Monday, 19 August 2019

Something Extra

Something Extra


 

It seems important that people have a hobby. Have a place they can go where the focus is entirely on them and they are relieved of any responsibilities or cares, even if it is only for a short time.

Some people have said to me, "My kids are my hobby" or "my business is my hobby as well". That doesn't compute! The way you get relief from your responsibilities and stress is to take on more responsibilities and stress??

It is not selfish, it is self care. That something extra gives you time to be truly you and reconnect with what counts.

One of the things I do is sing. A bit over a year ago I decided to push myself and join a quartet. We are called Ice Haloes and we just put out a video of one of our latest songs, Mad World. You can see it above.

We are getting ready for a concert in Melbourne on Fri 25th October. If you are aroung, I would love to see you there. More details closer to the time.

For today, what is your "Something Extra"? Dear-Reader what do you to recharge your batteries and do something just for you?
 

PS The latest episode of Get More Success is out!
In this show we talk all about PR. Is it something fluffy or does it actually work.
Award winning PR guru Monica Rosenfeld gives us the run down.


 

Warwick Merry - The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force Master MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of sparkling mineral water – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees.  If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

What is Your Preventative Maintenance Plan?

What Is Your Preventative Maintenance Plan?

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I am just back from the dentist. I go every six months. Usually it is quite uneventful. I get told I don't floss enough (it's now at the point I tell my dentist I am not flossing enough so she doesn't have to tell me). She scrapes, cleans, polishes my teeth and says, "see you in 6 months".

Easy!

Every now and again there is something new. This time she told me to get a specific tooth brush as it will protect my gums more. Sometimes I have an x-ray. Every couple of years there maybe a filling or an extraction (I miss my wisdom teeth!) It doesn't take much and it minimises the chance of something major going wrong.

Leadership and Management are the same, particularly with the level of change that currently exists.

So often supervisors and leaders get promoted to the position but "forget" the regular check up. Decay in the form of poor behaviours or old techniques can settle in and end up undermining you completely.

People join a company but leave a manager.

You owe it to your team and yourself to get your six month check up. It couple be a conversation with a coach or mentor. It may be formal study or a short course. It may be continual reading of articles and books. It could be active involvement in your professional association and their activities.

How are you giving yourself a check up Dear-Reader?

Plus don't forget to have a regular dental check up. Got to love a big smile!

Let me know if I can help you with that check up!



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Monday, 29 July 2019

Be Better By Trying Something New

Be Better By Trying Something New

 

Home made chair with view of Australian country side

I have taken up the hobby of woodworking. It is a great way to turn off my head for awhile and focus on doing things with my hands. I have to be honest, I am not that good. My attention to details isn't too flash as I get sidetracked and want it to be done NOW!

But a few YouTube videos, some scrap pallet wood, a few basic tools and even the crappiest of woodworkers can make some thing useful. This is the Viking Chair I made (or Star Gazer or Celtic Chair or African Tribal Chair - it has many names) for up at the shed.

It is amazing how the lessons you learn in one area helps you be better in another. So much learning happens when you try not to force it. I have found when I am coaching some of my clients that lessons in patience, new skills and different approaches in my woodwork apply equally in coaching them or in what they are attempting.

It is not just overcoming fear of failure (although that it part of it). It is being willing to admit you don't know everything and trying a new path. It is about becoming Bigger, Bolder, Better.

Dear-Reader I highly recommend you try something new. The life lessons you learn will serve you well. At the very least, you may get a chair out of it!

I have had a couple of openings in my coaching programs. If I can help with something new, please get in touch.

Home made wooden chair

PS The Latest Episode of Get More Success is out.
Mireille Ryan had a hugely successful business thanks to social media. Then she quit it and now helps promote other social media businesses.
Find out more about her journey of success here.


 

Warwick Merry - The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force Master MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of sparkling mineral water – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees.  If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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Monday, 22 July 2019

Enjoy Your Success

Enjoy Your Success

 

In this fast moving world that we have, it seems like everyone's on the hustle. We're always busy trying to get more.

