Monday, 17 September 2018

How You Can Tell Your Party Is A Success

How You Can Tell Your Party Is A Success



Too often we focus on the cash flow or the ROI of an event when we are measuring success and not the ROO and ROE.

Whether this event is a corporate conference, a party with friends or your child's next birthday party, the intent of this is the same.

Don't get me wrong, a financial analysis (Return on Investment ROI) of your event is imperative, but it is not the only thing. You have to look at your Return on Objectives (ROO) and Return on Energy (ROE) as well.

ROO is important as once we know our objectives, it will change the focus of the event and what we do at it and with our attendees.
ROE is so important as we only have a certain amount of energy to contribute so we want to put that energy in the right spots.

The problem with this is that most events do not have well considered Objectives or they are not measured appropriately. All too often people write of the cost as a "Branding effort" without even attempting to measure how it impacts the brand.

For your next event you need to ask yourself some key questions:

  • How will we determine if this event is successful?
  • How will we measure it?
  • What systems do we need to put in place today to help measure it?
Sometimes your measure of success is long term and you can be willing to make a financial loss in the short term for a much greater return down the track.

Whatever you decide, you have to measure it. As the old saying goes, "What get's measured, get's improved."



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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, 10 September 2018

Do You Understand How to Get The Most From LinkedIn?

Do You Understand How to Get The Most From LinkedIn?

I have to be honest, LinkedIn was a bit of a mystery to me.

Yes it was a good pleace to connect with business colleagues, prospects and other random people you met at networking events. 

But how do you actually make sense of it?

To make matters worse, some people confuse LinkedIn with Facebook and I started to see a lot of game requests, motivational quotes, pictures of cats, and other rubbish.

I needed someone who could cut through the rubbish with a blade of destiny (or a keen sense of what to do that gave results). Enter the LinkedIn Ninja Downunder, Jillian Bullock. 



I have spent a lot of time with Jillian chatting about how to get the best return from LinkedIn.
Like all social media, you can spend a lot of time on there farting around and not making progress and I don't know about you, but I have more than enough to do without letting the black hole of social media suck my life away.

So of late, under Jillian's guidance, I have been doing the following:

  • Have a goal I am trying to achieve on LinkedIn with measurable outcomes
  • Spend more time on LinkedIn (about 30-60 minutes a day) and less on other social media outlets
  • Define the target market I want to connect with 
  • Create posts that they will want to read/watch/sing-a-long with
  • Post via the Goldilocks method (not too little, not too much, juuuuuust the right amount)
  • Don't be scared to be human (my recent post was all about Winston and a different LinkedIn expert referred to how good it was)
  • Use a few of the LinkedIn tricks and features to get others and connections of others to see your posts and articles.


Now I am not saying that this has brought in so much extra business that I am ready to retire to the Bahama's. But what I will say is this, LinkedIn is just one form of Marketing that you need to do with your business or need to be connected to if you are an employee. It is ONE marketing solution not THE marketing solution.

What I will say is that my exposure on the network has grown from 5-20 people seeing a post to now almost 10,000. In fact I get disappointed if less than 2,000 people see it.
I have also been getting a lot more requests for people to appear on the Get More Success show.

The next trick I am learning is how to turn all of those people observing my work into more business. I'll let you know how it goes!

Until then, it may pay for you to have a listen to the interview I did with Jillian on how to be more successful using LinkedIn. Click the logo below or click this link.  

Have you mastered LinkedIn? If not, I strongly suggest that at the very least you connect with Jillian on LinkedIn and get a few of her secrets. Tell her I sent you!



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, 3 September 2018

Do You Get Compliments That Count?

Do You Get Compliments That Count?




I was thrilled to host the Australian Fraud Awards last week.

The client was delighted with the job I did, but that is another story.

This story is about the little microphone that I use (see the image highlighting). It is a dFine 4088 from DPA Microphones.

You may well be thinking, Who Cares? And the answer is, the audience.

At this event, the AV crew said afterwards, "We love your microphone. It is fantastic." So when the experts compliment your equipment you know you have done well.

