Your Outlook Determines Your Outcome!

Picture the scene, it’s Monday Morning (-15C), and I’m off to work. I open the door and this is the scene that greets me!

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07:00am Monday Morning

In life, there are few things that direct your OUTCOME, like your OUTLOOK. Take a look at the two photos. What is the first thing you would have thought? Remember it’s -15 (without the wind chill), when you see six inches of snow on your car? Well this what in fact what I saw. I opened my door 07:00am on a Monday morning. So, I ask again what do you see?

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Personally it made me smile! I see opportunity!!! I’m going skiing!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is this outlook that resulted in the outcome of me going skiing with my daughter a couple of days later. The smaller skis on the right are hers.

 

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Feet up – Calgary winter style

I have the pleasure of teaching her how to ski! It is a memory that I will never forget. Seeing her conquer her fears and make the most of every day? What more can a father wish for?

So what lessons have we learned from this post?

Don’t focus on the problem! Look for the blessings (and opportunities)!!!

As always, I didn’t post this to its in a server somewhere. If some part of it resonates with you; take it and empower someone to do great things!!!

DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

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I have the honor of your attention for a few minutes. Thank you.  What does that mean to you?

  •  What if you’re an athlete? It could mean ‘work on your stamina, before you are thrown into the big race.
  • To a student – Study hard before a test.

For me, I’m taking a course to help me motivate thousands of people. Do I have thousands of people waiting to hear me? Am I ready to lead them? Maybe not. But this is preparation for the crowd that’s coming.

The pen in the picture was presented to me for a two-minute speak I gave. I am in training to help mentor the crowd that’s coming. You know what’s coming; what you’d like to do. Don’t leave it until it’s too late to start. Get your shovel and get busy! I never take for granted that you have read this far. Smile as I am whilst writing this. You have a goal that you NEED to achieve! Get busy; get it done before you need it.

When your opportunity comes, make sure you are ready.  As always, I didn’t post this to sit on a server somewhere. Go take it and inspire someone!

 

 

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What does an Entrepreneur look like?

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When you think about Jackie Chan films what do you see? Recently I have realized that his characters hold a lot of the lessons that entrepreneurs need to survive.

Mentor
Each of the characters have a Kung fu master- in this analogy, this would be your mentor. The person that is where you want to be. Note the student picks the mentor. (Not the other way round).

Coach ability
Through the learning process the student is asked to train in methods that feel unusual. In these films the student does as the master instructs. Note – This is after trying to short cut the process.

Initial test
In the initial test, the new entrepreneur may fail. Luckily this is not as painful (physically) as in the films.

Experience is not the best teacher
It’s normally at this point that you get the ‘flash back’ of the failure. This needs to be UNDERSTOOD. Evaluated experience is the best teacher – John C Maxwell.

Final test
In the final test the new Entrepreneur faces his/her biggest challenge. This they overcome. This is a triumphant moment! Standing there in the aftermath of the battle; knowing they have won.

But wait…….(dramatic pause). There is a final lesson that needs to be understood.

From time to time, remember to look back at how far you have come. If not, you’ll not know if you are on track.

Success is a journey; not a destination.

As always- if any part of this resonates with you please pass it on. Empower someone
To grow into the person they should be.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Ian

Who Do You Hang With?

Who Do You Hang With? What a Crowd

Whilst listening to a video on motivation, the speaker posed the question ‘who do you hang with’? It got me thinking, as in life there are two types of people we have around us.

  1. The friend that means well but holds us back.
  2. The friend that also means well and holds us accountable.

Don’t get me wrong, the advice that the second on gives you may be hard to take, but they want your success.

When you ask the same question in a business setting the answers change. I have always been asked to recommend trades people, companies and the like. Now in this context, you are being asked to recommend people who have your workmanship, business ethics and code of honour.

With the second context in mind, a business man said ‘Remember to surround yourself with people whose tongue in their head, matches the one in their shoes’. Basically if they talk the talk, they should also walk the walk!

I have the god fortune to work with people who have done everything that they have said they would do. Earlier this month I was in LA for three days. With people who share a common goal not a common past. 20,000 business owners in one conference. I have a goal to help as many people as I can realise and achieve their hopes and dreams.

If you want to know more about the clip please let me know. It’s more important that you find out for yourself.

Thank you for reading this post. As always, if you agree with it then please share.

Be the best part of someone’s day!

