I have always been a fan of personal development / continuous professional development (CPD) and it has stood me in very good stead over the years in my career. I never (if I can help it) pass up the opportunity to improve myself in one way or the other and when I became aware of the London edition of an international two-day Business Development seminar called the Millionaire Incubator Bootcamp, I became interested in it. It was hosted at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London by Wilson Luna, an international business mentor, keynote speaker, and wealth management author.
I was only able to attend the second of the two-day bootcamp that started on Saturday morning and ran until late on Sunday afternoon due to circumstances beyond my control. Nevertheless, I thought it better to be part of half the event and then get whatever I can from it rather than miss it altogether.
The first hour or so of the conference was a bit of a culture shock for me mainly because of the quite explicit language that was being used. I was treated to participants randomly standing up and shouting “f**k” at different intervals in addition to the host using quite fruity language.
Luckily for me, I was sitting beside a business associate of mine who had attended the Saturday session and on seeing the shock on my face, (also knowing me for who I am), he said to me “don’t worry about it, I’ll explain what is happening to you later during the break, which he did, but I’ll get back to that point later.
Once I got over the barrier of language and was able to focus on content rather than delivery, I was able to get some key business principles that I thought would be good to share.
* Channel your energies aright - Often in developing a new businesses and even in managing existing ones, business men and women often lose focus on where they should be directing their energies and spend a lot of time doing things that would yield little or no fruit.
* Stop people pleasing – Focus on your raving fans (your loyal clients) and be your unique self.
* Break through the fear – Make a decision whether or not you fear it’s the right one! business is all about making decisons and there is no decision that is perfectly right. Without making decisons, you will not get results.You will get a result, deal with it!
* ‘I should’ vs the ‘I must’ - Make a decision and take action! Are you someone that ‘should do’ something or someone that ‘makes it happen’?
* Who’s who in my zoo - Difference between customers and clients – One is transactional, the other relational.
Now back to the reason for participants standing up, clapping their hands and shouting …you know what… The idea is that there are times that you have an “aha” moment, that is a moment when the penny drops about a particular issue. In order for it to sink into your psyche, you need to physically express it in a way that integrates it deep into you, otherwise you will lose it later. Standing up, clapping and shouting “f**k” is meant to help you do that.
It was certainly one Sunday I won’t forget in a hurry and I’m glad I didn’t miss it. Looking forward to implementing those principles I learnt.