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Friday, 20 March 2009

Gonna live while I'm alive and sleep when I'm dead!

I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on what I had done this month.

After Michelle McDine's comment: "You call that a quiet month? I'd hate to see a busy one!"

Travelling at hyperspeed and not slowing down to appreciate the view does have it's flaws. So here is my slow down to reflect.

Am I glad I use Google calendar for all my appointments, meetings and events
and keep a virtual diary on facebook to refer back to!
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Sunday 1st March
A it feels like a lot longer than 3 weeks ago I started the month with some coaching from Jo Kenworthy on, believe it or not, slowing down!!! The signs are there... Thanks Jo.
Jo does Holistic stuff at www.rebornholistics.com that I chunk up to Health and coaching :)

2nd March, North Yorkshire
Went to look at a HMO property with Chris Bean in Harrogate to give him some options on how to get a better return, rent his property out quicker and to save money.
Lots of mentors about and anyone with more knowledge than you can help. The idea is to find one that you can work with and matches your values too. They're not always right though!
I prefer property coaching to mentoring, as mentoring implies you know more than someone else in all situations and they do what you say. With coaching the individual makes the decision, I just provide the options! People are always in charge of what they do, some just refuse to take responsibility at times or want someone to blame. (myself included at times)
Even when they have mentors, mistakes are your own fault! Hence the term coaching lets them know that! ;-)

Went to see Lynn Gregory in York to get balanced up. I'd seen her do a presentation on Kinesiology and a talk at the YES Group North and I was interested in finding out more.
Lynn Gregory does Kinesiology and stuff, www.infinite-potential.co.uk

3rd March
A few of my friends were asking for nominations to be Britains Next Top Coach, when I realised I'd had so many requests I nominated them ALL to the world (internet) as a short list on who you should vote for: britains-next-top-coach-bobbys-top-10

Then I started to prepare my talk on Social Media and Web 2.0 I was doing for the property investors at my event. It's like last minute Uni Viva preparation...
Met Michelle Mcdines before the Northern Property Network. Guest speakers were Simon Zutshi of PIN, Abdul Malik and Tamkin Riaz. I survived my talk at the meeting. No tomatoes in tins or egg on my face. All in all, a good evening! :-)

4th March, Huddersfield
Went to see Kirklees Council and discussed how they could not even keep up with their own rules and that I required a response in writing to the letter I wrote to them before Christmas! I won't even bring up the issue about the lady at Leeds City Council that blackmailed me through another landlord!! Oh yes, political correctness has gone out the window.

Spoke to John Halpin and Juhi Bera in the evening about an event they were organising in New York later this year May 16-17th Wealth Builders Summit NYC 09 Was good to catch up and exchange tips and ideas.

5th March
Did an article on It's a Mad, Mad World banking system!
Rates reduced to 0.5% and Quantitative Easing measures to boost economy to be 'tried' by pumping £75 Bn into the economy! The Bank of England 'hopes' the banks will pass this money onto the public by lending more to individuals and businesses! Oh dear...

Realised I was going to have a brilliant weekend coming up so did a post before the weekend what-an-outstanding-peer-group I'd left a status update on facebook "Bobby is asking if any lovely Londoners have a room available (or couch) for Friday evening. Please message me if you do. Thanks." Didn't get any lovelies getting in touch but Elliot Kay kindly offered as long as I popped into his radio show!?

Friday 6th March
, London
Went to the "What on earth are we doing? Symposium" With Lynne Twist (Soul of Money), Roger Hamilton (Wealth Dynamics) and Marcia Martin. It had been organised through XL and Triumphant events run by Daniel Priestley and Michael Clarke. Justine Clare is setting up the new Triumphant Media project. Also got to catch up with my XL buddies and Play To Win friends and fellow seminar junkies ;-)
Also met Alistair Lobo who invited me to the his presentation in Manchester coming up.

Met up with Hagop Tchaparian and Ruth in the evening for a very quick coffee and chat, it was great to catch up and chill out with friends.
Then drove over to the www.playvybz.com radio station where my friend Elliot 'The Funkmaster' Kay was interviewing Bret 'The Hitman' Hart. Awesome! We were up till about 2-3am before I crashed at his for the night.

