It is easy to fill your day, right? Every year there seems to be new tools for us to be distracted with – ones that we think will help us plan well, but in reality, can pull us away from our intended direction.
What no-one teaches you at school about How to Win in Life. At BackleyBlack, we have spent the past 10 years delivering performance workshops to leadership teams and talent teams, always looking to provoke a level of thinking in them to see what they can do to become even more effective. Our performance model is based on just five key success traits that we have observed in high achievers and ones that can absolutely offer a development model for the successful property investor.
Property has become a staple part of many people’s investment strategy but it wasn’t always that way. I was playing golf with a friend recently, a currency trader. He pointed out that the golf club he was hosting at used to have a ‘Shares Club’ where people would exchange perspective on which shares were hot and those that were not.
Creatures of habit. Always do what you’ve always done and you’ll always get what you’ve always got…
Academics at Duke University in North America have revealed that around 50% of everything we do on a daily basis is born out of habit. So we should choose our actions, wisely.
GB Olympian and avid property investor, Steve Backley OBE, speaks up regarding Stamp Duty, just in time for tomorrow’s Autumn Statement (23.11.16) and particularly in relation to professional property investors.
One of the highlights of Roger’s sporting career culminated at the legendary 1991 World Championships’ 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo with fellow team-mates Kriss Akabusi, John Regis and Derek Redmond. These spirited GB runners took a gamble by sending Roger out first. They were up against the dominant US and knew they had to pull out all the stops to win. And win they did, with the best of British teamwork.
Roger Black – How the outstanding athlete from Portsmouth overcame health setbacks and went for Gold
One could say that Roger Black MBE, who was born in Portsmouth in 1966, started running before he even came into this world. Born 32 minutes before his twin sister, Roger was often one pace ahead of the rest. Growing up in a traditional household, Roger attended grammar school, was a good student and aspired to be a doctor, like his dad.
According to multiple media sources this week, Roger Black MBE believes that Rio 2016 Gold Medal Winner, Mo Farah, is Great Britain’s greatest track athlete. Whilst this may well be true, and of particular note to have been lauded by a fellow Olympian, the most humane aspect of Mo’s win last weekend in Rio can be seen in how he fell down and then picked himself up and went on to win the 10,000m race. This showed true ‘MoJo’ and we can all learn from it.