“Setting the bar higher” was the slogan at the Eureka company’s Annual General Meeting which I had the good fortune to attend. Shortly before the end of the meeting, the Cypriot Paralympic Gold Medallist swimmer Karolina Pelendritou made her appearance. She was the guest of honour and keynote speaker. Her address may have lasted for about ten minutes but it stayed in my mind the whole evening.
Among other things, she referred to the fact that, like many ambitious champions, she is also one of those people who has difficulty waking up in the morning for her daily training, and that the glare of publicity lasts much less than the hours of persistent, solitary work away from the cameras. Karolina revealed that she always associates the sound of the Cyprus national anthem with the crowning glory of her efforts, as it played on two occasions: once in Beijing and once in Athens.
From everything that she shared with us, what made the greatest impression on me was Read more…
One can pitch all day long about his product or service and about the benefits derived but nothing can compare to giving value. Giving value to your customer, associate, family member or friend is ‘unbeatable’ and a person who knows this very well is Costas Papadopoulos!
Following our recent constructive meeting, Costas followed up not with a request to buy into his value added service but with five (5!) emails introducing me to his VIP friends from around the globe.
He praised my motivational speaking capabilities and asked his friends, one of which is one of the co-founders of peopleperhour.com, to meet up with me and see if there is a possibility of Read more…
Now more than ever Cyprus is looking to ‘hire’ more ambassadors that can work on home soil and abroad. The prerequisite? Be positive or look on the bright side of life!
Recent events have undoubtedly caused many of us some uneasiness. Question after question of where our future lies. We must however continue with the attitude that will brighten the future of this beautiful island we call ‘home’.
Alex Day knew exactly what he wanted to be… a successful musician in the UK with a Top Five single in the charts. He managed to do just that, without the help of a manager, an agent or a PR person!
Just over a year ago, Alex and success where strangers but within a few months and a lot of cunning work Alex assumed his goal. His song “Forever Yours” was No. 4 in the UK charts on Christmas Day! Being at the top of the charts on Christmas Day is a pretty big deal in the UK.
Alex’s story is unlike no others in his field. He had no idea how to produce his own music without outside help and had never played live because, as he so states, he felt more comfortable uploading to YouTube where he could spend time getting it just right. Read more…
Ideas are the most precious resources in our possession. Having an idea is like having a key to your future success. And when the light bulb turns on when an idea strikes that is the ideal moment to note it down, modify, transform, organise and finalise it… Read more…
Uniqueness is a gift available to all. It is a gift that cannot be bought; it has to be built. Everyone is unique but some people choose to join the crowd rather than differentiate and become unique. What makes some people stand out is the ability and resolve to follow their own way, their own dreams and their own goals.