Today was ‘Richmond Business Expo’ day and as usual many elements were very relevant to me. I am in love with the things I do and I am grateful to be able to do these things on a weekly basics.
Let’s start this with my personal take on the venue and greetings in writing and pictures below.
The event took place in the Rugby Center in Twickenham, UK. We arrived about 30 minutes early so we saw people getting the place together and let me tell you this, I was happy I didn’t have to deal with preparing anything about but look pretty!
Once the place was ready, we were greeted in and were given our badges with an informational booklet telling us the program of the day.
We were presented with breakfast and they made it so we could take that opportunity to network. In all honesty I was looking forward to the actual expo because you walk around and get straight to the people who are relevant to your business and what you believe you need for your business. It’s fun. It’s exciting and you can relax and showcase your personality and ‘bond’ with people first hand and feel their energy. It helps you point out who you really want to work with. People you have good chemistry with.
The greeting followed by the first seminar of the day by Nigel Botterill 😉 at first I felt like I was hearing the same old arguments these seminars, conferences and other business events seem to have. However, this quickly changed.
It touched the following following subjects that grabbed my attention such as ‘hunger for success’ and ‘eliminate’ distraction.
Hunger for success
His personal experience was that he got himself in a financial position living a lavish lifestyle but ended up on a serious verge to loose it all. Many people that position remortgage their home and “downgrade” back to basics in hope that they can build back all the gold and glitter they once had. Well, he decided that he couldn’t loose it so he found a way to keep it by doing what he is now very successful at doing.
My take on this subject
Personally, I feel like his concept for refusing to be broke is great but I feel uncomfortable with the fact that it felt that it was more necessary to state that aside of saying something like ‘I couldn’t leave my wife and kids homeless and hungry’. Even though I am sure he had that in mind, it just bothered me that he mentioned about his fear of loosing their Ferraris instead of what I just mentioned. Once we passed that though I realized how women always mention their kids and how they do everything for their children.
I am not knocking Nigel’s perspective on things but that particular subject reminded me of my personal reasons to do what do as well as my motivations.
Nigel basically ran that subject like no other!! His extremely valid point was that we can not be the best we can be for our businesses (or at a regular 9-5 job) if we are constantly interrupted by other situations that affects our ability to focus on what we are trying to make money which ultimately affect your pocket. Bad products equals nothing but close to no costumers! No customers is no money so how do we pay the bills?
Well, yeah exactly!!
So he went on talking about the fact that he hired a receptionist to answer his calls, a housekeeper to deal with his house as well as other help he felt he needed because at the end of the day if he is not well, healthy and focused on his job his family will not be able to get by the way they want to.
My take on this
I totally agree with it all!! However, what happens if you’re a stay home mum trying to juggle things in hope to make it? What if you are a single mother with no family members to help? What if you’re married but don’t have the means to hire that extra help to help you’re husband focus that little bit more?
The reality is that many people can’t afford all that. Yes, it is true that you can’t be thinking of being proactive if you have toddlers on your legs and newborns on your breasts trying to write emails and answering phone calls it’s just crazy. However, the reality is that the majority of people just can’t not afford all that. So you guys need to fund the balance that works for you.
Here is myself with Nigel and Shelly (A&R representative of Daniel Strong Entrainment Limited)
We spoke and I told him that I enjoyed his masterclass. He is very cool and I feel privileged I had the change to meet him. He also shared don’t you aren’t always good at everything and I should think of what to do first and once it’s done, process it and move to the next. He said that at a time he realized he couldn’t be a great dad, husband, business person at once (or something on that line) so he had to put his priorities in order then work towards making it all work in the end. It’s all about priorities, will and a whole lot of discipline!!
Basically, today was good but moving on we approached a charity stand and they asked me to sing for them which lead them to ask me to sing at one of their charity events!!
I am looking forward to this!! What follows is the rest of the business expo in pictures. Enjoy!
We also met beautiful people to do business with and we are excited and thankful to everybody who is willing to work with us on personal and professional level.
Thank you again for having us. I feel beyong happy, privileged and blessed. Thank you all so much for everything. Dear god I thank you and to my son, I love and miss you. I shall see you again soon 😦
I seriously love these expositions!! They are basically for networking and there are no better way to do so in terms of funding the services you need for your company in an atmosphere where everybody is there for one thing only, do business!!
I can’t wait for this one!! London expo was so good I hope this is just as brilliant!!