Stop to Smell the Coffee

This has been a really good week, the highlight being a keynote talk at the Howarth Timber National Sales Conference held in Leeds. This was a great event run by Mark Terry the National Sales Manager and the feedback from the talk was fabulous.

What a great group of inspired sales people who took on board all the Mental Resilience techniques I shared as well as the inspirational and funny videos I played. The balance of the talk seems to be really good which is encouraging.

Potential for more work

On the back of this talk I am in discussions for some more work in the building trade for 2018. This is an exciting development as the way they responded means my material works well in this industry.

Next week I am running my Mental Resilience Masterclass for one of my favourite clients and this is my tenth Masterclass for them. The feedback to date has always been positive and that is why they keep booking more.

You have to deliver value

It’s easy to sell one Masterclass but it’s the second which is most important. Companies won’t consider a second booking unless they feel that the first one has delivered value for money and has made a difference.

I’ve also got two coaching clients who are great, and I really enjoy working with them. Things are developing well, and I have some good things in the pipeline which are exciting.

I came across the following thoughts from someone who had led a very safe life but at the end of it regretted not taking more risks and experiencing a few more things. It was too late for them to do anything about it. Our time here is short and fragile so take time to enjoy each day.

If I had my life over

If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax, I’d limber up.
I would be sillier than I’ve been this trip.

I would take fewer things seriously, take more chances, take more trips.
I’d climb more mountains, and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.

I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I’m one of those people who lived seriously, sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them.

I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than this trip.

If I had my life to live over, I would start going barefoot earlier in the spring, and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances, I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.

Stop and appreciate the things around you

I encourage people to be aware of their surroundings several times during the day. To be in the present, fully aware of the beauty around them. Generally, we are so busy that we don’t stop for a few moments just to appreciate the sunset, the beautiful meadow or the lovely old couple holding hands.

Thoughts for the week:

1. Do you ever simply stop for a minute and take in your surroundings?
2. There is amazing beauty around us, but we just miss it because we are too busy.
3. This week see if you can stop several times each day and simply appreciate what is around you.
4. As you do this you cannot be stressed – it’s a lovely moment of peace.
5. Try to develop this daily habit and you will feel the benefits.

Well that’s it for this week, have a great weekend and stay positive.

Warm regards


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