Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why not make your business about having fun with people?

As Richard Branson says, ‘Business is not about formality’. He goes on, ‘I’m no more a business man when I wear a suit, and no less a business man when I wear a sweater and trainers. Business is about what concerns you.’

When I first heard that, I thought, ‘Wow! I am like Richard Branson!’ Totally presumptuous of course, but, fundamentally, it gave me a really good reason to continue doing business ‘in my own way’.

I never thought of myself as a business man, in fact, as a young person starting out in the music business, I used to deny to everyone – including myself – that I was.

However, time has proved otherwise, despite my protestations.

So, why is that important to you? Well, it’s simple. You possibly don’t believe that your’e really good at business, or selling, or selling yourself. Secondly, you probably want to ‘do your own thing’ or ‘do the thing you love to do’ AND you’d rather make money doing that, than doing something else, wouldn’t you?

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can, absolutely, make money from the thing you want to do, rather than from the things the business books tell you you’ll HAVE to do to make a succesful business.

You see, the thing is, most of the people who wrote those books, never ‘did their own thing’, so they don’t know what’s possible. Most of them went to Harvard Business School or ‘learned’ how to be good in business by getting an MBA.

Well, that sort of thing didn’t make Branson, Sugar or QJ successful.

I did the markets in my twenties. No, not the money markets – I mean the market stalls – I was a market trader selling car carpets and seat covers for 50p each – honest!

I learned early on that talking and listening to people was how to build a great life. And – unbelievably – at the time, I was still Painfully Shy!

So, my message to you, however good (or bad) you think you are currently at talking or presenting to people, I can teach you how to: Go out there: Have Fun with People: AND have a great time building your own business in your own way.

Now if that appeals to you, why not send me an email right now, telling me how I can help you, or asking me how I can help you, and I promise if you give me your phone number, I’ll come straight back to you as soon as I have a minute. Oh, you might have to wait a couple of days,’cos I am really busy. But do it now, I will make it worth your while.

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