I first saw speakers like Lisa McInnes-Smith, Amanda Gore and Keith Abraham have their own microphone. So I set a goal and then bought my own mic as a reward for myself for reaching that goal in my business.

But during the research I did, I wanted to get a mic that sounded good, was easy to use and was comfortable for me. 

Having the right gear makes all the difference, regardless of what you do. Having your own gear that is tuned to you, adjusted to your needs and works every time (that the pro's think is amazing), well that is what the pro's do. Without it you will be "OK" but who wants to be OK when you can be AWESOME!

So Dear-Reader how good is your gear?
Have you got gear so good that the pro's compliment it?
What gear do you need?

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Monday, 27 August 2018

What Are You Laughing At?

What Are You Laughing At?



I love the idea that life is far too important to take seriously.

Let's face it, no one gets out alive (although we act like we are invincible) and some people are waaaaay too serious.

Laughing does amazing things to your body. It releases some fabulous chemicals and drugs that help you relax, de-stress and shift your perspective on to what is truly important for you.

Whether you are laughing at yourself, cat videos on the internet, classic comedy sketches, Australian Politics (don't get me started), US Politics (just ... don't...), funny songs, family interactions, some other bloke being hit in the testicles (it's always funny when it happens to someone else) or just laughing for the sake of it, it is so important to have a laugh.

Sometimes you have to laugh in the middle of a meeting. You know those ones that if you don't laugh you are going to cry?

I am often laughing on stage - regardless of how serious the event is. The delegates love it, the organisers know how important it is and the person who signs the cheque loves the energy it brings to the event and the number of people who then make the commitment to come back next time.

I recently had the good fortune to be interviewed on the Laughter Channel Podcast. The host, Pat Armitstead, grilled me about comedy, laughter, influences and the importance of laughter. You can listen to our episode here or if you are super keen, watch the video here.

But for you, Dear-Reader, what are you laughing at?

How are you incorporating some laughter in to your day?


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Monday, 20 August 2018

What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?

You know when you send an email and the two most important links in it don't work? Yep, that's what I just did.
Big thanks to the many of you who got back to me and told me.
So here it is again with active links!!

Doh!!  I do feel a little foolish!

 

What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?



I am thrilled to be working with Peter Merrett from the House of Wonderful to bring together a fantastic EXPERIENCE in Sydney.

Now this is where a usual post would bang on with sales copy and get you to sign up. Let me approach it differently.
If you are after an amazing interactive experience in Sydney on Thursday September 13th, then click on the image above to find out more and get your ticket.
It will be an experience you will talk about for ages!

OK - no more sales.

Let me quickly chat about why this event and this opportunity stood out for me and how you may shift your events because of it.
The event is focussed on customer experience and I think as someone who has hosted and attended many events, the experience is beginning to feel the same. Have you ever been shopping and wondered, "am I in Myer, David Jones or Kmart?"

Yes the venues are a little different but the EXPERIENCE is all the same.

How many events have you been too that are along this line:

  • Welcome
  • CEO Welcome
  • Amazing Speaker 1
  • Inhouse Speaker 1
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakout sessions
  • Lunch
  • Amazing Speaker 2
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Inhouse Speaker 2
  • Inhouse Speaker 3
  • Closing
  • Drinks
They are barely memorable.

It is a balance between Education and Entertainment. We are now of the age that if we are not entertained, we will whip out our mobile phone to check emails, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp or eBay. We are still paying attention (sort of) but if we are not entertained, or inspired our brain moves on.

With the hosting work I am doing, this has had me continuing to raise the bar. From turning the delegates into a choir (sounds good when there are 500 people singing and laughing), to connecting with the delegates by making up some funny jokes with and about them on the spot, to getting ideas from the audience and turning it into poetry as a bit of a poetry slam - it is amazing the things that can happen.

For one client we turned their IT briefing to their clients into a Graham Norton style interview panel. I must confess that one went from Boring to Boinnnggg quite well.

Now some people think that if it is too much fun then the delegates or audience are not learning. That is simply not true. Laughter opens the mind, keeps people focussed and makes the experience more memorable.

So Dear-Reader how are your events and your interactions?
As an attendee or organiser, what are you doing to fire them up?
How can you get a Million Idea Bubbles popping for your clients and delegates?