I know on my Get More Success podcast (and I'm hoping that you listen to it GetMoreSuccess.com) many of the people I speak to are always trying to get that next level of success and they forget that they've already achieved success.

There's something very important about living in the present and enjoying the day that you have. Now, that doesn't mean you spend all day lounging around doing nothing, or maybe it does on certain days. But at the very least it is important to acknowlede that you have achieved some level of success.

Some days it may be as simple as getting up! Other days it is kicking a serious goal. Whatever it is, it is important to enjoy the success that you have and enjoy the present moment.

Too often people are so busy striving that they forget what they've already achieved. It is sooooo important to acknowledge how amazing you are and some of the great things that you've done.

So Dear-Reader, go you good thing!!

Keep being amazing and enjoy your success!



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Monday, 15 July 2019

Engage by Being Bolder

Engage by Being Bolder


Too often people play it safe and communicate using "corporate speak" or what others actually refer to as "bulls#!t bingo."

If this is you, STOP IT!

We have retreated to the safety of the comfort zone. Too many leaders forgot how to lead and are merely managing and in the process, losing great people.

It is time to get real. This include being respectful in your language, but let go of the flowery things you "should say" as say what you need to in your own language.

Be Bolder. Stand up for yourself and let go of the fear of saying the wrong thing. If you say the wrong thing, apologise and learn from it. People will understand.

Don't let the fear of saying the wrong thing stop you from saying anything.

So... now Dear-Reader ... what was that you were saying?

[Click the image above for a 1 min video on this]



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Monday, 8 July 2019

You're ON Before You're On

Never Forget - You're ON Before You're On



One of the key issues faced by management today is that of Engagement. In a workforce that is increasingly disengaged, it is a critical aspect of the work life that needs to be managed into the future.

Add to that the ever-present mobile phone and technology, and it becomes an issue for families and friendships as well. ,

The 75 second video above is an example of one organisation that is getting it horribly wrong before they even start. Click the image to watch.

Dear-Reader, what little things can you do to increase the engagement of the people around you?

If you need some help get in touch and ask about the Express Engagement Coaching Program. 



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Warwick Merry - The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force Master MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of sparkling mineral water – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees.  If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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Monday, 1 July 2019

Can You See Yourself There?

Can You See Yourself There?


Dylan Alcott mentioned in his Logie Award speech last night the importance of representation.
Whoopi Goldberg mention years ago how powerful it was seeing Nichelle Nichols play Uhura in the original Star Trek.
Ali Wong was insistant that all major characters in her film, Always Be My Maybe, be of Asian heritage so they could have a film about them too.

In the events industry, for many years, the stage has been dominated by white, older, men. As a white, older, man, there is part of me that is ok with that!! But knowing that older, white men represent a very small about of the global population (Acoodring to Wikipedia, 75% of the world population are in Asia and Africa and the population of India and China combined represent about 40% of the world population), maybe it is time for others?

In my business, I am often asked for "really good female MCs". In a business world that is increasingly multi-cultural, multi-abilitied and multi-experienced, I firmly believe that more representation is needed on stage. The people on the stage need to match the people in the audience - as well as having great content and great stage skills.

It is embarrasing the number of times global panels on women in the workplace are all male. We even had Tony Abbott as our own Minister for Women at one stage.

Are you ready to be part of that representation?

I am running my 8 week training course on How to Be an Amazing MC. If this is something you are interested in, check out all the detail on the website or give me a call and we can chat.  It is held online so geography is not an issue. So far people from Cairns, Phuket, Singapore, Brisbane and Sydney have been part of it.

If you are organising events, how can you make sure that your stage represents your audience?
If you are part of a committee, how can you ensure it represents the people it needs to?

Let me know if you need some ideas.


PS The latest edition of the Get More Success show is out.
This episode is 2 1/2 hours long! It is the RPPFM outside broadcast i did for the BITE Conference.
Later this week I will release the individual interviews (all 16 of them) so you can pick and choose.
Head to GetMoreSuccess.com to listen to them. 


Warwick Merry - The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force Master MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of sparkling mineral water – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees.  If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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