Posts Tagged ‘community’

We can all help each other grow richer in Ecademy

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. Winston Churchill

That wonderful quote among so many more by Winston Churchill sets the tone for this blog.

Yesterday I joined Daniel, Phillip, George, Mike, Richard, James and one other young gentleman supporting Daniel’s Engaging Ecademy Leadership Event in London.

I took the decision to do this after re launching a band new corporate gymnasium facility after three years planning (to get others on board) on Tuesday. That re launch was the fourth in twenty two years and I was delighted for the workforce. The current Plant Manager for this automotive plant is young and like Daniel, works all hours. These young entrepreneurs and managers don’t have the luxury of paid support, so rely on the goodwill of other leaders who can help. I suspect this pattern is seen across the economic ‘picture board’ in this country.

After a long train journey from Swansea, putting a spurt on through tube stations and streets to arrive to Smiley faces was a treat! I have to say to you ‘ beautiful Londoners’ you are amazing, guiding millions of visitors, including the odd Taff wink through your city, an enormous task.

I learnt much, much more by making this, a four hour trip, to meet Daniel and to hear his passion to make Ecademy succeed was obvious. He’s worth hearing, so please attend ROSEE 3.

One simple task we can all do is click liking ‘a new kid to Ecademy on the block’ blogs. I have started following:

Robert Craven
Mike Morrison
Beth Burgess
Julia Mctaid
Ed Percival
Richard Francis
Vicki (The Property Mermaid) Wusche

Please look at new members and start nurturing their blog attempts. If we all start clicking on two to six more new members blogs, we will help each other grow richer. Daniel is ‘flat out’ so lightening his load would be a plus, even a K+. wink

I ditto Richard’s comment by repeating ‘Having fun isn’t always a criminal offence’. A gathering of like-minded people. Where else would you have this opportunity?.  I had the giggles on more than one occasion, the last being, when the ‘larger than life’ Mike was being a perfect Gent doing his Sir. Walter Raleigh impression by warning me of oncoming puddles before leaving for the tube station!

Which other network would you get such an opportunity to support and watch each other grow richer?


Keeping you motivated for business.

Are you building your serendipity ENGINE?


Reading this article begs the question Are you attending large, impersonal and frenetic business networking events and conferences?.

Taking a leaf out of an architect’s book.

On Monday I visited Dominic’s Book ‘Auction’ Store. situated in the beautiful Cotswold, to deliver a friends collection of architectural books. Listening to the owner of this incredible book store, explain the current book market, gave me an insight into the sweeping changes the internet has brought on smaller independent bookshops. His view and experience was, that real buyers would still search and pay for valuable original and authentic editions.

Do you find that some of the larger business networking scenes and conferences have so many networkers, panels, stands, and speakers they drown out the joy of a 1-2-1 conversation?. Finding who you really need to connect with can be so daunting and tiring, making it simpler is all down to you.

I like the architectural feel of building your serendipity. Visiting Cirencester’s St John Baptist City Church on Monday, in the glorious sunshine was a wonderful lesson in building a following.


St John Baptist Parish Church, Cirencester

Quality conversations lead to building quality contacts. How are you building your serendipity ENGINE today?.

Looking forward to getting to know you and how I can boost your profile and brand.


Carolyn Williams, helping you to re-energise for your business.

Breathing for business. I mentor business people and help them improve their focus, energy and clarity for new business.