You are the cause of your result!

2017 will be your best year ever if you want it to be- You are the cause of your Result!

A couple of things on Goals and Resolutions

There is a lot of stuff published about setting goals – My quick review of available research showed that:

  • Approximately 60% of people set some sort of New Year goals most years.
  • These people were 10x more likely to succeed than the other 40% that didn’t.
  • Approximately 10% of those that set new years goals actually follow through.

This means that NOT STARTING and NOT FINISHING are the two things with in your power to move your likely hood of success from around 6% to 100%! Change your chance of success get a coach!!! Just for your information there was no one that one gold at the Olympics in 2016 that didn’t have at least one coach and most had several!

A little snapshot of what people aspired to in 2017, they all look pretty worthwhile, so get started and get some help to make sure you finish!

Self Improvement or education related resolutions 44.3%
Weight related resolutions 32.4%
Money related resolutions 42.1%
Relationship related resolutions 22.8%

My assistant Erica suggests checking out this article on behaviour change (talks about how our worlds operate through equilibriums and that the best way to disrupt the equilibrium with positive change is by doing it in little baby steps) – http://jamesclear.com/behavior- change-paradox

 

Change your circumstances in 2017
– This is Brilliant.

Every situation you get into in your business and private life will have a mechanism where you can change your circumstances on its head if you look for it with courage, confidence and apply creativity. Take a look at this very creative approach by a competitor on America has got talent. This competitor skillfully moves himself from the competitor to the judge and at the same time befriends the other judges!

 

Change = Opportunity

There has been a lot of significant change happened in 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2016 (and all the years before for that matter) and it is a better than safe beat that this will continue in 2017- In fact I CAN GAURANTEE THIS!

We appear to be more or less comfortable with this reality depending on the speed of that change and how we perceive it will impacts us. You may have a minor influence of some elements of the larger world but none of us are in control of most things that shape the world around you. So let it all go and rather than complain and rachet up internal fear of how it could effect your current circumstance, focus on the opportunity, for that is the sweet spot of our changing world. Dedicate all your energy and attention into how you react with the world, and concentrate on being in the best emotional, physical and mental state so you can convert opportunities into the things that you think constitute success.
Good Luck.

 

New Toho products and Services: Brand You

My Toho business partner, Les and I have launched a new product called “Brand You” http://www.brandyou.co.nz/ and would encourage everyone to consider investing in personal branding. This would really change the way your market place sees you and your accessibility to new opportunities. It also allows you to maintain a history of what you can do and have done as a living billboard for anyone to search.

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We are all challenged from time to time…

Christmas is looming but progress marches on. We are all challenged from time to time with changes that we are challenged by. This is very clever and amazing science with some great possibilities yet on the other hand I sense we just don’t know enough about the down side of changing the genome?.. Is there even a down side?

GMO cabbage :  for or against?

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3 amazing inventions

No 1. Dean look at this for your concrete business but this has application every where to reduce water use cleaning, imagine the convenience of not stick kitchen equipment.

No 2. Liane and Drew this is the next break through for that personalised t-shirts and think of the other uses!! Spray on staff uniforms – the upside is they always fit!

No 3. Josh what ever you do don’t buy an umbrella business as that is clearly old technology, you can now go out in the rain with out getting wet


I have just been to a plant based food conference and the science around plant based nutrition being better for our bodies, health and wellbeing is pretty compelling. There will of course be many of my readers that will be very challenged with this news, in the first instance I must say I was too! May be this next example has a bigger place in the new food landscape than we would have previously thought?

Positive biodeveloped plant based shrimp!!

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A fascinating video and a must watch but it is a little long. If you are interested in good health, your daily food intake or getting a better life watch some of this. It is impossible to ignore, it is about America but equally it mirrors the challenges of the NZ diet also.

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I have picked out a few things…

I have picked out a few things to encourage you, inspire you and if that fails force you to THINK DIFFERENTLY!
I don’t care what it takes to get you to think differently but it is so important that you do and because of that I have made it my mission to help you! I hope something amongst this little collection of ideas helps you get an unfair advantage!

I challenge you to look at this and not be in awe of our special olympians! A reminder that inspiration is everywhere so if you are inspired YOU are the problem!

The end might be the beginning? This is incredible!
Is Augmented/Virtual reality technology the next society threatening psychological epidemic?

Amazing breakthrough freeing us of our limited belief system or will this be our nemesis. We are surrounded by a society that is challenged to adapt and keep up, and by people destroying themselves with drugs to give them relief from their psychological state. How will people cope as multiple, mixed and abstracted realities become integrated and part of normal life? For me this is incredibly exciting with some amazing upsides. Is this the cure that will catapult the depressed, unhappy and disadvantaged into a space of unprecedented, health and self belief or will it be just another misused opportunity to further amplify their difficulties?

