INSPIRE – A Power Word for Every Day

INSPIRE – A Power Word for Every Day

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In 2011 this word came crashing into my life as being central to everything I am about. I had the privilege of meeting Thomas Power from the UK, in person, in Sydney. Thomas spent an hour with me taking me through a guided session that resulted in bringing everything that drives me down to two words.

Those 2 words were: Inspiring Solutions.

Thomas’ instructions to me were to treat those two words as key to everything I do and I started from that moment on to build my personal brand around ‘Inspiring Solutions’.  A few months later I set up my first LinkedIn profile and used my new ‘core words’ to create the following statement:

 

“Passionate, energetic and dynamic, I am all about inspiring solutions through international business development and helping others network and connect effectively.”

 

From 2011 and even more so today, ‘Inspiring Solutions’ is my benchmark for everything I share on-line, everything I tweet about, like, re-share, post, comment on and for offline face to face networking conversations, discussions, topics I will talk about and even people I choose to associate with. If it is aligned with inspiring solutions, I am there. If it is not then I politely choose to exit or change the subject and I like to think I honestly manage this most of the time.

 

The simple word ‘inspire’ and all its variations, inspiring, inspiration, inspirational, have taught be more about life, about attitudes towards business and pleasure, about people, about positive change that focus on 2 key words brings, than I ever would have thought possible.

My favourite definition of the verb to inspire is

To fill with an animating, quickening or exalting influence; to fill with enlivening or exalting emotion

 

I have discovered the power of choosing to become inspiring and have been on a mission for the last couple of years to inspire others to choose the same. This personal purpose statement that I created at a workshop led by Jan Haldane is a powerful reminder: ‘My purpose is to express my passion, energy and drive to inspire, connect and build engaging networks with people and businesses.

 

I could write all day about this amazing little word inspire but I will choose to finish off with some of a key note that I wrote and delivered as part of a Corporate Series led by Cam Calkoen in 2014:

“Inspiring people are attractive. They ooze something which the rest of us want – they feed us, challenge us, and energise us. We want to follow them, know them, and be associated with them.

In choosing to become inspiring, you will choose to become one of those people who others gravitate towards. They will share your posts, like your blogs and updates, will connect with you, follow you, meet face to face with you, attend events you are at, introduce you to others and look to build some kind of relationship with you.

So inspire those around you and find others who inspire YOU. Build your network around these 2 points and you will have loyal connections who will bring others who they think would be inspired by or resonate with you AND you will be doing the same for those connections who inspire you.

It’s all about GIVE and TAKE. Giving comes first.”

 

Jayne Albiston
Director
Business over Breakfast (BoB) Clubs Australia & New Zealand

Alana Datson from Bayleys Real Estate Mairangi Bay joins Albany BoB Club – Better Business Networking

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Alana Datson – Bayleys Real Estate Mairangi Bay

 

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Bayleys Real Estate

Real Estate
396 Beach Road
Mairangi Bay
North Shore
021 750 575
Member of the Albany BoB Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alana Datson has a firm footing in the real estate industry and the invaluable experience of having been on both sides of a property transaction.

Alana has joined the expert local team at Bayleys Mairangi Bay after four years spent as the Marketing Executive within the Bayleys City and Fringe commercial team. Alana was an integral member, focused on boosting the profile of her team and their successes, through designing their new dedicated team website, creating and distributing quarterly marketing brochures containing recent transactions, current properties available and a snapshot of the market looking forward and capturing the teams’ annual capabilities.

Now, specialising in the sale of residential and waterfront properties throughout the sought after East Coast Bays suburbs, Alana is driven to deliver results and to earn the trust and referral business that comes from a memorable sale. Alana is now working alongside Jackie Smith, a well established and highly regarded residential and waterfront specialist, whom is consistently a top performer nationwide.

Alana is known for her charismatic personality and transparent approach. She is direct and straight forward in her communication, preferring not to sugar coat the facts but to keep her clients at the forefront of any developments.

