Meet Peter Thomson

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Peter Thomson is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading strategists on business and personal growth. Starting in business in 1972 he built 3 successful companies – selling the last to a public company, after only 5 years trading, for $7 million enabling him to retire at age 42.

Since that time Peter has concentrated on sharing his proven methods for business and personal success via audio and video programmes, books, seminars and conference speeches – worldwide.

With over 100 audio and 100 video programmes written and recorded he is Nightingale Conant’s leading UK author.

Peter’s monthly audio newsletter, The Achievers Edge is now in its 11th year of publication helping clients across the world to achieve greater business and personal success.

His weekly ezine: tgiMondays.com provides inspiration and practical ideas to 1000s every Monday morning.

In 1999 The American Intercontinental University in London – with permission granted by the American Government- awarded Peter an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) for his work in communication skills and helping others to succeed in life.

Apart from writing and recording programmes – Peter spends part of his time delivering seminars and conference speeches in the UK, Europe and the Far East.

As a family man (4 sons), 36 years of business experience on his own account and as a keen golfer – his presentations and audio works are brought to life with true stories of success and failure – designed and delivered to make any listener realise they too can achieve their goals, be more successful and still – have time to play!

A hallmark of Peter’s work is his use of thought-provoking original expressions – expressions that stop people in their mental tracks and have them re-evaluate their beliefs about success.

Cheerleaders R US

How to Achieve Proficiency in Developing Your Home Based Business Opportunity Skill Set?


By Michael D Barrett

It is common knowledge that you need to work at home based business opportunity success the same way that you need to work hard to achieve success – both personal and financial – from the average nine to five job. Unfortunately, if you do not take the necessary steps to set the stage to succeed, it can sometimes get lost in the whirlwind of enthusiasm as the skill sets required to realize the success from the home business and the day job are entirely different. Some might even say that in some cases the skills required are diametrically opposed from one another. To help you work at home based business opportunity success while at the same time give you an insight into the skills that are required to prevent failure, here is a quick list of the four most important proficiencies.

1. You must be a self starter and take the lead. When you work at a home based business opportunity, you are in charge and developing your sill sets and implementing them is the key to your success. You cannot rely on anyone else to tell you to get started, to get to work, to set and meet a deadline, to work through your lunch to accomplish a number of tasks before the end of the day, to work overtime after the kids are in bed to get more done, or to cancel your day off because you need to get a vital aspect of the work done. At a regular job, you will be told by a supervisor when extra hours are available for work, when vacation requests will not be granted, and when a special project requires an “all hands on deck” approach which the company rewards with a catered buffet for everyone who commits to come in on their days off. Not to worry! You are in charge of establishing your days off and when and where to vacation. In making a decision to start your own business, your have made a lifestyle decision to realize your dreams in achieving financial independence.

2. You should not be a team player in the strict sense of the word, but more of a team leader. In a startling reversal of the tired adage that requires everyone in a corporation to be a team member and look out for the good of the company or the department, as a person who is busy with work at a home based business opportunity, your skill sets, if properly exploited and implemented, define you as number one. In some home based business opportunities, such as direct sales, multi level marketing or mlm, you may be encouraged to develop and build a success team with members of your respective organization or company, but it all starts with you taking the initiative. This means you are responsible for everything and Your Way is The Way. The odds are good that nobody will look out for your benefit, and you will need to be mindful of it yourself. In many home based business opportunities, one of the keys to our success is realizing that you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. Great customer service and team support is up to you to deliver, hard lined collection of funds is your department, and dealing efficiently with customer complaints and generating goodwill in the community for your business is your job.

3. Recognize personal shortfalls and correct them immediately. When evaluating and assessing your skill sets you may find that you are not as organized as you should be.  To achieve the level of success that you are striving for, you will soon discover that you need to be your own Cheerleader to get the job done. This may require that you burn the midnight oil and take an online class or course if necessary to find a way to become more organized or internet savvy and then implement it. If you take your success seriously, you will need to invest in your education. Ascertaining and implementing a marketing strategy is one of the most important components that will contribute to your success. ‘You Are a Marketer.’ You need to constantly remind yourself, especially when you are in the start up mode, that your home based business is not a hobby but a business and needs to be treated as such. At a regular job this might translate into a seminar your boss may pay for and send you to, and then will most likely end up in your taking some of the suggestions and adapting them to your work environment. In your home business it means adapting your way of doing business to a correct way of being organized and to educate yourself by attending conferences and live educational events, online seminars and webinars to ensure your ongoing success.