7th-8th March, Reading
Set off about 7am to Wokefield Park for a business weekend with Jonathan Jay of Success Track. Download his free book here: www.successtrackonline.com
It was nice that he knew who I was before I got there, as he had read my blog from 2 days earlier and we both had a mutual friend Amanda Steadman as well. Being online, blogging, posting and networking really does go a long way. I'm sure he would have been nice to me anyway though! :)

One of the big things I took away was to provide the market what they are asking for and want. Whilst offering my Property and Business Coaching services everyone kept asking me about Social media, to do talks to their groups and share what I knew. I didn't think I knew a lot but clearly I must know enough for those asking for help. So why not just do that I suppose... after all, I enjoy it as well.

It was a really interesting weekend, covering a lot of what I knew but also picking up some new ideas and the fact it encouraged me to take action. Just need to schedule some time for testimonials and upload some audios and slides I've already done. The people that I met were really cool as well and the food fantastic. OK, you may not go to events to eat but it was good!
Guy Levine was also talking about internet marketing at the event.

I even got an excellent rate for an extra night's stay, so I could meet some of my friend's attending a seminar in the building next door, organised by Progressive Property (Rob Moore, Mark Homer). Some of the usual faces were there and some new ones including Justin from Wales and Angela Farrell. The usual troublemakers were there as well as Phil Martin and Sylvia Rai.
We also had an interesting Dinner conversation about a lady I'd met in Manchester called Samantha Backman that people won't forget in a hurry! Sat with Justin, Dan Northrop, Barry Danser, Simon Gee, and Edite Roznoja, who I think is so shocked with our first meeting that she will be avoiding me for a long time!?!

Monday 9th March, London
Had a good nights sleep and went into London where Raj Walia gave me a call. Met him in a beefeater pub in Harrow, london whilst playing with twitter and facebook on my mobile. No idea what I was doing or how much it was costing but you have to embrace technology, as if you don't the change will overtake you and that would not be good.
Discussed a new business venture regarding Genistar to help reduce people's bills, saving them money and planning for the future. Contact myself or Raj if you want to find out more.
Vincent Wong was also in London but we missed each other.

Went into London city and parked my car near The Strand Hotel where I was seeing Simon Zutshi speak at the XL Momentum meeting. I would have gone earlier had I realised they were having a meeting then as well. Usual suspects were there including Eloise Ansell, Helen Thompson and Marcia Gladwin who I'd all met on Friday at the symposium, so long ago... lol... And also Julia McDaid and Samantha Backman, which was a surprise.
After I finished I went to find my car. Not an easy task when all I had bothered to remember was the street name High Holborn and no idea where it was on a cold night! It was only at this point I realised I'd borrowed the family car and they were expecting it back tonight... oops. Oh well, ear ache when I return it the following day then!

Stayed over at Raj's house near Heathrow and slept so well I didn't even hear any planes!

March, London -> Milton Keynes -> Hudds
Went over to Denham to meet Michelle Whaite for dinner and to collect books and courses for the Think & Grow Rich mastermind groups we're setting up.

Then drove towards London and met Amanda Steadman of Wealth Babes fame for coffee and ice cream at a Pizza Hut! Oh yes, big kids can have ice cream whenever they want.

Since I was leaving London at a reasonable time for a change (before midnight) I called in on John Rattigan near Milton Keynes as well who runs the Pipa Forum on the way back home.

Then I stopped at Leicester services for some coffee, 4 chocolate bars (they were on offer) for my return home after a fun, extended weekend. Chatting to Colin Fu regarding some ideas and then called Fran Stockley to find out what she was up to: www.healthyfran.co.uk

12th March, International Teleseminar
Oooh.... look at the new facebook layout! More complaints from some, lots of excitement for others. Which side of the 'change is good' fence are you on?

On a teleseminar call with Paul Martinelli, Michelle Whaite and Karen Power about the T&GR Mastermind groups. You can listen to at this site and register for more info: www.think-and-grow-rich-mastermind-group.com

Then rushed off to play 5-a-side late evening.

Friday 13th March - might have had a day off but I doubt it!