If you are looking for ideas on how to make your customer service and customer experience POP, join us in Sydney so we can show you what to do with a million bubbles. (Oooops... a final sell!!)
Head to A Million Bubbles for more information and to register.

See you there!




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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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What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?

What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?



I am thrilled to be working with Peter Merrett from the House of Wonderful to bring together a fantastic EXPERIENCE in Sydney.

Now this is where a usual post would bang on with sales copy and get you to sign up. Let me approach it differently.
If you are after an amazing interactive experience in Sydney on Thursday September 13th, then click on the image above to find out more and get your ticket.
It will be an experience you will talk about for ages!

OK - no more sales.

Let me quickly chat about why this event and this opportunity stood out for me and how you may shift your events because of it.
The event is focussed on customer experience and I think as someone who has hosted and attended many events, the experience is beginning to feel the same. Have you ever been shopping and wondered, "am I in Myer, David Jones or Kmart?"

Yes the venues are a little different but the EXPERIENCE is all the same.

How many events have you been too that are along this line:

  • Welcome
  • CEO Welcome
  • Amazing Speaker 1
  • Inhouse Speaker 1
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakout sessions
  • Lunch
  • Amazing Speaker 2
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Inhouse Speaker 2
  • Inhouse Speaker 3
  • Closing
  • Drinks
They are barely memorable.

It is a balance between Education and Entertainment. We are now of the age that if we are not entertained, we will whip out our mobile phone to check emails, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp or eBay. We are still paying attention (sort of) but if we are not entertained, or inspired our brain moves on.

With the hosting work I am doing, this has had me continuing to raise the bar. From turning the delegates into a choir (sounds good when there are 500 people singing and laughing), to connecting with the delegates by making up some funny jokes with and about them on the spot, to getting ideas from the audience and turning it into poetry as a bit of a poetry slam - it is amazing the things that can happen.

For one client we turned their IT briefing to their clients into a Graham Norton style interview panel. I must confess that one went from Boring to Boinnnggg quite well.

Now some people think that if it is too much fun then the delegates or audience are not learning. That is simply not true. Laughter opens the mind, keeps people focussed and makes the experience more memorable.

So Dear-Reader how are your events and your interactions?
As an attendee or organiser, what are you doing to fire them up?
How can you get a Million Idea Bubbles popping for your clients and delegates?

If you are looking for ideas on how to make your customer service and customer experience POP, join us in Sydney so we can show you what to do with a million bubbles. (Oooops... a final sell!!)
Head to A Million Bubbles for more information and to register.

See you there!




Warwick In Action

 

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, 13 August 2018

When Is the Best Time to Invest In Your Future?

When Is the Best Time to Invest In Your Future?



I love big old trees like this one. It is one of the many old gum is on our property in central Victoria. But for me to appreciate this tree today, something had to happen many years ago.

It is the same with our future. A bright and prosperous future depends on us doing great things today. While in the world of social media, some people become rich, famous, celebrities, influencers and fabulous overnight, I can tell you (particularly in my case) that is not the norm.

Many years ago, the band The Presidents of the United States of America released an album which had a few songs about peaches. In one, there were millions of peaches, in another they were eating peaches on the back porch.

The concept of eating your own home grown fruit has always appealed to my gorgeous wife and I - so to make that happen, we had to do something today (well a couple of days ago actually).

I know I have mentioned before the saying, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago and the second best time is today." So we have chosen to embody that saying, peaches and all!

On Saturday we had 43 people and 5 dogs come and help us plant about 60 fruit trees and about 20 Golden Ash trees on our block with a Shed on it. We had done the hard work prior to fence off the area and protect the trees from the horses, kangaroos and anything else venturing in the paddock as well as setting up an automated irrigation system and pretreating the soil (there is a bit of clay there!)

It was a magical day and a pure delight to have family and friends helping build a better future for us all to share. Yes it was cold. Yes it had a bit of rain. Yes one of the dogs (naughty Molly) thought the trees were sticks to play with and tried to run off with them, but having that many people meant that it wasn't a great deal of work but there was a lot of celebration. Check out the photos below.