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Your reality is being changed, like it or not. This product already exists and might help you extend your thinking of how this illusional mind changing tech might be used- tiny examples of where this will go over the next 5 years

Sustainable food packaging – Milk based food packaging might be great for NZ

Imagine all your food has a milk based coating to keep it fresh!  This product is reported as 500 times more effective than plastic as a barrier for oxygen. Products like this have potential to change how we package food and how long it keeps? Imagine dipping lettuce leaves in this stuff?

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Is your future success hidden in the waste cycle of yours or someone else’s business?

Sorry it has been a while since I sent you a newsletter, I don’t know where the year has gone!  I hope you get some ideas from one of these clips and remember to call us when you have problems, ideas and/or opportunities that you would like to talk over.

Is your future success hidden in the waste cycle of yours or someone else’s business?
This is a question everyone should ask themselves and in this example they turn C02 from Industrial smoke stacks into an ingredient when mixed with lime becomes a 3D printable concrete!

Read the full article here : http://technotrends.burrus.com/articles/2016/April/Concrete-CO2.html

Value the leaders in your organisation even when they are hard to manage!

leaderIn general terms a manager tends to plan, organise and coordinate to achieve results and a leader tends to inspire and motivate. In a small to medium business it is ideal when the two go hand in hand yet they’re not the same thing, they are complimentary.

Leadership is important as it’s found in every level of organisations. The challenge is to help these people become more effective, often this can be by helping them be more self-aware and embrace a higher level of behavioural flexibility.

Exceptional marketing video

Paralympics – clever inspirational and even if the Paralympics doesn’t interest you, take a look from a marketing perspective. This is an exceptional marketing video!

 
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Increase sales : 3 ways to be different and standout

This month is all about ideas to improve customer engagement.
Without people noticing your business, engaging with you and talking about their experience to others you can’t grow your business.

There is no reason for bland businesses, and uninspiring customer experiences: I was asked earlier this week by a customer, how they could be innovative when their their business is so reliant on process, to get their people doing things a certain way. “Innovation” is an openness to building NEW products and experiences, doing things NEW ways for the good of the customer and the business. Once identified these new ideas are coverted into a series of processes so everybody can be trained to establish the innovation in the business. Process allows people to work together to repeat something over and over at an expected cost, size and in a controlled timeframe. Which in turn allows you to create expectations and demand, manage customer experience, scale up and confidently invest. Most innovations need to partner process in some way to create benefits and consequential wealth but always be open to further innovation.

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  • We are used to working dogs, although not usually at the garage – imagine the talk!
  • Run a competition of coffee are for your customers once they have finished their coffee
  • A single golf hole at 4500 ft accessed by Over The Top helicopters and the Golf Warehouse, Queenstown.

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Your business needs to tell a story, maybe like this! It gives your customers something to remember you by, a fun way to impart some information and a point of difference.

You may say I can’t afford this kind of stuff or I can’t do that? Bullshit! You can, you just have to want to and really find the right help!
Take a look on the web for some really affordable help. Using pictures, stories, animation, songs and jingles, searching for affordable artists can all be done using “fiverr.com”

Bring your sustainability values to life -customers under 35 really care!!!
An initiative like plastic eating mushroom research could be supported by any company wanting to give a bit more publicity to their sustainability values.
Plastic eating mushrooms that can then be eaten – Seriously Cool! Sponsor a PHD student to run their experiment and research in your workplace, show your customers, blog about it on social media and promote it on your website. This positions you as a market leader, innovative and future focused.

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You could be famous for something ridiculous or that you will never sell? This is a great example of the $10,000 bottle of wine idea! It will create fun and something to talk about.

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Les Probert, my business partner in Toho Tourism and Hospitality Consulting and myself are doing some great things with clients to re-establish their point of difference.

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Ideas for You

Welcome to my latest newsletter and the first for 2016!

I have some great material lined up for my blogs and my monthly thoughts sheet- “Ideas for You”.


The RippleMaker!

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This could be a game changer for a smart coffee business looking for its next Unique selling point!!


Word of Mouth Advertising

What are you doing to create an experience, emotional memory and amazing collateral for unique word of mouth advertising? I challenge you to ask the hard questions? What do we do that is Fantastic and immediately worthy of talking about! This is an example and I have no doubt your business could be equally as exciting.

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Vertical Farms

How will this innovation effect our food chain and the price of food? Will it mean our food is more nutritional (full of vitamins and minerals)
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Sustainability

perennial-sustainable-restaurant-5Sustainability is not going away so recognise the opportunity to attract another group of mindful people. People that buy because of their principle beliefs and not just price are an attractive proposition.

Work with them to learn how to be more sustainable and at the sometime as tapping into a new niche become a better corporate citizen. This shouldn’t mean any loss of your current customer base!

Click here to read more about a restaurant aimed at showing good food need not be bad for the environment…


Get an Energy Audit today!

Save money and improve your environmental footprint by getting an energy audit undertaken. Give James a call from Independent Energy and see what he can do for you.

James Capper  021 416 037

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