Summer’s definitely arrived on Shoreham Beach and how do you think I know that? Apart fromt the lovely weather, with May’s storms out of the way, the Beach Dreams tent has gone up on the Green. Any long term reader of this ezine will know I wax lyrical about Beach Dreams every year and some may even remember the picture taken from INSIDE my handbag the first year I got my FlipVideo. Nelson’s “Dad Dancing” video has now had 231 views and is rated 3.5 stars!
The Beach Dreams Festival and particularly The Tent is an institution round here, selling tea and cake to raise funds for the festivities and, after school, it’s always full of kids and visiting foreign students making the most outlanding costumes for the parade.
Everyone who can bake locally, does so, and drops cakes, scones, cheese straws etc in as donations, and the many home-made cake lovers on the Beach make it a point of obligation to support the Festival by dropping in on a regular basis to drink tea and sample the goodies. Home made cakes remind me of my nanny, with whom I lived for happy years as a child, and I love the whole village feel of Beach Dreams.
Photo by the much travelled Jim Callender – see more of Jim’s photos here
While looking at our Money Gym YouTube channel to get the stats for Nelson’s video I can see, using their new Insight feature, that our MG / YouTube audience is 58% female, between 45-54 (which we knew actually). I would have thought our audience would have been slightly younger than that, between 35 and 55, thinking about the clients who have had the most success with the Money Gym.
Success is all relative as we know, and this fact was brought up again by one of our Silver Elite clients on a call recently. She said that she would only want to be mentored in Wealth Creation by someone who had millions in the bank and could prove it.
We gently reminded her that it’s not always about being a millionaire, but about being financially free. And you don’t need a million to be financially free. It’s all about not having to go to work (if you don’t want to) or doing work you love AND to spend your days growing your wealth and having fun.
Also, no self-respecting millionaire would keep millions in the bank. For one thing, it would be losing money, and wouldn’t be safe as the government guarantee only £50,000 per person per bank, but there is also the opportunity cost to be considered.
I’ve been approached by my publishers with a theme for a new book – I was twittering on the topic and they said they had been looking for someone to write a book on just that very thing! I’ll start a mindmap and see how it grows. I already have a few ideas for what I would want to cover.
I love to write more than anything else I’ve discovered and I’ve got at least three more books inside me and business partner Judith Morgan says she has one too – her wealth creation journey so far. Judith is a brilliant, funny, poignant writer and I for one would consider that a rattling good read. I would just love to buy a house in Greece and one in Shoreham or Brighton perhaps, and just divide my time between attending seminars, travelling between the two houses, seeing the world, writing and hanging out online.
We are having an interim Board Meeting on Monday at a lovely Elizabethan Manor hotel, to discuss further the shape of the Money Gym for 2010. Yes, I know we just did that, but certain key things are changing and we want to make sure we are all happy with the direction we are heading. YOu can do that when it’s your own business. The Money Gym is growing all the time, in all different kinds of ways, and we want to make sure that it continues to serve all our own individual “Primary Aims” for our lives, in E-Myth Terms.
More about that in today’s article.
Last weekend I attended the “Break Free Seminar” with Pat Adams and Mark Anastasi which I thought was totally excellent. They are both great speakers and delivered excellent content, around using direct mail and the internet to create an information publishing business. I took at least six page of notes and learned loads of new stuff, so even if you are an experienced business person or marketeer, consider attending their next one in June and you can book your tickets here…..
One seminar I would NOT be missing if it weren’t for a prior engagement, is Alan Forrest Smith’s appearance at the British Library at Rachel Elnaugh’s “Marketing Magicians” Alan says: “Next Tuesday, June 2nd, I will be one of the keynote speakers for BBC and Dragons Den star Rachel Elnaugh. Not only am I thrilled to be asked to speak for her at The British Library, I’ll also be presenting with some serious heavyweight entrepreneurs. This gig is different, it focused on real business people or wanna-be smart, fast track entrepreneurs. There are around 300 places (BUT I think it’s almost sold out). I am also presenting a stack of new ideas, stories and marketing nuggets that you can walk away with. It’s all here…”
My next speaking gigs? We have a Money Gym “Let’s Talk Money” day
on June 13th which is packed to the rafters and then I’m speaking at Ambar Hamid’s Wealth Thing event on June 6th and then I’m on again for Triumphant Events, with Dr Topher Morrison on 5th July.
Have fun, we always do!