Entrepreneur’s Institute in Bali

I’ve just got back from an amazing trip to Bali, where I completed the two week Roger Hamilton Wealth Dynamics programme.   I learned so much at points my head felt it was going to explode, but at the same time I was able to hone down my training business to its best offerings.

To speak to me about my new 2016 course ‘Find your sales personality’ send me an email Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk or telephone 07976 359069.   The course is specifically tailored to those that don’t have the word ‘sales’ in their job title.

Does September feel like a new start?

It does to me, perhaps because it’s the start of the school year and it feels like a fresh beginning.

Over the last week I’ve had lots of enquiries about training, which is a real indication of the economy being on the ‘up’.   When budgets are being cut training is often the first thing to go, although surely it is the thing you need most when times are hard?  Especially as I offer sales training and communication skills; essential I would have thought.

If you haven’t got sales, you haven’t got a business.

We all have our own model of the world

I view it as a sign of intelligence when I meet anyone that is clearly aware that each of us has their own map of the world / agenda / opinions. One of the reasons that I enjoy and am interested in sales is that it means moving yourself into another person’s mindset. I find it interesting and thought provoking to find out what makes people tick. To me, sales is about making people happy and satisfied that they have chosen well.

Redundant, thinking of a new career or setting up a business?

Yesterday I spoke to a group of young(ish) people attending a week long course as a first step to setting up their own businesses.    I’m frequently asked to speak about setting up a business, particularly in terms of sales and marketing of new ideas; I invariably find that I get as much from the audience as (hopefully) they do from me.

A number of things struck me about the group yesterday;  they were all setting up businesses in areas that were inspirational to them, they had looked at their skills, worked out what they could do and what they couldn’t do, were very realistic with themselves and proactive in continuing to develop as an entrepreneur.

Each  agreed that whilst they had a business idea, it was likely that their businesses would grow in ways they hadn’t expected and that they would have to continuously monitor new trends and changes that could affect their future profitability.

These attitudes serve most of us well in this day and age.  We are all faced with rapid changes and lack of security; whether it be redundancy, reduced hours, pay freezes or cuts, company takeovers, vanishing budgets, new technology…. the list goes on.

The group yesterday was aware of all of this, but if anything it made the opportunities of the future more exciting and interesting.   They were challenged and motivated at the prospect of thinking on their feet;  the concept of constant change and new ideas made them even more enthusiastic.     Needless to say, I left feeling energised and buzzing………………..

Deborah Burdett

A New Colour