14-15th March
Laughing at some people's websites. What about original content -v- 'borrowing' it from other's sites without even referencing the material? And poorly laid out and losing traffic too. Oh well, I can't keep calling everyone to sort themselves out as they have their own lessons to learn.

Played footy at the weekend and then I caught up with Satnam and Satie Punglia and we discussed ideas to grow the Utility Warehouse business and how to help people make more money in the current economic climate. find out more about the business opportunity here and how you can join our team and get Free Coaching! www.lowermycosts.co.uk

Just realised I can reach more people by working with leaders than doing it alone. D'oh! Kind of obvious when you think about it... When I say leaders, I mean self-appointed 'stars' ;-)

Monday 16th March
Started a successful T&GR Manchester group, 7pm at Lisa Tse's Sweet Mandarin restaurant, then rushed home to play football.

17th March
Met Gill Wright for dinner as we caught up in general and discussed the Lotus Seed Process, which is going to be the topic at the next YES Group North on Wednesday.
Last minute call to play football again. Got to get all the exercise I can as I don't go near gyms!

18th March
Dealing with overdue rents, MIA tenants, empty properties & tenancies for 09/10 - Amongst other things! Oh the joy.

One of my students had asked for a charity donation and some help with an event, so went to Huddersfield University to help out.

Also had a quick catch up on the phone with Heather Hamilton which was great. If it wasn't for phones how would we get by!?

Got back just in time to book a place to see Alistair Lobo of Certain Progress in Manchester at the Mastery Gym run by Debra Brown and Karen Shaw.
Alistair's talk was on Spiral Dynamics. My head is still spinning with Spiral Dynamics and I'm seeing colours everywhere, especially in myself. What an eye-opening talk.

19th March
Started a successful T&GR Leeds group, 7pm at a Bewley's Hotel in Leeds.
Had a good talk afterwards about the whole point of social marketing and what is the point of Twitter. Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/bobbygill
Then rushed home to play football again for 4th day this week and couldn't find any washed shorts... Lucky I had some swimming shorts handy! Had a good game... some you win, some you lose. Will play again next time, getting fitter and faster ;-)

Stayed up late to update everyone of events coming up in next few weeks:
Update, Events & Free Complimentary Tickets
Check them out, get your free tickets while you can and I will see you there!

Friday 20th March
Just been on to the phone for the organisers of the T Harv Eker event in London 3rd5th April. There were some issues about the viral effect caused by my posting some free tickets to my friends which you, as a reader and friend, can still get. Some individuals were upset that 'my friends' and everyone they knew had access to these complimentary tickets. Do they not realise we are all connected and friends... that you and I 'know' everyone and the planet is a small place and getting smaller every day, especially with the internet. What next a universal ban on thought... lol...
HERE IS THE LINK causing the controversy: >> http://bit.ly/3Xjlww <<

Another person on the Tony Robbins site told me I can't advertise other events. What happened to believing in collaboration over competition!? I'll wait for the big slap down from Tony himself and carry on with busy-ness as usual.

That has kept me busier all day than writing this long post!

This evening I took a break from the PC to go sign up some tenancies and apologise to students for excessive demands for rent around Xmas, as I realised I'd gone into meltdown around then with mortgages to pay and not enough money in the bank. I told them it was a bonus that I was still their landlord and not a UK bank and things would be easier and communication better next year.

It's amazing I still run a business, get in so much socialising as a supprter profile and have time for people! Even I'm surprised!!

Had a chat with Ian Drover about eco homes and just a good general catch up.

Vincent Wong on the other man is a difficult man to get hold of! If anyone does see him, let him know Bobby says Hi and to catch up soon!

Thanks for making me do that Michelle, else it would have been blurred in with the rest of my life. All good times, just can't always remember when I was where, with whom! So maybe it hasn't been a quiet a month as I thought!

Early night and off to bed before midnight, as up at 6am to see Simon Zutshi and co. down in Birmingham: BMV Quickstart seminar and Wealth day event.

Well, the sun is out for spring, officially the Spring equinox today and I've already noticed people smiling more and having more energy. It's time to come out of hibernation.

Should I decide to take 6 months off this year, I'm sure I will have earned it. But when life is this much fun, do you really want to slow down? ;-)

Then again, maybe I just need to.



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