Money for Old Rope

Money for old rope!
This is a British Phrase meaning something along the lines of getting paid for very little effort.

If you’re not an investor, don’t panic, this applies to you too. You could be getting paid to check Facebook.

Now that’s a strange way to speak to investors; but let’s try all the same. As Real Estate investors you analyse a deal to see how much money is on the table. If I told you that you were throwing money away, you would kick yourself. It is literally Money for old Rope. There is a way that you can increase the monthly income. But it will mean you reading on.

There is an opportunity that will allow you to get paid for the services you are already using.

Yes you read correctly.

‘So what do I need to do?’ I hear you ask. Simply ACT! Send me an email with the country you are in. I will send you the information that will answer your question.

That’s it, from there, you make up your own mind.

Simply put:
If you change nothing; then nothing changes. But, if you change one thing…….

Thank you for taking the time to read this message

If you want to know more, drop me an email to: ianwilliams_mciob@hotmail.co.uk and I’ll send you the info (FREE OF CHARGE), that will provide further information.

The Business of Business, is PEOPLE

 

For all the new business owners and want-to-be business owners there is a very important lesson that will unfold with this post.

Remember – The business of business, is people. No matter if it’s Construction, Management, Real Estate, Network Marketing or anything else.

This week whilst working in Canada, I received a message from a colleague. He informed me that a project in South London where we had worked had won an award. The award was for a scheme called the Considerate Contractors Scheme’.

Part of the project listed above was a drive to help with the high level of unemployment in the area. I pushed home with all contractors that they had to take on board local labour. Now this is nothing new. Another part that I found fulfilling was a number of workshops that I ran on the Housing Estate. Now, Most of the men (and women), had been long-term unemployed. The thing I liked was the way that just offering advice would allow some that wanted to better themselves a chance to do so.

I had always enjoyed helping those that wanted it. The rewards stick with you for ever. One such example was on a dark night whilst leaving the project Picture the scene:

Cold and damp inner city street. I’m leaving to go to my car. (I know, not quite Hollywood, but stick with me). A car speeds past me and slams on his brakes as I cross the road.

In my head I think ‘this could be bad’. Then I hear the horn blow and the car reverses up the street. I put the laptop in the car and watch the car approach. As it’s dark all I see are head lights….
(Dramatic stuff eh?). Then I hear: “Mr. Williams!”.

I think – ‘OK, he knows my name’.

What happens next will stick with me for ever. A man jumps out of a car in construction work clothes, with a grin from ear to ear. It was one of the men from the workshop. He shakes my hand furiously, and says ‘I GOT A JOB!!!!! I did what you said and I got a job! I’ve been working for about a month now!’

So now that I’m away and someone else accepted the award. However, the incident above will stay with me long after the trophy has tarnished.

 

As I said in the title – The business of business, is PEOPLE.

I help people every day. I show them how they can set a goal, and make it happen. If you would like to know more, please contact me and let me know.

 

As always, If you like this post please share it. I didn’t put this out to sit in space somewere. It is to empower someone to do something amazing!

 

Regards,

Ian

Trail blazers! Get used to feeling like Sarah Connor!

 Get used to feeling like

Sarah Connor.

 

 

 

 

Business Owners, Entrepeneurs and Trend Setters

For those of us that are a little older (not old, just older), we may remember the film Terminator 2. Ok ! Now who remembers the scene with Sarah Connor with her hands on the playground fence? That scene has stuck with me for years!

For those of you that don’t know the scene, let me re-cap.

Sarah Connor, has had a glimpse of something huge (one future). And she’s trying to tell the world, but they are not getting it. In the scene above, she’s trying to tell some people in a playground and they don’t hear or see her. Then there’s a nuclear blast and everyone is blown away.

That is conviction in your beleifs – To stick with it to the end!  She could have just said ‘protect yourself’. But she saw the bigger picture.

As a business owner, entrepreneur or trend setter, you are faced with people who don’t see your dream. Well look to the end of the film, if it wasn’t for her determination, we would not be here.

The world has fought every advance, but now revels in the glory of the success. The list is endless: The motor car, Electricity, Cell phones, the internet………….

 

Ask yourself a question if you are faced with doubters.

“Will someone benefit from what I’m doing”? If the answer’s yes, then you have a responsibility to keep going!!!

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Ian Williams

ianwilliams_mciob@hotmail.co.uk