Dear-Reader, I am sure you are thinking, "well that's nice but I don't have a block or want fruit trees." That's ok. Everyone is different.

So what DO you want in your future?
What do you need to do NOW to make it happen?
Who can you get to help you start or progress your dream NOW?

Let me know if I can help.

 

Golden Ash




The Orchard



Some Workers

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A Big Feed



Staying Warm



Even Horses Love Selfie


PS The Latest edition of the Get More Success Show is out. Click the image below to access the conversation with Morry Morton, Founder of the Comedy School - The School of Hard Knock Knocks.

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, 6 August 2018

3 Steps to Achieve What You Truly Want

Three steps to Achieve What You Truly Want


Amanda Blesing works with CSuite women to do what they do better. We caught up a little while ago and talked about some of the issues that women face and one kept recurring.

So many women know they are ready for the next job up the ladder but they struggle to get it.

So I asked Amanda, how can a woman/person get that top job they really want and she said there were three key things:
1) Back Yourself
2) Sell Yourself
3) Express Your Value in a way your target understands

Click the image above to see the 2 minute video where she gives a little more detail.

These same three strategies work for all people - regardless of your sex.

Chatting to Amanda and a couple of other colleagues about this and we thought that most people get the first one ok. The second one can be a struggle for some - particularly those who don't want to "big note" ourselves.

But some people do number 2 amazingly well. There are plenty of people out there that everyone identifies with. "How did they get that position, job, role, contract? I am way better than them!" And you are too! But they are better at selling themselves.

I think number three is the one that takes the longest to truly understand and embrace.

So often we get excited about our stuff and start telling clients, prospects, and random strangers how good it is. But we do it in a way WE understand rather than taking on board, what is important for our clients? What counts for others?

So Dear-Reader, how can you take on Amanda's three key tips today to reach for that next job, contract, sale, connection?



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, 30 July 2018

Who Says Event's Are Glamorous?

Who Said Events Are Glamorous?



Last week I hosted the Queensland Mining Awards.

It was a fantastic night. Over 600 people came together in a stunningly decorated venue to celebrate innovation, community support and achievements in mining.

What you usually don't see is all the hard work and lack of glamour happening back stage. Like this photo.

While everyone else is being waited on, the support team and I were back stage getting ready for the next round of awards, dressed super stunningly, balancing our meals on our laps. Quickly dealing with any hiccups that may happen, guiding recipients to the media wall for photos, ensuring recipients are in the room for their announcements and any number of other small things that happen throughout the course of the evening. All smiles and glamour regardless of what is actually happening.

I am certain you are the same at your work.

Often the story of the graceful swan is shared, smoothly gliding along the surface while paddling like crazy beneath.

While the event was a huge success, there was so much that went into it. Months of planning to assess the awards, set up for the venue, logistics for sponsors, pre-recorded video and audio, rehearsals of timing, comedy routine preparation (and changes and practice and changes and practice...), media announcement of winners, social media postings, media interviews, and so on.

Events are no small thing to get right. It is so worth having the professionals help make it happen. The same can be said for what you do.

So Dear-Reader, what behind the scenes work do you do that no-one else knows about?


PS The latest edition of the Get More Success Show is out. We chat with Karen Schmidt of the 5 key elements of being able to adapt to change and how her ballroom dancing and MX5 has helped her do this. Check out this episode by clicking this link or the image below. 

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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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

How is Your Structure or Strategy?

How is your Structure or Strategy?



After 8 years of talking about it, we are finally getting a deck!

One of the key things about it is making sure we get the structure right. Granted, we want it to look good but if the support is not there or the layout isn't in the right direction, it won't get the results we are after. It won't meet the purpose we need it for.

A concept I learnt from Paul McCarthy and Brad Tonini is the concept of "For What Purpose?"

The simple act of asking what is the purpose of this action, this idea, this building, this online course, this book - help dictates the strategy.

Some people get excited by an idea (or bright shiny object), rush in and start DOING. They believe the rubbish perpetuated by Hollywood Movies, "If you build it, they will come" (Spoiler - THEY WON'T!) You really must understand the reason behind it and what you will do with it.

