Archives for October 2012

‘Why Loving The Work You Do Makes A Difference…’ – Claire Boardman, England

I thought I’d share this testimonial from the past because it demonstrates the way I have always run my businesses – I have always believed that it is all about the people.

From 1996 to 2010, one of my main businesses was a budget accommodation lodge for tourists, or as we call them in Australia, a backpackers hostel. In those 14 years, I met in excess of 35,000 people, a significant number of whom I befriended. Many of these amazing people have stayed in touch, for which I feel truly blessed.

This message from Claire seemed to sum it up pretty well. For me, if you love what you do for a living, and you focus on helping those around you, it often doesn’t really feel like work at all!

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Claire Boardman from Stoke, UK

“As one of the most life changing experiences was due to you (Tony) having run your tourist accommodation business, I’ve thought I really should take the time to tell you how absolutely amazing my few times staying at your premises back then, actually were…

I remember arriving in Perth Airport with Jadie and Sarah in Feb 2006, overwhelmed by the heat and quite anxious as completely unaware of what to expect..

Sarah had randomly come across your business online and booked us in for I think around a week or two, on day one of our adventures I knew I’d be staying for a lot longer than anticipated.. Around 7 months in total I think we stayed with you!!

Swedish Dan came in the company van and whisked us off to the ‘Hotel California…’ I celebrated my 19th birthday in your bar.

You were like a father pickin me up from the bus/train station after I went galavanting working random pubs those few weeks (quite skimpily haha)… We have spent hundreds of nights sitting around singing til the early hours of the morning while you played your guitar… Harrassed you in your office with those cans of red bull haha… I’ve worked for you, laughed with you and loved every minute of time with you..

Basically Tone I just want to say that you really are one of the best people I met on my travels and I will never forget you.. And if it weren’t for you making this place such a great home to live in I would never have gotten so close to the people I did, we only stayed because it was our home…

So basically thank you for everything and I am sooooooo happy that next time I finally make it over I may still have a chance of catching up with you in Perth again…

Lots of love and hugs from around the world…”

Claire Boardman

Stoke-on-Trent England

Thank you Claire for your kind words and friendship.

If you are reading this and you would like some help with designing your life so that you feel like you are living your dream, then please contact me to arrange a chat.

Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It…

Inspirational Video – Felix Baumgartner achieves his mission and breaks several world records by taking a small step for a man, but a giant leap of faith for mankind!

The greatest way to progress is to confront your fears and take action despite those fears.

Of course, ‘you’ don’t have to do something this extreme, but there are things in life that you’d love to do, except you get in your own way!

Take a leap of faith and trust in yourself.

The results could just be extraordinary!

Video courtesy of ‘Red Bull’.

Imagine If You Could Create The Identity Of Your Dreams

Inspirational Video – Emmanuel Kelly shows us how we have the power to create our own identity if we can just ‘imagine’.

Now, if your eyes are still dry enough to read…

If a man can come through challenges like Emmanuel and his brother did, what could you do?

If a seemingly ordinary woman with a big heart, like Moira Kelly, can create such an opportunity for change, through unconditional love, what influence could you exert on the world?

Explore the possibilities – allow yourself to imagine, then take action.

This is your life.

The Power of Perspective

Inspirational VideoHere’s Eric Schmidt talking about why everyone could benefit from having a coach!

Just in case you didn’t know, Eric is the CEO of a reasonably well-known little company called ‘Google’.

Do you think he may just know what he’s talking about?

If you’ve had a coach and know it works, or if you’ve never had a coach and would like to see what it might do for you, contact Tony Inman for a free discovery session (valued at $150).

It just might change your life!

Extremely Close – The Gap Between Failure and Success

Inspirational Video – Jeb Corliss – ‘Grinding the Crack’

Discover what Jeb means by ‘coming extremely close’ in this breathtaking video.

Where in your life are you just playing it safe?

