1. Perhaps you could start by telling us a little about yourself? Give us a little background.
I have always been people lead, my background was in retail and hospitality, huge customer based industries, those experiences have been invaluable. People development and leadership have been at the core of what I am about. I am obsessed with my own self improvement journey and equally I want people to reach all that potential within them. Far to many believe your competition is to the man to the left and woman to the right, wrong! Your potential is against your own ability.
2. What inspired you to write “Inside Job”?
I am a big believer that each of us have a story to tell. I have been harbouring a huge desire to write a book for the past 2 years. My message has always been to take those thoughts you have and turn them into action, give your idea’s legs. So it was time for me to take my own medicine. I have seen countless entrepreneurs respond positively to my methods, the way I think and operate. I have been on a personal development journey these past 7 years, reading and asking great questions to super successful entrepreneurs and business owners in a quest to unlock and become a huge resource of mindset shifts and think out of the box strategies. I have literally poured in every ounce of wisdom, failure and success into my book “Inside Job”. Without sounding pretentious, I believe this book will get inside people’s heads and unlock them to become the best versions of themselves.
3. How can changing the way that you think, impact the way you act and how can this be helpful to entrepreneurs or people in business?
Words are powerful, but in a society where words have sadly become cheap, people want to see action. Your actions will be determined by your beliefs and what you believe is right. If you want your actions to draw the plaudits it starts with the thoughts you think. The foundations of our thoughts both right or wrong will determine the decisions we make and the confidence we have in those decisions. Thats why it’s critical you rid yourself of stinking thinking, we all need a check up from the neck up.
4. How easy would you say it was to ‘change your way of thinking’ for entrepreneurs?
It starts with a choice, “Inside Job” gives you the permission and authority to decide. We allow others to decide our choices and sometimes our fate. Not any more. We are all the author of our own lives, we make choices every moment. We each need to be intentional about our own development and what we feed and educate our mind with.
I can’t change the thoughts of anyone, I can explain the benefits to why you should change your thoughts, we all must decide our own path, we must decide if we are going to believe in God or not, if we want to get married or not. We must each embrace our authentic and unique self. “ Inside Job” gives you practical and mindset shifts to help change the way you think, but unless you apply the knowledge it will do you no good.
5. How has this concept helped you in your own life?
It has given me huge confidence, enthusiasm opens up incredible opportunities. Thats why personal development is critical. I know some people work with me purely because they like the way I come across, they like me. We must find out who we are quickly. That really is the first step to success. It’s a tough soul searching question, “who are you?”
Our mind really is a steering wheel, we can turn it in any direction, whatever you are looking at is where you are heading. If you want a different outcome, if you want to arrive at a different destination, you must take a different route and it starts with your mind. One of the chapters is titled “ Bread for your head” What are you feeding your mind?. What are you looking at? Who are you allowing to speak into your life?. We must take responsibility for our minds and stop allowing other people and resources to pollute such a powerful and yet sensitive attribute.
6. Finally, could you suggest a business book for the site which has inspired you in the past?
Oh, I am a massive fan of John C Maxwell, however the book which really unlocked this journey of personal development and a woman I greatly admire is Dani Johnson ( danijohnson.com ) Dani’s first book “Spirit driven Success” is a book I fully endorse and love. Dani has a great testimony and has achieved so much. A thought leader and change leader over the past 10 years.