This deck won't add massive value to our house but it will give us some great lifestyle elements. Afternoon sunshine, a few cold beverages, per chance a BBQ or some nibbles, surrounded by friends and family all while watching Winston the Super Poodle (and head of Barketing) run around - this sounds pretty good to us.


So Dear-Reader, with what you are trying to achieve with your work, business or family, how is your strategy?

Does you have a well thought out plan of: 

  • What you are trying to achieve 
  • Who you are trying to achieve it for
  • Where you will be working on it
  • How you will achieve it
  • How you will celebrate when you achieve it
You have to get the strategy right for the results to follow.

Let me know if you need any help.


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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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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

10 Tips for Success

10 Tips for Success


Recently I participated in the 10 Tips in 10 Days challenge on Linked in.

You had to shoot 10 short videos (about 2 mins length) each with a tip on how to make progress in a certain area. Of course, I talked about Success.

I received a lot of great feedback about the videos. In fact, one of my clients used them as a basis for a two hour workshop for his team.

So rather than letting them disappear into the ether, I thought I would let you know all about them.

The easiest way to see them is to head to the Challenge Page on the Get More Success show. That way you can watch the videos, listen to all 10 as an audio or have a look around the whole podcast.

The other option is to click on the individual links below. No matter which ones you click on, be sure to look at the last one. (It's my favourite!)

The 10 Tips are:
1 - Focus on Freedom - Define what Success is for you
2 - Be Brand Smart - How you act, dress and interact has an impact
3 - Manage Your Stress - Guest Expert Winston the Wonder Poodle shows how best to manage any stress you may have
4 - Get Perspective - Don't be overwhelmed with what is going on. Step back and get a decent perspective on what is happening in your life
5 - Celebrate Success - If you can make Celebrating Success a habit, Success becomes a Habit. 
6 - Use the Right Tool - Without the right tools for the job, you can take far longer and still not do it right
7 - Be of Service - Contributing to others and focussing on their success will help you achieve yours
8 - Consider your Image - A behind the scene look at getting a custom made suit
9 - Have Fun - Life is too important to be taken seriously
10 - Stuff That! - Who needs rules and guidelines. Sometimes you have to say Stuff That (or words to that effect)

How did you like the challenge?
Was there anything that spoke specifically to you?
What actions will you take because of what you saw?

Let me know if you need any help to achieve more success in your life.





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, 9 July 2018

What Is Success?

What Is Success?


Recently I took part in the 10 Tips in 10 Days challenge. That's where I had to create 10 short videos to be published once a day.

Each video had to give some kind of tip or advice on an area in which I had expertise. In a coming post I will like to all 10 tips for you, but today is all about the first tip.

That tip is to understand for you What is Success. As host of the Get More Success show, I have asked almost 100 people how they define success. Everyone has a different definition but a recurring theme is that of Freedom. Click on the image above to see the short video about it.

Famously, Ralph Waldo Emerson had this to say about success:

 

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one’s self;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived

This is to have succeeded.


So as you consider your future, how do you define success for you?

It could be in money, it could be in experiences, it may even be how you related to those in your life. The key thing is to know that there is NO wrong answer, and no answer to be embarrassed about as long you have something you are aiming for.

It is interesting that many people have no idea what success it. They still work hard and and continue moving forward but don't know what they are aiming for.

So Dear-Reader, what are you aiming for?
How will you define success?
What is it that you focus your energy toward?

Only by knowing what Success is will you know where to best focus your attention.

Let me know if you need any help pulling those ideas together.


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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, 2 July 2018

It's 2019 (Financially)

It's 2019 (Financially)



Yet again, time has ticked over and here in Australia it is now the start of the new 2019 financial year.

So where are you?

I have spoken to some of my friends on colleagues who talk about "getting ahead", "putting some money away" or "trying to get some leverage". A recent post on LinkedIn talked about property prices in Sydney 20 years ago and the majority of the commenters were along the lines of "If only I knew", "I wish I had a time machine" or "I shouldn't have sold when I moved".

I love the Chinese saying, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is today."

Whether that is an actual tree, a money tree or a family tree, the saying is true.