Clients can feel confident that a job in Alana’s hands is a job well done. She holds herself to high moral standards and believes in the value of hard work in all areas of her life.

A naturally competitive person, Alana thrives on winning business and exceeding expectations. She invests significant time into knowing her local market and remaining at the cusp of industry related news to best advise her clients.

Vik Sidhu from Thexton Armstrong joins Takapuna BoB Club – Better Business Networking

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Vik Sidhu, Thexton Armstrong

 

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Thexton Armstrong
Business Coach
49 Eskdale Rd
Birkenhead
Auckland
0626
022 191 2234
Member of the Takapuna BoB Club

Do you want results for your business and want them fast?

Vik loves fostering long term relationships by doing exactly that. He enjoys helping teams and businesses take their performance to levels they didn’t think possible.His secret is to use a Project Management based approach and to focus intensely on the major issues at hand. Where most skim the surface, Vik dives deep into root causes of challenges.

Vik has nearly 15 years’ experience in Process Improvement. This experience spans across the US, India and New Zealand. Vik has helped improve processes in IT, Finance, Supply Chain among other areas. His experience includes working for competitive, results-driven organisations such as GE and Dell. In 2014 one of Vik’s projects was short listed a semi-finalist for the Project of the Year award at the CI (Continuous Improvement) NZ Forum.

Vik earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He holds certifications in Project Management (PMP – Project Management Professional) and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality.

Here is a sampling of some of the projects Vik has worked on

  • Increased the productivity of a call centre by nearly 20%.
  • Reducing project lead times in a Consulting company by 25%.
  • Streamlining Supply Chain operations in one of  NZ’s largest hospital to the point where there was 99.9% stock availability. A critical improvement area until then.
  • Helping teams reduce the amount of rework they were doing (but didn’t know they were!) by over 50%.
  • Helping IT teams set up processes so they could be more productive by focusing on what was important. Rather than go from fighting one fire to another.

To see what Vik can do for your business, call him at 022-191 2234 or email vik.sidhu@thextonarmstrong.co.nz for a free consultation.

$25 PROMO CODE – REGISTER NOW – 3/4 Day Professional iMA Workshop [CONNECTING TO SELL] – 14 Oct 2015 – NEWMARKET-AUCKLAND-NZ. Limited Spaces

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3/4 DAY WORKSHOP

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PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS IN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OR SALES & MARKETING

 

We are offering a special $25 discount for our upcoming ‘Connecting to Sell’ iMA Workshop being delivered on the 14th October 2015 if you register before 5th October 2015.

Normal Price $275+GST

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You may have completed our iMA Questionnaire and discovered your preferred comfort zone when it comes to connecting and communicating with others.  You could be a High Red, High Yellow, High Green or a High Blue and you will have realised that about 75+% of the world is naturally on a different wavelength to you.  Our upcoming workshop ‘Connecting to Sell‘ is perfect for you!

iMA ‘CONNECTING TO SELL’ WORKSHOP

  • An absolute essential for building instant rapport with those who differ from you
  • A crucial set of tools for mastering challenging business relationships

SALES IS A MATCHING PROCESS
This workshop will show you how to identify your Customers’ buying style and then how to modify and adapt your selling style to match using iMA Strategies.

Our ‘Connecting to Sell’ training workshop focuses on your ability to connect and communicate with others on a daily basis to:

  • Sell your Personal and Company Brand
  • Sell your concepts to Staff, Colleagues, Managers and Directors
  • Pitch for new business, build and grow customer loyalty
  • Gain new customers and Up-sell
  • Maintain and grow our personal and business relationships

Today’s customers buy differently, so today’s business developers and sales professionals must sell differently. Success in sales today is about matching your selling style to your customer’s buying style.

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Cost Includes:

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  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Yummy buffet lunch
  • Bottomless all day tea-bar
  • Water & juice
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  • Certificate of Attendance

 

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Orb Room (Upstairs at) – Zarbo Delicatessen & Cafe
24 Morrow Street Newmarket- Auckland

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