Monday, 20 May 2019

Did Our Election Make You Angry?

Did Our Election Make You Angry?


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So we’ve just had our election and I have to tell you the results have not made everyone happy. 

Some people are quite furious about it and there’s a lot of people going “why?” 

Was it the Queenslanders?
Was it the independents?
Was a dodgy voting tactics? 


At the end of the day the answer is, “It doesn’t matter.” 

The whys don’t really matter. The question that’s most important is, “What are going to do now?” 

If you’re a person who’s committed to the environment, how can you still make a stand?
How can you influence your local Member of Parliament regardless of what party that they’re part of? 

If there’s a cause that you passionately believe in, how can you put your energy in a positive direction rather than blaming somebody else. 

I would hate for us to go down the path of many other countries where there is such animosity between people who vote for different parties that they become violent and closed to hearing alternate perspectives. 

At the end of the day, people made the choice that suits their circumstance on the information that they understood.
So maybe some of the parties could have been clearer in what they actually stood for. Maybe they could have used, some would say less dodgy, voting tactics. 
But it doesn’t matter.

What matters is what can you do now.

What positive steps can you take today, and every other day, to create the kind of world, the kind of country, the kind of future that you want there to be. 


Hope you voted well.


PS The latest edition of the Get More Success Show is out. 
Listen to my conversation with branding expert, Jerome Jospeph as we chat about the different between personal and business brand, and why it matters, regardless of what you do.



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Monday, 13 May 2019

Are You Willing to be Responsible?

Are You Willing to be Responsible?

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Global Politics seems to have lost its way. All over the world, many politicians seem to be acting in the interest of those who fund them or those who make the most noise.

Some have gone off on narrow minded, judgemental, unrealistic paths and tried to take as many people who will follow. Major parties seem to be more similar than ever. 

Universally, it seems that respect of politicians is at an all time low.

As John Oliver said, "We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians. Now we laugh at politicians and listen to comedians."

S
o whose fault is it?

Well there are many people you could blame. The media, the politicians, big oil, big pharma, big (insert industry in here), but the reality is that it all comes down to us.

WE are responsible because we vote or choose not to.

This Saturday is Election Day in Australia. So rather than going along and ticking the same old box because that's what you always do, are you willing to be responsible?

Are you willing to google the different parties and find out a little about them? Some of them have pleasant names but weird policies, some weird names but great policies and some seem to have a single policy and that's it.

Maybe head to ABC's Vote Compass to get a feel for what party best matches your beliefs.

Cate Speaks has done an independent summary of all parties (to save you wading through all the muck) and it is a good reference.

RESPONSIBILITY means you have the ABILITY to RESPOND.

It is not something to be taken lightly.

Spiderman's Uncle Ben told him, "with great power comes great responsibility."

I believe the reverse is also true, "With great responsibility comes great power."

Time to stop blaming everyone/thing else and look at what can YOU do about it?

At the very least, make an informed choice this Saturday.

If you are in Melbourne, after you have voted you can then come and see my vocal quartet perform!
Check out all the detail here. We even have Mulled Wine!

So Dear-Reader are you Willing to be Responsible?

 



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Monday, 29 April 2019

Be Your Own Robin Hood

Be Your Own Robin Hood

I don't mean start stealing from the rich! Robin Hood did something way more powerful than that.

I recently spent two weeks touring the UK. So how could I not visit Sherwood Forrest.

The visit had me thinking about Robin Hood. While redistributing the wealth was a great deed, his most powerful act was spreading the message that people did not have to live under a tyrant. Spreading his ideas, thoughts and helping others create a dream that was worth living for, gave something far more valuable than money.

While Robin Hood may be a fictional character [spoiler alert], you aren't.

Do you have a message you need to spread?
How can you authentically and genuinely share your message to others?

For some it will be a simple conversation, coaching a team mate or sharing information. Others will want to take it further and share it from the stage.

If you are in Melbourne on Thursday 23rd, join me for a one day intensive on how to Get More Speaker Success.

Discover more info here

So Dear-Reader, are you ready to become your own Robin Hood?


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Monday, 15 April 2019

Is it Time You Took the Stage?

Is It Time You Took The Stage?



In this age of social media and global broadcasting, there are many people who have a lot to say. You may be one them (I know I am!)
Maybe you don't have something to say but you have a load of others in your life who do so you want to create a platform for them?

There are so many things to get right before you take the stage.

One key one is the understanding that IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU!
And I know I have covered that before so I wont go on about it.