The image above is where my gorgeous wife and I will be planting approximately 60 fruit trees. You can see the divots (and if you squint you may be able to see the pink X's) where we are getting the local bloke with a digger to dig the holes for the trees. We will be planting another 20 or so Golden Ash at another place on the farm and, all going to plan, next year we will be putting in quite a few slow growing trees like Oak and Maple as well as another 20 Claret Ash.

To be quite blunt, we will be dead before some of these trees reach their maturity and magnificence.

The fruit trees alone will take five years to get to a stage they will bear fruit. I suspect some trees may die as we fine tune irrigation, try and keep the kangaroos and other animals at bay.

But the second best time to plant is today.

Will you be in the same financial position this time next financial year?
What will you do to "Plant your tree"?
What financial plans do you have to put in place?
Who do you need to speak to to get the facts and make it happen?

Let 2019 be the year that you trees and financial future flourish.

Let me know if I can help at all.

PS I was thrilled to be able to chat with Jonathan Holloway - Director of the Melbourne festival. We talked about some of his festivals and what it takes to make a successful festival on a global scale. Click here or on the image below to hear our chat and don't forget to subscribe to the show.

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 June 2018

Can You Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends?

Can You Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends


Photo: Andre Elhay

Saturday night was an absolute hoot! In fact, so was Saturday afternoon. We played games, won prizes, ate food, chatted and enjoyed the night all for a great cause.

My buddy Leanne was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease about 12 months ago. It is a shit disease. No known cause, no known cure and no real treatment. For a few statistics, check the MND Australia website.

The reality of this is that there is minimal support out there for those with MND. The medical industry's approach is, "You have about two years left, go and enjoy what you can." The insurance company's approach is, "We are good at taking your money but not at paying it back. Your symptoms don't meet our criteria."

Due to the rapid onset of this disease, it means you need loads of new equipment quickly. Wheel chairs, cycles, home adjustments and so on. It also means your partner can't work as they need to look after you (and don't even ask about how hectic the night time is what with cramping, minimal muscle control so have to be turned, and then needing to go to the toilet.)

This is where Leanne's friends came in.

Over 350 people got together for her FUNdraising. People generously gave their time, money, goods to help raise fund for her. I was privileged to be able to host the event. At the end of the evening, we had raised well over $30k for Leanne.

In her speech, Leanne remarked how important it was to hug your friends and those you love because life is fragile and when you are unable to do so, even when they are standing in front of you, it is tragic. Take time to appreciate what you have because when it is taken from you, you will miss it.

We humans think we are invincible yet life truly is very fragile!

But as the Beatles, Joe Cocker and even The Ice Haloes (ok you got me, it's my singing quartet and we cover the song too) tell you, you can get by with a little help from your friends.

What do your friends need today? How can you help them get by?



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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

You Are Leaving Signs

You Are Leaving Signs



On the way to my personal trainer this morning (yes I have a personal trainer and he hurts me!) I saw this number plate on a courier truck.

Thaaaaat's not a good sign.

I mean, would you hire a courier who hates their job? Can you imagine how they may throw delicate packages around? How much care do you think they would have with what they are doing?

I am most likely jumping to conclusions. Maybe they bought this number plate thinking it was a good joke. Maybe they don't work and this is a truck they drive around in their retirement. Maybe they have a long term contract and don't really care what the rest of the world thinks.

There are any number of reasons to explain this number plate. What is important is that they have left a sign. A sign that will influence how they are perceived.

You do the same thing every day. How you dress, how you interact with others, how you treat the barista at the coffee shop, comments you make to your friends on the phone that other people overhear, the jokes you tell and even how you treat animals.

You leave signs that people will use to assess whether they want to deal with you or not.

I am not saying that you have to be perfect, it is way too hard. But I am saying that it is worth considering what signs you are leaving and what signs you want to leave and adjusting your actions accordingly.

So Dear-Reader, what signs are you leaving?


PS My guest on the latest edition of the Get More Success show is Tania de Jong AM. She has left many amazing signs. During our chat she talks about how she shares her love of music and in the process, improves the life of many and has created several charities to increase her reach.

Click here to listen to this episode and don't forget to subscribe


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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