Community action

I visited Fisher FC earlier in the season, when their game failed to clash with AFC Wimbledon and met up with secretary Ian Murphy, who is a Dons supporter too.

It is great to see the progress being made, and I am delighted for them.

The Ball is Round

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”

Many people consider Bill Shankly to be one of the greatest football managers of all time.  However, it’s hard to imagine how he would fare today where fans across the world not only expect results but entertainment.  The Premier League’s global audience of millions do not want to see “games for the purist”.  They want to see goals, controversy and manager’s losing the plot as decisions go against them. Football at the highest level in this country no longer more important than life and death – it’s about tweets, likes, posts, pins and above all viewing figures.

Many Premier League clubs will make as much in incremental revenue this season under the new TV deal and their new commercial deals as they generate through ticket sales (see our analysis here

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It’s official: Sutton scrutiny chair does have conflict of interest

More farce from Sutton LibDems.

Inside Croydon

It’s official: The position of a Sutton councillor on a panel to distribute £1million-worth of “hush money” from incinerator operator Viridor does hold inherent conflicts of interest.

Sutton logoThat’s the view of Jessica Crowe, one of Sutton Council’s most senior public servants.

Crowe’s advice contradicts entirely the public position originally aired by the council, and ought to cause further extreme embarrassment for the usually shameless LibDems who control Sutton Council.

Pathumal Ali is a Liberal Democrat councillor for Beddington North ward who was recently promoted to chair Sutton Council’s influential scrutiny committee. 

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Why low paid self-employment is everyone’s problem

This takes the Resolution Foundation survey even further.

Perhaps more worrying still.

Flip Chart Fairy Tales

More evidence of the collapse in self-employment incomes was published last week. The Resolution Foundation’s Earnings Outlook showed that the median weekly income of the self-employed is, in real terms, less than it was 20 years ago.

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The gap between employee and self-employment earnings widened after the recession as the proportion of the workforce in self-employment rose to a record high.

On the same day, the Social Market Foundation also produced a report on low paid self-employment. They calculated that just under half the self-employed are being paid below the National Living Wage and that this rises to well above 50 percent in some sectors.

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Furthermore, even before the introduction of the minimum wage, the self-employed were already more likely to be low paid than their employee counterparts in the same industry.

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The discrepancy is only likely to get wider. The SMF report showed how difficult the self-employed find it to increase their…

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Which league is winning the sack race?

Interesting thoughts here – who would be a football manager

The Ball is Round

Question – Which English league has so far seen the most managerial sackings?

For those fans who live in the warm, safe environment of the Premier or Football League I don’t they will know the answer to hand.  For the record there have been eight managers leave their posts since the start of the season, although you could also bundle in the likes of Allardyce and Bruce who left their positions in the pre-season period.  The Championship actually leads the way with three manager’s fired so far this season – Nigel Pearson at Derby County, Paul Trollope at Cardiff City and Roberto Di Matteo at Aston Villa, with League One and Two only having two casualties apiece, whilst poor old Francesco Guidolin being the sole Premier League scalp so far.

However, take one step down from Football League Two and you will find possibly the most cut-throat managerial environment in…

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The is no age limit

Fiona joined our business in July and is a single mum.

As she said at the time: ‘this business is going to give me the flexibility to fit around my kids and that can only be good.’

Who do you know who is a mum or dad with time constraints, who could benefit from a flexible approach such as this?

In August Hayley who is 18 joined and started her training;

In her words: ‘I am learning how to build a business and understand the concept too. So different from school.’

Gerry joined the business in 2008 and this year turned 82:

‘This business pays my mortgage, which still has six years to run, and I am not far off my next promotion’

In fact just five customers, and Fiona and Hayley are the key to his next promotion, who I introduced to the business and placed within his team.

I do this regularly and help business partners grow their team and achieve their promotions. Lots of support and comprehensive training for everyone.

This well established British Company is now recruiting in all areas of the UK . You have the freedom to work from home, choose your own hours and set your own goals.

The Utility Warehouse provides over 610,000 customers throughout the UK with substantial savings on a wide range of utility services including home phone, mobiles, broadband, gas, electricity and non-geographic numbers.

The Utility Warehouse is offering a unique Business Opportunity in utility and telecommunication services

Potential earnings ranging from £200 – £2000 per month and more.

No previous experience is required

Free Training and full support available

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To apply for this opportunity to transform your life please visit:

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A list of favourite books read over the years that have helped me grow my business.

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Books, CDs and Publications

Down the years, I have read so many books, listened to CDs and read publications of every variety.

Even after 30 plus years of business experience, I still have books on the go today with at least two being read in each month. Every time I go to an event and there is a book stall, I soon head there and have a browse.

Some books a few pounds and others head into big double figures.

Often it is the smallest book with the biggest impact.

My friend Jackie Barrie produced a series called Little Fish books. They are probably the most well thumbed that reside on my bookshelf. Packed full of tips, tricks and useful ideas.

So which are your favourites and why?

Here are some I suggest should be read and why:

How to win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

……… and Death Came Third by Peter Roper and Andy Lopata.
For both networking and public speaking. Simply brilliant book.

The four following are all by Nigel Risner. Public Speaker and coach

The Impact Code – my favourite out of his four
You had me at Hello – all about networking
It’s a zoo around here – about better communication
Ten Heads are better than one – team building, and dream realising

Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley – how to become the Go To person in your industry.
Over Subscribed by Daniel Priestley – this book is about your marketing mindset

Selling for Dummies by Ben Kench. Brilliant speaker and teaches you about sales
Steve Clarke is also great at Sales and his business is called Eureka Sales.

Think #Digital First by Warren Knight. New economy thinking in 7 simple steps

Robert Craven – Runs The Directors Centre. Find him online and sign up for the newsletter. Loads and loads of books, talks and CDs. Superb. Knows everything about being successful in business. Good juggler too, especially with machetes.

Four Colour Personalities by Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter All network marketers must read this.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki

The Impact System by Stephan Longworth. Real teaching from a top leader.

Passion into Profit by Andy Harrington – top speaker trainer

Do Less, Get More – Shaa Wasmund – speaker, trainer and all round good egg. Pretty new on the scene, and has a Wednesday wake up broadcast each week on Facebook.

Fans not Customers by Vernon Hill – this is man who created Metro Bank. Very good

Big Profits by Adele McLay – former Franchisee with BNI, and understands business.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Similar message in both, but from different directions.
Follow them and you will be successful in network marketing

Beach Money by Jordan Adler

79 Network Marketing Tips by my friend and colleague Wes Linden. We are both leaders in the same business and have combined experience of almost 40 years in the industry.

Making the First Circle Work by Randy Gage. Also has a weekly Prosperity Video on YouTube
How to Build a Multi-Level Money Machine by Randy Gage

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Go for Pro by Eric Worre

The most important publication for any network marketeer – Your Compensation Plan. Read it, and read it again, and understand how you can make money. In my business, it appears I have a reputation for knowing how to maximise my income. It is not something I boast about, it was something I heard from a leader when I first started. They all say copy the Leaders and that is what I do.

There are loads more books and I will add to this list from time to time.

So which are your favourites? Please add them to the comments section below, and why not share this blog too?

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