Simon Bailey is a great friend of mine. He’s a very talented speaker and teacher from Orlando, Florida. Twice a year I get together with Simon and many other talented speakers and we help each other grow our businesses. The group is called the Expert Speakers Network; it’s a mastermind group. All of the speakers in the group are incredible and, in the coming year or so, I want to introduce all of them to you via my Great Ideas. I chose Simon first because I like him the most (just kidding, fellow ESNers). I chose him first because I felt like it!
Anyway, Simon is an incredible speaker, a gifted teacher and a brilliant person. Read on and, by all means, visit his website and learn more. And, yes, expect to see him working with my landscapers at an event one day too!
Simon Says…Push Through the Wall
In the movie The Adventures of TinTin (www.tintin.com), a brilliant story by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), TinTin, a sleuth, says to Captain Haddock, his cohort in the movie, “What do you do when you face a wall? You push through it.”
That’s right, I want to invite you to push through and create your future. Here is a quick insight:
Upgrade your Skills – Companies and Businesses that will thrive in the 21st century are cultivating four skill clusters – Digital-age literacy (such as grasping economic concepts), Inventive thinking (such as Self-Direction – the ability to work independently), Effective Communication (such as interpersonal skills), and High Productivity (which is prioritizing, planning and managing for results).
Bust the Paradigm – In the Scientific field, a pattern, example, or sample is considered to be a paradigm. A paradigm shift occurs when a new thought, idea, product/service or meme is introduced which challenges the previous mindset, way of experiencing or doing something. For instance, in 1978 Masaru Ibuka introduces the Sony Walkman which at the time was all the rage and was flying off the shelves of retail stores. On October 23rd, 2001 (30+ days after 9/11), we are introduced to the grandchild of the Sony Walkman – Apple’s iPod. This invention disrupts the entire music industry paradigm and forever shifts the way music is consumed. Assess where you are and decide to be a Paradigm Buster.
What will you do to push through and create your brilliant future? In the words of Nike – Just Do It.
Release Your Brilliance provides the combination to the vault where your brilliance is kept. After struggling for thirty-two years with disillusion, defeat, and despair, author Simon T. Bailey cracked the code to personal transformation, turning his life around and becoming a highly successful entrepreneur, respected family man and community leader. Using the metaphor that we’re all diamonds in the rough, Simon shares the four key steps to cut and polish the gem that is you in order to reawaken your genius, reignite your internal light, and release your potential.
Learn more at www.simontbailey.com
We had our first Field Trip of the year just last Friday. We had a great group of people here to learn how Grunder Landscaping Co. operates. We had people from Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. We do have limited spots still available for the last 2012 Field Trip which is September 13-14. You should be in Dayton for that event. Sign up now!