Posts Tagged ‘Moving minds’

Listen and Learn

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

 

The Vetch years

 

Tony Petty era galvanised the rise of Swansea City.

“Tony Petty bought Swansea City for a £1 in 2001. But the Australian-based businessman’s handling of the club brought supporters together to fight to reclaim their club.

Fans took to the streets in protest against Petty’s running of the club as he attempted to sack seven players and two coaches to cut costs, which the Professional Footballers’ Association thwarted.

A local consortium of supporters, headed by former director Mel Nurse, later battled to gain control of the club, and on 24 January, 2002 – reportedly 24 hours before the club was set to go out of business – they ousted Petty”.

In 2013 the play-off final at Wembley, now said to be worth £90 million, we can all learn from these valuable and costly lessons.

The film  Jack to a King  Swansea City’s rag-to-riches story from the edge of oblivion to the Premier League.

Infectious Passion

I read an article written by a fellow peak performance mentor, Sunil Bali, who talked about his friend, a Maths Professor, who instils passion for his subject which is infectious.

How often do we read about failures and emptiness on our streets, in our shops, on our football and rugby pitches?

Being hungry makes you focused and determined to win at all costs.

Do you lack that focus to win at all costs?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Treadmill Desks

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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Treadmill Desks   Photo courtesy of Getty Images

How practical and beneficial are they to business?

How many of you ( having filled in the latest insurance policy for an increasing number of gadgets ) are aware of how many hours you slog away at your desk tops, plus latest apps?  How many of you are aware of the repetitive strain, postural hypertension and worse still, a worsening of your cardio health, as you lean over the computer day after day?

Because of my ergonomics awareness, I build in postural awareness questions weekly, during my onsite gym inductions.  Helping employees to check all those vital, large muscle groups responsible for core stability  that help prevent  injuries. Our attention is brought back to these vital sets of exercises when a accident happens to us,

Post injury or ill health, we are forced to look at the benefits of cardiovascular exercising and core stability.

Building in these essential postural stability exercises to a weekly programme help us to prevent injuries and keep our business ticking over nicely.

Luckily we can fit in a ‘missed’ muscle group workout anywhere, anytime.  I’ll cover them in my next article.

 

How do you re-energise yourself for your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

Mean what you say

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Exploring this message “A strong personal brand has a reputation of meaning what they say!”, I want to ask you this open question:

Do we get our message right?

When we feel stale and reach a plateau ( a great example of this is, when we are trying to lose weight ) it generally means we have arrived at a natural place in our cycle. I thought I’d explore this phase and list some positive triggers to help you shift up a gear.

Here’s a wonderful quote from personal branding and peak performance mastermind Sunil Bali in his blog called Shift :

‘By changing the pain and pleasure you associate with certain actions, your emotions will automatically drive you to take action, which you can’t achieve by using logic alone.

If you want to get better results, perhaps it’s time to change your cerebral gear?’

His lesson clearly shows that with the right help, you can move things to another level, if you choose to.

Here are a few of my tips to help you move up a gear.

1. Sift through time wasters, energy drainer’s contacts and circles. Make a choice to limit non-supportive interactions that don’t energize you.

2. Integrate activities. Socialise with connections that are like-minded. Find people in your network who share common interests and develop your creative side around people and activities you love.

3. Objectively stand back and check how you can improve your brand message, so that you can move it up a level.

4. Be an active listener, this highly necessary skill affords us a new ‘insight’ that shapes our brand message to reach new customers.

5. Be an active learner: You would think learning takes more time from you, but actually there are so many new tools and new ways of doing things that can free us up.

6. Lighten up! Spend time that for you is productive and fun.

7. Rekindle your creative flare.

8. Perception. Your fresh take on life and work with a different perspective, releases new energy.

Here’s a quote that can be your mantra:

“All difficulties can become opportunities”

Acting on this quote and shift we can then look forward to that next phase.

Are there any changes you can make? Can I help you make them?

My e-mail address is : carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

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