Circle of Influence

I was reminded recently of the power of gathering a Circle of Influence around you from an email I got a lovely soul in my networking circle, Amanda Goldston. On my desk, I then spotted the book by author Kuumba Nia called The Circle of One. Then I had a conversation about collaborating with a circle of complementary archetypes with Lillian Ogbogoh.

When you get messages in threes, it’s time to pay attention !!!

As I am now entering a new phase in my life and career as a speaker and author. I thought it would be handy to garner together as much support around me as possible.

So I had a musing on a dog walk on which people and souls, both living and departed, I would treasure having around me over the coming months and years. I’ve come down to a short list of seven of them whose wisdom, experience and achievements I admire greatly. I will be checking in with them regularly in meditation and while talking about existing books and creating the next ones. For the three that are still living, I would dearly like to connect with them by electronic means and ideally meet them in person one day.

My thinking is that achieving just 1% of what one of them had done individually would be a fabulous goal in itself. Where this might lead when some of their guidance rubs of collectively, God only knows.

I thought too it would be fun to run a competition based on my Circle. I’ve now augmented my book Flavours of Thought: Recipes for Fresh Thinking into a Second Edition with loads of new recipes and some more insights. It will be available in print and as an ebook by Autumn. I will send a pre-release copy of the ebook version to the first person to identify all the seven people in my virtual Circle correctly.

Here’s my Circle below – click on the image to see a higher resolution version.

To enter the competition, put your answers below as a comment to this blog. I will respond to each entry telling you how many you have got right. Multiple entries are accepted …

So Good Luck and why not have a go at assembling your Circle of Influence too?

Some Moments with Lillian

I had the great pleasure yesterday of being interviewed on the Waking Passions show by the wonderful Lillian Ogbogoh about my new book on light bulb moments

You can tell the skill of a good interviewer by what they get out of their interviewee. I don’t think anyone has ever extracted so much information out of me in just an hour.

Thank you Lillian for such an enjoyable chat …

You can listen to it here …

and the two visualisations I mention during the show are here