Just to be clear, I’m not suggesting we all do what Jeb does!

I’m just asking you to notice that sometimes the fine margin between disaster and incredible success just requires us to have a little bit of self-belief!

For more information about success coaching, please click here.

Have a great day! 🙂

What Goes Around…

Inspirational Video -What Goes Around Comes Around (Or As You Sow, So Shall You Reap)

This is a short clip that shows how a simple act of kindness and human decency can have a ripple effect that is truly astonishing.

You may have seen those bumper stickers that say ‘Magic Happens’ – it’s up to you – ‘Make it Happen!’

Check out Tony’s book on ‘How To Get A Bigger Bite Out Of Life’

Seizing The Moment

Inspirational Video – Jason McElwain (AKA J Mac)

The story of how a young man with autism, known to his friends as ‘J Mac’, seized his moment of opportunity to consolidate his position as an inspirational legend.

No matter what challenges you face, if someone else believes in you and gives you the opportunity and the encouragement to shine, seize that moment and allow the diamond inside you to sparkle for the world.

‘Believe’ and your dreams can come true! To read more about J Mac click here.

Tenacity – Marion Clignet

Inspirational Video -‘Tenacity’- Marion Clignet

The story of how Marion Clignet, despite having epilepsy and suffering from a seizure most days, was able to become six times World Cycling Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist.

Marion now travels the world as an inspirational speaker, who uses her celebrity status to help educate communities about the condition of epilepsy and it’s impact on thousands of lives.

To find out more about epilepsy and why I support the Epilepsy Association of WA, click here.

“He really cares about people…” – Halle Yilmaz, Melbourne, Victoria

image-withheld“You can have an open communication with Tony easily.

He really cares about people and he is committed to make a contribution to other people’s life and happiness.

He is a great life coach.”

 

Halle Yilmaz

Managing Director, HQ Business Consulting & HQ Financial Solutions, Melbourne

How About That For A Leap Of Faith?

Felix Baumgartner took a giant leap of faith

Felix Baumgartner took a giant leap of faith

For English speaking people, the name ‘Felix Baumgartner’ sounds a little quirky, which fits quite nicely with why his name will be remembered for a very long time.

Millions of astonished TV viewers around the world watched as the 43 year old Austrian thrillseeker took a huge leap of faith to plummet over 39,000 meters (128,000 feet) from his helium balloon above the Earth.

This was no random act of attention-seeking frivolity, however.

In making the jump, Felix became the first human being to break the 768 miles per hour sound barrier in freefall.

In fact he reached a top speed of 1,340 km per hour (833 mph).

“If something goes wrong, the only thing that might help you is God. The only thing that you hear is yourself breathing.”

said Felix before making the world record jump.

The risks don’t even bear thinking about. Had Felix’s specially designed $235,000 pressure suit failed in the stratosphere, his blood would have boiled.

Had it failed during freefall, his heart would have stopped and his eyeballs would have burst.

The bottom line is that failure would almost certainly have meant death.

The obvious question people asked Felix was “Why did you do it?”

“For the same reason people climbed Mount Everest.”

This record breaking leap of faith also provided vital scientific research as mankind continues the quest to explore life opportunities beyond Earth.

Will you venture into the unknown?

Will you venture into the unknown?

Baumgartner was covered in monitors that will provide invaluable information for scientists and spacecraft designers, who need safe escape options for passengers in the future, about the effects on the human body.

It did not escape my attention that Red Bull sponsored the Stratos capsule from which Felix jumped. They are making a habit of supporting adventure sports and are a great example of how companies can align their effective marketing with missions that advance humanity.

I don’t get the impression that this will swell Felix’s head too much though, as he made this wonderful comment:

“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.”

It makes you think though doesn’t it.

If Felix Baumgartner can take a leap of faith like that, with those kind of potential risks, where in your life might you risk taking a teeny bit bigger leap of faith?

Food for thought!

Have a great day 🙂