Another key element is to know whether you have the right stage. Should it be a podcast, a newsletter, a video, an actual stage, a conference, a workshop or maybe a comedy show?

Don't forget, just because you have the stage doesn't mean you have the audience.

Last week we were at Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare as part of our galivanting tour of the UK.
Shakespeare famously said, "All the world is a stage and the men and women merely players."

Make sure you are playing for keeps and playing seriously.

If you need some help, I have a workshop in Melbourne coming up next month - see GetMoreSpeakerSuccess.com for more details.
I am also running the Get More MC Success online masterclass again in June. See GetMoreMCSuccess.com for more details.

If the world is a stage, is it time you got on it?






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Monday, 8 April 2019

It's not Brexit, it's Brentrance!

It's not Brexit, It's Brentrance!



With all the hullabaloo about Brexit, I am happy that no-one really noticed our Brentrance!!

My gorgeous wife and I are in the UK as you read. 

We have an 80th Birthday, a wedding and a spot of touristing to do.

Probably the funniest thing about it is me folding myself up origami style to get into the hire car (a Hyundai i30).

A handful of nights are booked (including a trip to Warwick to see my Castle, my Garden and to encapsulate being the Earl of Warwick!) but the rest of it we are winging as we head up to Scotland (performing a mini-Brexit)

We have found that travel opens our mind. It helps us see what amazing things have happened and are happening in the world. We get to appreciate other cultures (or scratch our heads in amazement as why the do such things - I mean Black Pudding. Really!)

Travel gives us a healthier respect for those who have had different experiences and upbringing than us. It gives us more understanding of the differences. It helps us tolerate more about our fellow human beings.

You don't have to travel half way around to have these experiences but you can.

At the moment, our world seems to have forces that are trying to tear us apart because of our differences. We are taking this opportunity to celebrate these differences, experience the differences, and become closer to our fellow human beings.

Personally, I don't understand Brexit (I suspect I am not alone) and I am looking forward to the experiences that our Brentrance brings.

PS The latest Get More Success Show is out. Click the image below to check it out.
It is one of the best ever. It's amazing. Life won't be the same with out it.
No really, it's very good. Have a listen!



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Monday, 1 April 2019

How Important Are Words of Praise?

How Important are Words of Praise?

So much research has shown that people join a company but leave a manager. Yet so many managers think that all their team wants is a regular pay check. These managers are wrong.

Most people I have spoken with tell me that they want to know that they are doing a good job. The only way they will know this is being told as much by their boss. Their colleagues can tell them but it doesn’t mean as much as when it comes from your boss or someone in authority.

This was reinforced with something I saw on twitter this week.

Recently a high school drama class put on a school production of Alien with a tiny budget. That is a pretty big call! Looking at some of the stills and video on Twitter, it does look pretty cool.



Well word got around. The twitterverse got excited. Sir Ridley Scott, the man whose company made the original films heard about it. Seeing the fabulous job they did on a miniscule budget, he wrote a letter of thanks with some encouragement built in.


 

How do you think the kids, the teachers and the school feel right about now?
How delighted must you be when the person you are paying homage to lets you know you did an amazing job?
How thrilled would your team, family, colleagues, friends be if you told them how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate what they do?

How important are words of praise?

They are the most valuable currency you have.



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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, 25 March 2019

Tired of the Rockstar Getting all the Glory?

Tired of the Rockstar Getting all the Glory?

Long trench in hard dry ground for putting pipe in

On Saturday I had the rockstar trenching guy come and spend an hour digging about 40 metres of trenching (it saved me a stack of hard work digging rock hard clay).

I then spent the next 5 hours laying the pipes, running cables and conduit, testing everything worked, and then burying it all. Mind you it was 32C as I was doing this. (you can tell how hot it is by looking at the tank in the photo. The radiant heat makes it look all wobbly!) I did a stack of hard work yet the trenching dude was the most impressive.

It made me think of the number of times one or two people get all the credit (the rock stars) yet there were so many people doing a stack of hard work to achieve the results gained.

In your workplace and your life, who are the people who continue to work tirelessly while the Rock Star gets the credit? In the events world, while the speakers get the credit, it is the eventprofs, the admin team, the AV crew, the back stage team, the security crew, the cleaners and even the humble MC who help bring the show together.

Make sure you are showing gratitude to those who are doing the work!

Man operating trench digger

PS The latest episode of the Get More Success Show is out. This episode is all about how to Beat Bullying.
I talk with Daniel Merza about some of the secrets to resilience and avoiding the win at all costs trap. 
Click here to listen.


 

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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