with good intentions.
What is an anchor? “An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current”.
I’m sure you’ve heard of this slang expression which means “To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give a fig about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others”.
‘Big picture thinking’ is a person who looks at problems and opportunities. A creative person, an idea generator who brainstorms as many ideas as possible.
I seem to have a lot of mantras! Another one of them is “Challenge: EVERYTHING” - I’ve even had a stamp made of it. Alongside that I put 3 principles that I was taught when I was studying to be an architectural draughtsman.
Can you imagine living in a house that wasn’t designed by an architect or better still have you ever walked into a house that has been properly designed and instantly you think boy I would love to live here?
Are you a yes person reluctant to say no and then feeling overwhelmed with work you can’t handle? Are you a no person who feels bad about letting someone down trying to justify you have done it for the right reasons?
Business is relational - it can’t operate in isolation. It is symbiotic, contractural and ongoing. It has both bonuses and penalties, benefits and consequences. But at its core, it is intensely human.
There are so many ways nowadays to communicate with others. The old-fashioned way, face-to-face or telephone, video conference, either audio or visual, and of course in writing, whether pen to paper, email, text, message etc. The list is endless.
Business is intensely personal. It is about a dream turned into a reality, a passion given direction, a vision given wheels. And here in lies the rub - “never make your hobby your profession,” I was once told.
Recently a client, who is a very fit athlete and who recently ran an ultra-challenge which was nearly 60 kms and uphill, told me she would rather do that than speak in front of a group of people!