Last but not least, work smart not hard. if you want to be among the 5% of those who succeed, and not the 95% of those who fail, one of the most overlooked skills when you work at home based business opportunity success is your unwavering commitment to success. Throughout the day, and especially in challenging moments, you must constantly utter the affirmation that failure is not an option. This means that you can look past failure, rejection, and mistakes and instead keep trotting forward, always looking toward the ultimate success – even though there will nobody there to cheer you on. You are the ‘Cheer Leader’ as you are at the helm always bearing in mind that among the top priorities, defined by an acquired skill set, requires that you believe in yourself and need to eliminate limiting beliefs and unconscious patterns that can block and sabotage your success. Another helpful affirmation to remember is that success is a choice. At a job, you will have a boss who will encourage you, a concerned coworker who might write you a nice card and put it on your desk, or a friend who will call to encourage you. Not when you are on your own. As the end of everyday, give yourself a hug and remember that the Buck Starts Here. You need to be your own best friend and Cheerleader.

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In addition to being an accomplished and published musician, 3MiMusic.net, Michael D Barrett is a certified consultant and has been an entrepreneur for five years. He is the founder of the Mastermind Edge Marketing Group.

The Law of Reciprocity

By Brian Tracy

People have a deep subconscious need to reciprocate for anything that is done to or for them. The Law of Reciprocity is one of the most powerful of all determinants of human behavior. This is because nobody likes to feel that he or she is obligated to someone else. When someone does something nice for us, we want to repay that person, to reciprocate. We want to be even. Because of this, we seek an opportunity to do something nice in return. This law is the basis of the law of contract, as well as the glue that hold most human relationships together.

Concessions
The first party to make a concession is the party who wants the deal the most. You must therefore avoid being the first one to make a concession, even a small concession. Instead, be friendly and interested, but remain silent. The first person to make a concession will usually be the person who makes additional concessions, even without reciprocal concessions. Most purchasers and sellers are aware of this. They recognize that early concessions are a sign of eagerness and are prepared to take advantage of it. Be careful.

Equal or Greater
Every concession you make in a negotiation should be matched by an equal or greater concession from the other party. If the other party asks for a concession, you may give it, but never without asking for something else in return. If you don’t request a reciprocal concession, the concession that you give will be considered to have no value and will not help as the negotiation proceeds. If a person asks for a better price, suggest that it might be possible but you will have to either decrease the quantity or lengthen the delivery dates. Even if the concession is of no cost or value to you, you must make it appear valuable and important to the other party or it will not help you in the negotiation.

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Small Concessions lead to Large Concessions
Small concessions on small issues enable you to ask for large concessions on large issues. One of the very best negotiating strategies is to be willing to give something in order to get something. When you make every effort to appear reasonable by conceding on issues that are unimportant to you, you put yourself in an excellent position to request an equal or greater concession later.

Use Reciprocity to your Advantage
Use the reciprocity principle to your advantage. Before negotiating make a list of the things the other party might want and decide upon what concessions you are willing to give to get what you want. This preparation strengthens your negotiating ability considerably.

Action Exercise
Prepare your best price or offer before you begin. Then, think through your first “fallback” position and how far you are willing to go to make a deal. Prepare your final fallback position as well, along with the maximum you are willing to concede. This exercise of thinking through these issues in advance will make you a much better negotiator.

Rock and Roll Dream – Bill Barrett – GrinninBarrettBand

If you like Classic Rock then you are goig to love this!


