I get asked these questions a lot:
- Who is YOUR mentor?
- What are your favourite books?
- Which blogs are you subscribed to?
- What events do you go to?
- Who do you learn from?
So I thought I'd tell you!
Here is a list (in no particular order!) of people who have—and in most cases still do—inspire me, blogs I subscribe to, emails I get, events I go to and authors I love.
All of the people here have shown me how to do my Thing bigger, better, more often or show me which steps to take next.
Oh, and just so you know, there is NO WAY I could list all the great books I've read here so I'll let you know about some of those another time (but do read all the ones the people on this list today have written!).
Here are some ladies who I love to learn from:
Joanna was my mentor last year and I love what she teaches. An absolute expert on speaking from stage, you get to learn this AND how to build a business that works for YOU too. I love her style, approach and her answers. If you're thinking about speaking more, or you're already speaking and want to know how to put together a presentation that sells, definitely go check her out. She's the reason my speaking diary is always pretty full!
I met Suzanne at a Mastermind in the US in 2011. She is FULL of energy, extremely smart, and is devoid of any B.S. whatsoever. Don't follow her if you're not a fan of people fully expressing themselves (she happily swears with no apologies!). I love her stuff. Straight to the point no nonsense business, marketing and sales advice. You can get a fab free DVD from Suzanne here
Marie TV is a must watch for me every week. This lady is elegant, sharp and funny all at the same time. She answers questions brilliantly on life, love, marketing, business, the universe and pretty much everything in between. She likes to rock it!
And now for some chaps who inspire me and have taught me great stuff...
Paul is my business mentor and coach at the moment. He has me slapping my head in all sorts of 'why didn't I think of that?' moments! Much as I spend my time pointing out what is on the end of other people's noses I need someone to do that for me too. Paul is that person! There's a LOT of experience and good advice for any business owner in his book and on the Business Wealth Club site
He also runs the Business Wealth Clubs which are brilliant networking and workshops all rolled into one—if there is one near you definitely go. I do!
There's not much to say about Peter apart from that what he doesn't know about marketing and making products from your Thing isn't worth knowing. An absolute goldmine of information, how-to and experience. I love learning from 'Uncle Peter'. And I happily listen to him over and over!
He has some super affordable 1 day events coming up soon that if you can get to I highly recommend (I went twice last year!), and definitely sign up for his 'TGI Monday' emails for his latest ideas and thoughts.
Nick is really smart at launches, copy writing and business strategies that make money. I've worked with Nick and also been to his events and he knows his stuff. If you want to the detail without the fluff check out what Nick is up to.
James is brilliant at video—how to 'be' on camera is totally his Thing. He shows you how to engage with your audience, get connected and run your business from the other side of a lens. If you're adding video to your marketing, or you want to improve what you're doing already go see what he's up to.
Seth is smart. He is insightful, forward thinking and I love reading his blog every day. If you want a genius-eye view on things go have a read. He's written a LOT of books too. You can also see Seth LIVE in London here (I'll be there too!)
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I hope you get some inspiration too.
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