Good Note: With low self-esteem from a young age, Chris always found himself in dead-end low paying jobs. Even landing himself a job paying 1£ an hour. Chris had a calling in life that he always wanted to help people but didn’t know how to make income in doing so. It started by helping with youth groups and disabled people with activities which came naturally to him. Later being asked to become a forklift instructor for the company he worked for, because of the “magic whisper “ that helped anxious colleagues.
Bad Note: Bad notes happen all the time. With that same forklift job, Chris had to go assess other company drivers. Along with that came writing which Chris had a hard time with being dyslexic. He managed to find a methods that helped him better understand spelling in a way that just made sense to him and enabled him to persevere. With new ways and perspectives, there is always a way.
Practice makes Progress: It becomes a subconscious thing with a lot of practice. Life is like learning a musical instrument, you hit your bad notes until you become aware of what it is you’re doing, and what can be done about it. Then the confidence in the subject will spread to different areas in your life. Momentum creates motivation.
Instruments: All about asking right questions to get people to think in a certain way.
Learning from the best: It doesn’t always need to be a professional paid coach, it can be friends and family depending on who you surround yourself with. Reassurance is good but mentors will pick it apart and challenge you to grow. Mentors come in all different ways such as books, films, music, etc… Listen and reflect constantly.
Chris Delaney is an interview coach, hypnotherapist, and author of ‘what is your interview identity’ Chris helps career professionals to succeed in job interviews.
Bad Note: Dealing with imposter syndrome. Struggling with the decision of “ How do I approach this. ” Allison’s method is explained through the three C’s. Clarity, Content & Consistency.
Practice Makes Progress: Implement and get consistent. Regroup whenever you feel stuck and reignite that passion of why you are doing it. Acknowledge when you are not feeling creative and give yourself a grace period. Practice a “ brain dump ” to know what you need to get done each week and put them in categories.
Getting Fans: The three V’s for an online strategy. Variety, Video & Value.
Instruments of success: Creating your own planner that is linked to your devices. Having boundaries for your work life and know when you have time off.
Allison has been featured on The Stefanie Gass Show, F.I.R.E.D. UP Podcast, She Makes An Impact Podcast, The Confident Podcast and more. She’s also been featured on OSSAcollective.com as a featured Podcaster and in Podcast Magazine featured in the Second Annual Top 50 Moms In Podcasting.
Good Note: Ibrahim started his business and resigned from his head marketing job in high fashion the same month as the world wide lockdown. Started marketing personal development industry personalities. Releasing 25 books to have enough money to pay the salary of two full-time employees, then continued to scaled the business.
Bad Note: Diverting the question from business to a childhood experience. Being chastised as a kid for everything he said wrong, one day he was picked to speak in front of his school about sustainability. A paper that was completely memorized. After only stating his name, he completely forgot what to say. After going back to class the teacher pulled him aside to congratulate him on saying his name for the first time in front of that many people. That totally re-framed the way to think about your mistakes.
Getting Fans: Starting with the strategy of not going big. A deep discount for his clients that would go to the standard rate if they were to continue with his services. After 3 thousand discounts, 1 stuck around that eventually got him 20 more clients. Get 1 client and serve them well. Once you’re on the track of getting referrals, then you can continue with marketing and branding.
Tools: an emailing list for people to subscribe to. Once he realized that his social medias were a waste of time they were deleted so more time could be utilized elsewhere.
Ibrahim Dar is a UAE-based public speaker and the author of ‘Charm Like a Narcissist,’ a book about cultivating personal magnetism and improving social status. Dubbed ‘the motivational Machiavelli‘ by The Milestone Mag, Ibrahim’s approach to personal development is ruthlessly pragmatic and thoroughly practical. His style of deconstructing and tackling problems from a practical perspective has propelled his blog, Ibrahim in your Inbox, into the ‘Top 20 Most-Engaging Newsletters’ list compiled by the Impact Tribune.
His book, ‘Charm Like a Narcissist,’ has been translated into 7 languages and distributed in over 45 countries. It has found its way into several international reading lists and is discussed, cited, and studied in classrooms and student book clubs in over 12 universities.
As a professional speaker, Dar talks about attracting attention, building a narrative, and creating connections. His words have reached over 2 million people, with 18,000 returning to consume his content regularly.
He has given over 80 talks on improving social skills, accumulating personal power, and grabbing attention, including one at Middlesex University Dubai, a university from which he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Media, and Public Relations.
Good Note: Michal started his entrepreneur journey in 2017 as an author and advertising books. He reached out to his first client to help the client with sales. He brought the book sales from 5 to 100 in the first month. He then realized that he could provide value and continue with his business.
Bad Note: After selling one best seller after another, things seemed to be going good. The next book ended up flopping even after trying to revive the book several times. Discouraged by the lack of sales you take the lesson and carry on. Learn to write for the people that you will connect with. Do your market research in coming to that conclusion.
Learning from the best: Starting in the self help sector, you quickly realize that it’s about learning from others more than making things work by yourself. Learn from a successful self publisher on Amazon. By joining groups with similar interest, things started snowballing. Connecting with people was the one thing he wished he had done sooner. Now he is in the business of teaching others.
Practice Makes Progress: Deliberate practice takes energy, time & focus. There are different levels to it. As this is hard to keep up, try practicing in smaller increments to stay sharp and to not burn out. Learn from you critics and your compliments.
Keeping the Hat Full: When you have income, you must know how to divide it. Taxes, fixed cost, payroll, reinvestment, etc… Having multiple bank accounts to keep income in order.
In 2012, Michal read the book titled “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, and he started to turn his life around. In the next nine years, he lost weight, broke over 200 personal fitness records, developed dozens of daily habits, doubled his income, started a book advertising business, liberated his wife from a day job, and published eighteen books sharing how he achieved all of the above.
He regularly blogs at ExpandBeyondYourself.com and the story of his life’s transformation was featured in the re-release of “The Slight Edge” in 2013.