About Grinnin Barrett Band

The GrinninBarrettBand is based out of Southern New Hampshire, USA. “Rock and Roll Dream” composed and performed by Bill Barrett, is one of the featured songs on the bands first offering: IT”S ABOUT TIME which is getting great attention and has sold tens-of-thousands of copies world wide, via the band’s private label: 3miMusic, and digital distribution. “All of our songs are available for download at GrinninBarrettBand.net ” explains Bill Barrett, spokesman for the band as well as itunes and other popular music sites. The current line up of the band members include: John Barrett vocalist, drummer and composer, Garrett Barrett on guitar and vocals, Tom Barrett – fellow composer who doubles on rhythm guitar and Keys and Bill Barrett, composer and Bass player for the band. Michael Barrett, composer & producer, is (founder and CEO of 3miMusic.net / myspace.com/mdbjazz) serves as the bands producer and also plays keys on many of the bands recorded productions. “We all sing lead and backup vocals” says Bill Barrett. The band prides itself on tight harmonies and tight pocket grooves. They are constantly writing new material and have set no limitations on musical genres but Classic Rock would seem to be their preference. “You can find us on myspace, and we are having a blast as we are making friends and fans all over the world. Be sure to visit the bands myspace page at: GrinninBarrettBand.com We would also like to thank Tom, (fellow musician and founder of myspace), for giving us the opportunity to share our music with the world. To download the bands music, log on to: GrinninBarrettBand.net

About Rock and Roll Dream & song writer Bill Barrett:

“Rock and Roll Dream” was Bills first musical composition. A Rocker since the age of 13, he picked up his first acoustic guitar and began strumming familiar songs from The Beatles, The Birds, Kinks, Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones and other great acts who have had a profound influence on his musical career. Shortly after acquiring his first acoustic guitar, he broke into the world of electric and purchased his trusty Silvertone amplifier from Sears and has been rocking ever since. Bill is a prolific writer and continues to inspire and encourage his fan base around the world. For ongoing updates visit: GrinninBarrettBand.com Other recorded compositions from Bill Barrett include: Out of Work, Give it Up, Goodbye Girl, So Listen Up and The Radio Song.

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Rock and Roll Dream – Bill Barret – GrinninBarrettBand

If you like Classic Rock then you are goig to love this!

About The GrinninBarrettBand

The Grinnin Barrett Band is based out of Southern New Hampshire, USA. “Rock and Roll Dream” composed and performed by Bill Barrett, is one of the featured songs on the bands first offering: IT”S ABOUT TIME which is getting great attention and has sold tens-of-thousands of copies world wide, via the band’s private label: 3miMusic, and digital distribution. “All of our songs are available for download at GrinninBarrettBand.net ” explains Bill Barrett, spokesman for the band as well as itunes and other popular music sites. The current line up of the band members include: John Barrett vocalist, drummer and composer, Garrett Barrett on guitar and vocals, Tom Barrett – fellow composer who doubles on rhythm guitar and Keys and Bill Barrett, composer and Bass player for the band. Michael Barrett, composer & producer, is  (founder and CEO of 3miMusic.net / myspace.com/mdbjazz) serves as the bands producer and also plays keys on many of the bands recorded productions. “We all sing lead and backup vocals” says Bill Barrett. The band prides itself on tight harmonies and tight pocket grooves. They are constantly writing new material and have set no limitations on musical genres but Classic Rock would seem to be their preference. “You can find us on myspace, and we are having a blast as we are making friends and fans all over the world. Be sure to visit the bands myspace page at: GrinninBarrettBand.com We would also like to thank Tom, (fellow musician and founder of myspace), for giving us the opportunity to share our music with the world. To download the bands music, log on to: GrinninBarrettBand.net

About Rock and Roll Dream & song writer Bill Barrett:

“Rock and Roll Dream” was Bills first musical composition. A Rocker since the age of 13, he picked up his first acoustic guitar and began strumming familiar songs from The Beatles, The Birds, Kinks, Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones and other great acts who have had a profound influence on his musical career. Shortly after acquiring his first acoustic guitar, he broke into the world of electric and purchased his trusty Silvertone amplifier from Sears and has been rocking ever since. Bill is a prolific writer and continues to inspire and encourage his fan base around the world. For ongoing updates visit: GrinninBarrettBand.com Other recorded compositions from Bill Barrett include: Out of Work, Give it Up, Goodbye Girl, So Listen Up and The Radio Song.

Follow GrinninBarrettBand on:

Twitter

Facebook

mispace